A paragon of the melancholy that swept England at the dawn of the 17th century, John Dowland lends his plight to the “seven tears figured in seven passionate pavans” for viol consort, fashioned from his famous lute song, “Flow my tears.”

Also on the program, a new work composed by Stacey Brown and commissioned by Early Music Vancouver for Les Voix Humaines.

Les Voix Humaines
Mélisande Corriveau, Félix Deak, Margaret Little,
Rafael Sanchez-Guevara, and Susie Napper, violas de gamba
Guest: Nigel North, lute

“Though the title doth promise teares, unfit guests in these joyfull times, yet no doubt pleasant are the teares which Musicke weepes, neither are teares shed always in sorrow, but some time in joy and gladness.” –  John Dowland, Preface to Lachrimae, 1604

Works by John DOWLAND
Stacey BROWN Lachrimae Viventium, Lorasirme Ryny their Galliard*
*Work commissioned by Early Music Vancouver for Les Voix Humaines

Thursday, October 24th 2019 at 7:30pm
Duration: 1 Hrs 30 Min

For tickets and information: 514-285-2000

Bourgie Concert Hall, at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA) complex, is a 444-seat venue located in the restored Erskine and American Church (designed in 1894 in Neo-Romanesque style by architect Alexander Cowper Hutchison). Designated a national historic site in 1998, the transformed setting is now graced with high-quality acoustics and an exceptional décor incorporating 20 historic Tiffany stained glass windows. Ideal for performances by chamber-music ensembles, string orchestras, and other groups, Bourgie Concert Hall offer music lovers an auditory repertoire as diverse as the MMFA collections

Bourgie Concert Hall
1339 Sherbrooke Street West,
Montreal, Quebec
H3G 2E8