Vox Luminis Brings Bach to Austin with Arts on Alexander
The Austin non-profit launches its performance season with a concert at Covenant Hall at Redeemer Presbyterian Church
By Abby Roedel
Arts on Alexander, an Austin non-profit, is starting its performance season on Friday, October 25th, with an award-winning choral ensemble in a venue known for its excellent acoustics.
The Belgian choir Vox Luminis, which recently won the prestigious Gramophone Classical Musical Award, is performing at Covenant Hall at Redeemer Presbyterian Church at 8 p.m., featuring music by Johann Sebastian Bach.
Deriving its name from its East Austin location at 2111 Alexander Ave., the organization supports local, regional, national, and international artists, musicians and their audiences. The nonprofit grows out of the Redeemer Artes program at the church that for many years hosted, at no cost, local ensembles including Texas Early Music Project, the Austin Baroque Orchestra and Conspirare in its music hall.
An acoustics engineer consulted during the construction of the church to make it a space that the congregation could ultimately open up to the community – the mission of Arts on Alexander. The nonprofit will share the performance space with local organizations while bringing in world-class performances to Austin and the surrounding neighborhood.
“We want to reach out to East Austin and be an educational arm. Our long-term plans involve a youth choir for children who live in the neighborhood,” says Dr. Ben King, Chairman of the Board of Directors for Arts on Alexander.
Additional information and tickets are available at artsonalexander.org.