Vox Sęculorum is an organisation devoted to the custodianship of the Baroque Revival in contemporary art music.
Taking inspiration from the Accademia dell'Arcadia, a 17th century Italian scholarly society that counted Arcangelo Corelli, Alessandro Scarlatti, and Georg Friedrich Händel as some of its more notable members, Vox Sęculorum offers composers of the contemporary Baroque Revival a forum to showcase their work and offer criticism to other like-minded artists. It is intended as a guild to maintain the integrity of a unique, living tradition ensuring its development and sustenance.
Vox Sęculorum is a natural outgrowth of an informal association between founding members Mark Moya, Giorgio Pacchioni, Michael Starke, and Roman Turovsky dating back to the early 1990s. As leading composers of the contemporary Baroque Revival, these four often shared musical knowledge, engaged in collaborative efforts, and offered constructive criticism of each other's work.
Unlike similar organisations that have been formed in the past, there is no ideological or philosophical slant to our activities. Our members share a common passion for writing music according to the ęsthetic precepts of the Baroque era. As an organisational entity, Vox Sęculorum maintains its neutrality in the ongoing conflicts between the various currents of contemporary Western art music and does not assert the superiority of one type of music over another. There is plenty of room in the air for musical variety and it is hoped that, through the establishment of this society, the Baroque Revival takes its rightful place as a legitimate artistic movement.