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9.1.17

events 2017/2018

 2017


WQXR Playlists January 03 2017 at 04:22 PM
Christmas Has Arrived (UgisPraulins)
Laila Liepina, soprano / Elina Seile, mezzo-soprano / Balsis Youth Choir / New Chamber Orchestra of Riga / New York Latvian Concert Choir / Andrejs Jansons, conductor. Albany Records 1040, length: 02:23
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Pastorale voor 8 januari 2017
Ugis Praulins > “Cantate Domino canticum novum“ [Psalm 65 (vers 2)]Kammerchor I Vocalisti. Hans-Joachim Lustig, conductor. Veluwe FM, NL  http://www.veluwefm.nl/index.php/pastorale

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Westminster Choir Tour: Atlanta. Joe Miller, conductor
Performing works by Crabtree, Prauliņš, Brahms and much more 
Tuesday, January 10, 2017 - 7:30 p.m.
All Saints Episcopal Church,634 W Peachtree St NW, Atlanta, GA
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jeudi 12 janvier
comptradio : musique contemporaine à la radio classical contemporary music broadcast on radio at french hours
22h DLK Uģis Prauliņš, Hans Schanderl, Michael Ostrzyga (iVocalisti "Cantate Domino canticum novum") http://comptradio.blogspot.com/
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2017. g. 13. - 15. janvāris. XII Starptautiskais garīgās mūzikas festivāls “Sudraba zvani” Daugavpilī.
Vokālo grupu konkursa laureāts "Anima Solla" (96,75 no 100): Jacobus Gallus “O sacrum convivium”; Mortens Jansons “Fear Thou Not”, Uģis Prauliņš “Vakardziesmas”.
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January 18, 2017
from 5:30 till 11:00am Classical Discoveries: WPRB 103.3 FM Princeton NJ, http://wprb.com/
Epigrams by Latvian composer, Ugis Praulins (1957- )
http://www.classicaldiscoveries.org/index_01_11_2017_temporary_file.html
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Barikāžu aizstāvju atcerei veltītais koncerts „Uz jaunām debesīm” Rīgas Domā 20. janvārī plkst. 18.00. Koncertā piedalīsies saksofonists Toms Rudzinskis ar solo no Uģa Prauliņa oratorijas „Dzīvības koks”
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» U r l i c h t «
Donnerstag 26. Januar 2017  St. Petri Dom zu Bremen um 19.00 Uhr
Programm:
Ugis Praulins, Missa Rigensis / Erika Esenvalds, Stars / Gustav Mahler, Urlicht / György Orbán, Daemon irrupt callidus / Fanny Hensel, Schweigend sinkt die Nacht
Kammerchor der Hochschule für Künste Bremen / Leitung: Friederike Woebcken
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...as part of “Sing’n’Joy Princeton” 2017 the Westminster Choir will present its Home Coming concert on February 18 at 8:00 p.m. at Princeton University. Their concert announcement promises a great concert experience of high artistic quality: “From traditional shape-note singing to Paul Crabtree’s The Valley of Delight: Death and Resurrection, the expressive singing of the Westminster Choir explores the gifts and challenges each day presents to the world. The program includes Uģis Prauliņš’ Laudibus in sanctis, Johannes Brahms’ Abendständchen, and much more.”
The Westminster Choir is a choir with a long tradition, composed of students at Westminster Choir College, one of the most renowned conservatories of music in the world and part of Rider University’s Westminster College of the Arts in Princeton, New Jersey. 
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18. feb. 2017. "Fantasia Rustica" @Gors, Rēzekne. Baiba Betlere (organ), Santa Bukovska (sax).
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6. III 2017.  "Laudibus in Sanctis". Joe Miller, conductor

a performance will be broadcast tonight online at 8 p.m. EST. on WWFM The Classical Network. http://www.wwfm.org/index.html

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10 / 11 March 2017 "Missa Rigensis". Stephen Layton. MDR choir
 https://www.adticket.de/images/pdfs/MDR_Konzertkalender_2016_2017.pdf
  • 10.3.2017, 22.00 Uhr, Leipzig, Peterskirche und 11.3.2017, 17.00 Uhr, Dessau, Marienkirche
MDR KLASSIK – Chorkonzert „Reformation und Revolution“
Ugis Praulins: Missa Rigensis
Geistliche Musik von William Byrd, Thomas Tallis, Vytautas Miskinis u.a.
MDR RUNDFUNKCHOR / Stephen Layton, Dirigent
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Saturday, 11. March 2017
Lobet den Herrn Bachto the Baltic  

