photo by Viesturs Petersons

photo by Viesturs Petersons
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Adsit virtus (2014)

ADSIT VIRTUS Spiritus Sancti
~SSSAAATTTBBB a cappella 4'30'' (2014) 
for 'Anima Delicata' choir (Germany/Latvia), conductors: Mārīte Puriņa (Anima Solla) & Matthias Schmitt (Delicaton) 
WP: Anima Delicata , Matthias Schmitt, conductor 

Beim „Adsit Virtus Spiritus Sancti“ konnte das Publikum nur die Augen schließen und jeden einzelnen Ton bis zum Ende in sich aufnehmen. „Öffne mein Herz“, lautete der Titel des Konzerts. "Herzerwärmend und brillant" - Gelnhäuser Tageblatt 27.05.2014.

What a great question! I asked my singers during the last rehearsal and they came up with some fun answers: „Let it be“ (Beatles), „Girls just wanna have fun“ (Cindy Lauper) or „Bleib bei uns“ (Rheinberger). I decide for the piece which Ugis Praulins composed for us: „Adsit virtus spiritus sancti“– and especially its line „Open my heart!“. 
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choir “Anima Delicata”, conductor Matthias Schmitt: GOLD

"Uģis Prauliņš sameklēja brīnišķīgu tekstu – "Adsit virtus Spiritus Sancti" un uzrakstīja skaistu jaundarbu, kas pirmatskaņojumu piedzīvoja tieši Pasaules koru olimpiādē." Ogres novada Kultūras centrs Nr. 8 (55), 2014.g. 6. augusts.


upcoming events 2014-2016 jaunumi

Upcoming events 2014-2016

Christ the King Church * 2353 Rice Boulevard * Houston, Texas 77005

The Nordic Choir from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, will sing for worship at Christ the King Church onSunday, February 2 at the 10:50 service. The 75 voice choir directed by Allen Hightower will sing the pre- and postludes, an anthem and the Kyrie with compositions by Christiansen, Praulins, Gretachaninoff, Clausen and Tschesnokoff. 

NORDIC CHOIR    Allen Hightower, conductor
Saturday, January 25 / 7:30 p.m.
Wartmann Artist Series Edgerton Performing Arts Center Edgerton, Wisconsin
Sunday, January 26 / 4 p.m.
Lourdes Chapel–Assisi Heights Rochester, Minnesota
Thursday, January 30 / 7:30 p.m.
Illinois College Fine Arts Series Rammelkamp Chapel at Illinois College Jacksonville, Illinois
Friday, January 31 / 7 p.m.
St. Mary’s Episcopal Church Concert Series Memphis, Tennessee
Saturday, February 1 / 7:30 p.m.
Grace Presbyterian Church Houston, Texas
Sunday, February 2 / 8:45 a.m.
Church Service Tallowood Baptist Church Houston, Texas
Sunday, February 2 / 10:50 a.m.
Church Service Christ the King Lutheran Church Houston, Texas
Monday, February 3 / 7:30 p.m.
First Baptist Church San Antonio, Texas
Tuesday, February 4 / 7 p.m.
First Baptist Church Midland, Texas
Wednesday, February 5 / 7 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church Fort Worth, Texas

Thursday, February 6 / 7 p.m.

Preston Meadow Lutheran Church Plano, Texas

Friday, February 7 / 7:30 p.m.

Kemp Concert Series First Presbyterian Church Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Saturday, February 8 / 7 p.m.

Liberty United Methodist Church Liberty, Missouri

Sunday, February 9 / 7 p.m.

