Tuesday September 02, 2014

Star performance


The Yorkton Arts Council continues the Stars for Saskatchewan 2013-2014 concert series with their next concert, Prairie Debut presents Musica Intima, on Saturday, February 1 at 8:00 p.m. at the Anne Portnuff Theatre, Yorkton Regional High School.

What is Prairie Debut? “Prairie Debut is a Canadian classical and world music touring network that focuses on bringing the highest artistic standard of classical and world music artists to communities of all sizes throughout Western Canada. Throughout its 17 years, Prairie Debut has cultivated some of Canada’s best musicians by providing performance opportunities, exposure and experience and connecting them with thousands of people across the Prairies.” And Musica Intima certainly fits the bill of high artistic standard.

Musica Intima will be a real musical treat. “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 Vancouver’s cultural fabric. 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 they rehearse, perform and function as a collective. In rehearsal, they exchange ideas freely while exploring their own musical creativity. In performance, they engage the audience with a spontaneity and directness all their own.

Musica Intima has released six recordings with the ATMA label including Clear (2002), Invocation (2004), Forgotten Peoples (2006), O Nata Lux (2008), Into Light (2010) - which won Classical Recording of the Year (2010) at the Western Canadian Music Awards, was nominated for two Juno awards, and received a 10-star review in BBC Music Magazine- and “20” (2012) which acts as a “greatest hits” album commemorating their two decades. Two earlier releases have received nominations, including Juno-nominated disc Musica Intima (1998) and CBC records release Nativité (2002), also nominated for a Western Canadian Music Award.”

With such a sparkling list of credentials, this first concert of the new year with Musica Intima promises to be extremely enjoyable and most memorable! Tickets for Musica Intima are available at the Yorkton Arts Council, and are also available at Welcome Home Floral and Gift Shop and at the door. You can also purchase your tickets on-line at www.yorktonarts.ca



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