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Musica Intima to perform in White Rock

Vancouver vocal ensemble Musica Intima will be showcased this Friday in White Rock. - Contributed photo
Vancouver vocal ensemble Musica Intima will be showcased this Friday in White Rock.
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The breathtaking harmonies of Vancouver vocal ensemble Musica Intima will be showcased this Friday, 8 p.m. at First United Church in White Rock.

With a reputation as Canada’s most exciting vocal ensemble, Musica Intima has had an influence that is being felt in choirs all across North America.

It’s not just that a 12-voice group is more manageable in achieving a tight vocal cohesion – and that the self-directed Musica Intima is rooted in a highly democratic dynamic.

There’s also been a conscious effort during the group’s 20-year history, baritone Peter Alexander agreed, to get away from the heads-in-books stereotype of choral performance.

“We’re always looking for something to add a theatrical element to what we do,” he said. “There are lots of different standing arrangements and lots of interaction between us and the audience.”

Although none of its original singers still perform with the group, several are active board members, ensuring a continuity of vision, he said.

One of the highlights will be the extended work Birdsong by B.C.’s own Edward Henderson, guitarist of the rock group Chilliwack.

Tickets are $30 at the door or $25 in advance at www.tickets.surrey.ca

 

 

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