Fonds P082 - Vic Vogel fonds

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Vic Vogel fonds

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  • 1901 - 2015 (Creation)
    Vogel, Vic
    Predominantly 1966-2011

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15.5 m of textual records
452 sound recordings
87 moving images
113 photographs
41 posters
6 art works

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(August 3, 1935-September 16, 2019)

Biographical history

Musician Victor Stephan Vogel, of Austrian-Hungarian descent, known as Vic Vogel, was born in Montreal on August 3, 1935, as the second son of first-generation immigrants Emilia Zuelt and Mathias Vogel, who was of gypsy origin. Vic Vogel grew up on Bullion Street in Montreal. His father played accordion, and especially violin. Vic learned to play piano at the age of 5, by watching his older brother Frank as he studied piano. Vic also taught himself to play trombone, tuba, and vibraphone as well as arranging. At twelve years old, he dropped out of school. He started performing in Montreal Jazz clubs, and by the late 1950s he was playing in numerous orchestras. In 1960 he conducted his first ensemble at the Montreal night club Chez Paree. He went on tour with the orchestra Les Doubles Six de Paris in 1961 and with a CBC band in 1966. From 1965 to 1982, he was part of the staff creating the emission “Femmes d’aujourd’hui” at Radio-Canada, and has been musical director for a number of variety shows. At CBC radio, he conducted his own bands, including the Vic Vogel Big Band, which was formed in 1968. During its 50 years existence, this band became an important part of Montreal’s jazz scene. Every year from 1980 to 2015, Vic Vogel performed at the Festival International de Jazz de Montreal. He composed and arranged the music for the opening ceremonies for the Man and his World world's fair Expo 67, the Olympic Games held in Montreal in 1976, the Canada Games in 1985, as well as for the 1981 and 1985 Grey Cup football game half-time shows. Vogel’s other compositions include musicals for the Théâtre des variétés, program themes for CBC-TV and CTV, and film soundtracks. He has also created arrangements for jazz soloists and symphony orchestras. Vic Vogel released his first piano solo album in May 1993. In 2010, Vogel was awarded an honorary doctorate in music by Concordia University. In June 2019, he received the Medal of the National Assembly.
Vic Vogel died in Montreal on September 16, 2019.

Custodial history

The fonds was transferred from Concordia University's Records Management and Archives Department to Concordia University Libraries' Special Collections March 9-10, 2016, March 15-17, 2016, March 24, 2016, April 12, 2016, April 14, 2016, April 20, 2016, May 4-5, 2016, and May 10, 2016.
A last donation has been made to Concordia University Libraries on November 28, 2019.

Scope and content

The fonds provides information on Vic Vogel's musical career. The fonds contains original scores for music composed and arranged by Vic Vogel from the mid-1960s to 2006. Among many other scores, it includes Vogel’s composition for the 1976 Montreal Olympics. It also contains scores by other composers, as well as correspondence, sound recordings, moving images, contracts, financial documents, magazines and other publications, photographs, posters, and newspaper clippings.
The fonds is divided into the following series :
P082/A Musical scores
P082/B Audio-visual material
P082/C Textual records
P082/D Graphic material

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First accession donated to Concordia University Archives in 1991. Later accessions donated to Concordia University Archives in 1993 and after. A last donation has been made to Concordia University Libraries on November 28, 2019.


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  • English
  • French

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    Reproduction for research or private study is permitted. Use of material in publications cannot be done without permission of the copyright holder.

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