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CD “ZIEMA” nominated “Latvian Music Records Award 2016” in category ”Best academic music album”

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We are very glad to announce that our CD “Ziema” (composer Laura Jēkabsone) is nominated to “Latvian Music Records Award 2016” in category „Best academic music album”.

We remind that CD “Ziema”(“Winter”) includes three major compositions written by Laura Jēkabsone dedicated to Christmas theme – „Advent Story”, „Xmas All Around the World” and “Ziema”. These compositions are performed by choir, soloists and various instrumental groups – pianist Aurēlija Šimkus, kokle ensemble “Balti”, guitar virtuoso Gints Smukais, Latvian National Symphony Orchestra string group; conducted by – choir’s artistic director Jānis Ozols.

The record is available in the world’s most popular streaming services:

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“Choir’s second CD and the concert is another culmination of choir “Maska” 15th anniversary. Composer Laura Jēkabsone has been choir’s vocal teacher that allows her to feel choir’s possibilities, sound and character. However, her signature can be described with lightness and specific melody, as well as attention to detail. In a result we have created an album in a Christmas mood, which is also a great way for Laura to be noticed as a great composer in the professional choir-music environment” emphasizes choir’s conductor Jānis Ozols.

Opus “Advent Story” tells the story about winter from Advent till the birth of Jesus Christ. Music is dominated by contrasts, which are created by variety in the performers as well as the specifics of the acoustic of the room and usage of rhythm percussions. „Xmas All around the World” is a journey in Santa’s sleigh around the world, visiting France, Ukraine, Sweden, Venezuela, Israel, South Africa, England and coming back to Latvia, having gather each nation’s most beautiful winter solstice songs. However, composition „Ziema” is for mixed choir, string orchestra, piano and soloist, that brings to life lyrics by Rainis and Aspazija, as well as composer herself.


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Mixed choir “Maska” to have a concert together with choir “Labyrinth” from USA on July 11 in Riga St. John’s church

We are happy to announce having a concert with choir “Labyrinth” from USA. It will take place on July 11 at 19:00 in Riga St. John’s church.
 
“Labyrinth” is an ensemble of 16 professional singers, that have been brought together by Dr. Anita Kupriss who is well known in Latvia for her folk song “Ģērbies saule sudrabota” interpretation. More information about the choir: choir “Labyrinth” web page.
 
Choir “Maska” is truly honoured to have this opportunity of performing together with guests from USA, so we are inviting every fan of choral music to join us.
 

 

Mixed choir “Maska” is greeted in the Czech Republic with standing ovations

IMG_2231_mWithin participation in the 13th international choir festival Sborove Slavnosti in Hradec Králové, mixed choir “Maska” held a concert tour in the Czech Republic. To brighten Latvia’s name in world of choral music, choir “Maska” performed pieces created only by Latvian composers, such as J. Mediņš, L. Garūta, P. Butāns, B. Skulte, L. Jēkabsone, Ē. Ešenvalds and others. Festival which is organised by Czech a capella masters “Gentleman singers” is one of the most important choral events in the country. This year it hosted four local choirs (mixed choirs “Smetana” and “JITRO” and female choirs “Vokální Harmonie” and “Kantilená”) as well as three guest choirs —“Cantemus” (Hungary), “Ad Una Corda” (The Slovak Republic) and “Maska” (Latvia).

During the festival, choir “Maska” gave seven concerts in Ostrava, Hradec Králové, Šumperk and Prague, where the audience greeted the choir with standing ovations. Festival’s gala concert was held in Hradec Králové’s historical Cathedral of The Holy Spirit, where all festival’s choirs together performed Leoš Janaček’s Otčenaš (Our Father”) for mixed choir, tenor soloist, organs and harp. However, choir “Maska” concluded the tour with a special performance in Czech Philharmonic – majestic Rudolfinum’s most beautiful Dvořák Hall.

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“Maska” popularized Latvian music not only by performing pieces exclusively done by Latvian composers, but also by organizing a workshop led by Jānis Ozols and Laura Jēkabsone. During the workshop, festival participants – both professionals and amateurs – were introduced to traditions of Latvian choral music, putting an emphasis on Latvian Song and Dance Festival phenomena, as well as the rich cultural heritage.

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Choir’s visit to the Czech Republic was also noticed by fellow Latvians residing in the country. Latvia’s Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary – His Excellency Mr. Alberts Sarkanis – attended one of the concerts held in Prague in the Czech Republic. During the last day of the festival, a reception of choir “Maska” to Latvian Embassy in the Czech Republic, where the ambassador stressed, how important are the activities done by Latvian culture workers in the terms of establishing foreign affairs, as well as thanked choir “Maska” for its input in creation of Latvia’s image in the world.

More about the festival and mixed choir’s “Maska” participation in it, you can find in festival’s Facebook page.


Koris MASKA pārstāvēs Latviju starptautiskā koru festivālā Čehijā

Babītes novada jauktas koris “Maska” no šī gada 7.-12. jūnijam pārstāvēs Latviju vienā no nozīmīgākajiem kormūzikas notikumiem Čehijā – 13. Starptautiskajā koru festivālā Sborove Slavnosti Hradeckrālovē. Festivālu organizē pasaulē atzītā vokālā grupa Gentlemen Singers un šogad festivāls pulcēs 4 korus no Čehijas, kā arī 3 viesu korus – jauktos korus “Cantemus” (Ungārija), “Ad Una Corda” (Slovākija) un “Maska” (Latvija).

“Mkoncerts PINKOS-03aska” festivāla ietvaros sniegs 7 koncertus Ostravā, Hradeckrālovē, Šumperkā un Prāgā, viesojoties arī Latvijas vēstniecībā Čehijā. Iepazīstinot festivāla dalībniekus un apmeklētājus ar latviešu kormūziku, diriģentu Jāņa Ozola un Lauras Jēkabsones vadībā koris sniegs meistarklases par Latvijas kordziedāšanas tradīcijām.

Festivāla kulminācijā – galā koncertā vēsturiskajā Svētā Gara katedrālē kori izpildīs Leoša Janačeks (Leoš Janaček) “Mūsu Tēvs” (“Otčenas”) jauktajam korim, solistam, ērģelēm un arfai.

