Les Voix humaines: Dowland
The Seven Lachrimae were interspersed with more cheerful galliards and poetry in both English and French recited by Sean McCutcheon and François Filliatrault. Les Voix humaines - now 5 viols (Susie Napper, Margaret Little, Elin Soderstrom, Melisonde Corriveau and Jivko Georgiev). and joined by lutenist, Sylvain Bergeron, have a warm blended sound. Lute with viols provided a nice contrast - the plucked strings vs the bowed. The acoustics in the crypt are wonderful. In this small space you can almost feel the vibration of the strings.
The concert was short, - too short. I wanted the music to continue to weave its magic. But Susie Napper continued to astonish us with a snack following the concert - delicacies prepared in her kitchen. Many chefs would be envious of her culinary ability.