Latvian Radio Choir, folk musicians from Latgale and priests have come together in this concert show created by conductor Sigvards Kļava, director Inese Mičule and video artist Katrīna Neiburga. In the close-up – the local people, their values and the God Almighty. Sounds and images that testify of Latgalian resilience, from which the locals have drawn their strength in the past and continue to do so in the present.

 

On March 14, in the Spīķeri Concert Hall the monumental Latvia's Centenary project “Latvian Crown” was launched. The project consists of four grand concert shows that will take place across Latvia's four cultural regions. The audience was treated to an exceptional performance participating Latgalian musicians and priests and Latvian Radio Choir – the rehearsal of the concert show “Sounds And Scriptures” representing the Crown of Latgale.

This evening at the Daile Theatre, we have entrusted this award to our project manager Klavs Balamovskis, as we are currently in the Netherlands preparing for a nine-concert tour.

On February 24, a world première of Ēriks Ešenvalds new work “Four Winds” will take  place at the Riga St. John's Church. “We have already properly rehearsed it – and it is such a delightful work! Those familiar with Ēriks music can imagine how poetic and beautiful its message will be and they won't be disappointed.

The Latvian Radio Choir is marvellous throughout. I can’t imagine this music better sung. All admirers of Arvo Pärt’s choral music are advised to invest in this disc without delay.