In our thirtieth season, we acknowledge our past while gazing towards the future, through music driven by ripe imagery of spring, growth, and the natural world. Featured Canadian music will highlight a diversity of voices, including Tracy Wong’s Jauh/Dekat, based on Malay proverbs; Stuart Beatch’s a boy & a boy, a queer retelling of Eric Whitacre’s classic A Boy and a Girl with words by Matthew Stepanic; and a brand new in-house arrangement of Canadian-Guadalupean singer Malika Tirolien’s Oliassa, which aims to capture “the sound of a feeling that can be different for everyone”. The ensemble will also perform works by Indigenous composers and friends of musica intima Andrew Balfour and Sherryl Sewepagaham.
We are thrilled to present the world premiere of The Call by Canadian composer, Tawnie Olson, which sets excerpts from a speech by Rosemary Brown, the first Black woman to be elected to the provincial government of British Columbia, about reproductive rights and the early notions of intersectional feminism. We will also revisit Silver, our 25th anniversary commission by Vancouver composer Kristopher Fulton.
Rounding out the trio of commissions performed at (re)birth will be Jocelyn Morlock’s Exaudi, featuring Cellist Jonathan Lo. As musica intima, the music community in Vancouver, and colleagues across Canada continue to mourn the loss of this radiant composer, there is no more fitting tribute than this haunting work which takes the listener on a journey from death to light.
Join us at Christ Church Cathedral on April 29, or experience our new after hours series on April 28 at Heritage Hall.
OCTOBER 29, 2022 | 7:30 PM
CHRIST CHURCH CATHEDRAL
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