VERDI "ERNANI"
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LATVIJAS GREDZENS. KURZEME. LIELKONCERTS PŪT VĒJIŅI
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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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22nd International Sacred Music Festival / Opening concert. World premieres
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22nd International Sacred Music Festival / Jazz. Vanisga Gould
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22nd International Sacred Music Festival / Marvels of French Music
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22nd International Sacred Music Festival / Closing concert. Duruflé. Kalniņš
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Concert date: 2019 gada 30. May, 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 18. June, 20:00
Concert place: Riga, Dailes Theater

State Choir LATVIJA

Latvian Radio Choir

Liepāja Symphony Orchestra

ethnomusicians, folk ensembles, soloists

Conductor: Māris SIRMAIS

Director: Reinis Suhanovs

 
LATVIJAS GREDZENS. KURZEME. LIELKONCERTS PŪT VĒJIŅI
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Concert date: 2019 gada 03. July, 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. July, 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. July, 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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Concert date: 2019 gada 10. August, 19:00
Concert place: Riga St. John’s church

Participants:

State Choir LATVIJA

Conductor Māris Sirmais

Musicians from instrumental group DAGAMBA

String quintet:

Sandis Šteinbergs (Violin)

Raimonds Melderis (Violin)

Arigo Štrāls (alto)

Ainārs  Paukšens (cello)

Raivo Ozols (double bass)

 

Programme:

World premieres by Valsts Pūce, Līga Celma-Kursiete and Vytautas Miškinis

 

 
22nd International Sacred Music Festival / Opening concert. World premieres
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Concert date: 2019 gada 15. August, 19:00
Concert place: Zirgu street concert hall

Participants:

Vanisha Gould, vocal / USA, California

Tuomo Uusitalo, piano / Finland

Toms Poišs, bass

Ivars Arutjunjans, drums

Riga Cathedral Gospel Choir, conductor Una Stade

 

Programme:

Gospels, jazz improvisation

 

 
22nd International Sacred Music Festival / Jazz. Vanisga Gould
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Concert date: 2019 gada 20. August, 19:00
Concert place: Riga Cathedral

Participants:

State Choir LATVIJA

Conductor Loïc Pierre / France

Piret Aidulo, organ / Estonia

 

Programme:

Francis Poulenc “Praise of St. Anthony of Padua”

Gaspard Corrette  “Messe du 8e ton” (organ solo)

Francis Poulenc “Litanies to the Black Virgin”

Louis Vierne “Ètoile du Soir op 54” (organ solo)

Charles-Marie Widor “Mass”

 

 
22nd International Sacred Music Festival / Marvels of French Music
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Concert date: 2019 gada 24. August, 19:00
Concert place: Riga Cathedral

Participants:

State Choir LATVIJA

Liepāja Symphony Orchestra

Conductor Māris Sirmais

Laura Teivāne, mezzo - soprano

 

Programme:

Maurice Duruflé “Requiem”

Imants Kalniņš Symphony No. 6

 

 
22nd International Sacred Music Festival / Closing concert. Duruflé. Kalniņš
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