Calton Consort 

conducted by Michael Harris
Urmas Sisask Benedicamus & Laudate Dominum
Rihards Dubra Miserere
J.S.Bach Lobet den Herrn BWV 230
Ēriks Ešenvalds Psalm 67
Arvo Pärt Magnificat
Sven-David Sandstrom Lobet den Herrn
Vytautas Miskinis Pater noster
Uģis Prauliņš Laudibus in Sanctis

United Kingdom, Edinburgh, Canongate Kirk, 153 Canongate, EH8 8
https://au.eventbu.com/edinburgh/lobet-den-herrn-bach-to-baltic/914769
°°° Lee Nelson
the Wartburg Choir sang with more passion and commitment this weekend at the National #ACDA2017 conference than I could have ever hoped for... Thank you to the students who have given their time, talent and entire heart to make music on the deepest levels... Thank you to the composers who music resonated so deeply with audiences - Ugis Praulins, Paul Mealor, Peteris Vasks, Sean Ivory, Paul Caldwell, and the amazing Raimonds Tiguls... 
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So, 19.03. Das Radio  MDR KULTUR im Konzert  / MDR NACHTGESANG "Reformation und Revolution"
* Ugis Praulins: "Kyrie eleison" aus "Missa Rigensis"
* William Byrd: "Ave verum corpus"
* Ugis Praulins: "Gloria" aus "Missa Rigensis"
* Thomas Tallis: Salvator mundi, salva nos
* Miskinis, Vytautas: Angelis suis Deus
* Ugis Praulins: "Credo" aus "Missa Rigensis"
* Eriks Esenvalds: Magnificat
* Ugis Praulins: "Sanctus" aus "Missa Rigensis"
* William Byrd: "O Lord, make thy servant Elizabeth"
* Ugis Praulins: "Agnus Dei" aus "Missa Rigensis"
* Thomas Tallis: Salvator mundi
* Thomas Tallis: "If ye love me" (Motette à 4)
* Pawel Lukaszewski: Nunc dimittis

MDR Rundfunkchor, Leitung: Stephen Layton / Aufnahme vom 10.3.2017, Leipzig, Peterskirche
http://www.mdr.de/kultur/radio-tv/radio/ipg/sendung-135046_date-2017-03-19_ipgctx-true_zc-11f3676e.html
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P2, 21 Mar. 2017 , - med Helge Baun Sørensen. GRAMMOFON / DR
Dievaines Komponist Ugis Praulins Solist Elina Garanca Dirigent Karel Mark Chichon,

Kor: Letlands Radiokor 
Guitar: Boris Björn Bagger 
Blikfløjte: Grigorij Mordashov







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"Gloria" [Missa Rigensis] @ the Baltic Choral Music festival in California, April 8. 1:00 pm. Oakland Interstake Center, 4780 Lincoln Ave. Oakland.
Producer: Brigitte Doss-Johnson (Singer's Heart Studios). http://www.balticchoralmusic.org/
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17. apr. 2017 "Pagānu gadagrāmata" Lielais dzintars [Liepāja]: "Gaudeamus", dir. Ivars Cinkuss
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22 Apr 2017
St George’s Singers. Neil Taylor conductor. Diamond Anniversary Concert. RNCM Concert Hall
The RNCM is a leading international conservatoire located in the heart of Manchester, with a reputation for attracting talented students, teachers, conductors and composers from all over the world.
https://www.rncm.ac.uk/performance/st-georges-singers/
William Byrd Laudibus in sanctis / Henry Purcell Hear my prayer / J S Bach Lobet den Herrn /
Felix Mendelssohn Hear my prayer / Gustav Holst Ave Maria / Arvo Pärt Cantate Domino canticum novum / Eric Whitacre Sleep / Jonathan Dove Seek him that maketh the seven stars /
Uģis Prauliņš Missa Rigensis
...giving our first performance of Latvian composer Ugis Praulinš’s Missa Regensis, a work composed in 2002 in the spirit of the great Renaissance masses and with a mosaic of intriguing musical ideas woven into a whole which is exciting to sing and delightful to hear.
Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM) 124 Oxford Rd, Manchester, Manchester M13 9RD
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22 & 29 Apr 2017, Taiwan
點閱次數:33

台中藝術家室內合唱團   2017-04-22~2017-04-29
台中藝術家室內合唱團
指揮/莊璧華 伴奏/許怡芬
2017

[演出曲目]
Robert T. Townsend/ Adoramus Te
Ugis Praulins/ Gloria(選自 里加彌撒-台灣首演)
冉天豪/ 深別晚天
Eric Whitacre/ Little Birds
[售票]

