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The New Canon

SEPTEMBER 11, 2023

“For when I look at you, even a moment, no speaking is left in me. I'm never alone now”
               - Michael Redhill, set by Jeffrey Ryan

Who is this concert for? 

  • the musically inquisitive 

  • the adventurous trend-setter


What will I know and what will be new to me?

  • New music by old friends, and old music by new friends

  • This program includes favourites you’ll recognize from Sherryl Sewepagaham, Andrew Balfour, and Leslie Uyeda, alongside music from emerging local composers, such as Holly Winter and Teghan Wahlgren.  

  • While you know our friend Jeffrey Ryan, we’ll be singing pieces of theirs you might be unfamiliar with, and we’ll feature the world premiere of one of Owen Underhill’s madrigals on a text by Antoni Gaudí.  


Why shouldn’t I miss this?

  • After 30 years of commissioning new works and bringing groundbreaking music to Vancouver audiences, musica intima has curated a new body of repertoire - our new canon.  

  • We want to share this canon - entirely created on the northern half of Turtle Island (and two-thirds from right here on the West Coast!).

  • Experience the backbone of musica intima’s repertoire, and join us for a glass of wine at an informal evening exploring some of our favourites!

  • Admission is pay-what-you-can; please register ahead through our shop!

The New Canon is co-presented by the Canadian Music Centre.


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. 

Thank you!

musica intima is a registered charitable organizaion #872525530RR0001

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