Notices

May 10th, 2019

Collegium May 13 Schedule and Announcements

May 13 Schedule

►  Last Year-end concert!  Mark your calendars, invite your friends and family.

Senior Instrumental Collegium & Senior Orchestra (encore): Tuesday May 14th, 7pm Alix Goolden Hall Reception following.  If you are performing, please bring a plate of finger food for the reception.

All concerts admission by donation.

 

►  Festival: Congratulations and Good luck to Jono Devey, Sujung Lee, Lexie Krakowski and Adam Schmidt as they get to perform and compete against 3 other performers for the Roberto & Mary Wood Scholarship, Friday night PT Young Auditorium, UVic. Tickets available at the hall for this great concert.

 

►  Jamie Syer Scholarship awarded annually to the Collegium student(s) (Junior/Voice/Instrumental) who best exemplifies the spirit and purpose of the Collegium Program: excellence in music, teamwork and support of peers. The award will be presented at the final concert on Tuesday.

 

► Dreamy summer plans?  If you interested in a challenging and fun week of playing chamber music in one of the most beautiful and inspiring settings on the coast, the Salt Spring Chamber Music Festival July 21-28 is still accepting applicants for the 2019 SSCMF Festival Week.

Go to : www.saltspringchambermusicfestival.com for more information about the festival.

The festival theme is Timeless Romantics and the SSCMF festival faculty include David Stewart, Simon MacDonald and Hiroko Kagawa, violins, David Visentin, viola and Paula Kiffner, cello. This year’s special guest faculty is pianist Sarah Hagen http://sarahhagen.com/about.

Contact David Visentin for more information: Visentin@vcm.bc.ca

 

►   SNACKS:  Our thanks to Nicole Teachman and Amy Leighton-Bickel and families who provided snacks last week. On Monday May 13th, there will be PIZZA!  Additional snacks will be provided by Sheyda Shams and Samantha Yee and families.

 

►  Questions?  Concerns?  Contact Micki Stirling 250 386-5311 ext 3360 or stirling@vcm.bc.ca

May 3rd, 2019

Collegium May 6 Schedule and Announcements

May 6 Schedule

►  Year-end concerts!  Mark your calendars, invite your friends and family.
Junior Collegium & all Orchestras:  Sunday May 5th, 2pm  Alix Goolden Hall Reception following.
Voice Collegium & some chamber: Thursday May 9th,  7pm Alix Goolden Hall Reception following.
Senior Instrumental Collegium & Senior Orchestra (encore): Tuesday May 14th, 7pm Alix Goolden Hall Reception following.  Please bring a plate of finger food to each concert you are playing in.

All concerts admission by donation.

If you know of anyone who might be interested in applying to Collegium, get them to come to the Sunday concert to check it out and talk to us.  Thanks.

 

► Collegium 2019/20:  Everyone wishing to be in Collegium next year must apply and audition.  Returning students do not have to pay the audition/application fee.  The application form is on-line https://vcm.bc.ca/collegium-application-form/  and the application deadline is Sunday May 5th.

 

►  Festival: Congratulations to all of you who played so well.  I will post results on the board once they are all received.

 

►  Jamie Syer Scholarship awarded annually to the Collegium student(s) (Junior/Voice/Instrumental) who best exemplifies the spirit and purpose of the Collegium Program: excellence in music, teamwork and support of peers. All Collegium members and coaches are eligible to nominate members/students for this scholarship.  I will send a separate email which can be replied to or you can fill out one of the nomination forms on the Collegium Bulletin Board.  You must give a brief explanation of why this person best exemplifies the spirit and purpose of the Collegium Program: excellence in music, teamwork and support of peers.

Nomination deadline: Sunday May 5th (same day as concert and Collegium application deadline).

 

►   SNACKS:  Our thanks to Keisha McKay & Emi Ikemura and families who made sushi for us last week. On Monday May 6th, snacks will be provided by Nicole Teachman and Amy Leighton-Bickel and families. On Monday May 13th, snacks to go with pizza will be provided by Samantha Yee and Sheyda Shams and their families.

 

►  Questions?  Concerns?  Contact Micki Stirling 250 386-5311 ext 3360 or stirling@vcm.bc.ca

April 25th, 2019

Collegium April 29 Schedule and Announcements

April 29 Schedule

►  Year-end concerts!  Mark your calendars, invite your friends and family.  Prepare to bring one plate of finger food to any concert you are playing in.
Junior Collegium & all Orchestras:  Sunday May 5th, 2pm  Alix Goolden Hall Reception following.
Voice Collegium & some chamber: Thursday May 9th,  7pm Alix Goolden Hall Reception following.
Senior Instrumental Collegium & Senior Orchestra (encore): Tuesday May 14th, 7pm Alix Goolden Hall Reception following.
All concerts admission by donation.

 

► Collegium 2019/20:  Everyone wishing to be in Collegium next year must apply and audition.  Returning students do not have to pay the audition/application fee.  The application form is on-line https://vcm.bc.ca/collegium-application-form/  and the application deadline is Sunday May 5th.

