musica intima launches heart and soul nourishing 2014/2015 season


August 19, 2014 | musica intima launches heart and soul nourishing 2014/2015 season

Vancouver, BC—musica intima vocal ensemble is proud to announce its 2014/2015 season. musica intima’s 22nd season is a wellspring of nourishment for the heart and soul. “The busyness of the modern world can be distracting, making it hard to find a sense of balance. Fortunately, musica intima’s live performances offer a unifying space for all to create, collaborate and connect” says Joanna Dundas, Artistic Manager.

musica intima’s 2014/15 season embraces music-making as a powerful collaborative experience for both the ensemble and the audience. “At musica intima, we love to create, pulling ink spots off a page, transforming them with passion and innovation” says Dundas. “Collaboration is our method. As a team, we form ideas, we storm the boundaries, and we commit all with a purpose of connecting; with each other, with the music, and with you. We pour ourselves into our interpretations and creative partnerships, but the circle is only completed when it evokes beauty or meaning in you, the listener”.

“One of Canada’s most astonishing musical exports” - Raymond Tuttle, Fanfare Magazine

  musica intima's 2014/2015 home series includes:

dolce e crudele

Ola Gjielo’s Tota Pulchra Es opens the concert with serene harmonies and innocent, sacred adoration. Revealing the dark side of human affection, love corrupts in Galbraith’s Sérénade and biting obsession erupts in Berring’s She Pulled My Skin Right Off. A smitten man laments “See how I burn and how I am consumed by fire” in Morten Lauridsen’s Fire Songs, a set of contemporary madrigals inspired by Italian Renaissance poetry. Join musica intima, for the first time ever in East Vancouver at the Grand Luxe Hall at the Western Front, and once again in Dunbar, for an evening of love songs both dolce e crudele, sweet and cruel.

October 3, 7:30pm
Grand Luxe Hall at the Western Front
303 East 8th Ave., Vancouver

October 4, 7:30pm
Dunbar Heights United Church
3525 West 24th Ave., Vancouver

a christmas story

a christmas story, running December 13th to 20th couples traditional holiday favourites with contemporary marvels. This year’s concert format presents Yuletide stories and texts sourced from our audience in a Vinyl Café-inspired narrative. a christmas story is your chance to collaborate with musica intima in the mounting of our popular holiday show. Take a break from the Christmastime rush and savour the radiant music that makes this season so special.


December 13, 7:30pm                                                  December 15, 7:30pm
Langley Community Music School                             Knox Presbyterian Church
4899 – 207th Street, Langley                                      403 East Columbia Street, New Westminster

December 16, 7:30pm                                                  December 19, 7:30pm
Ryerson United Church                                                St. Paul's Anglican Church
2195 West 45th Ave., Vancouver                                 1130 Jervis St, Vancouver 

December 20, 2:30pm
St. David’s United Church
1525 Taylor Way, West Vancouver


musica intima’s masque features ten singers, four sackbuts (aka Renaissance-era trombones) and a harpsichord, bringing an early music carnival to our series. Celebrate the Feast of St. Mark’s “intima-style” with masks, theatrics, vino and salon-style seating — our Venetian carnival! Special packages will be available for those who wish to have transportation and dinner included in their festive evening. As an added bonus, our subscribers will have the option of purchasing discounted tickets to TPE and Nu:BC’s shows which run April 10th to 18th.

April 24, 2015 7:30pm                                                   April 25, 2:30pm                                                               Telus Studio Theatre at the Chan Centre                 Telus Studio Theatre at the Chan Centre                   6265 Crescent Road, Vancouver                               6265 Crescent Road, Vancouver


Please join us for an evening of nourishment for your heart and your soul.


about musica intima vocal ensemble

Internationally renowned for their warm and engaging stage presence, impeccable musicianship, and unique perspective on ensemble singing, musica intima has earned a reputation as Canada’s most exciting vocal ensemble.

These singers make eye contact with their audience, creating an achingly intimate, holy moment in each performance. Their shows transform the venue into beauty’s own temple. Judge for yourself; this description isn’t hyperbole” says John Keillor of Vancouver’s Georgia Straight.

What makes musica intima truly unique is that the singers rehearse, perform and function as a collective. In rehearsal they use a shared leadership model, exchanging ideas freely while exploring their own musical creativity. In performance, they engage the audience with a spontaneity and directness all their own. Visit for more information.

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Andrew Sloan | Communications Manager | | 604.731.6618