Dowland’s Lachrimae has become canon in the annals of consort music! “Unfit guests in these joyful times,” these seven tears of extreme beauty are cried out by five viols and lute, Dowland’s instrument. This performance is significantly different from most in that the music is ornamented in a style appropriate to the period and in defiance of a certain modern Puritanism that demands total adherence to the written page. The embellishment adds expressive elegance and musical freedom that we hope enhances the audience’s “joy and gladness”!
Les Voix Humaines acknowledges the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.
Mélisande Corriveau, Margaret Little, Felix Deak, Marie-Laurence Primeau and Susie Napper viols; with Nigel North luteFull season and mini-subscriptions Single Tickets
FRIDAY, JANUARY 10, 8:00PM
First Presbyterian Church
1140 Cowper Street at Lincoln, Palo Alto
SATURDAY, JANUARY 11, 7:30PM
St. John’s Presbyterian Church
2727 College Avenue, Berkeley
SUNDAY, JANUARY 12, 4:00PM
Church of the Advent
251 Fell St, between Franklin and Gough, San Francisco
$50 general | $45 seniors | $15 students (under age 30 with ID, available only at box office)