Les Voix humaines

Les Voix humaines with Charles Daniels and Sylvain Bergeron

Les Voix humaines with Charles Daniels, tenor and Sylvain Bergeron, archlute
22 February 2015 | Sunday 3:00 p.m.
St. Philip’s In The Hills Episcopal Church, 4440 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson, Arizona

The award-winning viola da gamba duo Les Voix humaines (Margaret Little and Susie Napper) returns to Tucson accompanied by renowned soloists Charles Daniels (tenor) and Sylvain Bergeron (archlute). The program explores the relatively unknown period in English music between Dowland’s Elizabethan era and Purcell’s age of the Merry Monarch, featuring works for voice, viols and lute by William and Henry Lawes, John Jenkins, Henry Purcell, and others.

Les Voix humaines is one of Canada’s premier early music groups. With over 40 recordings and worldwide performances, the duo has received critical acclaim and won prestigious awards. Charles Daniels appears in concerts around the world and has over 90 recordings. His repertoire ranges from Bach (and before) to world premieres. Sylvain Bergeron, professor of lute and medieval music at McGill University, has performed with renowned singers and conductors worldwide.

“Not only is the musicianship world-class ..., but the players also convey a combination of pomp and dancing physicality that draws on English folk traditions. This is Englishry at its best, comparable with the native genius of Shakespeare and the King James Bible. The performances are full of zip, pizzazz, and attention to detail...”
– Tom Moore, Early Music America, 2012