BLAGOVEST releases the anniversary album
Being leaded for 25 years by its founder and permanent artistic director Alexander Brandavs, the choir received recognition in various international festivals and music competitions, released 7 albums and gathered significant experience while touring to many countries with program of Russian sacred music. The touring geography of BLAGOVEST includes Belgium, France, Italy, USA, Denmark, Russia, Austria, Poland, Bulgaria, Lithuania, Belarus, Great Britain and Greece. BLAGOVEST continues to broaden its repertoire and familiarize the listeners with previously unknown pieces of music. For 2017, BLAGOVEST scheduled participation in a number of events in the world of sacred music.
About the choir
Riga Orthodox Chamber Choir BLAGOVEST from Latvia was founded in 1990 with an aim to popularize forgotten treasures of Russian sacred music, which makes the most part of the choir's repertoire.
The choir has wide range of interests: from monophonic neumatic chants, called znamenniy raspev, based on Byzantine church music up to contemporary composers’ quests of spirituality. Various secular compositions of outstanding Russian, Latvian, and Western composers are included in the choir's repertoire as well. Read more