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State Choir Latvija

State Choir Latvija

The State Choir Latvija, the largest professional choir in the Baltic States, is one of the most significant monuments of Latvian cultural life and history. The choir’s musical radiance is defined by the vocal culture and sound of the Latvian choral tradition, characterised by warmth, balance and precision. Since 1997, the Artistic Director and Chief Conductor has been Māris Sirmais, while the General Manager has been Māris Ošlejs. 


The State Choir Latvija has collaborated with world-renowned symphony orchestras including the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Hamburg Philharmonic State Orchestra, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, Singapore Symphony Orchestra, and others.


The choir has performed with outstanding conductors such as Mariss Jansons, Andris Nelsons, Zubin Mehta, Neeme Järvi, Jaap van Zweden, Paavo Järvi, Vladimir Ashkenazy, David Zinman, Valery Gergiev, Vladimir Fedoseyev, Simone Young, and others.


The choir has performed on the stages of the world’s greatest concert halls, including the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg, KKL Luzern, The Royal Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, The National Music Auditorium in Madrid, Lincoln Centre in New York, Shanghai Concert Hall, The Esplanade in Singapore and many others.


The choir has participated in recordings produced by Naxos, Warner Brothers, Harmonia Mundi, Wergo and Ondine, as well as numerous recording projects by both Latvian and foreign music publishers.