News & Events by Members » AGM, GM on Feb. 15, 2020

  • Elizabeth Volpé Bligh
    Elizabeth Volpé Bligh
    There will be an AGM and GM on Feb. 15 from 3-5 at Elizabeth's home. 3601-1077 West Cordova Street, Vancouver, BC, V6C2C6 Directors’ Report for WCHS for the year 2019 Elizabeth Volpé Bligh, President, WCHS On January 19, 2019, Sivan Magen gave a master class and performed a solo recital for the WCHS at UBC School of Music’s Roy Barnett Hall. This event was sponsored by UBC School of Music, which gave us the hall for free and subsidized the UBC harp students. We sold tickets at the door and through the web site. On January 20, Sivan gave another master class at Miya Otake’s house. Also, on January 18, Sivan performed in White Rock with his trio. Miya had alerted us to this event, which is how we were able to arrange this. Thanks, Miya! In emails (cyber “general meetings”), the Board discussed communicating with the Royal Conservatory of Music and their planning of a new harp syllabus. Marilyn created a page on our web site for us to enter our thoughts. https://westcoastharpsociety.org/rcm-discussion-and-submission Elizabeth wrote to Gianetta Baril of Calgary, and Teresa Suen Campbell, the president of the Toronto chapter of the American Harp Society, to ask for their ideas as well. We got responses from Gianetta and the Toronto chapter (Teresa Suen Campbell and Julie Umbrico). Benjamin Bagby is playing for Early Music Vancouver in January 2020. Elizabeth wrote to his agent to request a workshop, but unfortunately, he is too busy. So we put a notice of it on canadawestharplist to let people know. Miya Otake brought Motoshi Kosako again in the summer to do a workshop. Harp regulators Zio Hersch and Otto Keyes came in 2019. We had no face-to-face meetings this year.

    There will be an AGM and GM on Feb. 15 from 3-5 at Elizabeth's home.

    3601-1077 West Cordova Street, Vancouver, BC, V6C2C6

    Directors’ Report for WCHS for the year 2019

    Elizabeth Volpé Bligh, President, WCHS

    On January 19, 2019, Sivan Magen gave a master class and performed a solo recital for the WCHS at UBC School of Music’s Roy Barnett Hall. This event was sponsored by UBC School of Music, which gave us the hall for free and subsidized the UBC harp students. We sold tickets at the door and through the web site.

    On January 20, Sivan gave another master class at Miya Otake’s house.
    Also, on January 18, Sivan performed in White Rock with his trio. Miya had alerted us to this event, which is how we were able to arrange this. Thanks, Miya!

    In emails (cyber “general meetings”), the Board discussed communicating with the Royal Conservatory of Music and their planning of a new harp syllabus. Marilyn created a page on our web site for us to enter our thoughts. https://westcoastharpsociety.org/rcm-discussion-and-submission
    Elizabeth wrote to Gianetta Baril of Calgary, and Teresa Suen Campbell, the president of the Toronto chapter of the American Harp Society, to ask for their ideas as well. We got responses from Gianetta and the Toronto chapter (Teresa Suen Campbell and Julie Umbrico).

    Benjamin Bagby is playing for Early Music Vancouver in January 2020. Elizabeth wrote to his agent to request a workshop, but unfortunately, he is too busy. So we put a notice of it on canadawestharplist to let people know.

    Miya Otake brought Motoshi Kosako again in the summer to do a workshop.

    Harp regulators Zio Hersch and Otto Keyes came in 2019.

    We had no face-to-face meetings this year.

  • Elizabeth Volpé Bligh
    Elizabeth Volpé Bligh
    Director's Report for WCHS for the year 2018 Elizabeth Volpé Bligh, President. WCHS We had our AGM for 2016 and 2017 on January 3, 2018, then a general meeting afterwards. We had another General meeting on Sept. 7, 2018 at Miya Otake's house, in which we discussed the new bylaws, raised dues to $15 per year, finalized Sivan Magen's contract for the January 2019, and discussed details of the Harp Day on October 20. Sasha Boldachev performed and gave a master class at UBC, and a day later at Miya Otake's house. We sold tickets on our web site, and it worked brilliantly. UBC School of Music printed out posters, let us have the recital hall for free, and subsidized the UBC harp students' fees. Alison Hunter did a couple of newsletters to keep us informed, but we also encouraged people to post events and news on the WCHS web site. Arpanatolia, a group from Turkey with an amazing harpist, came to perform at the Chan Centre on April 24, 2018. Our society helped spread the word. We got a grant from the American Harp Society for a Harp Day and for scholarships for very advanced students wanting to compete or take part in out-of-town competitions and festivals. Four were selected: Hayley Farenholtz, Honoka Shoji, Cyrenius Yuen and Renee Qin. The AHS cheque was for $1500 US and came to $1882.20 in Canadian dollars. The winners submitted reports of their experiences to us and to the AHS. We held our first Harp Day on October 20, at Vancouver Unitarian Church. The four scholarship winners were featured in the performance, as well as others, and finished with a big ensemble. We held panels and workshops as well. It was a big success. Miya Otake told us that Sivan Magen was performing in Vancouver in January, 2019, and we arranged for him to perform and teach for the Society while he was here.

    Director's Report for WCHS for the year 2018

    Elizabeth Volpé Bligh, President. WCHS

    We had our AGM for 2016 and 2017 on January 3, 2018, then a general meeting afterwards. We had another General meeting on Sept. 7, 2018 at Miya Otake's house, in which we discussed the new bylaws, raised dues to $15 per year, finalized Sivan Magen's contract for the January 2019, and discussed details of the Harp Day on October 20.

    Sasha Boldachev performed and gave a master class at UBC, and a day later at Miya Otake's house. We sold tickets on our web site, and it worked brilliantly. UBC School of Music printed out posters, let us have the recital hall for free, and subsidized the UBC harp students' fees.

    Alison Hunter did a couple of newsletters to keep us informed, but we also encouraged people to post events and news on the WCHS web site.

    Arpanatolia, a group from Turkey with an amazing harpist, came to perform at the Chan Centre on April 24, 2018. Our society helped spread the word.

    We got a grant from the American Harp Society for a Harp Day and for scholarships for very advanced students wanting to compete or take part in out-of-town competitions and festivals. Four were selected: Hayley Farenholtz, Honoka Shoji, Cyrenius Yuen and Renee Qin. The AHS cheque was for $1500 US and came to $1882.20 in Canadian dollars. The winners submitted reports of their experiences to us and to the AHS.

    We held our first Harp Day on October 20, at Vancouver Unitarian Church. The four scholarship winners were featured in the performance, as well as others, and finished with a big ensemble. We held panels and workshops as well. It was a big success.

    Miya Otake told us that Sivan Magen was performing in Vancouver in January, 2019, and we arranged for him to perform and teach for the Society while he was here.

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