Reinoud Van Mechelen & a nocte temporis


18/12/2018 - 18/12/2018

Reinoud Van Mechelen & a nocte temporis :: © Reinoud Van Mechelen © Senne Van der Ven

The Age of Enlightenment was marked by Jean-Baptiste Lully’s absolute dominance in the French music scene. In one genre, however, he was forced to recognise his superior: sacred music. His contemporary, Marc-Antoine Charpentier, dedicated his life to composing religious works. His magnificent output includes dramatic Latin motets, a genre that is similar to the Italian oratorio. He often takes on the nativity theme in his compositions, creating works that are infused with tenderness, such as In Nativitatem Domini (H. 414) or his pastorales, which stand out because of the infinite nuances and complex emotions they convey.On the occasion of his ‘portrait’ in BOZAR, the Belgian tenor Reinoud Van Mechelen and his a nocte temporis ensemble will perform his delicate compositions. A delightful opportunity to experience the solace of his music in the run-up to Christmas.Listen to the playlist "Early Music" on Spotify

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