The Passions et Lamentations Festival organised by and featuring CantoLX is a series of three concerts at Abbaye de Neumünster.
The Passions et Lamentations Festival, by CantoLX, mixes religious lamentations (an important part of the Holy Week liturgy) and profane passions in two concerts with vocal music and one instrumental concert with elegies for piano.
CantoLX is composed of six singers under the direction of famed Italian tenor Peter de Laurentiis, who has come up with a varied programme of vocal music including works by English Renaissance composers such as Thomas Tallis and William Byrd, minimalistic compositions by John Taverner and a creation by Frank Agsteribbe.
The latter is the group’s artistic director, and an accomplished conductor, composer, interpreter and teacher in his own right. It’s a treat this, with even the chance to hear lamentations on the death of Henry II, father of Richard the Lionheart.
Abbaye de Neumünster, rue Munster, Luxembourg-Grund