State Choir Latvija – Tour of Ireland, 1st–5th May 2024

State Choir Latvija – Tour of Ireland, 1st–5th May 2024

Thursday, 2 May 2024, 7.30pm

The State Choir LATVIJA is one of the world’s most sought after professional choirs. Their hallmark is the beautiful sound of the Latvian choral tradition, characterised by warmth, balance and precision. Along with their Artistic Director and Chief Conductor, Māris Sirmais, they will present a rich programme of Latvian/ Baltic music alongside music by Irish composers in a 5-concert tour of Ireland to Drogheda, Cork, Kilkenny, Balbriggan and Dublin from 1st – 5th May 2024. The tour includes works by Arvo Pärt, Pēteris Vasks, Ēriks Ešenvalds, Michael Holohan, Rhona Clarke, and making his centenary year, Charles Villiers Stanford.

Tour Dates and Tickets

Wednesday 1 May, 7:30pm
St Peter’s Church, Drogheda (promoter, Solstice, Navan)

Thursday 2 May, 7:30pm
City Hall, Cork (promoter, Cork International Choral Festival)

Friday 3 May, 8pm
St Canice’s Kilkenny, (promoter: Music in Kilkenny)

Saturday 4 May, 8pm
The Lark Concert Hall, Irish Institute of Music & Song, Balbriggan

Sunday 5 May, 12 noon
Sundays at Noon, Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin, 12 noon

1 May  St Peter’s Church Drogheda
3 May  St Canice’s Church Kilkenny
5 May  Dublin City Gallery, The Hugh Lane

Arvo Pärt (b.1935, Estonia): The Deer’s Cry                                          
Michael Holohan (b.1956, Ireland): Quis Est Deus                                                                   
Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924 Ireland): Beati Quorum Via 
Rhona Clarke (b.1958, Ireland): Two movements from  Requiem (II Lux Aeterna & III Pie Jesu) 
Rihards Dubra (b.1964, Latvia): Tu skaistō Dīva dōrza Rūze
Pēteris Plakidis (1947-2017, Latvia): Izkal pakavu akmens zirgam
Raimonds Tiguls (b.1972, Latvia): Moonlight Sound Design* Griezes dziesma ^
Vaclovas Augustinas (b.1959, Lithuania): Tykus Tykus
Ēriks Ešenvalds (b. 1977, Latvia): Rivers Of Light
Pēteris Vasks (b.1946, Latvia): Māte saule          
* Dublin only
^ Drogheda & Kilkenny only                                                                        

Programme 2
2 May Cork International Choral Festival Gala Concert, City Hall, Cork
4 May The Lark Concert Hall, Irish Institute of Music and Song, Balbriggan, Co, Dublin

Arvo Pärt (b.1935, Estonia): Da Pacem Domine
Michael Holohan (b.1956, Ireland): Quis Est Deus
Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924 Ireland): Beati Quorum Via
Rhona Clarke (b.1958, Ireland) Requiem
2. Lux Aeterna
3. Pie Jesu
4. In Paradisum
Rihards Dubra (b.1964, Latvia): Tu skaistō dīva dōrza rūze  
Ēriks Ešenvalds (b. 1977, Latvia): A Drop In The Ocean
Juris Vaivods (b.1966, Latvia): Pavasara iezvanīšana 
Raimonds Pauls (b.1936, Latvia) Dārzs ziemā
Valts Pūce (b.1962, Latvia): Sonnet 12 
Pēteris Plakidis (1947-2017, Latvia): In Memoriam
Arturs Maskats (b. 1957, Latvia): Pavasara mūzika
Raimonds Tiguls (b.1972, Latvia): Moonlight Sound Design
Ēriks Ešenvalds (b. 1977, Latvia): Rivers Of Light
Pēteris Vasks (b.1946, Latvia): Zīles ziņa

This tour by State Choir LATVIJA is funded with the generous support of The Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon by way of a Touring Award.

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