Category: News

26th International Sacred Music Festival

The State Choir LATVIJA and its Artistic Director Māris Sirmais invite audiences in the second half of August to the 26th International Sacred Music Festival, the most significant and tradition-rich sacred music event of the year. Over the Festival’s four concerts this year, audiences will experience a meeting with the energetically powerful Latvian choral conductor…
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St. Matthew’s Passion by J.S.Bach on Good Friday

On Good Friday the Latvian Radio Classics broadcasted the recording of St. Matthew’s Passion by J.S.Bach under the guidance of conductor Jaap van Zweden, that State Choir LATVIJA performed in Hong Kong at the Hong Kong Culture Centre on February 3 and 4, 2023 together with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, Hong Kong Philharmonic Chorus,…
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Paweł Łukaszewski | Sacred Choral Works nominated for the Fryderyk 2023 awards

We are honoured and happy that music album Paweł Łukaszewski | Sacred Choral Works recorded by the State Choir LATVIJA and conductor Māris Sirmais has been nominated for the Polish Music Recording Awards Fryderyk 2023 in two categories: Nomination for the best Polish music recording abroad Nomiation for the most outstanding Polish classical music recording…
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BACH | St. Matthew’s Passion in Hong Kong

The State Choir LATVIJA is visiting Hong Kong to perform the St. Matthew’s Passion by J.S.Bach under the guidance of the outstanding conductor Jaap van Zweden, Artistic Director of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra and the New York Philharmonic Orchestra. The legendary oratory will be performed at the Hong Kong Culture Centre on February 3…
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ADVENT TIME PREMIERES

State Choir LATVIJA and conductor Māris Sirmais have prepared a concert program for the very special time of the year – Advent and Christmas. New pieces by the Latvian composers Rihards Zaļupe, Renāte Stivriņa and Andris Kontauts have been commissioned and will be premiered on December 7, 2022 at the culture center Ulbrokas Pērle. The…
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NEW CD! PAWEL LUKASZEWSKI. Sacred Choral Works

Music publishing company ONDINE has released a new album of Polish composer’s Pawel Lukazsweski sacred music recorded by the State Choir LATVIJA and conductor Māris Sirmais. The CD includes 11 sacred choral works recorded in October 2021 in Riga St. John’s Church in Latvia, eight of which are world premiere recordings. Listen to the new album…
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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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