Koncertos Čehijā koris izpildīs latviešu komponistu skaņdarbus, izceļot klasiskas kormūzikas vērtības, gan atklājot mūsdienās radītās mūzikas daudzveidību. Koncertprogrammu, kurā iekļauti J.Mediņa, L.Garūtas, P.Butāna, B.Skultes, L. Jēkabsones, Ē.Ešanvalda un citu komponistu skaņdarbi, ikvienam būs iespēja dzirdēt arī koncertā 5. jūnijā plkst. 13.00 Piņķu sv. Jāņa ev. lut. baznīcā. Ieeja koncertā par ziedojumiem.


Koris “MASKA” noslēdz 15 gadu jubilejas koncertciklu ar koncertu “Jo tāls ir ceļš līdz sapņu taka miglas ezeru straumes spožumā klusībā veras cerot, bet..”

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Jauniešu koris “Maska” ar vērienu noslēgs savu 15. gadu jubilejas koncertciklu 1.aprīlī Babītes Kultūrizglītības centra lielajā zālē. Zīmīgi, ka šis koncertcikls noslēgsies ar pasaules pirmatskaņojumu Lauras Jēkabsones ciklam “Acīm redzamais”, kas veltīts jauniešu korim “Maska” jubilejas gadā. Iespējams, šis būs viens no filozofiskākajiem skaņdarbiem Lauras daiļradē, jo pieskaras pārpasaulīgām tēmām, piemēram, cilvēks un daba, vientulība, dzīvnieku aizsardzība un citām globālām, acīm redzamām lietām.

Koncerts būs divās daļās un kā ierasts, ne bez dažādiem muzikāliem pārsteigumiem. Šajā koncertā “Maska” un diriģents Jānis Ozols, iespējams, pierādīs, ka kormūzika un dziedāšana kā tāda spēj sniegties pāri nedomājamām robežām, gan garīgi, fiziski un pat emocionāli.

Kora 15 gadus ilgajā pastāvēšanas vēsturē, dziedātāji un diriģenti ir apzinājušies klausītāja lomu un atbalstu, kas šajā koncertā spilgti atspoguļosies gan mūzikā, gan telpas atmosfēriskajā noskaņā un sajūtās.
Programmā, kā jau minēts Lauras Jēkabsones kompozīcijas, arī paša Jāņa Ozola aranžējums, Andra Sējāna, Džuzepes Verdī, Imanta Kalniņa u.c. komponistu mūzika. Tas viss tiks paspilgtināts ar īpaši šim koncertam piemeklētām video projekcijām.


Choir “Maska” releases a new CD “ZIEMA” – a selection by Laura Jēkabsone

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CD “Ziema”(“Winter”) includes three major compositions written by Laura Jēkabsone dedicated to Christmas theme – „Advent Story”, „Xmas All Around the World” and “Ziema”. These compositions are performed by choir, soloists and various instrumental groups – pianist Aurēlija Šimkus, kokle ensemble “Balti”, guitar virtuoso Gints Smukais, Latvian National Symphony Orchestra string group; conducted by – choir’s artistic director Jānis Ozols.

The record is already available in the world’s most popular streaming services:

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The record is also available in a tangible form at choir’s concerts or through contacting choir’s representatives.

We remind that CD’s presentation concert “ZieMASKAsvētki” will be held on December 20 in Riga Dome Cathedral at 19:00.

“Choir’s second CD and the concert is another culmination of choir “Maska” 15th anniversary. Composer Laura Jēkabsone has been choir’s vocal teacher that allows her to feel choir’s possibilities, sound and character. However, her signature can be described with lightness and specific melody, as well as attention to detail. In a result we have created an album in a Christmas mood, which is also a great way for Laura to be noticed as a great composer in the professional choir-music environment” emphasizes choir’s conductor Jānis Ozols.

Opus “Advent Story” tells the story about winter from Advent till the birth of Jesus Christ. Music is dominated by contrasts, which are created by variety in the performers as well as the specifics of the acoustic of the room and usage of rhythm percussions. „Xmas All around the World” is a journey in Santa’s sleigh around the world, visiting France, Ukraine, Sweden, Venezuela, Israel, South Africa, England and coming back to Latvia, having gather each nation’s most beautiful winter solstice songs. However, composition „Ziema” is for mixed choir, string orchestra, piano and soloist, that brings to life lyrics by Rainis and Aspazija, as well as composer herself.


ZieMASKAsvētki (“ChristMASKAs”) – December 20, Riga Dome Cathedral

December 20 19:00, Riga Dome Cathedral

PROGRAMME: Compositions composed by LAURAS JĒKABSONE

„Advent Story” for mixed choir, soloists and kokle ensemble in 6 parts

„Xmas All around the World” for mixed choir, guitar and percussion

“ZIEMA” („Winter”) for mixed choir, soloist, piano and string orchestra – PREMIERE!

 

Choir’s „MASKA” Christmas concerts have become an integral part of the most wonderful time of the year. This year „MASKA” is celebrating its 15 Year Anniversary year of choir lead by its conductor Jānis OZOLS will give an exclusive concert called „ZieMASKAsvētki” („ChristMASKAs”) in the Riga Dome Cathedral on the fourth Advent.

The concert programme consists of the music composed talented composer, singer and leader of the vocal group Latvian Voices – Laura Jēkabsone. These compositions are written specially for choir „MASKA”, soloists and different instrumental accompaniment that will be performed by musicians recognized both in Latvia and abroad:

  • Kokle ensemble „BALTI”,
  • Guitar virtuoso Gints SMUKAIS, as well as
  • LATVIAN NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA string group and
  • pianist Aurēlija ŠIMKUS, who will perform the WORLD PREMIERE of composition „Ziema” (“Winter”)

 

 “Advent Story” is a story about winter – from its very beginning and Advent time till the birth of Christ. It is music that’s full of contrasts made by the diversity of performers, acoustics of the church and rhythm percussion.

„Xmas All around the World” will take you on a musical trip around the world in Santa’s sleigh, visiting France, Ukraine, Venezuela, Israel, South Africa, England, eventually coming back to Latvia, having collected the most beautiful solstice songs from all the nations.

Whereas composition „Ziema” (“Winter”) is original music by Laura Jēkabsone, that enlivens poetry of the greatest Latvian poets celebrating their 150th Anniversary – Rainis and Aspazija, as well as some lines written by the composer.

