Ambitious choir While… anniversary events in two concerts in the Great Hall of the University of Latvia on October 30 at October 19 and 31 at 18 choral music concerts continue Wave reflections. In the first part of the concert, you will be able to hear a meditative program of contemporary choral music from the Baltic Sea region, rich in natural images, including several Latvian premieres. The second part will feature important compositions in the history of the choir, dedicated to the choir by Latvian composers such as Pēteris Vasks, Selga Mence, Ēriks Ešenvalds and Raimonds Pauls. The message of the music will be brought to life by the director of the concert Laura Groza in collaboration with the artist -8 and video author Emils Alps. The unified visual identity of the choir’s anniversary is formed by the artist Paulis Liepa.
“We have opened the anniversary season with a beautiful concert of vocal instrumental music Eternal Light Riga Dome Cathedral, and now we want to delight our loyal listeners with the most historically significant and loud part of the choir’s repertoire – a cappella choral music. In concert Wave reflections You will hear masterpieces of choral music that have not yet been heard in Latvia, in which the solo voices of choir singers will be beautifully expressed, as well as the works of our long-time traveling Latvian composers, who have brought the choir professional and public recognition in countless competitions and concerts around the world. I am especially pleased with the wonderful collaboration with director Laura Groza and the creative team – therefore our return to the university hall in the new choir concert costumes made by Kristīne Pasternak will be not only sonic, but also visually beautiful, “says Aivis Gret, the choir’s artistic director and conductor. .
Youth choirs While ... It was founded in 1990 by conductor Māris Sirmais, who has also been its artistic director for a long time, but since 2018, the choir has been taken over by conductor Jānis Liepiņš from Aivis Greters. Choir While … has become a symbol of excellence in Latvian choral singing: the ensemble is a six-time winner of the Song Festival Choir Wars, three European choral singing Grand Prize winner, as well as twice won the Latvian Grand Music Prize. The choir has collaborated with various Latvian and world composers and directors, enriching his artistic work with various productions.
Concert Wave reflections organized by the concert organization of the Association of Cultural Institutions of Riga Municipality Bird sun and society While the music, the choir’s jubilee events are supported by the State Cultural Capital Foundation, Riga City Council Education, Culture and Sports Department, Cesis Art Festival, Whirlpool, PTA, Antalis, Musica Baltica a Aerodium.
Concert tickets available Ticket paradises at the box office.