The early music vocal ensemble Lumen Valo from Helsinki, Finland is one of the leading Nordic ensembles, especially acclaimed for its tonal clarity and subtle readings of early and contemporary music. The Ensemble takes its name, literally the Glow of Snow, from the interplay of light and dark of the northern landscape. Lumen Valo made its debut in 1993. Since then it has aroused considerable attention for its original, uncompromising repertoire and quality of singing. Lumen Valo has concentrated on the polyphonic vocal music of the Renaissance but makes frequent detours into both medieval and contemporary music. The ensemble has published nine CD recordings, the last six of these under its own label, Sigillum. Lumen Valo has also recorded for the Finnish Alba records label. Concert-tours have taken the ensemble to practically every part of Finland, but also around Europe and USA.
Lumen Valo in April 2011