This concert programme is also recorded in a CD “ZIEMA” and will be issued at the beginning of December.

Choir “MASKA” is one the best mixed amateur choirs in Latvia, achieving high results in competitions in Latvia and abroad.  They are a creative unity and they stand out with a unique musicality and daring to be innovative by creating new interpretations and collaborations with other musicians.

Tickets available in all “Biļešu paradīze” box offices and www.bilesuparadize.lv

15% discount for students, pensioners and persons with disability. Free entrance for pre-school children if a separate seat is not occupied.


Choir “Maska” 15 Year Anniversary Concert Video


Choir “MASKA” 15 Year Anniversary Concert

This September 15 years will turn since youth choir „Maska” was established. The anniversary season will open with a concert on 18th September at the Great Hall of the University of Latvia, and continue with a release of a Christmas CD and concert at the Riga Dome Cathedral on 20th December, as well as a concert on 1st April, 2016.

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At the concert on 18th September you will hear the most significant compositions the choir has performed during 15 years of its existence, highlighting the development, most significant events, brightest emotions and victories of the time. The choir will perform pieces specially composed for them as well as compositions of Latvian and foreign composers, such as Vincent Clarke, Perttu Haapanen, James MacMillan, Jāzeps Mediņš, Jāzeps Vītols, Juris Vaivods, Pēteris Vasks, Renāte Stivriņa, Rihards Zaļupe, Ēriks Ešenvalds, Reinis Sējāns, Andris Sējāns, Jānis Šipkēvics (Shipsi) and conductor of the choir – Jānis Ozols.

An essential part of the concert will be compositions written by Laura Jēkabsone, who is choir-master of “Maska” and also leader of the vocal group “Latvian Voices”.  Among the pieces composed for the choir, there will also be a world premiere of a new piece composed for the choir’s anniversary concert.

The concert’s special guest will be the instrumental group “Xylem Trio” that choir  “Maska” has collaborated for many years with. It consists of percussionist Rihards Zaļupe and brothers Oskars and Raimonds Petrauskis playing saxophone and piano.

Youth choir “Maska” was founded in 2000 by its conductor Jānis Ozols. They have gained many achievements at international competitions and they are one of the best choirs in Latvia, also well recognized abroad. The choir is unique by its ability to perform not only in the frame of classical music, but also introducing creative innovations making choir music more attractive to every listener. The choir professionally performs both Latvian and foreign music from choir classics to contemporary music, as well as pop/folk/ethno compositions, often surprising the audience with ingenious performance solutions.

 Tickets available at “Biļešu Paradīze” box offices and  www.bilesuparadize.lv

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Koris “Maska” aicina apmeklēt VIII Ziemeļu un Baltijas valstu dziesmu svētku pasākumus!

No 2015. gada 25. līdz 28. jūnijam Rīgā un Latvijas novados norisināsies VIII Ziemeļu un Baltijas valstu Dziesmu svētki, atzīmējot šīs tradīcijas 20 gadus. Šo gadu laikā svētki sarīkoti visās tradīcijā iesaistītajās dalībvalstīs. Simboliski, ka tieši jubilejas gadā svētki atgriežas Latvijā. Svētkos piedalīsies kori no Dānijas, Igaunijas, Islandes, Latvijas, Lietuvas, Norvēģijas, Somijas, Zviedrijas, kā arī latviešu kori ārvalstīs. Programmu papildinās deju kolektīvi un pūtēju orķestri – kopā svētkos tiksies ap 8000 dalībnieku, kuru vidū arī Koris “Maska”

27. jūnijā Koris “Maska” piedalīsies VIII Ziemeļu un Baltijas valstu dziesmu svētku reģionālajā dienā Jūrmalā. 27. jūnija programma:
11:00 – 14:00 vairāku koru solo-koncerti Jomas ielā, Majoros;
18:30 Šauļu Valsts kamerkora POLIFONIJA (Lietuva) koncerts Dubultu evaņģēliski luteriskajā baznīcā;
20:30 Lielkoncerts pie Majoru Dzelzceļa stacijas, kurā piedalīsies vairāk kā 500 koru dziedātāju no Lietuvas, Igaunijas, Somijas, Norvēģijas, Zviedrijas, Grenlandes un, protams, Latvijas (kori “PRIEDE”, “NOKTIRNE”, “BURINIEKS”, “ĶEKAVA”, “RESONO”, “DAUGAVIETE”, “VIA STELLA”, “LIRA”, “ZEMDEGA”, “MĀRUPE”, “SPĀRNOS”, “VAIVARI”, “JŪRMALA”, “MALDUGUNIS”, “ATSKAŅA”, “UNIVERSUM”, “TEMPUS”, “MOZAĪKA” un “MASKA”, kā arī Xylem Trio un vairāki solisti.
• Visos 27. jūnija koncertos Jūrmalā ieeja bez maksas!

Svētku vērienīgākais notikums būs Noslēguma koncerts, kas norisināsies 28. jūnijā plkst. 17.00, Mežaparka Lielajā estrādē, Rīgā. Koncerta programmu veidos izcili skaņdarbi, kas iepriekš jau izskanējuši Ziemeļu un Baltijas valstu Dziesmu svētkos, kā arī vairākas jaunas dziesmas no visām svētku dalībvalstīm. Tāpat Ziemeļu un Baltijas valstu kopkoris izpildīs daļas no Karla Orfa (Carl Orff) slavenās kantātes Carmina Burana, kas būs grandiozākais šī skaņdarba atskaņojums pasaulē. Priecīga ir arī ziņa, ka vokālā grupa “Cosmos” apvienosies īpaši šim gadījumam, lai svētku noslēguma koncertā kopā ar kopkori izpildītu dziesmu “Vindo”.

Svētku noslēguma koncerts vienlaikus būs arī Latvijas prezidentūras Eiropas Savienības Padomē kultūras programmas noslēguma pasākums Latvijā, tādējādi piesaistot gan Latvijas, gan visas Eiropas sabiedrības uzmanību dziesmu svētku tradīcijai.
Biļetes uz noslēguma koncertu iespējams iegādāties “Biļešu paradīzē”.

