Latvian Voices - Sounds of Latvian Nature

April 29, 2022
10:00 pm
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Friday 29th April, 10pm
April 29, 2022
10:00 pm
Triskel Christchurch
Venue Details

Latvian Voices is a professional a cappella group from Latvia. Using their voices as the only musical instrument, they have developed an individual vocal style, in which the sounds from the ethnic music of many nations intertwine.

The majority of their repertoire is arranged and composed by the group members, and particularly Laura Jēkabsone. Their repertoire is vast: ranging from Latvian folk songs and original compositions with lyrics from twenty traditional Latvian legends, to examples of classical music in inventive transcriptions. Their concerts are usually enriched with popular arrangements, internationally known songs and modern original compositions by Latvian Voices.

Since the group’s founding in 2009 they have participated in many international music festivals, competitions, workshops, and concert tours across Europe and the world.

Very soon after the group’s foundation followed significant success in a cappella competitions: 1st place in the category of Classical Music and the Audience Favourite Award in the International a cappella competition Vocal. Total in Austria; prizewinners of International A Cappella Contest in Leipzig, Germany; overall Champions of the World Choir Games 2012 in Cincinnati, USA.

Latvian Voices have given concerts in many countries worldwide - Germany, Italy, Spain, France, Switzerland, Ireland, South Korea, USA, Japan, Australia and many more. Throughout their active concert life, they have collaborated with various musicians representing different genres. Among them are Ēriks Ešenvalds, Bob Chilcott, The King’s Singers, The Swingles, The Real Group, Norddeutsche Sinfonietta, and Viva Voce.

Artistic Director
Laura Jēkabsone

Programme
Jo dziedāju, jo skanēja - Latvian folk song
Totari - Latvian folk song
Zvīdzi zvīdzi sērmais zirdzeņ - Latvian folk song
Aiz upītes es uzaugu - Latvian folk song
Ieelpo - Beāte Krūmiņa
Gali - Laura Jēkabsone, Jānis Strazdiņš
Atzīšanās - Paula Pērkone
Carefree - Una Stade
Book of Love - George Malone, Charles Patrick/arr. Una Stade
True Colors - B. Steinbergs, T.Kellijs/arr. Laura Jēkabsone
Danny Boy - Trad. Irish melody/lyrics by Frederick E. Weatherly, arr. Ē. Ešenvalds
Ilus Hääl - Estonian folksong, M.Kits, arr. Laura Jēkabsone

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April 29, 2022
10:00 pm
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Latvian Voices - Sounds of Latvian Nature