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Past Performances Main Stage - 2012 / 2013

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One of the world’s greatest chamber choirs make a rare Canadian appearance in an epic concert celebration of the human voice and spirit.
“No [other] choir sings with the precision and vibrato-free purity of this brilliant group from Riga” —The Independent (London)

Appearing in Toronto just prior to its U.S. debut at Lincoln Center, the Latvian Radio Choir was joined by 120 choristers from universities across Canada. Featuring classics from the Russian and Latvian repertoire—Rachmaninov’s beloved Vespers and Part 1 of Schnittke’s monumental Concerto for Choir —the program also showcased two Canadian composers: John Weinzweig and Ana Sokolovic, who premiered a new piece.

  • Kaspars Putnins, conductor
  • Latvian Radio Choir
  • Calixa Lavallee Singers, University of Ottawa
  • Madrigal Singers, University of Alberta
  • University of Guelph Chamber Choir
  • University of Manitoba Chamber Choir

Repertoire

John Cage: Four(1990)
Nic Gotham: The Fool by the Roadside (1999)
Santa Ratniece: Horo horo hata hata (2008)
Ana Sokolovic: ASAP 4 SATB (World Premiere)
John Weinzweig: Prisoner of Conscience (1985)
Lera Auerbach: Psalm 23 (1999), Psalm 130 (1999), Lullaby (2002)
Rachmaninov: Selections from All Night Vigil (Vespers) (1915)
Alfred Schnittke: Choral Concerto (1984)

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