Vairāk informācijas VIII Ziemeļu un Baltijas valstu Dziesmu svētku mājas lapā: www.nordicbalticchoir.lv


 

Choir “Maska” will take part in Anna Salmane and Krišs Salmanis exhibition “Song”

During this July choir “Maska” will participate in exhibition “Song” (“Dziesma”) Anna Salmane and Krišs Salmanis that will take place in “Arsenāls” Exhibition Hall. Choir will be performing composition “Dievzemīte II” by Kristaps Pētersons that is specially created for this event.

Working on the exhibition, artists Anna Salmane and Krišs Salmanis have gathered all the songs that have been performed in the closing concerts of Song festivals since reinstitution of independence in 1990. Counting the words that have been sung, artists came to a conclusion that the most popular words are “saule” (sun, 209 times) and “meita” (daughter, 193 times). However, the third place was taken by an unforeseen word. Due to both surprise and the strong connotation this word has, artists decided to create a song, which lyrics consist only of this word.

Kristaps Pētersons has transferred this idea into two new pieces — “Dievzemīte I” and “Dievzemīte II”. “Dievzemīte I” created in the collage technique, using 184 (this many times this word was sung in the Closing concerts) fragments of Song festival records and will be available for viewing and hearing in the exhibition’s regular part. “Dievzemīte II” is a new piece for a mixed choir without accompaniment. It will be performed in “Arsenāls” Exhibition Hall’s lobby by choir “Maska” conducted by Jānis Ozols.

Exhibition will be open from June 19 till July 26.

Choir “Maska” will perform on:

July 2, at 18:00 and 19:00;

July 9, at 18:00 and 19:00;

July 16, at 18:00 and 19:00.

Anna Salmane Krišs Salmanis Kristaps Pētersons


 

Mixed Choir “Maska” gains great achievements in a competition with world’s best choirs

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Mixed choir “Maska” has just returned from 13th International Choral Competition „Gallus Maribor 2015” that took place in Slovenia. Among 13 strong participants choir “Maska” managed to get into the Grand Prix, received a score of 92,2 points that guaranteed the very high 2nd place. First place was taken by “East Carolina University Chamber Singers from the USA and the difference in the score was as little as 0,3 points. Choir “Maska” also received a special prize from the jury for the best performance of Jacob Gallus (Iacobus Gallus) composition.

Janis_Ozols_mariboraChoir’s conductor and artistic director said: “I am especially glad that choir received the special prize from the jury, since the composition „Mirabile Mysterium” was a real challenge for the choir. This composition was written by J. Gallus in the 16th century, however it is outstanding with a unique sound that is extraordinary for that time. I am proud that our performance was recognized as the best one in the prestigious Maribor choral competition that is named after this outstanding composer.”

 

Choral competition „Gallus Maribor” takes place every second year and always gathers best choirs from all around the world. The choirs are carefully evaluated by their achievements, artistic quality an repertoire and only then are invited to participate. This competition is one of six European Choral Grand Prix events and this year choirs from Sweden, Indonesia, Slovenia, USA, Ireland, Germany and Latvia took part in it.

Competition program director Mihela Jagodic who organizes international choral competition already for ten years, acknowledged that in her and jury’s opinion the performance and musical quality of the choirs that were nominated to participate in the Grand Prix of “Gallus Maribor 2015” was equal to that in European Choral Grand Prix grand finale.

We offer you to listen to choir’s performance of Ēriks Ešenvalds’ composition “Northern Lights” in the Grand Prix  :


 

Choir “Maska” concert in Easter Monday

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Mixed choir “Maska” invites everyone to spend Easter Monday in a musical atmosphere. Choir will be hosting a concert, performing the program it has prepared for “13th International Choral Competition Gallus Maribor 2015” that is a part of The European Grand Prix for Choral Singing that will take place in Maribor, Slovenia.

Seven mixed, one male, one female choirs and three vocal groups will be competing for the main prize – chance to participate in The European Grand Prix for Choral Singing 2016 final. These music groups originate from all around the world – Slovenia, Indonesia, USA, Sweden, Ireland and Latvia, which will be represented by Mixed Choir “Maska” and Mixed choir Sōla of the Latvian Academy of Culture.

We invite everyone to attend our concert that will take place on 6th of April 15:00 in the Great Hall of Babīte Center of Cultural Education. In this concert you will have the possibility to hear out the program that “Maska” has prepared for this competition, that includes variety of music from different ages, nations and composers.


Concert ZieMASKAsvētki or ChristMASKAs

Celebrating the year’s brightest holiday, Mixed choir MASKA and its conductor Jānis OZOLS invites everyone to concert ZieMASKAsvētki (in English – ChristMASKAs) that will take place on 20th of December at 18:00 in Riga New St. Gertrude church. The concert will bring the audience a beautiful combination of instrumental and vocal sounds that shall create new and unheard-of musical nuances, which will definitely create a warm feeling right before the holiday.

Foto: Kaspars Teilāns
Foto: Kaspars Teilāns

In this year’s concert choir MASKA will be accompanied by young guitar master Gints SMUKAIS, who is playing his guitar in the style of finger percussion guitar play that expands the sound of a single instrument into polyphonic sound.

Gints’ guitar play will be heard in several solo compositions as well as together with the choir in the new masterpiece written specially for choir MASKA by beloved Laura JĒKABSONE /Latvian Voices/ meant for a mixed choir, guitar and soloists – Xmas Medley. The composer describes the upcoming first performance as follows: It will be like a musical trip around the world in Santa’s sleigh, visiting France, Ukraine, Venezuela, Israel, South Africa, England, eventually coming back to Latvia, having collected the most beautiful solstice songs from all the nations.

Also a very special moment will be the first performance of a new composition for mixed choir and soloists “Doma iet…” written by SHIPSI (Jānis ŠIPKĒVICS) /Instrumenti/. This a capella piece is also written specially for choir MASKA with lyrics by one of greatest Latvian poets – Rainis. Jānis Šipkēvics is known not only for his participation in group “Instrumenti” and a performance of popular music, but also for the fact that his musical journey started by getting a degree in academic music and conducting, which has always had a place in his heart. A combination of all his experiences can be felt in the new composition.

The concert program also includes compositions of world’s masters of choral music, as well as well-known and loved local composers, including Andris SĒJĀNS, Kristaps Šoriņš and Laura JĒKABSONE.

Tickets are available in all “Biļešu Paradīze” sales points and www.bilesuparadize.lv

See you in ChristMASKAs!


