Vocal ensemble performs special concert at Heritage Hall
"When Musica Intima’s artistic manager Joanna Dundas joined the ensemble as a soprano in 1999, she couldn’t have predicted she would remain with the organization for the next 18 years.
But now, after almost two decades with the three-time Juno-nominated, Vancouver-based group — founded in 1992 and known for its collaborative approach to music-making — she is preparing to retire from the role that has fulfilled her talents for so long. And she will go out on a high note, so to speak, as the last show she will help direct will be a first-ever for musica intima: a special program called Womenspiration, timed to this week’s International Women’s Day, which was March 8.
Taking place tonight (Friday, March 10) at Main Street’s Heritage, the program was designed with a feminine theme in mind and will showcase a new commission by Canadian composer Jennifer Butler, using the words of Canadian playwright Maria Reva’s short story “Uta’s Escape.” There will also be a work by composer Katerina Gimon, with accompaniment by instrumentalist, and principal viola, Isabelle Roland of the Vancouver Opera Orchestra..."