The Latvian Radio Choir
One of the world’s greatest chamber choirs makes a rare Canadian appearance in an epic concert celebration of the human voice and spirit.
Appearing in Toronto just prior to its U.S. debut at Lincoln Center, the Latvian Radio Choir is 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 showcases two Canadian compositions: John Weinzweig’s hilarious Hockey Night in Canada and the world premiere of a new piece by Ana Sokolovic. With more than 150 singers on stage, this epic event will both exhilarate the senses and stir the soul.
Pre-Concert Chat – 2:00 pm
Canadian composer Ana Sokolovic discusses her new choral work ASAP 4 SATB, to be premiered by the Latvian Radio Choir.
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
John Cage: Four2
Lera Auerbach: Psalm 23, Psalm 130, Lullaby
Ana Sokolovic: ASAP 4 SATB (World Premiere)
John Weinzweig: Hockey Night in Canada
Nic Gotham: The Fool by the Roadside
Rachmaninov: selections from Vespers
Santa Ratneice: Horo horo hata hata
Pēteris Vasks: Madrigal
Alfred Schnittke: Concerto for Choir, Part I