Spring Concert—May, 2001

Program Cover

Spring Concert

Sunday, May 27, 2001
New York Latvian Ev. Luth. Church Catskills Camp
Elka Park, New York

Funding support for this concert has been provided by
the New York State Council on the Arts


Participants: New York Latvian Concert Choir
Montreal Latvian Choir "Atbalss"

Rita Gale, narrator
Silvija Augstroze, soprano
Ilga Paupe, mezzo-soprano
Michael Brown, tenor
Nauris Puntulis, baritone
Sandra Mogensen, piano
Maris Kristapsons, synthesizer
   
Conducting: Andris Gutmanis, Anita Kupriss, Andrejs Jansons, Maris Kristapsons, and Laura Padega-Zamura

Program

I

Janis Lusens KAROGA DZIESMA (Rainis)
Flag Song
Janis Cimze RIGA DIMD (l. t. dz.*)
Riga Resounds
Juris Karlsons ES NOPIRKU KUMELINU (l. t. dz.)
I Bought a Foal

Andris Gutmanis, conducting
   
Jazeps Vitols SKAISTI DZIEDI LAKSTIGALA (l. t. dz.)
Sing Beautifully, Nightingale
Zigmars Liepins CEKULAINA ZILE DZIED (l. t. dz.)
A Crested Titmouse Sings

Laura Padega Zamura, conducting
   
Maris Kristapsons APKART KALNU LINUS SEJU (l. t. dz.)
I Sowed Flax Round the Hill
Premier
Maris Kristapsons CITI VIRI RUDZUS SEJA (l. t. dz.)
Other Men Sowed the Rye
Premier

Maris Kristapsons, conducting
   
GANA DZIESMA (ig. t. dz.*)
Shepherd's Song

Tiia McGovern, mezzo-soprano
Andejs Jansons, kokle (Latvian zither)
   
Karlis Kazocins KA GULBJI (E. Veidenbaums)
Like Swans

Andris Gutmanis, conducting
   
Arturs Maskats VECAS RIGAS LIKTENDZIESMA (Ojars Vacietis)
Old Riga's Song of Fate

Laima Veida, soprano solo
Laura Padega Zamura, conducting
   
Imants Kalnins LILIOMA DZIESMA (Maris Caklais)
Lilioma Song
Jazeps Vitols GAISMAS PILS (Auseklis)
Palace of Light

Anita Kupriss, conducting
   
Martins Brauns SAULE, PERKONS, DAUGAVA
Sun, Thunder, Daugava

Laura Padega Zamura, conducting
   
* l. t. dz. is "Latvian folk song", ig. t. dz. is "Estonian folk song"

Intermission

II

Bruno Skulte DAUGAVA
Daugava
Symphonic Poem for narrator, soloists, choir, and orchestra. Text by Janis Rainis, edited by Tonija Kalve

Rita Gale, narrator
Silvija Augstroze, soprano
Ilga Paupe, mezzo-soprano
Michael Brown, tenor
Nauris Puntulis, baritone
Sandra Mogensen, piano
Maris Kristapsons, synthesizer

Andrejs Jansons, conducting

NEW YORK LATVIAN CONCERT CHOIR
Aija Pelse, choir president
Andrejs Jansons, Laura Padega Zamura, conductors
Sandra Mogensen, piano
Maris Kristapsons, synthesizer

    Sopranos
  • Gunta Aldzere
  • Dzintra Alversone
  • Silvija Grifina
  • Ilze Kancana
  • Skaidrite Klezberga
  • Anita Kupriss
  • Astrida Muizniece
  • Aija Pelse
  • Dace Straume
  • Ludmila Stivrina
  • Laima Veide
  • Ilze Willems
  • Ilze Valdmane
  • Aradine Zarda
  • Maria Zarina
    Tenors
  • Davids Grendze
  • Indulis Lacis
  • Anita Lauwa
  • Juris Padegs
  • Peters Vecrumba
  • Edgars Zalite
    Altos
  • Mirdza Balode
  • Silvija Padega Grendze
  • Zenta Hayes
  • Ruta Lace
  • Aina Liden
  • Mara Marschat
  • Tiia McGovern
  • Gita Padega
  • Barbara Rouse
  • Linda Stendere
  • Mirdza Strauchmane
  • Laura Padega Zamura
    Basses
  • Uldis Blukis
  • Karlis Dravnieks
  • Andrejs Jansons
  • Andris Padegs
  • Roberts Laivins
  • Valdis Vinkelis

Montreal Latvian Choir ATBALSS
Andris Gutmanis, conductor

    Sopranos
  • Velta Gutmane
  • Nora Sa1etes
  • Selga Vitola
    Tenors
  • Orests Kreismanis
  • Janis Mateuss
  • Andrejs Vitols
    Altos
  • Laima Dimisevska
  • Biruta Kalace
  • Rasma Kirsteina
  • Inara Paliepa
  • Daina Vitola
    Basses
  • Andris Gutmanis
  • Martins Ozolins
  • Janis Verners
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