Youth choir MASKA and its conductor Jānis Ozols invites each and every choir music  lover to three upcoming concerts in Latvia before the great challenge – the 4 th Internation Harald Andersen Chamber Choir Competition in Helsinki.

The competition is held every three years and 12 pre – selected choirs will participate in the high – quality competition. The main emphasis of the contest is a capella singing.  The competition will be held on 21 -22 September in the Helsinki Music Centre. The programme for the contest includes the compulsory work, Readymade Alice commissioned from Perttu Haapanen.

You have the chance to hear this peculiar piece of music in the concerts of youth choir MASKA as well as the greatest pieces of early music and contemporary music written by Peteris Vasks, Peteris Butans, Arvo Part, Janis Liepins and others. The choir is especially proud to perform a piece written by the assistant conductor Laura Jekabsone – “Dindaru dandaru”.  A lot of time and effort has been devoted to prepare this progamme during regular rehearsals as well as in the yearly choir camp, therefore we are now ready to share this musical experience with you.


Youth choir MASKA concerts in September:

14 September at 20:00 – Babītes vidusskolas concert hall;

15 September at 19:00 – Aizkraukle culture centre;

16 September at 13:00 – Umurga culture centre. A special atmosphere will be added by actors Marija and Andris Berzini who will enrich the concert by poetry written by Imants Ziedonis and Knuts Skujenieks.