°°° 29-04-2017 Praulins / Gloria
http://www.concert.com.tw/detail.jsp?uid=19757322     (Taiwan)
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Chorknaben Uetersen / Chorleiter Hans-Joachim Lustig
Auch das Rockfestival in der Klaus-Groth-Schule in Tornesch am 29. April, unter anderem mit der Aufführung „Odi et Amo“ von Ugis Praulins, ist Teil der Höhepunkte des Konzertjahrs 2017.
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Dienstag, 09. Mai 2017, 19:00 Uhr. Stiftskirche Öhringen 
Wartburg College Choir.  Leitung: Dr. Lee Nelson. Werke von Johann Sebastian Bach, Johann Pachelbel, Peteris Vasks, Ugis Praulins und W. B. Olds. Die ca. 80 Chormitglieder studieren am privaten Wartburg College der Lutherischen Kirche, das im Nordosten des amerikanischen Bundesstaates Iowa liegt. Der international bekannte Chor unternimmt in diesem Jahr wieder eine ausgedehnte Europa-Tournee.
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Saturday May 13 (2017) at 7.30 pm at Ottery St. Mary Church.
 West Devon Chorale, Director: Michael Johnson, Organist: Christopher Moore

Choral Classics 

Handel: Coronation Anthems /
Praulins: Missa Rigensis / Lukaszewski: Ave Maria / Naylor Vox Dicensis / Esenvalds: O Salutaris Hostia /
Jenkins: Exsultate, Jubilate. 

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20. & 21.5.2017 "Nummus" [NUMMUS BELLA GERIT] (2016):  

Commissioned by Franz Herzog, conductor. "NewCarmina" project.  
WP: am 21. Mai 2017 in der Helmut List Halle, Graz (Austria).  VocalForum Graz. Franz Herzog, conductor.  http://www.vocalforumgraz.at/en/jubilaeumsprojekt-new-carmina/
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Pro Coro Canada: Childhood Memories

01. June 2017 - 19:30 till 21:30

Canada, Edmonton, 10035 - 103 Street NW, T5J 0X5

works by Veljo Tormis, Ugis Praulins and Eric Whitacre alongside Thomas LaVoy and Canadians Stuart Beatch and Michal Massoud.

Edmonton's own Pro Coro Canada was founded in 1981 and is one of only a few professional choirs in Canada. Under the direction of Michael Zaugg, the choir is widely recognized as one of this country's finest.

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A new piece for pipe organ (Fantasia #2) WP: 9 Jun 2017, Jāņa baznīca, Rīga. Kristīne Adamaite (organ) [Supported by the VKKF]
2017 - 06 - 09 St. John’s church, Riga – Latvian composer’s Ugis Praulins 60th anniversary concert "Te Deum". Riga Cathedral Boys Choir
UĢA PRAULIŅA 60. GADU JUBILEJAS KONCERTS
Mūziķi: Uģis Prauliņš / Kristīne Adamaite, ērģeles / Sinfonietta Rīga / Rīgas Doma zēnu koris / diriģents Mārtiņš Klišāns http://www.sinfoniettariga.lv/lv/concerts/140
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“To The Light”. Sonux Ensemble, Stefan Kuchel (sax), Hans – Joachim Lustig, conductor
World Symposium on Choral Music, Barcelona, Spain, 22-29 July 2017
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"NewCarmina" 16. or 17.9.2017 - presentation at chor.com Dortmond
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Saturday 23 September, 8pm & Sunday 24 September, 2pm (2017)
St Mary’s Cathedral Crypt
PRAULIŅŠ Missa Rigensis
SANDSTRÖM Gloria
VASKS Pater noster
PÄRT Morning Star
PÄRT Bogoróditse Djévo
PÄRT Da pacem
EŠENVALDS Stars
MIŠKINIS Pater noster
GJEILO The Spheres
GJEILO Northern Lights

Elizabeth Scott conductor
VOX
‘Music and love explains everything‘, says Latvian composer Uģis Prauliņš. In a musical language that is immediate, vivid and personal, Missa Rigensis combines baroque polyphony, minimalism with the energy of rock. In its final dissolve, the Mass reaches for the beyond by looking inward.  
http://www.sydneyphilharmonia.com.au/nordic-songs/
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Baltic Brilliance – 19 November (2017)
Gloriana Chamber Choir (Melbourne, Australia). Andrew Raiskums, conductor