Colonial Church of Edina Edina, Minnesota

Tuesday, February 11 / 7:30 p.m.
Tour Homecoming Concert Luther College, Center for Faith and Life Decorah, Iowa

Saint Louis Chamber Chorus & Philip Barnes conductor: concert of Latin poetry settings in mid-February 2014 
(a new piece by Ugis Praulins / Catullus poetry)
The Ancients Speak:

Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 3 p.m.
560 Music Center
“Latin” is the language of Concert IV, Feb. 23 at the 560 Music Center, 560 Trinity Avenue, and “Romance” is the focus. It’s all about passion, through Renaissance madrigals to “The Song of Songs” set by Wolfram Buchenberg and part-songs by Randall Thompson. There are settings of the racy poetry of Catullus by Carl Orff, and a new work by Latvian composer Ugis Praulins.
Hi Ugis
The Meljon Singers are performing your Missa Rigensis again – we love it!
In the programme there will also be some Psalm settings by Cyrillus Kreek, some motets and a Missa Brevis by Rihards Dubra and some a cappella works by Arvo Pärt.
With best wishes
Janette Ruocco MA (Choral Education), BMus (Hons) 
Musical Director: Braintree Choral Society, Harlow Chorus Academy, Illumination Chamber Choir, The Meljon Singers

Saturday 22 March 2014, 7.30pm, Holy Trinity Church, 185 Hermon Hill, South Woodford, E18 1QQ
A collection of music from a region where the choral music tradition is deeply engrained; the Baltics. Support a local choir whilst being entertained with the music of Estonian and Latvian composers such as Dubra, Pärt and Prauliņš.
Saturday 22 March 2014
Book unreserved seats with no booking fee via
BOX OFFICE: +44 (0) 1992 611711
By post:Send cheque payable to the The Meljon Singers with a SAE to Meljon Box Office, 67 St. Johns Road, Epping, United Kingdom, CM16 5DW

The Nightingale 

Ghita Nørby (H.C.Andersen's original fairy tale text!)
Stephen Layton (conductor)
Copenhagen 29th of March, 2014 

Koncerthuset Klassisk
Der er stadig billetter til koncerten på Glyptoteket den 29. marts kl. 14:00. Koncerten kl. 16:00 er udsolgt! Gå ikke glip af denne enestående begivenhed!

Nattergalen af H. C. Andersen er et af den store digters mest elskede eventyr.
Til koncerten kan publikum forvente en poetisk rejse, hvor DR VokalEnsemblet, den folkekære skuespillerinde Ghita Nørby og den verdensberømte, danske blokfløjtenist Michala Petri sammen skaber en unik fortælling i musik og ord.

Ghita Nørby læser højt af den populære historie, mens DR VokalEnsemblet i en vekselvirkning fremfører Ugis Praulins berømte korværk over samme fortælling. Koncerten bliver dirigeret af Stephen Layton, der blev Grammy-nomineret for sin musik til netop Nattergalen, og Michela Petri spiller på blokfløjter.
Ghita Nørby fortæller: "Jeg holder allermest af H.C. Andersen, når han anskuer menneskesjælen, når han er barsk, når han spidder os - og især den danske folkesjæl. Når han viser menneskets brutalitet, dumhed og smålighed." Nattergalen er ikke blot eventyret om Kejseren fra Kina og en kinesisk sangfugl men kommer omkring eviggyldige temaer som det sande, det naturlige, kunsten og musikken. Alt det der slutteligt vækker den døende Kejser til live.
5 Apr 2014 sábado 5 de abril, 20:00 h.
Santa Iglesia Catedral 

Kyrie (Missa Rigensis) 

Grupo Vocal Kromátika
Directora: Elisa Gómez

Uldis Bērziņš / Uģis Prauliņš: "VAI UZVARA?"



