Dowland Lachrimae

Friday, November 1, 2019
Nigel North, lute
Les Voix Humaines
Susie Napper, viola da gamba
Margaret Little, viola da gamba
Mélisande Corriveau, viola da gamba, cello and recorder
Felix Deak, viole da gamba
Stacey Brown, composer

Christ Church Cathedral
690 Burrard St, Vancouver | google map

Join us for a pre-concert talk at 6:45PM | Concert starts at 7:30PM
All ages welcome


Don’t miss the iconic British lutenist Nigel North as he joins Canada’s renowned viol consort, Les Voix Humaines, for a performance of John Dowland’s 1604 Lachrimae. An essential piece for early music lovers around the world, Dowland’s Lachrimae “Seaven Teares” paints a stunning, mournful picture that has fascinated audiences for centuries.

Nigel North, an accompanist, soloist, director, and writer, has shared his music with audiences around the globe for nearly 30 years, while Les Voix Humaines brings decades of experimentation and incredible consort music to the performance. Never afraid to veer off the written page, together they add layers of modern sensibilities and expressive elegance to Dowland’s historically untouchable Lachrimae.

This performance will also include the premiere of a new work by BC-born, Montreal-based composer Stacey Brown commissioned for Les Voix Humaines by Early Music Vancouver.

Presented in collaboration with Early Music Vancouver.

This concert is generously supported by Johanna Shapira & John Geddes and Marianne Gibson.


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