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.
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.