musica intima’s season promises sophisticated and contemporary melodies, accentuated with a strong holiday series

September 28, 2018musica intima’s season promises sophisticated and contemporary melodies, accentuated with a strong holiday series
The 2018-2019 season travels to 8 locations in the Lower Mainland

Vancouver, BC | Professional vocal ensemble musica intima announces its 2018-19 season, featuring nine performances that contemplate the complexities of the human response to events in our shared history.

Running from November to April, this season evokes a hint of nostalgia with classical choral melodies that commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, and that seamlessly weave together music from the 17th century with the music of today. There is also a tribute to Sesame Street to celebrate 50 years of this classic children’s television show.

For the Christmas season, the ensemble is performing at six locations across the Lower Mainland—in downtown Vancouver, Dunbar, the West Side and East Vancouver, as well as in North Burnaby and New Westminster.

The holiday repertoire ranges from traditional Christmas works to ones that stretch the interpretation of the festive season, giving audiences an opportunity to experience both the sophisticated and lighter sides of the ensemble with classical choral plus blues, jazz, folk and pop inspired arrangements.

“We’ve really honed the repertoire this season to express the multitude of emotions that are connected to our personal human stories,” says Siri Olesen, Artistic Manager of musica intima.

“Whether you’re a regular audience member or have recently discovered musica intima, you’ll be inspired by our eight-member, a cappella ensemble of professional singers. Because performances are executed without the presence of conductor, musica intima is anything but a typical choir,” Olesen adds.

THE SEASON
Programming connects with audiences, the community and with classical music traditions in friendly and welcoming atmospheres, including the St. James Community Square, the Anza Club and Heritage Hall.

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Lest We Forget | November 2
Experience songs of war and remembrance to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of WW1.

Repertoire includes:

St. Paul’s Anglican Church | 1130 Jervis Street

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A Christmas Story | December 8, 16, 18 and 21
Enjoy this much-loved Christmas story, told from various perspectives.

Repertoire includes:

Brentwood Presbyterian Church | 1600 Delta Ave
St. Philip’s Anglican Church | 3737 West 27th Ave
Knox Presbyterian Church | 402 Columbia Street East
Christ Church Cathedral | 690 Burrard Street

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Ding Dong! | December 13 & 20
In its third year, this sell-out show is expanding from its East Vancouver roots, with a second performance on the West Side! The ensemble performs popular and grumpy seasonal tunes that span 100 years, in a blues-jazz-folk inspired show that features a guest band and new arrangements.

Repertoire includes:

The Anza Club | 3 West 8th Ave
St. James Community Square | 3124 West 10th Ave

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Family Day | February 18
A performance for the whole family! Music to connect with young audiences, featuring a celebration of 50 years of Sesame Street. Special family rates, coupled with an open and inviting environment, ensure that all family members are welcome.

Repertoire includes:

Heritage Hall | 3102 Main Street

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Cries | April 12
In this performance, the ensemble seamlessly weaves together seventeenth century music with the music of today, taking audience into the depths and power of the human cry.

Repertoire includes:

St. James Community Square | 3124 West 10th Ave.

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SUBSCRIPTIONS & TICKETS
Season subscriptions and individual tickets, with special rates for seniors, are available online.

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About musica intima
Nominated for three JUNO awards, the Vancouver-based conductorless vocal ensemble has released eight commercial recordings. musica intima’s album clear (1999) was named one of the 30 best Canadian classical recordings ever by CBC. The ensemble’s album into light (2010) received a 10-star review in BBC Music Magazine. The ensemble's latest release THIRST (2015) is its first-ever co-produced album with partners Turning Point Ensemble.

Contact
Allison Murray
Communications Manager | musica intima
604.731.6618