Youth choir “Maska” led by the conductors Janis Ozols and Laura Jekabsone represented Latvia by participating in the 13th international choir singing competition “Europe and its songs”, which took place in the city of Barcelona, Spain from September 21 th to 24th. For the first time in the 13 year history of the contest “Maska” recieved the maximum amount of 100 points from the jury and won the Grand Prix. “Maska” took part in three distinct categories where in each of these categories presented a completely different mixed, men and women choir programmes. The men won their category with the first place, whilst the girls took second and the mixed choir, not only won its category, but also attained the Grand Prix. Once again conductor Janis Ozols proved his talent and won the award of the best conductor of the contest, which is the fifth in his career.

After the return from Spain youth choir “Maska” is organizing an admission of new singers to all voice groups which will take place on October 3 at 18:00 Babite high school, Pinki. \”Europe and its songs\”