 

►  Festival: The schedule of Collegium instrumental groups playing in Festival is available on our web-page https://www.vcm.bc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/2019-GVPAF-Program-CO-Chamber-Groups.pdf

Note:  There is a slight change to the Festival schedule on April 29.  The two groups with flutes will go first to allow Arisa and Sujung to play in the Flute part of the Festival right after in another location.  Small scheduling changes such as this will not be shown on the web-site; they will be announced from the stage.

 

►  Jamie Syer Scholarship awarded annually to the Collegium student(s) (Junior/Voice/Instrumental) who best exemplifies the spirit and purpose of the Collegium Program: excellence in music, teamwork and support of peers. All Collegium members and coaches are eligible to nominate members/students for this scholarship.  I will send a separate email which can be replied to or you can fill out one of the nomination forms on the Collegium Bulletin Board.  You must give a brief explanation of why this person best exemplifies the spirit and purpose of the Collegium Program: excellence in music, teamwork and support of peers.

Nomination deadline: Sunday May 5th (same day as concert and Collegium application deadline).

 

►   SNACKS:  On Monday April 29th, snacks will be provided by Keisha McKay, Emi Ikemura and families. On Monday May 6th, snacks will be provided by Nicole Teachman, Amy Leighton-Bickel and their families.

 

►  Questions?  Concerns?  Contact Micki Stirling 250-386-5311 ext 3360 or stirling@vcm.bc.ca

April 17th, 2019

Collegium April 22 Schedule and Announcements

EASTER WEEKEND: There will be no programming on Monday April 22
The Conservatory building will be closed Friday April 19, Sunday April 21, and Monday April 22
Open as normal Saturday April 20

►  Happy Easter!  Simon is away adjudicating in Calgary.  Micki will be out of the office Thursday – Monday.  Enjoy your break and the extra time to practice :~).

► Monday April 29th for those instrumentalists not performing in Festival that evening, there is a Performance Class. Email Simon to sign up to play.

►  The schedule of Collegium instrumental groups playing in Festival is available on our web-page https://www.vcm.bc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/2019-GVPAF-Program-CO-Chamber-Groups.pdf

Note:  There is a slight change to the Festival schedule on April 29.  The two groups with flutes will go first to allow Arisa and Sujung to play in the Flute part of the Festival right after in another location.  Small scheduling changes such as this will not be shown on the web-site; they will be announced from the stage.

►   SNACKS:  Thanks to Liam McDonald-Horak and Matthew Stratton and families for snacks on the 15th.  Next week on April 22nd it is Easter Monday – the VCM will be closed and there is no Collegium that day.  When we come back on Monday April 29th, snacks will be provided by Keisha McKay, Emi Ikemura and families.

►  Questions?  Concerns?  Contact Micki Stirling 250 386-5311 ext 3360 or stirling@vcm.bc.ca

►  Free Opera Tickets: As a reward for reading to the end of these announcements, you qualify to receive free opera tickets to Countess Maritza for Saturday April 27th.  I have three to give away, thanks to the generosity of Lisa Krakowski. To claim, text to 250-686-1586.  First come first served.

April 11th, 2019

Collegium April 15 Schedule and Announcements

April 15 Schedule

►    What do Stephanie Galipeau, Ethan Allers, Hanna Williamson, Rae Gallimore, Kate Moran, Danielle Tsao and Hank Liu have in common?  They have all been winners of the Jamie K Syer Collegium Scholarship, awarded annually to the Collegium student who best exemplifies the spirit and purpose of the Collegium Program: excellence in music, teamwork and support of peers.  Soon it will be time to make nominations for 2019.  If you haven’t met Jamie Syer or know of him, come to his concert on Friday or to the piano master class on Monday and see him in action!

 

►    Concert:  Sidney Classical Orchestra Concert No. 4 – Beethoven & Haydn, Passion & Tenderness
        Friday, April 12, 2019, 7:30 pm    St Elizabeth’s Catholic Church, 10030 Third Street, Sidney, BC
Ages 19 & under FREE at the door

Outstanding pianist and Collegium founder, Jamie Syer from Bergen, Alberta, with be performing Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major. The companion piece will be a late symphony by Haydn (Beethoven’s teacher) accurately described by the famous critic, H.C. Robbins Landon, as “a striking work”.

 

►  Garden Tour 2019 Now is the time to sign up to play in the garden tour – your group, solo accompanied or unaccompanied, your group with your friends: there is currently room for all of them to play on Saturday May 11 or Sunday May 12.  Help give back to the Conservatory fundraising which supports the Collegium Program.  Contact Micki or Simon to schedule your spot.  It’s fun to play in these gardens!

 

►  Festival is coming!  Start planning logistics now.  On Monday April 29th all senior Collegium groups (except Scott/Wood Duo) are expected to be at their coaching from 4:00 to 5:00, and then Academy Trio, Knussen Trio, Humphreys Quartet and James Hunter Quartet all need to get themselves to the PT Young Auditorium at UVic before 6:00.  Academy Trio is scheduled to go first.  Figure out now how you are going to get there on time.

