Spring Concert—May, 2005

Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Bruno Skulte's Birth

Our choir continues the choral tradition which Bruno Skulte first established in New York. We could think of no better way to honor his memory and accomplishments than to devote our annual Spring Concert to his music.

We continued another tradition as well, that of the guest conductor. This year, we invited Anda Lipska, an award-winning choir conductor from Rezekne, and choir instructor at its High School of Music.


Program Cover


The New York Latvian Concert Choir and Montreal Choir "Atbalss"
CONCERT

 
Celebrating the 100th anniversary of Bruno Skulte's birth
Sunday, May 29, 2005, 4:00pm

 
At the New York Latvian Ev. Lut. Church's
Catskills Camp

I

About Bruno Skulti

Richards Skulte, speaker

 

LABAIS GARS (Teodore Ziferts)
SAULES DZIESMA (Karlis Kundzinš)

Indra Ozola, mezzo-soprano, Gints Berzinš, piano

 

LUGŠANA (Leonids Breikšs)

Womens' choir

 

AIJA (I. Tomsons)

Mens' choir

 

VAI TU VARI IZSKAITIT (E. Rumba)
GAISMAS TEVS (Karlis Kundzinš)
DZIEDOT DZIMU, DZIEDOT AUGU (Latvian folk song)
TUMSA NAKA (Latvian folk song)
IECERETA (Karlis Skalbe)
NAKTS (Fricis Barda)
TUMŠA NAKTE, ZALA ZALE (Latvian folk song)
BALINŠ UN MALEJINA (Latvian folk song)

Mixed choir

 

 

I n t e r m i s s i o n

 

II

 

VASARAS DIENA (Zinaida Zazda)
BAIBAS MONOLOGS (Janis Rainis)

Silvija Augstroze, soprano; Gints Berzinš, piano

 

KAZU DEJA

Silvija Grendze, Andrejs Jansons, Inara Klaiše, Aivars Staško,
Inga Vitola, Laura Padega Zamura, zithers

 

LIEN PELITE, PA ZEMITI (Latvian folk song)

Laila Liepina, soprano, womens' choir and zithers

 

KALABADI GALDINAM (Latvian folk song)

Womens' choir and zithers

 

DANCIS (Latvian folk song)
SAPNU ZEME (Klara Zale)

Barbara Rouse, mezzo-soprano

 

DZIESMU VAIROGS kantate (Janis Veselis, Andrejs Eglitis)

Maris Kristapsons, baritone
Gints Berzinš, piano
Mixed choir
Anda Lipska, conductor

 


Our guest conductor Anda Lipska

  • graduated from the J. Vitols Music Conservatory choir-conducting department
  • is currently choir intructor and conductor of the instructional choir at the J. Ivanova High School of Music in Rezekne
  • is conductor of the Rezekne's Regional mixed choir "Trejkola"
  • is the former conductor of the Latvian State University womens' choir "Minjona"

New York Latvian Concert Choir
Aija Pelše, choir president
Uga Grants, pianist
Andrejs Jansons and Laura Padega-Zamura, conductors

Sopranos
Gunta Aldzere
Dzintra Alversone
Sandra Gendrikova-Bayer
Silvija Grendze
Silvija Griffina
Laila Liepina
Tiia McGovern
Aija Pelše
Ludmila Stivrina Yamrone
Krista Zamura
Aradine Zarda
  Altos
Maija Andersone
Mirdza Balode
Liene Geide
Zenta Bataraga-Hayes
Annabelle Hamm
Skaidrite Klezberga
Ruta Lace
Mara Marschat
Indra Ozola
Gita Padega
Barbara Rouse
Biruta Surmane
Ilze Valdmane
Laura Padega Zamura
  Tenors
Vilnis Geide
Indulis Lacis
Juris Padegs
Richards Skulte
Peters Vecrumba
 
Basses
Uldis Blukis
Gints Danne
Andrejs Jansons
Marcis Jansons
Magnus Klavinš
Andris Padegs
Mara Vilcina
Valdis Vinkelis
         

Montreal Latvian Choir "ATBALSS''
Andrejs Vītols, conductor

Sopranos
Inta Huna
Rita Jozuus
Anita Lase
Nora Salete
Selga Vitola
  Altos
Baiba Audere
Lauma Cenne
Biruta Kalace
Rasma Kiršsteina
Inara Paliepa
Daina Vitola
  Tenors
Orests Kreišmanis
Michael Pinsonnault
Mikelis Svilans
Andrejs Vitols
 
Basses
Roberts Kalninš
Aivars Staško
Janis Verners
         

Graphics, Peters Vecrumba

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

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