Category: News

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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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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Mahler’s Symphony No. 8. Conductor Mariss Jansons

Today we remember one of the grandest moments in the history of the State Choir LATVIJA. On March 6th, 2011, we had the honor performing Gustav Mahler’s monumental Symphony No. 8 with the Concertgebouworkest, Netherlands Radio Choir, Netherlands Boys Choir, National Children’s Choir, Bavarian Radio Choir, and soloists Camilla Nylund, María Espada, Stephanie Blythe, Christine Brewer, Robert Dean Smith,…
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State Choir LATVIJA’s 2015 New York Concert to Be Included in Baryshnikov Arts Center’s PlayBAC Series

From April 16th–21st, the State Choir LATVIJA’s solo performance, which was filmed in the Jerome Robbins Theater on April 11th, 2015, will be available for viewing on the Baryshnikov Arts Center’s website as part of the specially created PlayBAC series.  PlayBAC Performances from the Archive is a newly created weekly series from the Baryshnikov Arts…
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“SPRING SONGS OF LOVE” CONCERT IS CANCELLED

Due to the extension of the state of emergency in Latvia, we regret to report that the “Spring Songs of Love” concert by the State Choir LATVIJA, originally postponed to April 24th, has been cancelled. The concert was originally scheduled for March 20th at 19.00 at St. Peter’s Church in Riga. We hope that as…
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State Choir LATVIJA most liked recordings

What’s one of the most important factors for a productive working day? Of course, the right playlist which will help boost your energy and increase your concentration! With that in mind, we’re offering a special selection of recordings from the State Choir LATVIJA. This list features our choral artists’ favorite State Choir LATVIJA recordings: from…
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LISTEN TO CONCERT RECORDINGS OF THE STATE CHOIR LATVIJA AND IVETA APKALNA

Continuing our stories about fantastic collaborations, we must mention Iveta Apkalna, the outstanding Latvian organist. Iveta Apkalna is one of the world’s most talented organists. Since 2016, she has been the principal organist of the Elbphilharmonie. Her playing unites deep musicality, impeccable technique, and unfailing emotion. The archive of Latvian Radio 3 includes four concert…
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WATCH THE PREMIERE OF ĒRIKS EŠENVALDS’ “NORTHERN LIGHTS” MULTIMEDIA SYMPHONY

Composer Ēriks Ešenvalds, conductor Māris Sirmais, and the State Choir LATVIJA share a special bond. Ēriks sang in the choir’s tenor section for nine years, and the choir has recorded two albums of Ēriks’ music. While we can’t go out to view the Northern Lights in person at the moment, we invite you to return…
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LISTEN TO RECORDINGS OF THE STATE CHOIR LATVIJA ON THE TCHAIKOVSKY HALL WEBSITE

Today we invite listeners to pay a virtual visit to one of the world’s most impressive concert halls, the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall of the Moscow Philharmonic Society. The concert hall’s archive includes four concerts featuring the State Choir LATVIJA. The oldest recording in the hall’s archive featuring the State Choir LATVIJA is a concert from…
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THE STATE CHOIR LATVIJA INVITES LISTENERS TO ENJOY RECORDINGS OF ITS “LATVIAN COMPOSERS FOR LATVIA’S CENTENARY” CONCERT SERIES

Music is a great way to pass the time, especially at the moment, when one of the most important things is to #stayhome. While the choral artists of the State Choir LATVIJA are spending their days at home and their concert performances have been put on pause, we would like to invite listeners to revisit…
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SPRING SONGS OF LOVE – POSTPONED

Due to the state of emergency declared by the Republic of Latvia, the concert will be rescheduled for April 24th. Tickets purchased for the March 20th performance will be valid for the new concert date. In the event of any questions or concerns, contact the concert organizers by writing to info@koris.lv.

Current information about concert attendance

For the safety of our audience and artists, as well as to comply with the parliamentary decree, all State Choir LATVIJA concerts are canceled from March 13 until April 14. Scheduled concerts will be moved to a later date where possible. Information about rescheduled event times will be announced in the near future. In the…
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State Choir LATVIJA to Debut Four Seasons Cycle of Solo Concerts on First Day of Spring

On March 20th, the State Choir LATVIJA and its Artistic Director and Principal Conductor Māris Sirmais will invite audiences to celebrate the beginning of spring. The concert, Spring Love Songs, will launch Four Seasons, the choir’s cycle of solo concerts which will be performed throughout the year at St. Peter’s Church in Riga. The spring…
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