On 4 March at 11:05, the concert Baltic Music in Support of Ukraine will be broadcast from the Great Guild on Latvian Radio 3 Klasika and on the television channel LTV1, and online on the portal LSM.lv. In the concert, orchestras and choirs from the Baltic States will take the stage live and in video performances made specially for this event.

The State Choir LATVIJA and the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra will perform the State Anthem of Ukraine and Pēteris Vasks' prayer Dona nobis pacem (Grant Us Peace) under the baton of Andris Poga.

Latvian contemporary composer Mārtiņš Viļums (1974) is rich with inspiration, an active, true, deep creativity, as well as spirituality. The complexity of his musical style – use of microtonal and overtone-singing, self-created phoneme systems, ancient and self-developed demonic and divine languages, synthesized sounds and unique instrumentations never overshadow the genuine spiritual experience his music brings.

“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.”(Romans 12:2) - these words are the basis of Krists Auznieks' new work Sensus. The truly meaningful things and events are the ones that change us, renew the mind, and bring light into our lives.

Closing of the Christmas Festival on 7 January at 7:00 pm coincides with the time, when the Orthodox world will celebrate Christmas. Latvian Radio Choir, conducted by Sigvards Kļava, will perform the programme “Orthodox Prayers and Chants” with compositions by Georgy Sviridov and Alexander Gretchaninov – geniuses of Russian sacred music. 

St. Silouan, also known as Silouan the Athonite is one of the most prominent and noteworthy Eastern Orthodox church figures of the previous century. The monk’s deep devotion to his service and his legacy of wise writings continue to resonate in the hearts of orthodox believers and inspire artists around the world. Joining in a collaboration, the Latvian Radio choir, its artistic director Sigvards Kļava, and the chamber orchestra Sinfonietta Rīga present the concert programme The Prayers of St.