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Award “Kilograms of Culture” autumn nominee – State Choir LATVIJA concert with conductor Krista Audere.

On September 12th voting of the Latvian Public Media Award for Culture “Kilograms of Culture 2022” autumn nominees started and all are invited to vote for their favourite in 10 categories until September 23rd. Concert “Vārds jaunajiem. Krista Audere” which was part of 25th International Sacred music festival is nominated in category “Music”. Give your…
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25th International Sacred Music Festival

The State Choir LATVIJA — celebrating its 80th year in 2022 — and Artistic Director Māris Sirmais invite audiences to one of Latvia’s central summer classical music events, the International Sacred Music Festival, which this summer celebrates its 25th year. The Festival will include concerts given by several guest conductors, the most beautiful Western European…
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New recording! Brahms: A German Requiem with Estonian National Symphony Orchestra

We are happy to announce that Estonian National Symphonic orchestra has released new CD in collection Great Maestros which includes our concert recording of Brahms’s German Requiem. Performers: Estonian National Symphonic orchestra State Choir LATVIJA Conductor Neeme Järvi Soprano Elina Nechayeva Baritone Atlan Karp The Estonian National Symphony Orchestra (ERSO) – a vivid and versatile orchestra, always…
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State Choir LATVIJA – nominee of the OPUS KLASSIK award

On June 22 classical music award OPUS KLASSIK announced this years nominees and State Choir LATVIJA are proud to be one of 600 nominees along with several Latvian musicians! Their newest recording “Sempiternam: Choral Music by Rhona Clarke” is nominated in category “Choral Recording”. Award winners will be announced in autumn, but award ceremony will…
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GOOD FRIDAY CONCERT

State Choir LATVIJA and its Artistic Director and lead conductor Māris Sirmais welcome everyone to the Good Friday Concert on April 15 at 19.00 in the Riga St. Peter’s Church. Together with chamber orchestra ‘‘Sinfonietta Rīga’’ un soprano Yeree Suh the choir will perform two outstanding sacral music pieces devoted to the secret of Christ’s…
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Chamber choir opera for children EJ NU EJ

State Choir LATVIJA and its Artistic Director and Chief Conductor Māris Sirmais have worked on a special event for the youngest audience of the choir – a chamber opera EJ NU EJ. By this event choir also celebrates its 80th Anniversary. EJ NU EJ is a musical story composed by Laura Jēkabsone and is based on…
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Baltic Music in Support of Ukraine

On 4 March at 11:05, the concert Baltic Music in Support of Ukraine will be broadcast from the Great Guild on Latvian Radio 3 Klasika and on the television channel LTV1, and online on the portal LSM.lv. In the concert, orchestras and choirs from the Baltic States will take the stage live and in video performances…
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State Choir Latvia about to return to Elbphilharmonie

On April 30 and May 2 in Elbphilharmonie State Choir Latvia female choir together with Hamburg Philharmonic State Orchestra, Hamburg Boys Choir and alto Gerhild Romberg will perform Mahler’s Third Symphony, conducted by Kent Nagano. »To me, however, a symphony means: building a world by all available means which technique offers« – after his symphonies…
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Celebrating Orchestra Riga 50th anniversary

This year Orchestra Riga celebrates its 50th anniversary and State Choir Latvia will join their celebration in concert Four American Stories on March 18. To be aware of the latest repertoire for symphonic bands worldwide, and to introduce with that our local society, is an essential part of the creative work, done by Orchestra RIGA.…
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SEMPITERNAM: Choral music by Rhona Clarke

SEMPITENAM: Choral music by Rhona Clarke Izpildītāji: Valsts Akadēmiskais koris “Latvija” Māris Sirmais – diriģients Komponiste: Rona Klārka (Rhona Clarke) Choral music has always been a constant thread throughout the compositional development of Rhona Clarke (b. 1958). The works on this album range over a thirty year period and demonstrate the increasing individuality of her…
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JAZZ MASS by Linas Rimša

 The world premiere of Linas Rimša’s Jazz Mass is dedicated to the creative anniversary of State Choir VILNIUS. It is a five-movement (Kyrie, Gloria, Credo, Sanctus and Agnus Dei) sacred cycle for mixed choir and big band. The idea to write a modern Lithuanian Mass, combining classical elements with an innovative approach to this genre,…
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23rd International Sacred Music Festival to Conclude This Week

The 23rd International Sacred Music Festival will conclude this week with two concerts. The State Choir LATVIJA and its artistic director Māris Sirmais will continue one of the festival’s longest traditions on September 2nd at St. Peter’s Church in Riga: a concert of new works from Latvian composers. In the closing concert of the festival,…
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The 23rd International Sacred Music Festival Begins

The State Choir LATVIJA and its artistic director and principal conductor Māris Sirmais invite listeners to mark their calendars for one of the summer’s most anticipated classical music festivals. The 23rd International Sacred Music Festival will take place in Riga from August 18th to September 5th. The opening concert of the 23rd International Sacred Music…
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State Choir LATVIJA Releases Video of New Work “Trees” and Resumes Concert Season

On July 21st, the State Choir LATVIJA and its artistic director and chief conductor Māris Sirmais will release a video of “Trees,” a new work from composer Jēkabs Jančevskis and poet Inese Zandere. This video release also represents the resumption of the choir’s 2020 concert season. The idea for the video began in March, as…
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The 23rd International Sacred Music Festival will be opened with Iveta Apkalna solo concert

The State Choir LATVIJA and its Artistic Director and Principal Conductor Māris Sirmais invite listeners to mark their calendars for one of the summer’s most anticipated classical music festivals. The 23rd International Sacred Music Festival will take place in Riga between August 18th and September 5th. The 23rd International Sacred Music Festival will be opened…
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