Baltic 100

Thank you to everyone to came out to the Baltic Centennial concert in collaboration with Seattle Choral Company on March 24.  The incredible crowd of audience, choristers, and instrumentalists made for a memorable evening.

Baltic 100, Sunday, April 22

Mägi Ensemble will be hosting our next concert, Baltic 100, on Sunday, April 22, 2018, at 4 p.m. (note the change of time from the original post) at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 4400 86th Ave SE, Mercer Island, WA 98040.

The Mägi Ensemble celebrates the Baltic Centennial with an afternoon concert of both traditional Baltic folk songs as well as new and innovative pieces by Baltic composers. Compositions by Vytautas Miškinis, Pärt Uusberg, Ester Mägi, Ēriks Ešenvalds and others.

This concert is also a preview of repertoire for the Mägi Ensemble’s upcoming performance at the Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies Conference at Stanford University in June as well as their Baltic Tour to Tallinn, Riga and Vilnius.

Tickets can be purchased at

General Admission $20  ($25 at the door)
Seniors and Military: $15
Students $10

We are looking forward to sharing these pieces with our Seattle community before we hit the road.  Hope to see you there!

March comes in like a lion

The beginning of March was a whirlwind of activity for Mägi Ensemble.  We reconciled all the numbers from our January concert, and thanks to the support of those who attended, we are on our way to being able to cover out costs for the upcoming summer tour. THANK YOU! Before a recent rehearsal, we shared coffee and bagels with Putni, one of our sister groups visiting from Riga, who performed a concert on March 4 and then travelled to Portland to perform in the NW ACDA conference.  On March 10, Mägi Ensemble also performed in Portland at the NW ACDA conference and learned one can be vegan and piece together a meal from roadside fast food places.

Recently we’ve been rehearsing for an upcoming concert. On March 24, 2018, the Seattle Choral Company in collaboration with Mägi Ensemble and the UW Baltic Studies Program will salute the Baltic Centennial with a concert commemorating one hundred years since the declaration of independence of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania.

Seattle Choral Company will perform a set including

  • The Fruit of Silence by Pēteris Vasks
  • Northern Lights by Ēriks Ešenvalds
  • Psalms 104 & 141 by Cyrillus Kreek
  • Two Songs After Ernst Enno by Veljo Tormis
  • Dum medium silentium by Vytautas Miškinis
  • Angelis suis Deus by Vytautas Miškinis

Mägi Ensemble will perform a set including

  • Varpas by Kristina Vasiliauskaitė
  • O Salutaris Hostia by Ēriks Ešenvalds
  • Pieta by Ester Mägi
  • Laulikutele by Ester Mägi
  • Judica Me, Deus by Vytautas Miškinis
  • Only in Sleep by Ēriks Ešenvalds
  • Dindaru Dandaru by Laura Jēkabsone

Participating with the Seattle Choral Company, will be six Seattle-area choirs
performing together in a special grand finale of Te Deum by Rihards Dubra.

We are truly excited to be a part of this memorable evening.  There will be a pre-concert lecture presented by Guntis Šmidchens, chair of the UW Baltic Studies program (and Mägi Ensemble champion), at 7 p.m. and the concert will begin at 8 p.m. To buy tickets in advance, click here to go to Brown Paper Tickets.

If you type MAGI (or magi)  in the discount code box, proceeds from your ticket will go toward supporting our ensemble. Thank you!