 

► There is a slight change to the Festival schedule on April 29.  The two groups with flutes will go first to allow Arisa and Sujung to play in the Flute part of the Festival right after in another location.  Small scheduling changes such as this will not be shown on the website; they will be announced from the stage.

 

►  The schedule of Collegium instrumental groups playing in Festival is available on our web-page https://www.vcm.bc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/2019-GVPAF-Program-CO-Chamber-Groups.pdf

 

►   SNACKS:  Thanks to Aiden McClure and Lucy Zhang and families for snacks on the 8th.  On Monday April 15th, snacks will be provided by Liam McDonald-Horak and Matthew Stratton and families.  The next week on April 22nd it is Easter Monday – the VCM will be closed and there is no Collegium that day..

 

►  Questions?  Concerns?  Contact Micki Stirling 250 386-5311 ext 3360 or stirling@vcm.bc.ca

April 4th, 2019

Collegium April 8 Schedule and Announcements

April 8 Schedule

►    NOSQ: Thursday April 4 Master Classes 4-5:30; Concert 7:30 Free tickets for under 18

 

►    Concert:  Sidney Classical Orchestra Concert No. 4 – Beethoven & Haydn, Passion & Tenderness
        Friday, April 12, 2019, 7:30 pm    St Elizabeth’s Catholic Church, 10030 Third Street, Sidney, BC
Ages 19 & under FREE at the door

Outstanding pianist and Collegium founder, Jamie Syer from Bergen, Alberta, with be performing Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major. The companion piece will be a late symphony by Haydn (Beethoven’s teacher) accurately described by the famous critic, H.C. Robbins Landon, as “a striking work”.

 

►  Garden Tour 2019 Now is the time to sign up to play in the garden tour – your group, solo accompanied or unaccompanied, your group with your friends: there is currently room for all of them to play on Saturday May 11 or Sunday May 12.  Help give back to the Conservatory fundraising which supports the Collegium Program.  Contact Micki or Simon to schedule your spot.  It’s fun to play in these gardens!

 

►  Festival is coming!  Start planning logistics now.  On Monday April 29th all senior Collegium groups (except Scott/Wood Duo) are expected to be at their coaching from 4:00 to 5:00, and then Academy Trio, Knussen Trio, Humphreys Quartet and James Hunter Quartet all need to get themselves to the PT Young Auditorium at UVic before 6:00.  Academy Trio is scheduled to go first.  Figure out now how you are going to get there on time.

 

►  The schedule of Collegium instrumental groups playing in Festival is available on our web-page
https://www.vcm.bc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/2019-GVPAF-Program-CO-Chamber-Groups.pdf

 

►   And then it will be time to play in the Term End Concerts.  Make sure you have all of them in your calendar:

  • All Orchestras & Jr Collegium Sunday May 5th 2:00pm
  • Voice Collegium (staged work) & Chamber Groups Thursday May 9th 7pm
  • Instrumental Collegium Tuesday May 14th 7pm

All Singers are expected to stay until the end of the last coaching & group session on Monday May 13th.

Instrumentalists are expected to stay until the end of the concert on May 14th.

 

►   SNACKS:  Thanks to Lexie Krakowski and William Gao and families for snacks on the 1st.  On Monday April 8th, snacks will be provided by Aiden McClure and Lucy Zhang and families.  The next week on April 15th it will be Liam McDonald-Horak and Matthew Stratton and families.

 

►  Questions?  Concerns?  Contact Micki Stirling 250 386-5311 ext 3360 or stirling@vcm.bc.ca

March 26th, 2019

Collegium April 1 Schedule and Announcements

April  1 Schedule

►  Welcome Back! Spring Break ends and coaching sessions reconvene on Monday April 1st.  If you are going to be away on April 1st let your coach, all your group members and Micki know immediately.  And remember that this break is an excellent time to brush up on your own part and to practice with your group.  The Conservatory remains open.  If you want a practice space for your group, send Micki an email.

Mark your calendars now!

►  New Orford String Quartet
CONCERT:  Thursday, April 4, 2019 – 7:30pm  Alix Goolden Performance Hall
Admission   $25.85  Free for 18 and under

Andrew Wan, violin  | Jonathan Crow, violin  |  Eric Nowlin, viola  |  Brian Manker, cello

MASTER CLASSES 4:00-5:30 Thursday April 4 before the concert.
One class with each of the four members.  Audience welcome at all of the classes.

►  April 1st Instrumental Performance Class: if you want to perform, contact Simon  (and Jennifer if needed) immediately.

►   SNACKS:  Thanks to the Daniela Gonzales and Cobie Yu and families for snacks on the 11th.  On Monday April 1st, snacks will be provided by Lexie Krakowski and William Gao and families.  The next week on April 8th it will be Aiden McClure and Lucy Zhang.

