IVETA APKALNA, STATE CHOIR LATVIJA, MĀRIS SIRMAIS
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LNSO AND AINARS RUBIKIS
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THE 27TH LIEPĀJA INTERNATIONAL STARS FESTIVAL. ELGAR. THE DREAM OF GERONTIUS
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CARMINA BURANA
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ORCHESTRA RIGA AND STATE CHOIR LATVIJA
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ON GOOD FRIDAY. STABAT MATER
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HAMBURG INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL. OPENING CONCERT
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ERSO END OF THE SEASON CONCERT
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VERDI "ERNANI"
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CHORAL WORKSHOP WITH STATE CHOIR LATVIJA AND MARIS SIRMAIS
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CONCERT OF SACRED MUSIC
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STATE CHOIR LATVIJA CANADIAN DEBUT CONCERT
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Concert date: 2019 gada 24. februāris, 20:00
Concert place: Germany, Hamburg, Elbphilharmonie

State Choir LATVIJA

Iveta APKALNA, organ

Conductor: Māris SIRMAIS

 

PROGRAM:

Lionel Rogg The heavenly city "Two visions of the apocalypse"

Thierry Escaich Three Motets for choir and organ

Pēteris Vasks Cantus ad Pacem

Aivars Kalējs Lux Aeterna Tribute to Olivier Messiaen

Olivier Messiaen / Clytus Gottwald Praise to the Eternity of Jesus 

Ēriks Ešenvalds A Drop in the Ocean

Pēteris Vasks Veni Domine World premiere

 
IVETA APKALNA, STATE CHOIR LATVIJA, MĀRIS SIRMAIS
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Concert date: 2019 gada 15. marts, 19:00
Concert place: Riga, The Great Guild Hall

State Choir LATVIJA

Latvian National symphony Orchestra

Conductor: Ainars RUBIKIS

Program:

Arthur HONEGGER Symphonie Liturgique

Felix MENDELSSOHN A Midsummer Night's Dream

 
LNSO AND AINARS RUBIKIS
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Concert date: 2019 gada 16. marts, 18:00
Concert place: Great Amber, Liepāja

State Choir LATVIJA

Liepāja Symphony orchestra

Rihards Mačanovskis, baritone (Latvia)

Tuuri Dede, mezzo-soprano (Estonia)

Mark Wilde, tenor (Scotland)

Conductor Risto JOOST (Estonia) 

Program: Edward Elgar – oratario for soloists, chorus & orchestra "The Dream of Gerontius" Op. 38

 
THE 27TH LIEPĀJA INTERNATIONAL STARS FESTIVAL. ELGAR. THE DREAM OF GERONTIUS
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Concert date: 2019 gada 21. marts, 19:00
Concert place: Riga, VEF Culture Palace

50th Anniversary of Riga Chamber Choir AVE SOL

State Choir LATVIJA

Riga Chamber Choir AVE SOL

Liepāja Symphony orchestra 

Marlēna Keine, soprano (Latvia)

Mati Turi, tenor (Estonia)

Dance School DZIRNAS

Agris Daņiļevičs, Markus Zmoeling, choreographer

Conductor Andris VEISMANIS

Program: Carl Orff CARMINA BURANA 

 

 
CARMINA BURANA
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Concert date: 2019 gada 25. marts, 19:00
Concert place: Riga Cathedral

State Choir LATVIJA

Orchestra RIGA

Conductor: Valdis BUTĀNS

 

PROGRAM: Ilona Breģe REQUIEM

 
ORCHESTRA RIGA AND STATE CHOIR LATVIJA
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Concert date: 2019 gada 19. aprīlis, 18:00
Concert place: Jūrmala, Dzintari concert hall, Small hall

State Choir LATVIJA

Kristīne Adamaite, organ

Inga Šļubovska-Kancēviča, soprano

Laura Teivāne, soprano

Mihails Čuļpajevs, tenor

Kalvis Kalniņš, baritone

Conductor: Māris SIRMAIS

 

PROGRAM: Antonín Dvořák Stabat Mater

 
ON GOOD FRIDAY. STABAT MATER
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Concert date: 2019 gada 27. aprīlis, 20:00
Concert place: Hamburg, Elb philharmonie, Great Hall

State Choir LATVIJA

Arnold Schoenberg Chor

Hamburg Philharmonic State Orchestra

Sarah Wegener, soprano

Gerhild Romberger, mezzo - soprano

Conductor Kent NAGANO

Program: 

