SANSARA with Liam Byrne, viola da gamba

SANSARA with Liam Byrne, viola da gamba

4th SJE Arts Next Generation Series: Les Voix Humaines​

 Inspired by the solo viol piece of the same title by the French composer Marin Marais (1656-1728), Les Voix Humaines is a collaboration between SANSARA and the renowned Viola da Gamba player Liam Byrne.

The combination of voice and viol is central to much early music from across Europe: this project seeks to investigate and deconstruct this relationship by performing new works for choir and solo viol which draw on the notion that the viol was the instrument closest to replicating the subtleties of the human voice.

Duration: 1 hour 45mins with interval

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Artistic Director, Tom Herring

Liam Byrne, Viola da Gamba


Programme to include

Marin Marais, arr. Piers Kennedy : Les Voix Humaines

Nico Muhly : Drones and Viola da Gamba

Nico Muhly : Malmesbury Motets

Thomas Tomkins : Too Much I Once Lamented

Liam Connery Voces Lacrimarum (Premiere)

Alex Mills : Suspensions and Solutions II

Alex Mills : Commission (Premiere)

John Taverner : Benedictus / In Nomine (from Missa Gloria Tibi Trinitas)


To book a Wheelchair Space for this event, please call 01865 305 305

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