Where Music LIVES!

 

February 7 (Fr)

 

Magee Market Fair

5:30-9:30pm

Magee Atrium

 

February 21/22 (Fr/Sa)

 

Chamber Choir Retreat

Chamber Choir

 

February 26 (Wed)

 

Choral Concert

7pm @ Magee Auditoium

w/ guests: Point Grey and Eric Hamber Chamber Choirs

Chamber Choir

 

March 12 (W)

 

Massed Band

7pm @ Magee Large Gym

w/ Elementary Bands from Maple Grove, McKechnie, & Osler

Gr 8 & 9 Bands

 

March 14/15 (Fr/ Sa)

 

Rajaton

Magee Auditorium

Chamber Choir

 

April 2-5 (W-Sa)

 

Senior Tour to Seattle

Chamber Choir & Wind Ens

April 7 (Mon)

 

Chamber Choir @ Chan Ctr

Chamber Choir

April 8 (Tu)

 

Three Cities Concert

7pm @ Magee Auditorium

w/ chamber choirs from Burnaby Central, St Thomas More, and North Delta Sec

Chamber Choir

April 10 (Th)

 

Magee Choirs & Strings Concert

7pm @ Magee Auditorium Chamber Choir, Concert Choir, Evolution Choir , Seraphims & Troubadours

 

April 12 (Sa)

 

Kiwanis Choral Festival

Bethany Baptist Church

22680 Westminster Hwy, Richmond, BC V6V 1B7

Chamber Choir & Evolution Choir 

 

The next week is Valentine’s Day and our Chamber Choir is once again doing their rounds making people happy with their gift of song with our Valentine’s Day Song Grams! Always a popular thing, we sold half of our maximum allotment of 24 in just 20 minutes. So if you are planning on getting one for someone special, come get it in the atrium at lunch quick before they sell out!

 

The following week the Chamber Choir will have their annual retreat with our good friend, Mr. Richard Nace. This is always one of our favorite times of the year as it is always a spiritual and musical experience that we always come out of changed for the better. And as always we are inviting any and all Vancouver District choral instructors to a free workshop with us and Mr Nace on Saturday afternoon.

 

Then on February 26th we will be hosting Chamber Choirs from Point Grey Secondary and Eric Hamber Secondary for an evening of sharing beautiful music. The Concert begins at 7:30pm and is open to anyone wishing to hear some fantastic music – admission is by donation.

 

February 28th in the morning, the chamber choir will be welcoming the Chamber Choir from Cascade High School from Leavenworth Washington where they will share music with them in their normal morning class at 7:30am.

 

Our massed band concert has been rescheduled likely to March 12th at 7pm in the Large Gym and will feature bands from Maple Grove Elementary, McKechnie Elementary, and Osler Elementary, as well as Magee’s Grade 8 and 9 bands.

 

Then something Spectacular is happening as Magee, in conjunction with the BC Choral Federation will be welcoming the Finnish Sensations themselves, the incredible vocal group, RAJATON! WOOWWWW! They will be doing a workshop with the Magee Chamber Choir and then two concerts here at Magee, plus workshops with 6 different high school groups, also here at Magee. They will be flying in March 13thand doing workshops with choirs all day Saturday with one concert on the Saturday night and the other on a day yet to be determined, possibly Sunday Afternoon or possibly Friday evening. We will keep you posted on this exciting event!

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6360 Maple Street

Vancouver BC Canada

V6M 4M2

Phone:    604 713 8200

Fax:         604 713 8209

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Fundraising  Notes

Fundraising is just a part of the life here at Magee where we work hard to raise money to help our students have the absolute best experience that they possibly can without having to worry about how much it’s going to cost. So we have many opportunities for students to fundraise - many of which, the profits go directly into the student’s account, while others go into scholarships or subsidies for tours.

 

Cheques should be made out to “Magee Music Society”

 

If you are wanting to get a table at the Market Fair to sell your goods, contact May Ng in the office to book now!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Music Notes

Next Magee Music Society Meeting:

 

Tuesday February 4

7pm

In Magee Staffroom

All are welcome!

 

Check out the New Music Society Blog!

Click Here!

Magee Chamber Choir CD’s

We have 3 wonderful CD’s for your listening pleasure! First our Premier CD Entitled “For the Beauty…” and now our Christmas CD “Sing We Now of Christmas” and our second offering of an album of tranquility and peaceful reflection entitled “Alleluia”

All CD’s are $15 each or package #1 of Any two

Choral CD’s of different titles for $25 or

package #2 of all 3 CD’s for $35

Spring Edition

It was a great retreat and the we all found it very worthwhile and invigorating. Then two days after, the Evolution Choir had a retreat, this time we invited Mr. Gerry Van Wyck to come work with us and it was a fantastic day. Mr. Van Wyck is the former head of the BC Boys Choir and is currently Head of Choral activities, Music History, and Conducting at Vancouver Community College. He worked a lot with us using Laben Technique and it was a very interesting and inspirational session.

Click any CD Jacket above to order

 

Then Spring break will be upon us and after that it is crazy concert mode again as we will be traveling to Seattle for our Senior tour to exchange with high schools and universities and see such amazing things as the Seattle Symphony and Seattle Chorus doing Carmina Burana and also seeing the Broadway musical, The Lion King.

 

Upon coming back from Seattle the Chamber Choir will be doing an exchange with the fine folks from Campbell Collegiate from Regina, Saskatchewan at the Chan Center and then a concert in the Magee Auditorium the next evening with Burnaby Central, St Thomas More, and North Delta Secondary. That will begin at 7pm, all are welcome to come and hear some delightful singing, and admission will be by donation.

 

Then on the Thursday April 10 at 7pm in the Magee Auditorium, we will be having an evening of Magee Choirs and Strings where the concert choir will be singing the O Fortuna from Carmina Burana, the Seraphim Ladies Choir and Troubadour Mens Choir will perform, as well as the Chamber Choir, Evolution Choir and the String Orchestra. This will be a fantastic night of music that will get us ready for the Kiwanis Choral Festival at Bethany Baptist Church in Richmond on Saturday the 12th of April for both the Evolution Choir and the Chamber Choir.

 

And that will just about do it until Music Monday National Concert on May 5th at Science World.

 

We hope you are having a super spring and we hope to see you soon at one of our many coming events!

 

Sincerely,

Greg Quan

Artistic Director of Choirs and Orchestra

Text Box: Magee String Orchestra CD!
Own the premier CD by the Magee String Orchestra “Beyond Jupiter”
For the low price of $15! All proceeds go to benefit the Magee Strings Department.

Our next event is our annual Market Fair! This incredible evening runs on Febrary 7th from 5:30pm to 9:30pm and for anyone who has not attended one of these functions, it will really be something that will blow your mind. We basically turn our Atrium and Gyms into a fantastic Night Market/Entertainment/Silent Auction/ Food Cart extravaganza! It is an amazing night and one that is the major fundraiser for the music department. Admission this year is by donation, so come one, come all to the 2014 Magee Market Fair!

Click CD Jacket  to order

Text Box: Another thing of note is that we have 3 new CD’s that have just been produced. Two from the Chamber Choir – “Sing We Now of Christmas” and “Alleluia” and one from the String Orchestra, “Beyond Jupiter”. They are all now available and if you would like a copy on one or more of them, please don’t hesitate to click on one of the CD covers to order.

In Concert at MAGEE!

March 14 & 15 @ 7:30pm

Get Tickets for only $30 at www.vtixonline.com

Click above to be directed to ticket site

The BC Choral Federation and MAGEE

Present:

With the winter break over, we are all settling in nicely to getting things on track for the spring! January went by very fast and we had a couple of events, such as a retreat for the strings, at which the fabulous Koerner Quartet from the Vancouver Academy of Music came to work with us again. These are professional string players, most of whom play with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and who are also instructors at the Vancouver Academy of Music.