MASKA will take part in III kokle music festival “Gaismas ceļā”

At the end of 2014 third kokle (traditional Latvian string instrument) music festival “Gaismas ceļā” will take place in several locations around the state. Festival will bring different sounds and colors to the Advent season, bringing concerts to regions – Aizkraukle and Babīte and closing the festival in Riga – the Great Guild.


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Youth choir MASKA is very proud to have been invited to be a part of such a wonderful project that will bring together 360 kokle players from all around the country that are from different age groups but together will create a magic sound. The festival also has involved well-known composers who have created compositions specially for kokle.

MASKA will joining 360 kokle players in the performance of a 5-part-composition Advent Story that was created specially for choir MASKA and Kokle ensemble BALTI from Babīte by vocal group’s Latvian Voices leader and MASKA’s choir master Laura JĒKABSONE.

The concerts will take place on:
30th of November at 17:00 in Babīte Center of Cultural Education
7th of December at 18:00 in Riga Great Guild

See you in the concerts!





MASKA’S concerts in Basque country are received with ovations, High 2nd place is taken in 46th Tolosa Choral contest

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From 25th of October till 6th of November MASKA was in Spain, where it gave several concerts in cities all over Basque country, as well as we took part in the 46th Tolosa Choral contest, which is one of six European Choral Grand Prix events. After two contest stages, first of which was Polyphony, and second – Folklore, Youth Choir MASKA took the 2nd place. We lost only to Female Choir of Kiev Glier Institute of Music. 3rd place went to female choir Aurum from Spain. It’s significant that both mixed choirs and choirs of equal voices were evaluated in the same competition – such system exists in the contest only for the second year. It means that MASKA achieved the highest evaluation in the mixed choir competition.

Tolosa Royo - Coro de Letonia 2º premio polifonía 13 (1)MASKA’s artistic director Jānis Ozols comments on choir’s achievements: “Overall I am happy with the choir’s performance in the competition. Of course, 2nd place is always a bit painful experience, because it means that there was only something very little missing to get the win! However, looking back at other Latvian choirs’ experience in this competition, I have to admit that our performance has been very successful, since not always the best Latvian choirs have ended up winning the Tolosa contest. And considering the mixed choirs in the contest – MASKA was the best of them, and I am very pleased with that!”

Before and after the contest MASKA gave in different cities and towns all over Basque country, including Tafalla, Zumaia, San Sebastian, Pamplona, Getxo and Bera, which turns out to be the widest concert tour in choir’s 15-year-history. Concerts in churches and concert halls were well attended. The auditory especially appreciated Basque songs that MASKA performed however also Latvian choral music and traditional “Pūt vējiņi” in the conclusion of the concert were received with standing ovations.

MASKA expresses gratitude to everyone for the support and love that we felt from the supporters at every moment. There are several concerts planned till the end of the year. We kindly ask you to follow the information in our webpage www.korismaska.lv, Facebook profile, Twitter and other social media. See you very soon!

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MASKA on it’s way to European Choral Grand Prix

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Youth Choir MASKA has spent the end of summer and beginning of autumn preparing for the 46th Tolosa Choral Contest, which is one of only six European Choral Grand Prix competitions. MASKA will be competing in two categories – Polyphony and Folklore – performing a variety of Latvian, Lithuanian, English and Basque choral compositions. In additions, MASKA will perform concerts in six cities around Basque country, where the choir shall present the contest repertoire, supplementing it with compositions that have become MASKA’s proven values.

Before leaving for Spain, our conductor JĀNIS OZOLS and Youth Choir MASKA invites everyone who enjoys choral music to see us before this utmost important contest, as well as to experience our new home – Babīte Center of Cultural Education (Babīte Music School)* that was opened only on 1st of September.

We will be delighted to see you on 24th of October at 19:00 in the Great Hall of Babīte Center of Cultural Education.

* Address – Jūrmalas iela 14A, Piņķi (click to open a map)

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MASKA is looking for new singers

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One season has ended and the new season is here.

This is the best time to join Youth choir MASKA

The audition for the potential singers is taking place on:

15th of August at 18:00

in Babīte Secondary School (Jūrmalas iela 17, Piņķi)

Info:

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MASKA become Champions of the 8th World Choir Games

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8th World Choir Games took place from 9th till 19th of July in Riga. Also Youth Choir MASKA participated in these games, taking part in two competition categories. In total 460 choirs from all around the world were competing for the prizes.

At first MASKA had the chance to participate in Mixed Choirs Category (C9), where MASKA received a Gold Medal, took honorable 2nd place in the Category and got the best-ever result out of any Latvian choirs that had participated in World Choir games – 96.88 points.

A week later MASKA participated in the Folklore Category (C28), where we won and were named Champions of 8th World Choir Games. We also received a Gold Medal and got 92.38 points. Once again it was proven that Latvians are able to show their folk songs in such manner that the audience from any place in the world could feel it and understand it.

We express our gratitude to Riga2014 who were the ones that presented us the opportunity to participate in these Games. Great thanks also go out to the organizers of the event, because they made it possible to see the choirs and music from so many different places here in Riga.

Of course the biggest thank you goes to our supporters, fans, friends and families. To everyone who believed in us and supported us – THANK YOU!


 

YOUTH CHOIR MASKA IN THE 8TH WORLD CHOIR GAMES

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This year the 8th World Choir Games take place in Riga, which is European Capital of Culture in 2014. Youth Choir MASKA will participate in these Games that will take place from 9th till 19th of July. In total 460 choirs from 73 countries will be competing in different categories and participating in several concerts.

Youth Choir MASKA is looking forward to showing our best performance in two categories – Mixed Choirs Category (C9) that will take place on 11th of July at 11:45 in the Great Guild and Folklore Category (C28) that will take place on 18th of July at 19:00 in Riga Stradiņš University Great Hall. There is no entrance fee, so everyone who is interested can join see the contest.
2013 was the year of great Latvian Song Celebration. Choir Wars are an important part of the Celebration, where MASKA obtained the 1st place together with a special prize from Riga2014 – invitation to participate in the Champions’ Category in the 8th World Choir Games.
One of the 8th World Choir Games will be Sacred Music concert that will take place in the Old St. Gertrude Church. The best Latvian choirs will be participating in this concert – State Academic Choir “Latvija”, choirs “Sõla”, “Balsis”, “Kamēr…” and Youth Choir MASKA. We are really proud to have been invited to participate in this concert together with the best Latvian choirs.

