San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
"This is a story about a choir, a composer, a community, and a legend. It’s also a story that extends way out into the Pacific Ocean, and then upriver to Lady Franklin Rock, just north of Yale in the Fraser Canyon. Depending on who’s telling it, it’s a story that goes back 15,000 years, based on the latest archaeological evidence, or to before the beginning of recorded time. Appropriately enough, given the events of this fall, it’s a story of truth and reconciliation, with the reconciliation in this case taking place between the highly European form of unaccompanied choral music and the distinctively aboriginal history of Sche’i:l and the First Salmon."
-- Alexander Varty, The Georgia Straight (read the article here).
Join musica intima for a spiritual journey through the natural world as they give voice to the pattering rain, swarming fog, shattering ice.
This concert premiers commissions by BC composers Ed Henderson and Imant Raminsh in collaboration with the Sto:lo Nation. Using texts from Naxaxalhts'i's retellings of an ancient transformation story, these pieces remind us of the fundamental threads that link us to our natural surroundings.
NEW: musica intima singers Caitlin Beaupré and Bess Albrecht chat about the exciting concert season ahead (and about this land in particular). Watch the interview here.
When & Where
musica intima is a contemporary vocal ensemble of eight a cappella professionals. Nominated for three JUNO awards, the Vancouver-based conductorless vocal ensemble has released seven commercial recordings. musica intima’s album clear (1999) was named one of the 30 best Canadian classical recordings ever by CBC. musica intima’s album into light (2010) received a 10-star review in BBC Music Magazine.