►  Questions?  Concerns?  Contact Micki Stirling 250 386-5311 ext 3360 or stirling@vcm.bc.ca

March 14th, 2019

Collegium March 18 Schedule and Announcements

March 18-29 Spring Break

►  The Collegium SPRING BREAK is for the March 18-29th.  Coaching sessions reconvene on Monday April 1st for seniors or 3rd for Juniors.  If you are going to be away on April 1st or 3rd let your coach, all your group members and Micki know immediately.  And remember that this break is an excellent time to brush up on your own part and to practice with your group.  The Conservatory remains open.  If you want a practice space for your group, send Micki an email.  Note that Senior Strings Orchestra will rehearse on the 18th as usual and has a symphony field trip on the 25th. The Intermediate Orchestra has the same break as Collegium.

Please note that you can always see the Collegium schedules on our web-page:

https://vcm.bc.ca/program-areas/classical-music/collegium/events/#page-title

 

Mark your calendars now! 

►  GREATER VICTORIA PERFORMING ARTS FESTIVAL programs are now on-line!

Click here for the Collegium Chamber Group Festival Schedules 

See http://gvpaf.org/docs/strings-pgm-0312.pdf   for full Strings Schedule.  The piano schedule will be up soon.

The schedules have been set, so changes can only be made under extenuating circumstances and they may not be able to accommodate such requests.  For any errors/omissions/schedule conflicts, please contact the Section Head through their website: www.gvpaf.org.

There will be no paper copy produced this year.

Plan to arrive at the venue ½ hour in advance prepared to stay until the send of the section.

Audience admission to sessions is $5 for adults and $3 for children/seniors/students.  A $25 pass to all sessions at all venues will be available at the door.  This pass does NOT provide admission to concerts.  A $50 pass to all Highlights Concerts will be available at the venues.

Don’t forget – April 4th will come right after spring break.

►  New Orford String Quartet
CONCERT:  Thursday, April 4, 2019 – 7:30pm  Alix Goolden Performance Hall
Admission   $25.85  Free for 18 and under

MASTER CLASSES 4:00-5:30 Thursday April 4 before the concert.
One class with each of the four members.  Audience welcome at all of the classes.

 

►   SNACKS:  Thanks to the Daniela Gonzales and Cobie Yu and families and families for senior snacks last week and Jasmine Yu’s family for junior snacks.  The next two weeks will be spring break – back on April 1st (no fooling!)

 

►  Questions?  Concerns?  Contact Micki Stirling 250 386-5311 ext 3360 or stirling@vcm.bc.ca

March 7th, 2019

Collegium March 11 Schedule and Announcements

March 11 Schedule

► Congratulations to all of you who performed for the Spark to Flame concert – it was fabulous!
And to Lexie who won the prize for the most tickets sold.  Can’t wait to see the professional photos :~)

 

►  The Collegium SPRING BREAK is for the Mondays March 18 and 25.  Coaching sessions reconvene on Monday April 1st.  If you are going to be away on March 11th or April 1st let your coach, all your group members and Micki know immediately.  And remember that this break is an excellent time to brush up on your own part and to practice with your group.  The Conservatory remains open.  If you want a practice space for your group, send Micki an email.

 

Mark your calendars now!

►  New Orford String Quartet
CONCERT:  Thursday, April 4, 2019 – 7:30pm  Alix Goolden Performance Hall  |  Admission $25.85  Free for 18 and under
Andrew Wan, violin  | Jonathan Crow, violin  |  Eric Nowlin, viola  |  Brian Manker, cello

Four musicians with equally stellar pedigrees formed the New Orford String Quartet with the goal of developing a new model for a touring string quartet. Their concept – to bring four elite orchestral leaders together on a regular basis over many years to perform chamber music at the highest level – has resulted in a quartet that maintains a remarkably fresh perspective while bringing a palpable sense of joy to each performance. The Toronto Star has described this outcome as “nothing short of electrifying.”

Consisting of the concertmasters and principal cellist and violist of the Montreal, Detroit, and Toronto Symphonies, the New Orford String Quartet has seen astonishing success. They perform annual concerts for national CBC broadcast and have received unanimous critical acclaim, including two Opus Awards for Concert of the Year, and a 2017 JUNO Award for Canada’s top Chamber Music Recording. Recent seasons have featured return engagements in Chicago, Montreal and Toronto, as well as their New York City debut on Lincoln Center’s Great Performers series.

Read more about the Quartet on their website.

Concert Program

Uriel Vanchestein: “Les Veuves” (The Widows)
Brahms: Quartet in A minor, Op. 51, No. 2
Intermission
Ludwig Van Beethoven: Quartet in C-sharp minor, Op. 131

MASTER CLASSES 4:00-5:30 Thursday April 4 before the concert.
One class with each of the four members.  Audience welcome at all of the classes.

 

►  Dr. Jamie Syer, founder of the Collegium will be playing with the Sidney Classical Orchestra; and then he and his violinist wife Laurie Syer will be giving master classes in piano and violin on Monday April 15th.

CONCERT – Beethoven & Haydn, Passion & Tenderness
Friday, April 12, 2019, 7:30 pm
Beethoven – Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major, Op. 19
Jamie Syer – piano
Haydn – Symphony No. 91 in E flat major

Outstanding pianist, Jamie Syer from Alberta, with be performing Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major. The companion piece will be a late symphony by Haydn (Beethoven’s teacher) accurately described by the famous critic, H.C. Robbins Landon, as “a striking work”.