  • 01/05, 14:00
Riga, Great Guild Hall
5 - 10 € / 3.51 - 7.03 LVL
Tickets available at the concert venue
Riga Dom Cathedral girls’ choir, conductor Aira Birziņa
Riga Dom Cathedral boys’ choir, conductor Mārtiņš Klišāns
Mixed choir of Riga Dom Cathedral Choir School, conductor Gints Ceplenieks
Joint choir of graduates, conductors Jānis Liepiņš, Kaspars Ādamsons, Jānis Ozols, Ainārs Rubiķis, Mārcis Imants
Coolmans Report
Big Band of Riga Dom Cathedral Choir School, conductor Raitis Ašmanis
Vocal group Latvian VoicesGroup “Instrumenti”
Sinfonietta Rīga
Michael Bojesen, Ēriks Ešenvalds, George Frideric Handel, Laura Jēkabsone, Gunārs Kalniņš, Chick Corea, Emilis Melngailis, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Raimonds Pauls, Uģis Prauliņš, Valts Pūce, Ārijs Šķepasts, Jāzeps Vītols 
International Orange Chorale & Lunds Akademiska Kör in Joint Concert
International Orange Chorale, which focuses on 20th and 21st century music, is presenting a joint concert with the Lunds Akademiska Kör of Sweden this weekend. They're singing works of Bo Holten, Mattias Sköld, Sven-Erik Bäck, Jan Sandström, Francis Poulenc, Uģis Prauliņš, Ivo Antognini, and John Tavener. Details:

Date:  Saturday, May 3, 2014
Time: 8 p.m.
Location: St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 1111 O’Farrell St, San Francisco

Admission is free, although a donation of $20 is suggested for the support of the Lund University Foundation. For more information, visit
I can't get there, but maybe you can - it should be a great program. 
Posted by Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Michael  Zaugg - Conductor   twitter @michaelzaugg
Pro Coro Canada -
Cantata Singers of Ottawa -

Montreal Choral Institute, voces boreales -
May 9, 2014
Museum of Civilization 7:30 PM, Ottawa, ON
May 11, 2014
St. Joseph’s Church 2:30 PM, Ottawa, ON
May 13, 2014
Trinity-St. Stephen’s, 7:30 PM, Amherst, NS
15 May 2014 

~25 May 2014
Ugis Praulins – Gloria (from Missa Rigensis)

Philip Copeland via Facebook 1 Jun 2014 

All, I'm very pleased to say that the Samford choir has made it to the Grand Prix round in the competition. It is an outstanding competition with a world class jury of musicians and composers of the highest caliber. We will join choirs from Italy, Indonesia, Latvia and another choir from the United States in singing an 18-22 minute program tomorrow afternoon.
It is at this point in the competition that things really get tough. Only two pieces can be repeated from the previous 12-18 minutes of singing in the competition. Only the best rehearsed choirs have enough literature to sing another long program.
Unless I have another idea, we will be singing:
Kyrie (Ugis Praulins)
Nunc dimittis (Gustav Holst)
O Schöne Nacht (Johannes Brahms)
Mille regretz (Josquin des Prez)
Reggel (György Ligeti)
Mate saule (Peteris Vasks)
Nyon, Nyon (Jake Runestad) 


SAT 12 July
ChorWerk Ruhr
Stefan Temmingh, recorder
Florian Helgath, conductor
Der Gesang der Nachtigall
Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy: Six songs from “Im Freien zu singen”, Op. 59 (1844)
Helga Pogatschar: “Stainless Safari” (2008) for solo recorders and playback tape
Moritz Eggert: “UA” (2014) for choir and recorder
Cipriano de Rore: “Ancor che col partire” with diminutions by Riccardo
Rogniono (c. 1550–1620) for choir (12 singers) and recorder
Josquin des Préz: “Mille regretz” with diminutions by Diego Ortiz
(c.1510–1570) for choir (12 singers) and recorder
Ugis Prauliņš: “The Nightingale” (2010): music from the fairy tale “The Nightingale” by Hans Christian Andersen arranged for mixed choir and recorder 
Schutzengelkirche Eichstätt
Starts: 7.00 p.m.
35 / 25 / 15 euros

Aug 2014 
Ugis Praulins Sanctus & Benedictus (from Missa Rigensis)

MEDITATION CD release 15 Sept 2014.

