CONSORT OF VIOLS

Les Voix humaines

Les Voix humaines Viol Consort

In 2007 Les Voix humaines Duo (Susie Napper and Margaret Little) was joined by Mélisande Corriveau and Felix Deak to form Les Voix humaines Consort of Viols to take a refreshing look at the huge repertoire for multiple viols. Our unique, controversial ideas offer a new profile to consort playing in which rhythmic freedom and ornamentation play an integral role.

As well as the grand English consort repertoire, Bach’s Art of Fugue and the Purcell Fantasias, the Consort performs lesser known discoveries by Cima, Trabaci, Lupo, Moulinier and Charpentier to which we bring years of experience and experimentation as viol, recorder, fiddle and bass violinists!

The consort has toured in Canada, USA, Mexico, France, Poland, Scandinavia and the Baltic States and recorded Bach’s Art of Fugue, Purcell’s Fantasias, Dowland’s Lachrimae as well as their own, unusual arrangement or Vivaldi’s Quattro Stagioni for equal viols: 4 Seasons, 4 Viols.

Susie Napper, Felix Deak, Mélisande Corriveau and Margaret Little (photo: Tobias Haynes)