Single Tickets: Adult $25, Student $13, Ages 19 and under, FREE at the door
All concerts at St Elizabeth’s Catholic Church, 10030 Third Street, Sidney, BC

 

►   SNACKS:  Thanks to the Jono Devey and Ian Killough and families for snacks last week.  On Monday snacks will be provided by Daniela Gonzales and Cobie Yu and families.  The next two weeks will be spring break – back on April 1st (no fooling!)

 

►  Questions?  Concerns?  Contact Micki Stirling 250 386-5311 ext 3360 or stirling@vcm.bc.ca

February 28th, 2019

Collegium March 4 Schedule and Announcements

March 4, 2019 Schedule

► CONCERT : TOMORROW!! Spark to Flame Friday March 1st  |  7:30pm  |  Alix Goolden Hall
Get your tickets now!  $16.13 adults; Free for 18 and under
We invite you to join us as top student vocalists and instrumentalists perform alongside professional musicians and the VCM Senior String Orchestra. Maestro Timothy Vernon conducting. Elijah, Sujung and Lexie among the soloists!
Come see who won the prize for the most tickets sold!

►   SPECIAL: SATURDAY: Violin and Piano Master classes and mini Recital  |  March 2nd  |  Wood Hall  |  2:30-3:45pm and 4:00-5:30pm
Dr. Domagoj Ivanovic, violin; Dr. Noel McRobbie, piano
All welcome, Collegium members encouraged to attend.

►  CONCERT: SUNDAY:  Young Soloists with the Sidney Classical Orchestra  |  Sunday, March 3, 2019  |  2:30pm
St Elizabeth’s Catholic Church, 10030 Third Street, Sidney, BC  Ages 19 & under FREE at the door
Elijah, Luke, Keisha and Sujung among the soloists!
Stephen Brown – Music Director

►  Wanting more practice performing?
Get your coach to sign you up for the Saturday Noon Concert March 23rd.  
There is currently space, but it won’t last long.

►   SNACKS:  Thanks to the Kim family and Melissa Irvine for snacks last week.  On Monday snacks will be provided by Jono Devey and Ian Killough and families.  Next week March 11th, it will be Daniela Gonzales and Cobie Yu and families.

►  Questions?  Concerns?  Contact Micki Stirling 250 386-5311 ext 3360 or stirling@vcm.bc.ca

February 21st, 2019

Collegium February 25 Schedule and Announcements

February 25 Schedule 

► CONCERT :  Spark to Flame Friday March 1st     7:30pm
     Alix Goolden Hall  Get your tickets now!  $16.13 adults; Free for 18 and under

We invite you to join us as top student vocalists and instrumentalists perform alongside professional musicians and the VCM Senior String Orchestra. Maestro Timothy Vernon conducting.  *Collegium members and alumni 

Violin Concerto in G minor, Op. 8, no. 2, RV 315,  (Summer) from (The Four Seasons) –  Vivaldi
Elijah Kim*

Trumpet Concerto in E flat  – Haydn
Evan Overman

Piano Concerto No. 19 in F Major  –  Mozart
Rohin Arun

Per pietà, non ricercate, K. 420 –  Mozart
Adam Schmidt*

Chi sà, chi sà, qual sia, K. 582 –  Mozart
Anne van der Sloot*

Serenade for Flute, Harp and Strings  –  Howard Hanson
Sujung Lee*

Silent Woods for cello and orchestra  –  Dvorak
Lexie Jana Krakowski*

 

►   SPECIAL Violin and Piano Master classes and mini Recital
Saturday March 2  Wood Hall | 2:30-3:45 and 4:00-5:30
Dr. Domagoj Ivanovic, violin; Dr. Noel McRobbie, piano
All welcome, Collegium members encouraged to attend.

 

►  CONCERT:  Young Soloists with the Sidney Classical Orchestra
Stephen Brown – Music Director
2:30 pm, Sunday, March 3, 2019
St Elizabeth’s Catholic Church, 10030 Third Street, Sidney, BC
Info: tel. 250.480.1133     sidneyclassicalorchestra.ca

Single Tickets: $25 Adult, $13.00 Student of any age, Ages 19 & under FREE at the door

8 Young Soloists will perform with the orchestra – half of them Collegium members.

Mozart, Laudate Dominun

Sullivan, Pirates of Penzance – Poor Wandering One
Anjulie Djearam (age 13) – soprano

Mozart, Piano Concerto No. 6 in B flat major, K. 238, Mvt 1
Taryn Johnson (age 18) – piano

Vivaldi, The Four Seasons, Summer
Elijah Kim (age 12) – violin*

Saint-Saëns,  Allegro Appassionato
Luke Kim (age 13) – cello*

Hanson – Serenade for Flute, Harp, and Strings
Sujung Lee (age 22) – flute*

Mozart, Piano Concerto No. 18 in B flat major, K. 456, Mvt 1
Keisha McKay (age 13) – piano*

Haydn, Piano Concerto in D major, Mvt 1
Tallulah Tam (age 13) – piano

Mozart, Piano Concerto No. 8, in C major, K. 246, Mvt 3
Vanessa Tian (age 8) – piano

 

►   SNACKS:  On Monday snacks will be provided by the Kim family and Melissa Irvine.  Next week March 4th, it will be Jono Devey and Ian Killough and families.