Elina Garanca, Latvian Radio Choir, Deutsche Radio Philharmonie, 
conductor Karl Mark Chichon


25th & 26th of September, 20:00
"TUMSĀ GĀJU" (Didgori & State Choir Latvija, cond. Māris Sirmais)
7th International Symposium on Traditional Polyphony
Tbilisi State Conservatoire, Grand Hall
Freitag, 10. Oktober 2014, 20.00 Uhr, Propsteikirche Herz Jesu
Light and Love - Konzert mit dem SONUX ENSEMBLE

in der Reihe "a-cappella! Lübeck", Germany

New Vocal Works for the Sonux Ensemble by Tobias Forster, Ola Gjeilo, Gregor Hübner, Paul Mealor, Vytautas Miškinis, Uģis Prauliņš, Alwin Michael Schronen, Aleksandar S. Vujić, Eric Whitacre

Stefan Kuchel, Saxophon | Lukas Schwarz, Violoncello
Leitung: Hans-Joachim Lustig

Emergency:LA” has Grammy Nominated composer Ugis Praulins handling the score, with some incidental tracks being provided by Meldra and Pauly Greenwood and other guest musicians. 

Sgt. Gabe Mandell LAPD – Kurt Angle
Series Creator and Writer Len Davies
The name Kurt Angle is synonymous with professional wrestling and more recently, MMA — but the Olympic gold medalist has also been building up a very healthy resume of acting roles, which has led to his selection for the leading role in the new Hollywood TV Drama “Emergency:LA” (IMDB). Kurt has been cast as Sgt. Gabe Mandell of LAPD Downtown, and the series follows the day-to-day adventures of his department, “Station 77″ of LA City Fire Department, and “Trauma One” Emergency Medical Center.

22nd and 23rd December 2014
Rundfunkchor Berlin 
"O Lux Beatissima" 
@Berliner Dom.

*** 2015 ***

St.Louis Chamber Chorus:
...the world premiere recording of IAM VER EGELIDOS Philip Barnes, conductor...
...this CD recording with REGENT Records of the UK is scheduled for late February 2015... 

The Saint Louis Chamber Chorus 
Philip BARNES conductor
The Chamber Chorus is affiliated with the American Choral Directors Association
In Scandinavische kringen

Nederlands Kamerkoor

Genre: Koormuziek



Sven David: Sandström Hear my prayer, O Lord
Bo Holten: The Bishop and the Pagan
Ugis Prauliņš: Laudibus in sanctis
Veljo Tormis: Curse upon Iron
Knut Nystedt: Immortal Bach
Bo Holten: Marriage of heaven and hell
Onder de titel ‘In Scandinavische kringen’ brengt het Nederlands Kamerkoor u werken van hedendaagse Noord-Europese componisten die de afgelopen jaren een grote naam hebben opgebouwd. Het thema vanavond is: wie geloof je, wie verkies je? Vanuit die vraag creëerde chef-dirigent Risto Joost een programma waarin heidense en christelijke riten om voorrang strijden. Noord-Europa heeft een oersterke koortraditie, die fantastische zangers, koren en componisten voortbracht en nog steeds brengt. In Noord-Europa speelt de natuur een veel grotere rol in het dagelijks leven dan in het verstedelijkte westen. In die natuur zijn de heidense riten nog voelbaar. De componisten die u hoort lieten zich door deze mystiek vangen en motiveren.
Risto Joost is geboren in Estland. Hij leerde het vak van onder meer Esa-Pekka Salonen en Neeme Järvi, geen kleine jongens als het gaat om dirigeren. Zijn voeding met landen als Finland en de Baltische staten is groot en hij begrijpt de diepten en de mysteries van deze weidse en onherbergzame landschappen die bezongen worden door Holten, Tormis, Sandström, Nystedt en Prauliņš. Een concert om het warm én koud bij te krijgen.
Dirigent: Risto Joost

ODI ET AMO tour, Germany 4 - 6 July 2015 
Hans-Joachim Lustig conductor