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Dear Friends,

The Beacon Hill Concerts are a series of classical and semi-classical concerts that take place in a newly-built music hall situated on a beautiful privately-owned property near Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. The series aims at bringing high-quality vocal and instrumental groups to the Pocono region. Now in our twelfth season, with five concerts scheduled for summer and fall 2019, we are once again bringing outstanding musical artists to this area. Guests are welcome and can make inquiries and reservations by emailing the concert director, Dan Crawford at dandcrawford@gmail.com, or call at 570-421-5748. There is no admission fee, but a suggested donation of $15 adults, $10 seniors, $5 students can be given at the door.

 

BEACON HILL FALL CONCERTS, Fall 2019

 

Vocal EnsembleVOX LUMINIS
Director, Lionel Meunier
“STABAT MATER”
Thursday, Oct 31, 2019, 6:00 p.m.

 

“The refinement of Vox Luminis is never anything less than sublime.” (Gramophone Magazine)

 

   Now that fall is upon us, we look forward to our next Beacon Hill concert, Stabat Mater, Thursday  October 31, 6:00 p.m., when the vocal ensemble, VOX LUMINIS, under the able direction of Lionel Meunier, returns for its fifth concert with us. Based in Belgium and now in its 15th year, VL defines itself as “a group of soloists” in varied combinations, with continuo and additional instruments as needed. They are undoubtedly in the top tier of European Early Music ensembles with their rich and precise interpretations of this complex repertoire—primarily Italian, English, and German, spanning the 16th through the 18th centuries.

   For Halloween this year, there will be no tricks, only some real treats of sacred music by composers Claudio Monteverdi (Lamento della Ninfa), Domenico Scarlatti (Stabat Mater), Antonio Lotti (Crucifixus), Alessandro Della Ciaia (Lamentatio Virginis), and others. The centerpiece of the program is Scarlatti’s Stabat Mater (Mary standing at the foot of the cross), a beautiful work, with each of the 10 singers on their own individual part.

Visit www.voxluminis.com for reviews, photos and more information about VOX LUMINIS and its members, and explore their 13 CDs.

 


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