 

►  Questions?  Concerns?  Contact Micki Stirling 250 386-5311 ext 3360 or

February 14th, 2019

Collegium February 18 Schedule and Announcements

February 18 FAMILY DAY CLOSURE

►  Happy Valentine’s Day!

► Our apologies for the closures this week.  We hope you have enjoyed the beauty and novelty of the snow if not the inconvenience.

►   SNACKS: This week we were snowed out and next week on February 18th, it will be a holiday! The VCM will be closed On Monday for BC Family Day.

►  Questions?  Concerns?  Contact Micki Stirling 250 386-5311 ext 3360 or stirling@vcm.bc.ca

February 7th, 2019

Collegium February 1 Schedule and Announcements

February 11 Schedule

►  THIS SUNDAY!
VCM Presents: Yours Musically, With Love
  The second concert in our Chamber Music Series, just in time for Valentines Day.
Sunday, February 10, 2019 – 2:30pm | Robin & Winifred Wood Hall

Admission $20.35 – $21.26
Tickets  Order Online: TicketFly;
Order by Phone: 250-386-5311
Tickets Available at: VCM Box Office – 900 Johnson Street

Celebrating our love and devotion to Chamber Music, we are proud to present “Yours Musically, With Love”. Featuring members of our dedicated and talented faculty who represent each department of our School of Classical Music:
Ingrid Attrot (soprano), Emily Nagelbach (flute), Patricia Kostek (clarinet), Paula Kiffner (cello), Robert Holliston (piano).

They will perform an assortment of 19th and 20th century French and German Chamber music, including Claude Debussy’s Sonata for cello and piano, Maurice Ravel’s Chansons madécasses, Francis Poulenc’s Sonata for flute and piano, and Beethoven’s Trio for piano, clarinet and cello, Op.11.

Treat someone you love to this unique and intimate gathering of musicians, evoking a heartfelt chamber music family.

 

► Parlez-vous français?  Voulez-vous assister a ce concert? J’ai un billet gratuit pour un membre de Collegium qui parle ou étudie le français, grâce à Francomonde Victoria.  Contactez Micki tout de suite !

 

►  Emily Carr String Quartet presents World War II (1939-1945): A Musical Legacy

SIDNEY, February 23, 7:30pm, Church of St. Elizabeth, 10030 3rd St.
VICTORIA, February 27, 7:30pm, St. John the Divine 1611 Quadra St.
METCHOSIN, March 3, 2:30pm, St. Mary’s, 4125 Metchosin Rd.

TICKETS: $25 at Ivy’s Bookshop, Royal and McPherson box offices, at the door, and online at www.rmts.bc.ca.
Tickets for the Sidney performance also available at Tanners’ Books.
FREE for students at the door.

 

►   SNACKS: Thanks to Kyran Klazek-Schryer, Louis Dillon and families who provided the snacks last week.  On Monday it will be Lucy Zhang and Keziah Froese and families.  Next week February 18th, it will be a holiday!

 

►  Questions?  Concerns?  Contact Micki Stirling 250 386-5311 ext 3360 or stirling@vcm.bc.ca

February 1st, 2019

Collegium February 4 Schedule and Announcements

February 4 Schedule

►  Festival – Congratulations! Thanks to each of you for persevering through this often frustration process.  We did it!  All of the Collegium instrumental groups got registered.  Whew!

►  Master Classes – this Saturday February 2:  Stewart Goodyear!  Piano Wood Hall 1:30-2:30
Changes to the master schedule:

  • Monday February 4:  Ann Elliott-Goldschmid, Violin and Dr. Milton Schlosser, Piano
  • Saturday March 2:  Strings and piano master classes and mini-recital with Dr. Domagoj Ivanovic and Dr. Neil McRobbie.
  • Monday March 4: Ernest Kassian, Violin Master class

►   SNACKS: Thanks to Sheyda Shams and Amy Zhang and families who provided the snacks last week.  On Monday it will be Kyran Klazek-Schryer, Louis Dillon and families.  Next week February 11th, it will be Lucy Zhang and Keziah Froese and families.

►  Questions?  Concerns?  Contact Micki Stirling 250 386-5311 ext 3360 or stirling@vcm.bc.ca

January 28th, 2019

Collegium January 28 Schedule and Announcements

January 28 Schedule

►  Festival!  Registration for the Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival: strings, piano & chamber deadline Sunday February 27th.
Do it now!  Note:  If you try to register before the deadline and don’t succeed, the office will help you, after.  If you have made no effort by the Sunday deadline, you will not be able to register.

