music intima
A Christmas Story

Dates and Venue December 15, 2014, 7:30pm | Knox Presbyterian Church, 403 East Columbia Street, New Westminster

Reviewer Karen Fitzgibbon

An ensemble of twelve voices sings A Christmas Story and amazes the audience at the Knox Presbyterian Church last Monday evening. The music is entirely vocal without any accompaniment. They sing difficult pieces with angelic harmony. Rebecca deBoer narrates several Christmas stories throughout the performance.

Nearly every pew is filled tonight to support the suburb production of A Christmas Story. The appearance of the ensemble in formal attire gives us the feeling that we are in for an evening of the best of classical music.

I am surprised at the fine acoustics of the Knox Presbyterian Church. I am moved when I hear the twelve voices with such rich sound. Of all the choral performances that I have had the opportunity to hear, this was the only one with no musical accompaniment. This fact gives their voices a sense of purity. No other distractions only beautiful highly trained voices. The love of music showed in every single face and their subtle body movements with the musical seemed to be the seal of entrancement.

I love the solo by Steve Maddock’s with his amazingly deep and warm voice. I heard him last month for the first time at the new Anvil Theatre and was impressed then.

We have some trouble trying to hear the voice of narrator Rebecca deBoer. We are only three pews from the front so I can imagine the people in the back would have heard less than we did.

We enjoy the evening and if you have a chance to hear the melodic harmony of music intima their sound will surely move you.

© 2014 Karen Fitzgibbon