Academy of Early Music Concert Season - Early Music Academy of Early Music Concert Season - Early Music
Historically Informed Performance in Ann Arbor - Early Music
Academy of Early Music Concert Season - Early Music
Academy of Early Music Concert Season - Early Music
Academy of Early Music Concert Season - Early Music
Academy of Early Music Concert Season - Early Music

 

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Academy of Early Music Concert Season - Early Music

Friday, February 13 @ 8 pm
Saturday, February 14 @ 8 pM

Les Voix humaines
For nearly four decades, Les Voix humaines has been thrilling audiences worldwide with dashing performances on stage and on their many recordings of early music. In their newest program, Susie Napper and Margaret Little are joined by lutenist Sylvain Bergeron and acclaimed tenor Charles Daniels (The King’s Consort) to perform songs and dances from 17th-century England.

The brothers Lawes and their colleague, Christopher Simpson, were on the cutting edge of England’s musical life in the first half of the 17th century. Paradise was lost when Charles I was executed in 1649, leaving a drab stage to the Puritans and a musical moratorium. After a decade, Charles II (the Merry Monarch), returned from Europe bringing a new musical dream to the Fairest Isle. The stage was set for Henry Purcell and a new golden age of English music.