  VCM Presents: Yours Musically, With Love
Sunday, February 10, 2019 – 2:30pm   Robin & Winifred Wood Hall

The second concert in our Chamber Music Series, just in time for Valentine’s Day.

Ten (10) Free balcony tickets available for VCM students:  contact Micki immediately to claim one for yourself:  stirling@vcm.bc.ca
All other Admissions $21.26 – Very limited seating!
Tickets:   Order Online: TicketFly    Order by Phone: 250-386-5311
Available at: VCM Box Office – 900 Johnson Street

Celebrating our love and devotion to Chamber Music, we are proud to present
“Yours Musically, With Love”. Featuring members of our dedicated and talented faculty who represent each department of our School of Classical Music:
Ingrid Attrot (soprano), Emily Nagelbach (flute), Patricia Kostek (clarinet), Paula Kiffner (cello), Robert Holliston (piano).

They will perform an assortment of twentieth century French and German Chamber music, including Claude Debussy’s Sonata for cello and piano, Maurice Ravel’s Chansons madécasses, Francis Poulenc’s Sonata for flute and piano, and Beethoven’s Trio for piano, clarinet and cello, Op.11.

Treat someone you love to this unique and intimate gathering of musicians, evoking a heartfelt chamber music family.

►   SNACKS: Thanks to Samantha Yee and Amy Leighton- Bickel and families who provided the snacks last week.  On Monday it will be Sheyda Shams and Amy Zhang and families.  Next week February 4th, it will be Kyran Klazek-Schryer, Louis Dillon and families.

►  Questions?  Concerns?  Contact Micki Stirling 250 386-5311 ext 3360 or stirling@vcm.bc.ca

January 18th, 2019

Collegium January 21 Schedule and Announcements

January 21 Schedule

Announcements as of January 17, 2019

► New and exciting master classes and concert: by Dr. Domagoj Ivanovic, co-Head of Strings at Vancouver Academy of Music and Dr. Noel McRobbie on Saturday March 4. Pianists from 2:30-3:30, a mini recital from Domagoj and his pianist Noel 3:30-4, followed by string players 4-5:30.

► Festival! Registration for the Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival:
strings, piano & chamber deadline Sunday February 27th.
Do it now! Call Fuchsia at the Festival office if you need help 250 386-9223.

► SNACKS: Thanks to Seung Choi and Matthew Stratton and families who provided the snacks last week. On Monday it will be Samantha Yee and Amy Leighton-Bickel and families. Next week January 28, it will be Amy Zhang and Sheyda Shams and families.

► Questions? Concerns? Contact Micki Stirling 250 386-5311 ext 3360 or email stirling@vcm.bc.ca

 

January 10th, 2019

Collegium January 14 Schedule and Announcements

January 14 Schedule

►  Soundings Sessions:

Instrumental Collegium: Victoria Symphony Concertmaster Terry Tam will be leading a session on Audition Preparation.  Audience members are welcome at no charge.  Monday 5:00 Wood Hall

Voice Collegium: Nancy Argenta will be leading a session on ‘Power Performance’.  This session is open to Voice Collegium members only.  The Voice master class with Nancy on January 21st will be open to audience members at no charge.

 

►  Sidney Classical Orchestra Concert No. 2 – The Elegant Clarinet

Handel/Barbirolli – Concerto for Clarinet and Strings
Gerald Finzi – Five Bagatelles for Clarinet and String Orchestra
Rebecca Hissen – clarinet
Sunday, January 13, 2019, 2:30 pm
St Elizabeth’s Catholic Church, 10030 Third Street, Sidney, BC

Ages 19 & under FREE at the door  Info: tel. 250.480.1133  sidneyclassicalorchestra.ca

A wonderful arrangement of Handel tunes by Barbirolli for the clarinet, plus one of the masterpieces for the instrument, Finzi’s Five Bagatelles, all played by superb guest clarinettist Rebecca Hissen.

 

►  Festival!  Registration for the Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival is now open.
Deadline for strings, piano and chamber group registration is January 27 – 18 days from now.  All Collegium chamber groups are expected to enter.  Each student (and their parent if they are under 19) and teacher needs a Profile ID in the new system.  It is easy to set up.  Do it now!  Call Fuchsia at the Festival office if you need help  250 386-9223.

 

►   SNACKS: Thanks to Tarane Noruzi and Nicole Teachman and families who provided the snacks last week.  On Monday it will be Seung Choi and Matthew Stratton and families.  Next week January 21, it will be Samantha Yee and Amy Leighton-Bickel and families.

 

►  Questions?  Concerns?  Contact Micki Stirling 250 386-5311 ext 3360 or stirling@vcm.bc.ca.

January 4th, 2019

Collegium January 7 Schedule and Announcements

January 7 Schedule

►  Happy New Year! We hope you all have had a lovely break and productive practise time.  Senior Collegium starts back on Monday.  Please see the attached schedule for changes.  If you note any errors or omissions, please let me know. Thanks

► Last chance for Collegium hoodie and sweatpants orders – contact Simon by email.