György Ligeti Requiem

Gustav Mahler Symphony No. 2 c-Moll

 

 
HAMBURG INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL. OPENING CONCERT
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Concert date: 2019 gada 10. maijs, 19:00
Concert place: Estonia, Tallin, Estonian concert hall

State Choir Latvija

Estonian National Symphony Orchestra

Conductor NEEME JÄRVI

 

Program: Johannes Brahms

Song of Destiny (Schicksalslied)

A German Requiem (Ein Deutsches Requiem)

 
ERSO END OF THE SEASON CONCERT
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Concert date: 2019 gada 30. maijs, 19:00
Concert place: Moscow, Tchaikovsky Concert Hall

State Choir LATVIJA

State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia (Svetlanov Symphony Orchestra)

Dinara Alieva, soprano (Azerbaijan)

Conductor Daniel OREN

Program:

Giuseppe Verdi Ernani opera in a concert performance

 

 

 
VERDI "ERNANI"
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Concert date: 2019 gada 03. jūlijs, 15:00
Concert place: Trinity-St Paul's United Church and Centre for Faith, Justice and the Arts

The Choral Workshop with conductor Māris Sirmais and the State Choir LATVIJA on Wednesday, July 3 from 3:00 – 5:00 pm at Trinity St. Paul’s United Church will be presented as part lecture, part performance and part audience participation. They will take the audience on a journey from the beginnings of the UNESCO-recognized Latvian song festival tradition in 1873 right up to today and will demonstrate the unique Latvian musical tradition of folk song arrangements. The second half of the workshop will feature a sampling of some of the best-known Latvian composers of the last decade.

 
CHORAL WORKSHOP WITH STATE CHOIR LATVIJA AND MARIS SIRMAIS
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Concert date: 2019 gada 04. jūlijs, 16:00
Concert place: pin Trinity-St Paul's United Church and Centre for Faith, Justice and the Arts

The Concert of Sacred Music will feature performances by the State Choir Latvija, the festival choir, chamber orchestra, and soprano Ilze Paegle, all led by conductors Maris Sirmais and Brigita Alks.

Featured repertoire will include Imant Raminsh' stunning Ave Verum Corpus and Ubi Caritas, and the North American premiere of the Missa Brevis Latviensis by Toronto composer George Juris Kenins. This work, commissioned by the State Choir Latvija in 2017, was first performed by them in Riga, Latvia on August 22, 2017 to great critical acclaim. Dedicated to, and inspired by, the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation, it is a significant addition to the catalogue of Canadian sacred choral music. Both of these works will be performed by the State Choir Latvija

Other Latvian-Canadian composers on the program include Talivaldis Kenins, Arvids Purvs and Erika Yost, as well as works by Brigita Ritmanis, Adolfs Abele, Viktors Baštiks, Andrejs Jurjans, Alfreds Kalnins and Ēriks Ešenvalds.

 
CONCERT OF SACRED MUSIC
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Concert date: 2019 gada 05. jūlijs, 19:30
Concert place: Koerner Hall, Toronto

The acclaimed State Choir LATVIJA, led by Artistic Director and Conductor Māris Sirmais will perform their Canadian début at Koerner Hall. The New York Times has characterized the State Choir LATVIJA’s sound as “exquisite, beautiful and magnificent”. Celebrating its 77th season in 2019, the choir is internationally recognized as one of the best in the world, presenting the unique Latvian choral sound to audiences everywhere. This concert will feature works by Arvo Pärt, Ēriks Ešenvalds, Imant Raminsh, Tālivaldis Ķeniņš, Jānis Kalniņš, Pēteris Vasks, Rihards Dubra, Veljo Tormiss, Vaclovas Augustinas, Eleanor Daley, Eric Whitacre and Morten Lauridsen.

This will be the choir's first performance as part of a tour produced by Laura Adlers (The Adlers Agency) in partnership with the XV Latvian Song and Dance Festival in Canada (Toronto), Music and Beyond (Ottawa) and the Elora Festival (Elora). This tour is made possible with the support of the Ministry of Culture for Latvia, the LV100 Foundation and the XV Latvian Song and Dance Festival in Canada, who invited the choir to perform at their festival as part of Latvia’s centennial celebrations.

 
STATE CHOIR LATVIJA CANADIAN DEBUT CONCERT
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