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State Choir LATVIJA returns to Philharmonic Hall Szczecin

State Choir LATVIJA has returned to Philharmonic Hall Szczecin in Poland where we where honored to perform Beethoven’s 9th Symfony at the Opening Concert of the concert hall in 2014. On October 1, 2021, celebrating the International Music day, together with Szczecin Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra and soloists – soprano Iwona Sobotka (Poland), mezzo-soprano Agnieszka Rehlis (Poland),…
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AETERNUM

AETERNUM: Latvian composers for the Centenary of Latvia Performers: State Choir “Latvija”Māris Sirmais – conductor Compositions: Ēriks Ešenvalds “Rasa (The Dew) Irīna Mihailovska “Uguns rituāls” (Fire Ritual) Valts Pūce “Dziesmu svētkos” (At the Song Festival) Andris Dzenītis “No debesīm” (From the Sky) Pēteris Vasks “Mūsu kalni” (Our Mountains) Rihards Zaļupe “Sauciens vējā” (A Call in…
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CONCERT VIDEO: ARVO PÄRT “ADAM’S LAMENT”

For only two weeks, from April 2 to 16, a recording of “Adam’s Lament” by the legendary Estonian composer Arvo Pärt is available on Sinfonietta Riga web page. The Concert in which State Choir LATVIJA and Sinfonietta Riga under the baton of Māris Sirmais performed was recorded on The Good Friday, April 2, 2021, at…
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Song “Prayer: Dodi mieru mūsu brāļiem” has recieved MundoBSO award in nomination “Best song”

We are truly honored for the prestigious World Film Music XX MundoBSO Award in the nomination “Best Song” for film by Dzintars Dreibergs Blizzard of Souls, for the theme Prayer: “Dodi Mieru Mūsu Brāļiem”. We are grateful and satisfied that in such a wide competition the jury has recognized the choral a cappella music as…
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Concert “World Premiers” is now available in video format

We are pleased to announce that in cooperation with the Center for Cultural Information Systems, the concert of the 23rd International Sacred Music Festival “World Premieres” can now be watched in video format: http://www.diva.lv/Contents/Item/Display/38633  In the concert, which took place on September 2, 2020, in Riga St. Peter’s Church, the world premieres of four composers…
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Wach production “Evolution”

One year ago, the State Choir LATVIJA traveled to Bochum, Germany, where, within the framework of the Ruhrtriennale interdisciplinary arts festival, it participated in an ambitious production entitled “Evolution”. The production was based on Gyorgy Ligeti’s Requiem. In addition to the State Choir LATVIJA, participants included the Bochum Symphony Orchestra conducted by Steven Sloan, soprano…
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Raimonda Paula dziedāšanas svētki koncertzālē “Lielais dzintars”

Raimonds PAULS, piano Conductor Māris SIRMAIS Liepāja Simphonyc orchestra State choir Latvija Oskars Petrauskis, saxophone (3,6) Ansis Bētiņš, tenor (5) Eduards Vācietis, baritone (10) © 2019 Mikrofona ieraksti 1. Aiz ezera augsti kalni2. Tautas acis3. Tēma no k/f Ilgais ceļš kāpās4. Kaligula5. Dzel manī sauli6. Mersedesa7. Meža gulbji8. Latgalei9. Vecpuiša dziesma10. Leo dziesma11. Atziedi, dvēsele12.…
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THE SPIRIT OF THE ROSE

RAIMONDA PAULA kora dziesmas Valsts Akadēmiskais koris LATVIJA RAIMONDS PAULS, klavieres diriģents MĀRIS SIRMAIS Inese Romancāne (13, 18), Irīna Mihailovska (5, 9, 13) Eduards Fiskovičs (18) Rūdolfs Bacāns (20) Released in 2016   ROZES GARS (veltījums Emīlam Dārziņam) Jānis Peters IZŠUJ MANI, MĀMULIŅA Leons Briedis GAISMIŅ, TECI MAN PA PRIEKŠU Leons Briedis TAURENIS LILIJAS KAUSĀ…
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From the Dim and Distant Past

Choral music by Ēriks EšenvaldsState Choir “Latvija”Conductor Maris Sirmais Ilze Zariņa (9), Asnate Rancāne (2, 8), Lauma Bērza (2, 8), Ēriks Zeps (2, 8), Altera Veritas (8), Aivars Krastiņš (2, 6, 8), Inga Lisovska (2), Sintija Šmite (6), Rūdolfs Bacāns (2, 6), Ansis Bētiņš (5, 6), Līga Vasiļjeva (5), Jānis Petrovskis (4, 6), Zane Šmite…
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The fifth concert of the cycle Latvian Composers for Latvia’s Centenary

State Choir LATVIJA offers to its audience final concert in the cycle Latvian Composers for Latvia’s Centenary. This Thursday on February 15, 2018 at 7 p.m. traditionally held in Ziedonis Hall of the National Library of Latvia. Four concerts of this cycle have already been performed. More than 60 a cappella compositions for mixed choir by Latvian composers have…
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ĒRIKS EŠENVALDS’S VOLCANO SYMPHONY

Concert date: 2018 gada 10. March, 19:00 Concert place: Vidzeme concert hall CĒSIS  State Choir LATVIJA Latvian National Symphony Orchestra Dita Kreinberga, principal Māris SIRMAIS, conductor Roberts Rubīns, director Renārs Vimba, video Didzis Jaunzems, stage Mārtiņš Feldmanis, lights Ēriks Ešenvalds Volcano Symphony (world premiere) After the successful production of Northern Lights, dedicated to aurora borealis, Ešenvalds continues his exploration of nature,…
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State Choir “Latvia” is participating in Brahms German Requiem performancee

The State Choir “Latvija” has traveled to Germany, where on April 10, Bremen’s Dame, together with the Bremen German Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra and its artistic director and conductor Pāvo Jervi, will perform Johannes Brahms’s grand vocal symphonic work “German Requiem”.

Concert recording of Johannes Brahms German Requiem

This Sunday, April 22, 3sat channel will stream Johannes Brahms German Requiem from Bremen’s Dome. Under the direction of conductor Paavo Järvi, the concert with State Choir LATVIJA was attended by The Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, soprano Valentine Farkas, and baritone Matthias Goerne. We also invite you to experience this musical event, which marks the 150…
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Concert LATVIAN COMPOSERS FOR CENTENARY OF LATVIA on live stream

The live stream will be shown here: http://straume.lmt.lv/lv/kultura/kultura/latvijas-komponisti-latvijas-simtgadei/1022658

21st International Sacred Music Festival

21st International Sacred Music Festival to take place from the 18th of August to the 8th of September This summer, the State Choir Latvija along with Festival Artistic Director and Head Conductor Māris Sirmais again invites audiences to the International Sacred Music Festival. This marks the festival’s twenty-first year, and audiences can look forward to…
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