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MORA VOCIS
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Songstresses

Mora Vocis began as a host of male and female singers; then they were five; then they were seven. The male voices later departed to leave a select group of songstresses. Today’s line-up of remarkable ladies comes from all over the world and continues to take audiences’ breath away.

Historic buildings set into vibration

With their whirls of sound, the singers interact with the acoustic characteristics of each venue, drawing the attention of the public to parts of the edifice they often no longer even notice. Each venue, whether it be of historic interest or purely unconventional, becomes an integral part of the journey.


Dancing verse

The musicians of Mora Vocis, singing by heart and with flowing movement, captivate each form of architectural heritage. A dash of humour and an unexpected flight of fancy provide the finishing touches to each production.


Resonating gestures

Circus artists, actors or dancer-choreographers join forces with Mora Vocis to put the human body in the limelight and, through the melodic line of a silent clown or a tightrope walker’s dream, further the sense of motion imparted by the singers.


A company of connoisseurs

The common goal of performing music from the Middle Ages and the present day unites the singers, who express an essential and deep-felt communal spirit, enhanced by their respective specialised training in musical and other/alternate/parallel fields.


From the neum to polyphony

Somewhat like builder journeymen, the singers are inspired as much by the physical medium as the beauty of the medieval manuscripts. Rather than attempting to produce a historical reconstruction, Mora Vocis simply shares its passion for these musical treasures, from virtuosic neumæ to the complex polyphony of Ars subtilior.


From contemporary music to the Middle Ages

Which comes first?

Many a contemporary composer and music maker has been won over by medieval thinking. A poem, canticle or melody from the Middle Ages serves as inspiration for compositions that fit the voices of Mora Vocis like a glove. The singers enjoy interpreting these new scores with the same uncompromising approach they adopt for the early repertoire.


To sum up

Mora Vocis can take on multifarious forms for different concert programmes but always demonstrates the same enthusiasm, whether it be during rehearsals, concerts or over a good meal!

THE ENSEMBLE
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Els Janssens-Vanmunster
voice, artistic direction
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Caroline Marçot
voice, composition
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Hélène Richer
voice
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Céline  Boucard
voice
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Anne  Delafosse
voice
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Kelly  Landerkin
voice
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Annie Paris
voice
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Clotilde Cantau
voice
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Floriane Hasler
voice
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Emilie Nicot
voice
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Baptiste Romain
medieval fiddle, renaissance violin, bagpipes
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Angélique Mauillon
early harps
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Amanda Righetti
chinese pole
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Laura De Nercy
dance-choreography
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Gisèle Clément
music history, musicology
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They sang and played in Mora Vocis
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Kelly  Landerkin
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After completing her musical studies (Vocal Performance, Music Theory and Performance Practice) in Hawaii and Bloomington, Kelly Landerkin came to Switzerland as a Fulbright scholar to continue her training in early music. At the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis she specialized in medieval and Renaissance performance while continuing musicological studies at the University of Basel, and later received her advanced pedagogical diploma at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Zurich.

As a soloist as well as in ensembles, Kelly specializes in early and contemporary music, and has appeared at festivals across Europe such as York, Regensburg, Berlin, Stockholm and the Lucerne Festival. Her recordings with ensembles Peregrina, Pro Arte Singers and Les Flamboyants have been critically acclaimed by the magazines Fonoforum, Diapason and Goldberg. In 2009 ensemble Peregrina won the Echo Klassik Preis for ‚Filia praeclara’.

Kelly Landerkin is docent for Gregorian Chant and Liturgical Monophony at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis.

BIOGRAPHY
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