SANSARA with Liam Byrne, viola da gamba

/ Jun

SANSARA with Liam Byrne, viola da gamba

SJE Arts
Start Time
06:00 pm - 07:45 pm
£18, £15, under 25s £5

SJE Arts 4th Next Generation Series

Les Voix Humaines

Artistic director, Tom Herring
Liam Byrne, viola da gamba


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

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.

SANSARA slips into the elite ranks of exceptional performers…breathtaking’ – Choir & Organ

Read more about SANSARA

‘the leading viol player of his generation’ – The New York Times

‘Liam Byrne gave a glittering performance to match what he was wearing, and proved able to be skittish, throw a tantrum, and come to a sweet resolution, all in a brief sequence of notes’ – The Guardian

Read more about Liam Byrne

and listen to SANSARA here, singing at Temple Church: