Mägi Ensemble


The Mägi Ensemble performs and records compositions from the Baltic region that are rarely heard outside of that area and is an ambassador of the power of music in inter-cultural dialogue and identity.

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Website: http://www.magiensemble.com/
Address: c/o Shunpike 220 2nd Ave S, Suite 102
Seattle, WA 98104
Email: info@magiensemble.com
Phone Number: 206-529-5191
EIN: 91-2138554
Named for the “First Lady of Estonian Music”, Ester Mägi, the core ensemble is a women's ensemble of twelve talented singers. The Mägi Ensemble's focus on Baltic music stems from the strong relationship between the University of Washington choral department and the Baltic studies program of the Scandinavian department. This relationship helped establish the UW Baltic Choral Library, the first of its kind in the United States. During her time at the UW, Heather MacLaughlin Garbes was asked to help organize this collection which inspired her great interest in not only Baltic choral music, but also in the use of music in political identity. The UW Baltic Choral Library continues to grow and develop and now has more than 1000 pieces in the collection.

The Mägi Ensemble released our second album "Musica Baltica" in December and is gearing up to go on tour to perform this collection across the Baltic states this upcoming summer. This CD includes songs from all three countries - Lithuania, Estonia, and Latvia - ranging from folk songs to classical to pop. The ensemble is participating in events celebrating the independence centennial of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania in 2018, both with Seattle's local Baltic community and internationally. Mägi Ensemble is an Affiliated Artist and a Resident Ensemble of Thomsen Chapel at St. Mark's Cathedral.

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