The State Choir LATVIJA Announces Début Canadian Tour

29/01/2019

The State Choir LATVIJA, under the artistic direction of Māris Sirmais, will be touring Canada for the first time from July 3 – 13, 2019.

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.

Photo: Ģirts RaģelisThe choir’s tour concerts will feature music 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.

The tour is being 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). Tickets for Toronto are now for sale through the Koerner Hall box office.

This tour is made possible with the support of Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Latvia and Office Latvia 100, 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.

Information about the festivals:

XV Latvian Song and Dance Festival in Canada:  www.latviansongfest.com
Artistic and Executive Director: George Juris Kenins

Music and Beyond: www.musicandbeyond.ca
Artistic and Executive Director: Julian Armour

Elora Festival: www.elorafestival.ca
Artistic Director: Mark Vuorinen
General Manager: Christopher Sharpe

Media contact in Canada: Laura Adlers, Tour Producer; Please turn on Javascript to see email address! ; (416) 948-0634

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