STATE CHOIR LATVIJA AT THE LINCOLN CENTRE, NEW YORK
Latvian National Choir
Conductor Māris SIRMAIS
Works by Johannes Brahms, Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Olivier Messiaen, John Tavener, Ēriks Ešenvalds, Pēteris Vasks, Arvo Pärt, Veljo Tormis, Vytautas Miškinis
The Latvian National Choir (also known as State Choir Latvija) with its inspiring artistic director Māris Sirmais in the lead will take you on a musical tour through the unique landscape of European and Baltic choir music in the two-part a capella programme in Lincoln Centre. The extensive repertoire reveals the distinct and world-beloved sound unique to Latvian choirs.
The debut of the choir in USA took place in 2010 at the Lincoln Center during the White Light Festival in a joint project with the Icelandic band, Sigur Ros. The New York Timesdescribed the choir’s performance in several reviews as “exquisite, beautiful, and brilliant”.
Concert is a part of the public diplomacy and culture programme of the Latvian Presidency of the Council of the European Union.