Double Victory of the choir BLAGOVEST in the Grand Prix of Nations Riga 2017 and the 3rd European Choir Games
With remarkable success and a double victory, the Riga Orthodox Chamber Choir BLAGOVEST has concluded participation in the Grand Prix of Nations 2017 and the 3rd European Choir Games, gaining the gold medals and titles of the Winner of the Grand Prix of Nations and the Champion of the European Choral Games in the competition category "Musica Sacra a cappella".
The choir, with its diverse, high-quality and emotionally heartfelt singing, has conquered both the hearts of the audience and the highest scores and recognition of the jury; and with great emotion BLAGOVEST sung the Latvian national anthem twice from the stage of the awards ceremony.
With these great victories and feeling of a well-accomplished work, the choir closes the season. During the next season, the Riga Orthodox Chamber Choir BLAGOVEST will participate in the Riga A Cappella Festival that traditionally takes place in Riga in October, as well as will represent Latvia in the Grand Prix of Nations Colombo 2017, taking place in the frame of the 4th Asia Pacific Choir Games in Sri Lanka on October 21-28, 2017.
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