Vocem Flentium

Vocem Flentium, established in 2014, is a professional vocal ensemble dedicated to a rich polyphone tradition. This tradition flourished especially in the fifteenth and sixteenth century.

Sentiments are being translated by the bared voices of vocal ensemble Vocem Flentium, which are simultaniously powerfull and tender.

Vocem Flentium borrowed its name from a passage out of Versa est in Luctum, a death motet by Alonso Lobo (1555-1617). These two words (weeping voices) refer not only to vocal performance, but also to the character of the repertoire.

Because, even though polyphony can sometimes express intense joy and then again deep sorrow, that last sentiment – melancholy – often predominates. No trace of extroverted exuberance, but more of a gentle introspection. Because perhaps, melancholy digs deeper into our soul than uttermost delight.

Sentiments through the bared voices of Vocem Flentium

These sentiments are translated into music by the bared voices of Vocem Flentium. They are tender and powerful at the same time. Apart from professional singers, this ensemble consists also of a visual artist, who seeks the same purity through images.

Polyphony music is pure and balanced. Through a play between thesis and antithesis, its music directs singers to a synthesis. Searching for that focal point, when all voices suddenly come together in a harmonious way, is the most natural way of approaching this music.

Vocem Flentium performs out of the conviction that music is boundless and that it will overcome the darkness, of which it sings, in the end.

Contact

Vocem Flentium also has its own website : https://vocemflentium.be/ , our contact information can be found on this website. Do you want to book just me, take a look at my page mezzo soprano, my freelance page.

Vocem Flentium is with Emma Coopman.

2 months 1 week ago

Zondagochtendgloren in de Eglise Saint-Martin in Tourinnes-La-Grosse. Met Arnout Malfliet, Emma Coopman, Govaart Haché en Wouter Bossaer.
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Vocem Flentium updated their cover photo.

2 months 1 week ago

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Vocem Flentium

2 months 1 week ago

Repetitie Vocem Flentium met een streepje muziek van Claude Gourdimel met Arnout Malfliet, Emma Coopman, Govaart Haché en Wouter Bossaer Max festival - Tourinnes -la

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2 months 1 week ago

Nu zondag 18 september 2022 6u 's morgens!
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Vocem Flentium

2 months 4 weeks ago

's Morgens vroeg... tussen hemel en aarde! met Arnout Malfliet, Emma Coopman,Govaart Haché, Wouter Bossaer

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3 months 2 days ago

Vocem Flentium in de kathedraal van Brussel met Arnout Malfliet, Emma Coopman © Joke Swaan

Vocem Flentium

3 months 2 weeks ago

Zondag 18 september 2022 om 6u 's ochtends St Maartenskerk, Tourinnes -La-Grosse met Emma Coopman, Govaart Haché, Wouter Bossaer ,Arnout Malfliet

Vocem Flentium

4 months 1 week ago

Zondag 18 september 2022 om 6u 's ochtends St Maartenskerk, Tourinnes -La-Grosse met Emma Coopman, Govaart Haché, Wouter Bossaer Arnout Malfliet