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 Arnout Malfliet and 3 others.

1 year 6 months ago

Nicolas Gombert - Lugebat David Absalon
Een vader (Koning David) weent om zijn gestorven zoon (Absalom)
Repetitie 3 januari 2019, St-Martinuskerk Rijmenam
© Joke Swaan

Vocem Flentium

1 year 6 months ago

Melancholic mood It's not up to me to say this is wonderful music. But i love it. What a pity we can't give any concerts

Vocem Flentium

1 year 10 months ago

Vocem Flentium met Arnout Malfliet Emma Coopman, Dina Verheyden, Govaart Haché, Roel Vansevenant, Korneel Van Neste © Wout Biesmans 2018

Vocem Flentium is with Dina Verheyden and 2 others.

1 year 10 months ago

Song for eternity!

Vocem Flentium updated their cover photo.

1 year 11 months ago

© Joke Swaan

Vocem Flentium

1 year 11 months ago

een ingetogen concert, geapprecieerd door een enthousiast publiek met Arnout Malfliet, Emma Coopman, Dina Verheyden, Govaart Haché, Emmanuel van der Beek, Roel Vansevenant © Joke

Vocem Flentium

1 year 11 months ago

Vandaag....niet te missen!
vrije toegang

Vocem Flentium is with Arnout Malfliet and 5 others.

2 years 1 week ago

Repetitie op een boot... het is eens wat anders 🎶

Vocem Flentium

2 years 1 week ago

Two more weeks...