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.
- Mägi Ensemble, Directed by Heather MacLaughlin Garbes
- Redmond Chorale, Directed by Laurie Betts Hughes
- Seattle Girl’s Choir/Cantamus division, Directed by Alex Gagiu
- Columbia Choirs/Bel Canto division, Directed by Steve Stevens
- Illumni Men’s Chorale, Directed by Christopher McCafferty
- Ancora, Directed by Freddie Coleman
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!