Old School House hosts musica intima

The Old School House in Qualicum Beach presents Music on Sunday

Musica intima performs in Qualicum Beach Sunday.

Musica intima performs in Qualicum Beach Sunday.

They have been described as one of Canada’s most astonishing musical exports and the music intima vocal ensemble will be helping the Old School House Arts Centre (TOSH) celebrate its 25th anniversary with a special concert for Music on Sun., Feb. 25. Twelve professional co-artistic directors and singers make up the singing ensemble of musica intima.

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. What makes musica intima truly unique is that they rehearse, perform and function as a collective without a conductor. In performance, they engage the audience with a spontaneity and freshness all their own.

Musica intima has released five recordings with the ATMA label and their latest effort into light won Classical Recording of the Year in 2010 at the Western Canadian Music Awards, and was nominated for two Juno awards, and received a 10-star review in BBC Music Magazine.

TOSH music director Ron Hadley said the a capella group has not performed in Qualicum Beach before and it is exciting to have them here. He said Bess Durey, who sings alto with the group, will be coming over a day earlier to perform with Hadley at the Old Dutch Inn on Saturday night.

For more about the Old Dutch Inn call 250-752-6914. Music on Sunday Feb. 26 goes from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at The Old School House Arts Centre in Qualicum Beach. For more, phone 250-752-6133 or visit theoldschoolhouse.org.