By David Karlin, 16 March 2019

All the Baltic states have strong choral traditions, and before I entered St John’s Church in Riga, I was well aware that the Latvian Radio Choir are one of the very best. I was also well aware of the fine qualities of composers such as Tigran Mansurian and James MacMillan. But seeing these 24 singers unaccompanied at close quarters for the first time, I honestly found myself unprepared for the experience.


Photo: Daina Geidmane