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April 29, 2016 | Choral music, contemporary crossover programming, and touring in South Korea
musica intima announces 2016-2017 season
Vancouver, BC—Professional vocal ensemble musica intima announces the launch of its 2016-17 season, featuring dynamic and sophisticated programming designed to highlight the traditional choral, contemporary crossover and fusion sounds that characterize the ensemble.
The upcoming season has some twists and turns, while staying true to the ensemble's polished and professional programming. The regular season includes a hint of international, a female focus and something for the entire family.
“We’re exploring with performances inspired by popular music, while also offering audiences our pristine traditional choral sounds. Later this year, our touring program is taking us to an international choral festival in South Korea and, as a special treat, we’re bringing that performance to audiences here at home.”
Without the presence of a conductor, musica intima performs breathtaking a cappella performances, making it an exciting and atypical choir comprised of professional singers.
Programming for the regular season focuses on connecting with audiences, the community and with classical music traditions in friendly and welcoming atmospheres, including the Waterfall Building at the entrance to Granville Island, and at Heritage Hall on Main Street.
Postcards: October 14
Experience touring to South Korea without leaving Vancouver by vicariously attending the Busan International Choral Festival, through a performance of the ensemble’s festival program. This performance includes a pre-concert discussion.
Family Day: February 13
A performance for the whole family! Music to connect with young audiences, featuring popular kids’ music, new and traditional choral music, and folk songs that invite everyone in the family to experience live music together. Special family rates, coupled with an open and inviting environment, ensure that all family members are welcome.
Womenspiration: March 10
Celebrate International Women’s Day with a program that highlights all aspects of the female voice – from its ethereal heights to its profound depths. This program features a new commission for the ensemble by Canadian composer Jennifer Butler. Join the ensemble, intima alumni, and a guest violist for an unforgettable evening!
SPECIALS FOR THE HOLIDAY SEASON
This year, there are three traditional Christmas performances, an informal caroling performance in Gastown, and a new twist on holiday singing with the ensemble’s jazz-inspired holiday performance at the Anza Club.
Step into the Season Fundraiser: November 29
Sip, sing and shop for locally designed Fluevog shoes at this fundraiser, while the Juno-nominated vocal ensemble serenades audiences with their favourite holiday carols.
Joy to the World: December 13, 16 and 17
Enjoy a traditional Christmas concert featuring organist and founding member Michael Murray.
Ding Dong: December 20
This is an irreverent choral Christmas concert, with the ensemble performing popular and grumpy seasonal tunes that span 100 years. This is a blues-jazz-folk inspired show that features a guest band and new arrangements.
About musica intima
Nominated for three JUNO awards, the Vancouver-based conductorless vocal ensemble has released seven commercial recordings. musica intima’s album "clear" (1999) was named one of the 30 best Canadian classical recordings ever by CBC. musica intima’s album "into light" (2010) received a 10-star review in BBC Music Magazine. The ensemble's latest release is its first-ever collaboration album: "Thirst" (2015).
Communications Manager | musica intima