Latvia Sings!

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Foto: Kaspars Garda, Riga2014

On the evening of 9 March best Latvian amateur choirs – “Maska”, „Sōla”, „Balsis”, „Maska”, „Emīla Dārziņa jauktais koris” – met in a contest hosted by Latvian Television to  compete for the honor to represent Latvia at a concert of the greatest European choirs in Vienna on the 9th of May.

Each choir performed  2 songs – a Latvian folk song and an original composition. Us, youth choir  “Maska”, performed Latvian folk song “Dindaru dandaru”, music composed by our conductor assistant and leader of the vocal group “Latvian Voices” – Laura Jēkabsone. The other composition “Solanum Tuberosum” is also composed by Laura Jekabsone and is a hymn devoted to potato, as Latvians own the record of potato consumption among all Europe countries.

Whole contest can be watched on Latvian Television archive. Youth choir “Maska” performs starting 6’47. Pictures from the contest are presented on Riga2014 home page.

The winning choir – choir “Sola” was determined by the grades given by jury and by voting of TV audience.

About us

Youth choir «MASKA» is one of the best mixed amateur choirs in Latvia. Choir proudly represents Babīte municipality and Latvia by taking part in international choral contests and performing in different concerts. Choir «MASKA» is glad to collaborate with the best Latvian musicians, including vocal group «Latvian Voices» and instrumental group «Xylem Trio». Every time when creating a new program, always at least several pieces created by Latvian composers are included that helps to promote Latvian choral music both locally and globally. Youth choir «MASKA» and conductor Jānis Ozols is a creative community with its own charm and style that is characterized by musicality, movement towards the goal and daring to be different.

Most important facts:

  • Youth choir MASKA was established in 2000
  • Average count of singers is 40
  • Conductor and artistic director is Jānis Ozols
  • Choir master is Laura Jēkabsone
  • Vocal teacher is Eduards Vācietis

Singers

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Sopranos

 

Bass

 

Tenors

 


Management

Jānis Ozols

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Jānis Ozols (1980) is one of the well-recognized and promising new conductors in Latvia and is also known as one of the former vocal group “Cosmos” singers.

Jānis started to obtain his musical education in Emīls Dārziņš Music School, later continuing it in Riga Cathedral Choir School’s class of choir conducting. He acquired a bachelor’s degree in Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music also in the class of choir conducting with the professor Sigvards Kļava and a master’s degree in choir conducting was supported by professor Jānis Zirnis. During 2013 and 2014 Jānis Ozols studied symphony orchestra conducting in Royal College of Music, Stockholm.

While being the baritone singer of the vocal a cappella group “Cosmos”, Jānis has worked along with world known musicians. This includes master classes and concerts with Bobby McFerrin, “The Real Group”, “Take 6”, “The Manhattan Transfer”, “The Hilliard Ensemble”, “The New York Voices” and the Icelandic music icon Björk. “Cosmos” were the winners of contest New Wave in 2004. They have attained several prestige prizes and awards through different contests and events including the Great Latvian Music Award in 2009.

Besides singing in “Cosmos” Jānis has proven him as one of the most talented Latvian conductors. He has reached notable achievements and won many prizes in Latvia and abroad. Jānis is conducting choir “Maska” which he established in 2000 and that is now one of the best amateur choirs in Latvia. Jānis has also proven his talent by taking the honourable 3rd place in the International Conductor Contest of Jazeps Vitols in 2009 as well as by attaining the unique and unprecedented prize of “The Best Young Conductor” in the 49th International Choir Singing Contest “Seghizzi” in Italy for which he was invited to take part in the jury in 2011.

Jānis takes active role in the field of academic music in Latvia, being the conductor and artistic director of several choirs and the head conductor of Riga region choirs of the XXV Latvian Song festival.

Jānis does not stop at the achieved and constantly keeps developing himself. His musical view and interpretation often differs from the usual. Being open to creative innovations and musical experiments is what highlights him among other conductors and helps in fulfilling his own ideas which are highly appreciated both by music professionals and lovers.

Jānis is married, a father of two, and proud owner of two cats. He also manages to squeeze in his hobby in the tight schedule of his – Jānis likes to cook and publishes his culinary achievements in his blog “Restaurant at Home and not only…” (dirigents.blogspot.com)

Laura Jēkabsone

Laura Jēkabsone

Laura Jēkabsone (1985) is a diverse artist, who is well-known as the leader of vocal group “Latvian Voices” and composer.

Laura started her musical education in Jāzeps Mediņš Secondary Music School where in 2005 graduated from class of choir conducting. She continued her studies in Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music in 2009 acquiring a bachelor’s degree in music education.

In addition to the academic education, Laura has attended master classes in choir conducting with Rafael Immos (Switzerland) and a capella singing with King Singers (United Kingdom), The Hilliard Ensemble (United Kingdom) and Kim Nazarian (New York Voices, USA).

Laura has been a part of Latvian academic and choir music for a quite a long time, already since year 2000 working as a music educator and conducting various collectives. First one that Laura took the lead of was Tilža House of Culture children’s vocal study “Evrili”. It was followed by becoming artistic director of E. Kauliņš Lielvārde High school mixed choir “Bel Canto”, meanwhile taking the leadership of Skrīveri Culture centre women vocal ensemble “Akcents”, where she is still working. Laura was a music educator of preparatory class in Riga Cathedral Choir School. Since 2006 Laura is an integral part of choir “Maska”.

In 2009 Laura together with six other genial singers founded vocal ensemble “Latvian Voices” that definitely has a special place in her life. Most of “Latvian Voices” original music is created by Laura. Together with the ensemble she has won Vokal Total contest in Graz, Austria (2011), A Capella festival in Leipzig, Germany (2012) and 7th World Choir Games in Cincinnati, USA (2012).

