“Blagovest” invites to the Concert in Riga Dome Cathedral
The choir will present a diverse program, reflecting the rich creative experience of “Blagovest” for over 25 years, with the emotional fulfillment inherent to the choir and its maestro. Along with orthodox chants and compositions of beloved composers: Alexander Arkhangelsky, Alexander Grechaninov, Sergey Rachmaninov, Alfred Schnittke, and others, traditionally included in the choir's repertoire, “Blagovest” will also sing compositions of Da Palestrina, William Albright and Lucija Garuta, as well as the Psalm No.150, written by Georgs Pelēcis for the choir “Blagovest”, in the new arrangement by the author.
The concert is organized with the support of the State Culture Capital Foundation and the Education, Culture and Sports Department of Riga City Council, in the frame of the 5th International Riga A Capella Festival.
After the concert, the choir will travel long distance to represent Latvia in the Grand Prix of Nations within the 4th Asia Pacific Choir Games in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
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