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Aleix Palau | 28 November 2019

Vox Luminis marks the start of L’Auditori’s Advent calendar!‎

The vocal ensemble Vox Luminis will be arriving in Hall 1 Pau Casals this Sunday to perform ‎their new album, Abendmusiken, with works by Dieterich Buxtehude, which has just won a ‎Gramophone award. From 1 to 24 December, L’Auditori’s Advent calendar will provide a daily ‎puzzle about its secrets and curiosities on Facebook and Instagram.‎

This Sunday at L’Auditori, the Belgian vocal ensemble Vox Luminis will ‎perform their album Abendmusiken, which has recently won ‎the prestigious Gramophone Award. The album is a collection of works ‎written by Dieterich Buxtehude, an organist held in admiration by Bach, ‎for the musical evenings that he held in the German city of Lübeck for the five Sundays ‎leading up to Christmas.‎

Buxtehude had succeeded Franz Tunder as organist of St. Mary’s church in Lübeck. Tunder ‎had established evening concerts outside the religious services, with organ music and some ‎vocal works. The new organist rearranged these evenings and scheduled them for the five ‎Sundays leading up to Christmas. He also increased the number of musicians involved, wrote ‎new music and even ordered the printing of some of the books of the works performed.‎

Vox Luminis brings the experience of one of these concerts to L’Auditori, including a ‎series of cantatas composed by Buxtehude exclusively for the ‎‎Abendmusiken. Away from the routine of writing music for each ‎Sunday service, the organist showed a renewed interest in composition, with a unique ‎quality and tone.‎

L’Auditori’s Advent Calendar, a game of puzzles with many surprises
Coinciding with the start of Advent and the Vox Luminis concert, between 1 and 24 ‎December, L’Auditori will give you the chance to discover its secrets and curiosities through a ‎game involving an Advent calendar on Facebook and Instagram.‎

From 1 December, a new puzzle will appear every day at 9 am. Followers ‎of L’Auditori’s social media will be able to participate by sending their answer to the puzzle in ‎question. The solution will be revealed from 4 pm on the same day. ‎

Every Friday, everyone who took part will be entered into a draw for tickets ‎‎. The winners will be announced on the following Fridays: 6, 13, 20 and 27 ‎December.‎