Besides signing, Laura Jēkabsone is a recognized composer both locally in Latvia and globally. She has won vocal group’s Amarcord (Germany) arrangement contest (2011) for an arrangement of Latvian folk song “Pūt Vējiņi”. Laura was also nominated for Contemporary A Capella Award for Best folk/world song (2014) and has got into the final of International Jan Sibelius composition contest (2015). She is creating original compositions for a variety of musical collectives. Choir “Maska” is proud to perform Laura’s original music and choir’s favourite piece “Dindaru Dandaru” has been included in the collection “Latvian Voices: Dziesmu izlase I” (2015), where Laura’s a capella compositions for women choirs and ensembles have been compiled. In 2015 Laura was asked to create a special composition for XI Latvian School and Youth Song Festival’s concert of sacred music “Prayer for Latvia”, for what she created an arrangement of most popular Lithuanian church melody “Marija, Marija”. The latest compositions created by Laura was done in cooperation with Swedish a capella group “The Real Group”, creating an arrangement of Latvian folk song “Tumša nakte, zaļa zāle”.

In the spare time of music world, Laura spends time with her friends, doing many other creative activities. Most significant of them is creating short video clips that has transformed into a professional form, since Laura has become an anchor person (“Hobby Saturday”, TV360). When Laura is alone, you will always find a book by her side.

Eduards Vācietis

Eduards Vācietis (1989) has a bachelor’s degree from The Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo, vocal class of Barbro Marklund-Petersone. In 2009 Eduards graduated from Riga Cathedral Choir School, vocal singing class of Valda Tračuma.

Already in his childhood, Eduards proved himself as a talented and perspective singer, taking part in V.A. Mozart’s “Magic flute” in The Latvian National Opera (he was one of the three geniuses). Eduards has participated in master classes lead by Association of Latvian vocal pedagogues. 1st prize in Alīna Vāne international vocalist contest (2008), 3rd prize in State vocalist contests in Daugavpils (2008). Participated in Stuttgart Bach academy’s project, which was lead by Helmuth Rilling, carrying out “War requiem” by Benjamin Britten (2007). Participated in the staging of W.A.Mozart’s “Don Jon” in Wilhelm theatre in Stuttgart (2013) as well as in Oslo Opera festival (2013). Has participated in various master classes lead by Sir Thomas Allen (The United Kingdom), Anita Garanča (Latvia), David L. Jones (USA), Emma Kirkby (The United Kingdom), Benton Hess (USA)  and others.

In 2013 gave F. Schubert vocal music concerts in Rundāle and Riga. Eduards also has cooperated with “Latvijas Koncerti”, singing solos of “Elijah” by F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy, “Carmina Burana” by K. Orff and others. Has participated in dubbing the BBC series “War and piece”. His debut as a baritone in large form genre to Latvian audience could be considered the role of Pontius Pilate in the stating of John Passion by Andris Veismanis in 2016.

Since August 2013 Eduards is an artist and soloist in The State Choir Latvija, as well as teacher in vocal department of Riga Cathedral Choir School.

During his leisure time Eduards tries to be active – be it hiking, enjoying the nature or sports such as floor-ball and basketball. The long and dark winter evenings are spent with friends-enthusiasts “screwing” and reanimating old motorcycles, so during the summer the results can be enjoyed and summer breeze caught driving the bikes.

Achievements


2016

2016

  • 2016, June 6-13 – choir “Maska” repersented Latvia in the 13th international choir festival “Sborove slavnosti” in Czech Republic, giving several concerts in venues in Ostrava, Šumperk, Hradec Kralove an twice in the capital Prague – Rudolfinum concert hall and New Town Hall. In festivals gala concert, which took place in Hradec Kralove’s Cathedral of the Holy Spirit, choir took part in performing “Otčenaš” by Leoš Janaček for mixed choir, tenor soloist, organ and harp. During the festival, choir also visited Embassy of Republic of Latvia in Prague.

2015

2015


  • 2nd place in 13th International Choral Competition “Gallus Maribor 2015“, that took place in Maribor, Slovenia. Choir also received a special prize from the jury for the best performance of Jacob Gallus (Iacobus Gallus) composition Mirabile Mysterium.
  • Choir’s 2nd CD “Ziema”(“Winter”) is recorded. It includes three major compositions written by Laura Jēkabsone dedicated to Christmas theme – „Advent Story”, „Xmas All Around the World” and “Ziema”.

2014

2014


  • Champions of 8th World Choir Games in 2014 in Champions’ category Folklore . Champions’ category — mixed choirs 2nd place (highest result achieved by Latvian choir in any World Choir Games — 96.88 points).
  • 2nd place in 46th Tolosa Choral contest polyphony andfolklore categories (highest result in mixed choir competition).
  • Participation in Sacred Music concert that took place in the Old St. Gertrude Church on July 15 as a part of 8th World Choir Games.

2013

2013

  • XXV National Nationwide Latvian Song Celebration 1st place in the Latvian choir competition „choir wars”.
    Special prize – invitation to participate in the World Choir Games 2014 Champions category.

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2012

2012


  • Grand Prix in the IV Harald Andersen Chamber Choir Competition in Helsinki, Finland. Choir received a money prize of 15 000 euros, as well as a special prize for the best performance of the compulsory composition “Readymade Alice” (Pertu Hapanens). This contest is held once in 3 years by famous Jan Sibelius Academy. 12 finalists, among which were professional collectives, were selected by an international jury. Choir «MASKA» is the first and meanwhile only choir from Latvia to receive a prize in this contest.

2011

2011


  • Grand Prix in the international choir contest „Europe and Its Songs in Barcelona, Spain (also the prize “Best Conductor”).
  • Victory in VII town and countryside choir contest in Mazsalaca, Latvia.

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2010

2010

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  • 2nd place in 49th International choral contest “Seghizzi 2010 in Gorizia, Italy (also a prize „Best Young Conductor”)

Gorizia 2010

  • Grand Prix in international youth choir contest in Valmiera, Latvia.

2009

2009
  • 5th place in the III Harald Andersen Chamber Choir Competition in Helsinki, Finland.

2008

2008
  • 1st place in folklore category in international choral contest „Venezia in Musica” in Venice, Italy.
  • 10th place in XXIV Latvian Song festival’s choir contest (best choir in category “Towns and countryside” as well as from Riga Region).

2007

2007
  • 2nd place in folklore category in international choral contest in Rimini, Italy.

2006

2006
  • 1st place in folklore category in international choral contestnkursā „Tonen 2000” in the Neatherlands.

