Tune your instruments for a festival of early music

Festi Vita! is a new entry to the calendar of festivals in Brussels.

This festival showcases and celebrates work from the earliest years of music as we know it today.

Our early music traditions are drawn from the Medieval, the Renaissance, and the Baroque periods – all of which find a home within Festi Vita!

The 2021 festival will be focusing on the work of the Bach dynasty.

The most famous member of the Bach family is Johann Sebastian Bach – a German composer and musician of the Baroque period. Johann Sebastian remains one of the key pillars of the classical music repertoire, but he came from a talented family.

Through generations, the Bach family produced notable musicians, and it’s a legacy that will be celebrated by the ensemble Vox Luminis as they perform an impressive program of work.

The Program

Johann Bach (1604-1673)

Unser Leben ist ein Schatten

Sei nun wieder zufrieden meine Seele

Johann Michael Bach (1648-1694)

Herr, ich warte auf dein Heil

Unser Leben währet 70 Jahr
Halt, was du hast

Johann Christoph Bach (1642-1703)

Der Mensch vom Weibe geboren
Fürchte dich nicht

Johann Ludwig Bach (1677-1731)

Das Blut Jesu Christi
Das ist meine Freude

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Ich weary dich nicht

Take part in Festi Vita!

The concert will be followed by a documentary about Festi Vita! – interviews with artists, and curators will discuss the work featured and give you a behind-the-scenes look at how the festival comes together.

Festi Vita! will be taking place on 5 March

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