“Intimate Voices – a Classical Showcase” with headliner musica intima vocal ensemble, May 27, 2017
SING! The Toronto Vocal Arts Festival presents Intimate Voices – Classical Showcase featuring musica intima vocal ensemble and Esprit Chamber Choir
Internationally renowned for their warm and engaging stage presence, impeccable musicianship, and unique perspective on ensemble singing, musica intima has earned a reputation as Canada’s most exciting vocal ensemble. Founded in 1992, musica intima has become an integral part of Canada’s cultural fabric. A distinctly Canadian ensemble, musica intima regularly commissions, champions and premieres works by Canada’s leading composers including Michael Osterle, Ana Sokolovic, José Evangelista, Peter Hannan, Jocelyn Morlock, Keith Hamel, Jordan Nobles, Jennifer Butler, and Jeffrey Ryan.
The ensemble has graced the stages of some of Canada’s best known festivals, championing contemporary Canadian vocal repertoire in concert halls such as Orford Festival, Elora Festival, Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival, Festival de Lanaudière, Palais Montcalm, and the Domaine Forget International Festival. Also an international presence, musica intima has performed twice at the American Choral Directors Association Conference, and has appeared at Polyfollia Festival in France, the Cork International Choral Festival in Ireland, and the World Symposium on Choral Music in Denmark. musica intima is frequently heard on national and international radio broadcasts and has released nine commercial recordings, five of which can be found on the ATMA Classique label: 20 (2012), into light (2010), o nata lux (2008), forgotten peoples (2006), invocation (2004), and clear (2002). In addition, they recorded the CBC-produced nativite (2002), which was nominated for a Western Canadian Music Award, and the ensemble’s Juno award-nominated debut album musica intima (1998).
Founded in 2010, Esprit Chamber Choir is a Toronto based SATB ensemble under the dynamic and enterprising direction of Mervin Fick. Through his diligent guidance, the group has impressed its audiences with the depth and range of its interpretive skills in performances of a capella early music repertoire. Esprit Chamber Choir was awarded a first prize at the Peel Music Festival in April 2012 and was the proud recipient of the Hon. Barbara A. Hagerman Award for first place at the 2012 Ontario Provincial Music Festival.
Sat, 27 May 2017, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Location: Little Trinity Anglican Church