THE BALTIC ASSEMBLEY PRIZE FOR THE ARTS 2013 for the oratorio Mary Magdalene Gospel. The prize giving ceremony will take place on November 28th in Riga, Latvia.
Oratorio for vocal soloists, narrator, boys’ choir, mixed choir, nature sounds and symphony orchestra; original lyrics in Coptic language. Duration 62−65 min, composed in 2010−2011, commissioned by State Choir Latvija and Riga International Sacred Music Festival. Premiered by: Sevara Nazarkhan (soprano, Mary Magdalene), Priit Volmer (basso, Jesus), Tõnis Mägi (narrator), Juris Jēkabsons (tenor, Andreas), Eduards Fiskovičs (baritone, Levi), Uģis Menģelis (basso, Peter), Riga Dom Cathedral Boys Choir, State Choir Latvija, Latvian National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Risto Joost.
THE BALTIC ASSEMBLEY PRIZE for Mary Magdalene Gospel