COME SEE US IN CONCERT!
Welcome to our 2022-2023 season! Our community is growing and changing and we strive to reflect that in our programming. We hope you share our excitement in exploring new bodies of work in this, our thirtieth anniversary season.
Whether you’re coming to your first concert or have been a supporter since the beginning, we look forward to welcoming you to the “circle” of musica intima.
2022-23 SEASON CONCERTS
OCTOBER 29 & 30, 2022
CHRIST CHURCH CATHEDRAL
Hiraeth, an untranslatable Welsh word, is the concept of a deep longing for a place, or a time - one that can never be returned to. Soundscapes and soundworlds inspired by nature created by composers such as Joanna Ward, Ramona Luengen, Sherryl Sewepagaham, Gabriela Lena Frank and Andrew Balfour will offer comfort to a community coming out of two years of isolation.
DECEMBER 10, 17, & 18, 2022
SHEPHERD OF THE VALLEY, LANGLEY
CHRIST CHURCH CATHEDRAL, VANCOUVER
WEST VANCOUVER UNITED CHURCH
Our December offering taps into the nostalgia and magic of winters past, as we gather together with family and friends. We'll feature movements from Veljo Tormis' Winter Patterns, alongside songs of the winter season by Karine Polwart, Melissa Dunphy, and Rodney Sharman, and the concert will be sprinkled with favourite Christmas carols arranged by ensemble members past and present.
DECEMBER 22, 2022
ST. JAMES COMMUNITY SQUARE
This year, we return to the cozy and festive atmosphere of Ding Dongs past - to raise a glass and sing together, to celebrate the season with music both raucous and tender. You'll hear past favourites by The Pogues, Dolly Parton, and The Chieftains, as well as new arrangements of tunes by Brandi Carlile, Emmylou Harris, Richard Inman and Ron Sexsmith, by members of mi. We'll once again be joined by members of Mad Pudding and forever friends of musica intima, Andy Hillhouse and Amy Stephens, this year alongside Jodi Proznick on bass.
APRIL 28 & 29, 2023
CHRIST CHURCH CATHEDRAL
We acknowledge our past while gazing towards the future, through music driven by ripe imagery of fertility, blossoming, and growth. Featuring Canadian composers Malika Tirolien, Toru Takemitsu, and Jane Berry, alongside a brand new commission by Tawnie Olson, we'll also revisit moments from Silver, our 25th anniversary commission by Vancouver composer Kris Fulton, and dazzle you with Lasse Thoresen's virtuosic and rarely performed Solbøn (Sunrise). For the third year running, we'll also be joined by a mentored quartet from the Vancouver Youth Choir.
2022–23 OTHER EVENTS
From War to Peace:
Heinrich Schütz and His Time
NOVEMBER 5, 2022 | 7:30 PM
ST. ANDREW'S-WESLEY UNITED CHURCH
PRESENTED BY EARLY MUSIC VANCOUVER
A collection of musicians including musica intima, Cappella Borealis, and the Pacific Baroque Orchestra join forces to mark the 350th anniversary of prolific composer Heinrich Schütz’s death. Directly affected by the violence and political tension that accompanied the Thirty Year’s War (1618–1648), Schütz produced works of comfort and lamentation to directly comment on the conflict. Alongside the famous "Saul, Saul, was verfolgst du mich?" (1650) and settings of the Psalms of David are works by the composer’s contemporaries, revolving around the ever-prevalent theme of peace in times of war.
MUSICA INTIMA ON THE ROAD
We're looking forward to connecting with communities across the country this year. Join us in:
Toronto: March 5, 2022
London: March 7, 2022
St. John's: March 11, 2022
Winnipeg: March 15, 2022
Edmonton: March 18, 2022
Stay tuned for more details and links to buy tickets! We're excited to be partnering with ensembles and institutions across the country:
The NAGAMO tour is supported by the Azrieli Foundation and the British Columbia Arts Council.
Poster Art: "NAGAMO" by Sonny Assu, 2022.
YOUR SUPPORT IS OUR LIFEBLOOD
musica intima exists to create incredible moments—to share the power of music with our audiences, and invite them into our circle of sound. Your financial support of the ensemble’s professional performance, touring, recording, and community outreach initiatives remains invaluable.
As with most not-for-profit arts organizations, ticket revenue only accounts for a small portion of our total budget. If you have been touched by musica intima’s performances, please consider a tax-deductible gift to the musica intima society. Your continued support of one of Canada’s musical gems is vital, allowing us to continue presenting world-class performances at home and abroad, and supporting generations of professional musicians.
musica intima is a registered charitable organizaion #872525530RR0001