Felix Thomas, lumen mundi: Medieval Chants from St Thomas Aquinas’s feasts

Performed by: Vox Silentii

The chants of St Thomas Aquinas’s feasts are seldom heard. In the concert Vox Silentii sings chants from both feasts: Dies Natalis (7 March) and the day of Translation (28 January) from 14th and 15th century manuscripts. All together there are over 60 chants associated with these feasts; the concert will feature approximately a third of them. The text of these chants does not relate Aquinas’s developments in theology but rather they form a picture of the respect for the saint and his struggles, as well as his miracles and his sainthood. Musically the chants are strongly rooted in the Dominican tradition.

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Vox Silent (Hilkka-Liisa Vuori and Johanna Korhonen) and brother Marie-Augustin (Photo: Heikki Tuuli)

4 November 2016, at 6pm Concert in Helsinki
with brother Marie-Augustin Laurent-Huyghues-Beaufond
Olaus Petri Church, Minervankatu 6
Free entrance

15 December 2016, at 7.30pm Concert, Töölö Church, Helsinki
collaborated with Sibelius Academy
Free entrance

16 December 2016, at 4 pm Concert, the Turku Castle Church, Turku
collaborated with Turku Centre for medieval and Early Modern Studies
Free entrance

We have published the CD Felix Thomas lumen mundi on 24 August 2016. Read a short report and find more information on the CD.


The CD purchase information: hilkka-liisa.vuori[at], tel: +358-(0)40-7016534 (price 20euro + costs of posting), and the Music shop Fuga, fuga[at] (from 24 Aug)

The European Tour of Felix Thomas lumen mundi, 2016


International Medieval Congress, Leeds, Mon 4 July 2016
See the description


Strasbourg (avec br. Marie-Augustin O.P.):
Église du Temple Neuf, Tue 17 May 2016, at 8.30 pm
Download the poster Affiche Vox silentii Mardi 17 mai à 20h30(1)

Colmar (avec br. Marie-Augustin O.P.):
The Dominican church, Wed 18 May 2016, at 8 pm
Download the poster Affiche Vox Silentii Mercredi 18 mai à 20h(1)

Information in French:
the blog post Le concerts Felix Thomas lumen mundi à Strasbourg et Colmar

Saint-Porchaire (Photo: Teemu Immonen)

Poitiers, Sat 21 May 2016
Saint-Porchaire at 11 am (free entrance) Information in French
Cathedral at 11 pm (free entrance)


Featured image (above) the cathedral of Poitiers, photo Marika Räsänen

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