STATE CHOIR LATVIJA
The State Choir Latvija is one of the brightest stars on the Latvian cultural scene. Its musical radiance – complete with a warm, refined, and perfect vocal instrumentation and the unique sound of the Latvian choral tradition – is renowned worldwide. As the largest professional choir in the Baltic states, it regularly performs with some of the world’s most prominent conductors and orchestras.
The vocal skill of the 52 to 80 members makes the choir a powerful instrument capable of expressing many musical textures, from subtle a cappella pieces to grand vocal symphonies accompanied by a triple orchestra. The choir has collaborated with bodies such as the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, the Bavarian Symphony Orchestra, the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Gustav Mahler Chamber Orchestra. Over the course of the choir’s history, it has performed under conductors Mariss Jansons, Andris Nelsons, Neeme Järvi, Paavo Järvi, Vladimir Ashkenazy, David Zinman, Valery Gergiev, Zubin Mehta,Vladimir Fedoseyev, Tõnu Kaljuste, and many others.