Events

2016

  • December 25 and 26 – choir “Maska” is taking participation in traditional Riga Christmas concerts “Silver skates” in Ķīpsala hall together with the Orchestra “Riga”, vocal group “Framest” and soloists Dita Lūriņa, Daumants Kalniņš and Žoržs Siksna.
  • November 17 – National holiday concert in Viļaka.
  • October 23 – performance of 7 Stories of the Gospel of Thomas together with Xylem Trio in a charity concert in Talsi Ev. Lut. church.
  • July 11 – Concert in Riga St. John’s church together with choir “Labyrinth” from the U.S., which is lead by Latvian composer Anita Kupriss.
  • June 6-13 – choir “Maska” repersented Latvia in the 13th international choir festival “Sborove slavnosti” in Czech Republic, giving several concerts in venues in Ostrava, Šumperk, Hradec Kralove an twice in the capital Prague – Rudolfinum concert hall and New Town Hall. In festivals gala concert, which took place in Hradec Kralove’s Cathedral of the Holy Spirit, choir took part in performing “Otčenaš” by Leoš Janaček for mixed choir, tenor soloist, organ and harp. During the festival, choir also visited Embassy of Republic of Latvia in Prague.
  • June 4 – Concert in Piņķi St. John’s church, performing the programme, prepared for “Sborove slavnosti” festival.
  • April 1 – choir “Maska” concludes its 15-year anniversary season with an unique concert “Because far is the road until dream path silently gazes to the foggy lake streams, but…

2015

  • December 20 – concert “ZieMASKAsvētki” in Riga Dome Cathedral. Premiere – Laura Jēkabsone “Ziema” for mixed choir and string group
  • December 17 – presentation of Choir “MASKA” and Laura Jēkabsone’s record “Ziema”
  • September 18 – Choir “MASKA” 15 year anniversary concert in Aula Magna of University of Latvia
  • June and July – weekly performance in Anna un Krišs Salmanis exhibition”Dziesma” (“Song”), performing a composition by Kristaps Pētersons “Dievzemīte II
  • June – participation in events of VIII Nordic and Baltic Choral Festival .
  • Spring and summer performance at the events of Latvian Presidency of the Council of the European Union in National Library of Latvia, culture palace “Ziemeļblāzma” and other venues.

2014

  • December 20 – concert „ZieMASKAsvētki” (“ChristMASKAs) in the Riga New St. Gertrude church. PremiereJānis Šipkēvics „Doma iet un atkal atnāk atpakaļ” (lyrics by Rainis) – a cappella composition for mixed choir and soloists, Laura Jēkabsone „Xmas All around the World” – composition for mixed choir, guitar and soloists.
  • December 7 – III kokle music festival „Gaismas ceļā” (“In the way of light”), concert in Riga Great Guild, performing „Advent Story”. by Laura Jēkabsone.
  • October and November – during the 46th Tolosa Choral contest tour in the Basque country, performing in seven cities – Tafalla, Zumaia, San Sebastian, Tolosa, Pamplona, Getxo and Bera, performing different choral compositions including Basque, English and Latvian songs. Traditional Latvian folk song “Pūt vējiņi” that was performed in the conclusion of each concert weas received with standing ovations.

2013

  • December 21 – Concert „Ziema”(“Winter”) n the Riga New St. Gertrude church. Premiere — „Advent Story” by Laura Jēkabsone. A composition of 7 parts for mixed choir, kokle ensemble and soloists (participants: kokle ensemble “Balti”, soloists: Ieva Kerēvica and Jānis Strazdiņš).

2012

  • December 22 – concert „Pamodies Ziemassvētkos II” (“Awake at Christmas II”) in Riga Cathedral (participants: vocal group „Latvian Voices”, instrumental group „Xylem Trio”).

2011

  • December 21 – concert „Pamodies Ziemassvētkos” (“Awake at Christmas”) n Riga Cathedral. Premiere: „Neguli, lācēn!”(“Teddy, don’t sleep!”) by Rihards Zaļupe – a composition for mixed choir, orchestra and soloists.

2010

  • December — concerts in Riga Old St. Gertrude Church. Premiere: „7 Stories of the Gospel of Thomas” by Rihards Zaļupe (participants: soloist Ieva Kerēvica, instrumental group „Xylem Trio”).

 

Public events

  • 2016, September 6 – performance at the 80th anniversary of Latvian Academy of sport and education in Daile theatre, performing together with “3 tenori” and Juris Kulakovs.
  • 2016, May 28 – performance at the closing event of “ZZ čempionāts” in Jūrmala, performing together with Arstalursmirus.
  • 2016, April 19 – performance at Narvesen corporate event in “Ziemeļblāzma” culture palace.
  • 2016, April 16 – performance at the reunion of Babīte high-school.
  • 2016, March 23 – opening event ofForum Cinemas new cinema hall “Scape” .
  • 2016, March 22 – “Diena” annual price in culture awards ceremony in Spīķeri concert hall.
  • 2015, November 18 – performance in the House of the Blackheads during the awards ceremony of Triju Zvaigžņu ordenis (Three Stars).
  • 2014, November 17 – Independence Day concert in Smiltene House of Culture.
  • A/S Lattelecom 2014 Summer games – performance in the opening event.
  • „Nordea Riga Marathon 2014” – performance in the Kilometer of Culture together with well-known Latvian artists.
  • „Zelta ābele 2013” ceremony in April 2014 in Riga Great Guild.
  • 2014, March 9 – LTV1 contest „Latvija dzied” – fight for the possibility to perform in the opening of Vienna Music festival.
  • „Ziedot.lv” 10 year anniversary event in the National Theater of Latvia.
  • 2013 – AS „Latvenergo” corporative clients’ event in Small Guild Hall.
  • „Labestības diena” closing events in 2012 and 2013, live on LNT.
  • „Latvijas Zelta talanti 2012”, live on LNT.
  • „Latvijas Mūzikas ierakstu gada balva 2010” awards ceremony in the National Theater of Latvia and live on TV3.
  • 2011, November – Independence Day concert in Ropaži House of Culture.

Contacts

Līga Štrausa

Liga.Strausa@korismaska.lv

Tel: +371 26459392

 

 

 

 

Rehearsals:

  • Mondays 18:15-21:15
  • Wednesdays 18:15-21:15

Venue:

Directions:

  • Bus N° 4 (get off in station “Piņķi”)
  • Bus N° 32 (get off in station “Piņķi”)
  • By car – free parking available
  • Not suggested to come by train, since station “Babīte” is several km away from Piņķi 🙂

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