►  Concert:  Friday January 11th 7:30pm | Victoria Baroque: ‘Joy, Passion, Metamorphosis’
Steven Devine, harpsichord/director;  Kate Semmens, soprano;  Nathan McDonald, baritone
Church of St John the Divine, 1611 Quadra Street, Victoria
Tickets: $28 / $25 senior / $5 student & child
available at Royal McPherson Box Office (www.rmts.bc.ca), Ivy’s Bookshop, Munro’s Books, Long & McQuade (Victoria), and at the door
Info: 250 590 9770; victoria-baroque@shaw.ca; victoria-baroque.com

►  Festival!  Registration for the Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival is now open.
The Closing date is February 24th.  All Collegium chamber groups are expected to enter.  I will be sending out instructions about how to enter and the average age of each group.  Start gathering the original repertoire for the Jurors now!

►   SNACKS: Thanks to Boris Li and Aiden McClure and families who provided the snacks to go with the pizza on December 17th.  First up in the new year will be Tarane Noruzi and Nicole Teachman and families.

►  Questions?  Concerns?  Contact Micki Stirling 250 386-5311 ext 3360 or stirling@vcm.bc.ca

December 12th, 2018

Collegium December 17 Schedule and Announcements

December 16 concert and December 17 party!

►  Concerts!
Congrats to all of you who performed so well last Sunday and Monday! Only one remaining concert – All audience welcome (bring your friends & family!)  – entry by donation. Doors open ½ hour before concert time.
Reception following – all performers are asked to bring one plate of finger food to share.

  • Sunday December 17th 2:00pm Wood Hall  Senior Collegium Chamber Groups

 

► Pizza contributions:  For all those who can afford to contribute, the Collegium would very much appreciate $5 per person for the pizza on Monday December 17. You can pay it into the front desk, tell them it is for Collegium pizza.  As we know there are some students for whom this isn’t possible, anyone who can contribute extra, it will be much appreciated!

►  Monday December 17thAll singers and instrumentalists!
4:00-5:00 Sight-reading/singing together Exciting surprise repertoire!
5:00-6:30  Party!!!  Pizza and White-elephant gift exchange game – start looking now for a second-hand or small gift (valued under $5) to give away in our game.  The best white elephant gifts are something that you already own that you would like to give away (that piece of clothing that looks awful on you, that CD of the band you can’t stand, the one-to-many musical knick-knacks that people are always giving you, etc!)  Go wild!  Wrap it up!!  Even if only in a bag with a bow, or newspaper with a tie.

Note: if you are unable to come to this session, let Micki know.

►  Next Collegium programming, Monday January 7th!  Have a great holiday break.

►   SNACKS: Thanks to Keisha McKay and William Gao and families who provided the snacks last week.
Boris Li and Aiden McClure and families will provide cookies and fruit to go with the pizza next week.
First up in the new year will be Tarane Noruzi and Nicole Teachman and families.
All: See note above about $5 pizza contribution.  Thanks.

►  Questions?  Concerns?  Contact Micki Stirling 250 386-5311 ext 3360 or stirling@vcm.bc.ca

December 6th, 2018

Collegium December 10 Schedule and Announcements

December 10 Schedule

►  Thank you to everyone for their wonderful Spark to Flame performance auditions last Saturday. They were impressed by so many remarkable performances.

Congratulations to  Sujung Lee, Evan Overman, Lexie Krakowski, Elijah Kim, Rohin Arun, Adam Schmidt and Anne van der Sloot who have been selected to be featured with the Senior String Orchestra on March 1, 2019! We look forward to this special evening of performances with guest conductor Timothy Vernon.

►   CONCERTS! – see poster below and the Events Page
Sunday December 9th  2:00pm Alix Goolden Hall  | Junior Collegium, all three VCM String Orchestras, awarding of Chamber Competition Prizes
Monday December 10th 7:00pm  Alix Goolden Hall  | Vocal Collegium, selected chamber groups and Senior Strings Orchestra
Sunday December 16th 2:00pm  Wood Hall  | Senior Chamber Music and an encore of the Senior Strings Orchestra.
All Welcome – Admission by donation

 ►  And RECEPTIONS!
Each concert will be followed by a reception.  We ask that each performer’s family send one plate of finger food to share. Thank you!

►  December 17th we will have a joint Voice/Instrumental sight-reading of carols from 4:00-5:00 and then a party with a ‘white elephant’ gift exchange and pizza from 5:00-6:30.  We ask everyone who can afford it to donate $5 towards the cost of the pizza.  Thanks in advance to those of you who do.

►  Holiday break:  Our break is from December 18-January 6th. The building is closed from December 25-January 1 inclusive.  Our first day back is Monday January 7th.

►  SNACKS.  Thank you to Cobie Yu and Liam McDonald-Horak and families for the snacks this week.
December 10th snacks will be provided by Keisha McKay and William Gao and families.
The next week on December 17th Boris Li and Aiden McClure and families will provide fruit and cookies to go with pizza!

►  Questions?  Concerns?  Contact Micki Stirling 250 386-5311 ext 3360 or stirling@vcm.bc.ca