Les Voix humaines

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Instruments Played
Viola da Gamba

Current Performance Ensembles
Susie Napper & Margaret Little

Personal Summary / Bio

Their musical complicity has been compared to the skill of two trapeze artists or the telepathic communion of a pair of jazz saxophonists! Susie Napper and Margaret Little, the two gambists of Les Voix humaines, have been thrilling audiences worldwide with dashing performances of early and contemporary music for viols since 1985. They are renowned for their spectacular arrangements of a wide variety of music for two viols and have become a world reference for the music of Sainte-Colombe. After being awarded a DIAPASON D’OR for their fourth volume of Sainte-Colombe's Concerts a deux violes esgales, they just received the Opus Award 2007 for PERFORMERS OF THE YEAR from the Conseil québécois de la musique.Les Voix humaines has invited prestigious artists to join them in concert and recordings, such as Wieland and Barthold Kuijken, Charles Daniels, Suzie LeBlanc, Rinat Shaham, Matthew White, Eric Milnes, Skip Sempe and Stephen Stubbs. The duo is regularly joined by some of Montreal’s finest young gambists to form the Voix Humaines Consort of viols specializing in the vast 17th-century repertoire for viol consort and presents joint projects with Les Voix baroques (Matthew White’s vocal ensemble).Les Voix humaines has recorded over thirty discs which have received critical acclaim and prestigious awards (DIAPASON D’OR, Choc du Monde de la Musique, Repertoire-Classica 10, Goldperg 5, Classics Today 10/10, Prix Opus, etc). They include the complete Poeticall Musicke of Tobias Hume, The 4 Seasons of Christopher Simpson, the complete Le Nymphe di Rheno of Johannes Schenck, several discs with soprano Suzie LeBlanc and countertenor Daniel Taylor, a Telemann disc with renowned Belgian flutist Barthold Kuijken and a Marais disc with world famous gambist Wieland Kuijken. Their recording of the complete Concerts a deux violes esgales by Sainte-Colombe (4 double CDs) is a world premiere. Les Voix humaines record for the ATMA label.The duo has toured in North America, Mexico, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Israel, performing is prestigious festivals such as Early Music Vancouver, the Festival Internacional Cervantino, the Brighton International Music Festival, the Festival Oude Musiek, Holland, the Boston Early Music Festival, the Summer Festivities of Early Music in Prague and the Israel Festival.

 

Categories

Professional Performer or Semi-Pro Performer

My Music

TitleComposerPerformer/EnsembleUpload DateLengthPlayDownload
FantaisieGibbons, O.Les Voix humaines ConsortApr 14 20104:48
Fantasia XI in G MajorPurcell, H.Les Voix humaines ConsortApr 14 20102:55
Fantasia VIII in d minorPurcell, H.Les Voix humaines ConsortApr 14 20103:25
Fantasia VI in F MajorPurcell, H.Les Voix humaines ConsortApr 14 20103:10
Fantasia 1 in d minorPurcell, H.Les Voix humaines ConsortApr 14 20102:49
Winter - FantasiaSimpson, ChristopherLes Voix humainesNov 22 20085:53
Les RouladesSainte-ColombeLes Voix humainesNov 22 20082:10
La VezinetRameau, Jean-Philippe (arrange by Susie Napper)Les Voix humainesNov 22 20082:33
Les Delices de la Solitude - Sonata 6-1Corrette, MichelLes Voix humainesNov 22 20085:55
Rondeau (1st suite for 3 viols)Marais, MarinLes Voix humaines & Wieland KuijkenNov 22 20084:01
O Felix et Dilecte ConvivaBouteiller, PierreLes Voix humaines & Suzie LeBlancNov 22 20085:43
Les Voix humainesMarais, Marin (arranged by Susie Napper)Les Voix humainesNov 22 20084:08
Les PleursSainte-ColombeLes Voix humainesNov 22 20082:32
Harp Consort # 7Lawes, WilliamLes Voix humainesNov 22 20082:11
Harp Consort # 3 - SarabandLawes, WilliamLes Voix humainesNov 22 20080:40
Fantasie @ 4 on "Ut re mi fa sol"Tomkins, ThomasLes Voix humainesNov 22 20085:54
Dolce - for traverso, 2 viols and continuoTelemann, Georg PhilipLes Voix humainesNov 22 20083:54
Ding Dong Merrily on Higharranged by Napper, SusieLes Voix humainesNov 22 20083:20
Les CoupletsSainte-ColombeLes Voix humainesNov 22 20086:16
Amour, Cruel AmourLe Camus, SebastienLes Voix humainesNov 22 20083:34
Air and Divisions in d minorJenkins, JohnLes Voix humainesNov 22 20085:28

Contact Information

Location(s)

44 Terrasse Les Hautvilliers
Outremont, QC, H2V 4P1
Canada
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Phone: 
514-270-9300