Magalia is an audition-only group that includes approximately 9–12 female singers and performs a cappella selections similar to many college groups.
The group rehearses about four hours each week and sings for the school community as well as throughout the surrounding area and region.
Members of Magalia must also be members of the Mercersburg Chorale, Band, or String Ensemble and be willing to devote the extra time required to perfect the music they sing. The group is directed by James Brinson.
Build Me Up Buttercup (McCauley/d’Abo, arr. Brinson) Bye, Bye Love (Everly Brothers) Can’t Help Falling in Love (Elvis Presley) Chasing Cars (Snow Patrol) Ex’s and Oh’s(Elle King, arr. Rachael Ditzler ’15) Here Comes the Sun (The Beatles) Make You Feel My Love(Bob Dylan, arr. by Brinson) Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) (Annie Lennox, arr. Raugh) Won’t Go Home Without You (Maroon 5, arr. Brinson)
Founded in 1893 in the heart of Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic, Mercersburg is a private, coed, college preparatory boarding school with approximately 435 students (15 percent are day), grades 9-12 and postgraduate.
We offer 170 courses, including AP and Honors, more than $7 million in financial aid, 26 varsity sports, and a state-of-the-art performing and visual arts center. Located 90 minutes from Washington, D.C., and Baltimore, and within easy driving distance of New York City, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh. 100 Academy Drive, Mercersburg, PA 17236 GPS Address: 10951 Buchanan Trail West, Mercersburg, PA 17236 717-328-6173