Christmas in Latvia—December, 2004

Christmas "By Candlelight" Concert in Riga, Latvia

Our choir headed to Latvia in December, 2004, to perform in concert and record a new compact disk. As always, every trip to Latvia is special for the choir! Our thanks to the choir "Balsis" and to the Riga Latvian Society for the pleasure of working together again.

The program was a repeat of our 2004 Advent concert.


Program Cover


Program
I
 
Bruno Skulte  SPOŽA ZVAIGZNE ATTECEJA (1963)
Tonija Kalve, text
Andrejs Jansons, orchestration
   
 
  1. Ziemassvetki
  2. Pieminešana
  3. Svetaja nakti
  4. Gods Dievam
   
Agita Ikauniece, soprano
Aija Pelše, narrator
   
Romualds Jermaks  LATVIEŠU ZIEMASSVETKI (1999)
Folk song and liturgical texts
Premier performance in Latvia
   
 
  1. Kur gul Ziemassvetki?
  2. Ziemassvetki - liela diena
  3. Rami, rami Dievinš brauca
  4. Ziemsvetes naksnina
  5. Labvakari nama mate
  6. Sudrabina lietinš lija
   
Agita Ikauniece, soprano
   
Program
II
 
Ilona Rupaine  NOSAPŅOTIE ZIEMASSVĒTKI (2004)
Folk song and Latgalian liturgical texts
Premier performance in Latvia
 
Zane Drege, Ilze Kampane, Elina Karaseva, narrator
Lina Bataraga, Silvija Grendze, Lize Zalite, Laura Padega-Zamura, zithers
   
Selga Mence  ZIEMASSVĒTKU ZVANU DZIESMAS (2001)
Premier performance in Latvia
   
 
  1. Ceribu zvans (Karlis Skalbe)
  2. Dzivibas zvans (O. Lisovska un Lija Bridaka)
  3. Sapnu zvans (E. Cerinš un Leonids Briekšs)
  4. Atminu zvans (Laimonis Vaczemnieks)
  5. Prieka zvans (autors nezinams)
   
Youth choir "Balsis''
New York Latvian Concert Choir
New Riga Chamber Orchestra
Andrejs Jansons, conductor
   

www.balsis.lv
www.nylatvianconcertchoir.org
www.music.lv/chamberorchestra


Youth Choir "Balsis''
Agita Ikauniece,
Ints Teterovskis, conductors
Sanda Katkevica, manager
New York Latvian Concert Choir
Andrejs Jansons,
Laura Padega Zamura, conductors
Aija Pelše, choir president
   
Sopranos
Gunta Aldzere
Ieva Alencika
Lina Bataraga
Inese Berzina
Zane Drege
Sindija Druva
Zanda Duma
Kristiana Greitane
Zanda Kalke
Beata Krumina
Ilze Landiša
Laila Liepina
Sindija Miltina
Aija Pelše
Agnese Rolava
Inga Silina
Ieva Sleže
Elina Šmukste
Sanda Svetoka
Estere Vjatere
Ilze Willems
Krista Zamura
Egita Znutina
  Altos
Ilze Berzina
Liga Dambrane
Guna Gleizde
Silvija Grendze
Zenta Hayes
Elina Herca
Ilze Kampane
Asne Kavalauska
Evita Konuša
Dace Liepina
Ieva Millere
Indra Ozola
Gita Padega
Ieva Rasa
Rasma Riktere
Magda Rugate
Inga Rutentale
Elina Seile
Elina Seja
Mara Velina
Lize Zalite
Laura Padega Zamura
  Tenors
Ivo Graudums
Valdis Jevtejevs
Eriks Lebedevs
Maris Luste
Janis Millers
Kristaps Nauzers
Juris Padegs
Ivo Sildegs
 
Basses
Imants Auzinš
Rudolfs Betinš
Zigmars Brants
Armands Dzilums
Renars Graumanis
Janis Irbe
Janis Jagmanis
Edgars Janovs
Arturs Kruminš
Kristaps Kvelde
Mikelis Laksa
Janis Salinieks
Martinš Sipols
Guntis Vaivods
Valdis Vinkelis

New Riga Chamber Orchestra
Viesturs Gailis, artistic director
Inese Staša, director

Photographs and graphics, Peters Vecrumba

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