“The most exciting small choir in the land ”– John Fraser | National Post
Internationally renowned for performances and recordings that sparkle with vivid insight and vibrant musicality, musica intima has earned a reputation as Canada ’s most outstanding vocal ensemble.
Twelve professional singers make up the personnel of musica intima. Lloyd Dykk of the Vancouver Sun says “the flexibility and agility that are a function of their small size is partly what makes them so exciting.” But what makes musica intima truly unique is that its members rehearse and perform without a conductor. In rehearsal,they exchange ideas freely while exploring their own musical creativity. In performance, they engage the audience with a spontaneity and freshness all their own.
Founded in 1992, musica intima has become an integral part of Vancouver ’s cultural fabric.The ensemble regularly collaborates with local organizations including the Vancouver Symphony, Vancouver New Music, Music in the Morning,and the Chan Centre. In recent seasons, musica intima has performed with cellist Steven Isserlis,conductor Paul Hillier, jazz pianist Uri Caine, and has premiered newly discovered works by Charpentier with conductor Hervé Niquet.
In their early years, musica intima won top honours at the biennial CBC Choral Competition in 1994,1996, and 1998, and are frequently heard on national and international radio networks.
Known around the world for their warm and engaging stage presence, impeccable musicianship, and unique perspective on ensemble singing, musica intima has appeared in France, the USA, Ireland, and Denmark.