"This program brings together works by pre-eminent Baltic composers of our time. Uģis Prauliņš, in his Missa Rigensis reinvigorates the Ordinary of the Mass by bringing in folk music influences, improvisation and a unique approach to building choral textures..." http://gloriana.com.au/2016/11/28/our-2017-season-ticket-is-now-available/

2018

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...Join Artistic Director Dr. Jeffrey Benson and the San Jose State University Choraliers for four days of rehearsing, exploring and performing in Tallinn, Estonia in June 2018 and discover the countries that produced such prolific composers as Ēriks Ešenvalds, Veljo Tormis, Uģis Prauliņš and many others. Post festival tours with individual performance opportunities are available to Riga, Vilnius and Helsinki. http://www.choralnet.org/announcements/baltic-sings-with-dr-jeffrey-benson-june-2018/
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"Dievaines" @The Latvian Song and Dance Celebration in Riga June 30 - July 8, 2018
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3.11.16

Laudibus in sanctis (2008)

Uģis Prauliņš / Ugis Praulins

Laudibus in sanctis

composer Ugis Praulins (b1957)
composed for and dedicated to Stephen Layton and Trinity College Choir Cambridge   
Author of text: Bible. Psalm 150, paraphrased / Language: Latin 
Mixed choir a cappella SSSSSSAAAATTTTBBBBBB 

Year of composition: 2008 
Publishers: Musica Baltica / Edition Peters
Stephen Layton, Ugis Praulins +Ely Cathedral 

Recordings 
Rec Label: Hyperion Records CDA67747

Artists: Trinity College Choir Cambridge, Stephen Layton (conductor)
Duration 10'30
Recording date 6 August 2008. Recording venue Ely Cathedral, United Kingdom
Recording producer Adrian Peacock /Recording engineer David Hinitt

Hyperion usage "Baltic Exchange" (CDA67747) Disc 1 Track 16
Release date: February 2010.  Presentation: the 3rd of February, 2010, London; Latvian Embassy.
Hyperion web-store                                                       http://www.hyperion-records.co.uk/dc.asp?dc=D_CDA67747





LINER NOTES

Exultation of an altogether more flamboyant kind is the subject of Laudibus in sanctis. Specially written for this recording and dedicated to Stephen Layton, it is another example of Ugis Prauliņš undoctrinaire approach to composition, where "everything is possible and nothing is absolute", an open-hearted attitude Praulins attributes to his background in rock music. Also from rock music, surely, comes the insistent rhythmic drive of much of the music, while the filigree ornamentation is decidedly Baroque. Baroque, too, is the cast of this extended setting of Psalm 150 as a multi-sectional cantata, as are the sustained antiphonal writing and the solo/tutti exchanges. Yet for all its eclecticism of reference the piece has a compelling unity of purpose which reflects the unceasing joyfulness of the words. The sturdy opening pages are an exhaustive and exhilarating exploration of A minor; throughout the piece the chords are frequently of massive density, yet are never opaque, and for the final exhortation ("Let everything in the world that feeds upon the air of heaven") the composer summons up music of dazzling brilliance and abandon.
In the reverberating silence the last word, like the first, should go to Ugis Prauliņš: "That which moves you is what endures. This is the kind of music I strive for." All the music on this disc is without doubt moving (and much more besides), and like the resilience of the Baltic people in the face of intolerable oppression, it will surely endure.
Gabriel Jackson © 2010


Une exultation d’un genre plus flamboyant est le sujet de Laudibus in sanctis. Spécialement écrit pour cet enregistrement et dédié à Stephen Layton, c’est un autre exemple de l’approche peu doctrinaire de la composition qu’a Ugis Praulinš, où «tout est possible et rien n’est absolu», une attitude chaleureuse que Praulinš attribue à sa formation dans le domaine de la musique rock. L’élan rythmique insistant d’une grande partie de cette musique vient sans doute aussi de la musique rock, alors que l’ornementation en filigrane est nettement baroque. Baroque aussi le moule de cette longue mise en musique du Psaume 150 sous forme de cantate en plusieurs sections, de même que l’écriture antiphonale soutenue et les dialogues solo/tutti. Pourtant, malgré tout son éclectisme de référence, cette pièce possède une fascinante unité d’objectif qui reflète l’allégresse ininterrompue des paroles. Les solides premières pages sont une exploration exhaustive et grisante de la tonalité de la mineur; d’un bout à l’autre de l’œuvre, les accords ont souvent une grande densité (sans être jamais opaques) et pour l’exhortation finale «Que tout ce qui respire loue le Seigneur», le compositeur fait appel à une musique d’un éclat et d’un abandon éblouissants. Gabriel Jackson © 2010 /Français: Marie-Stella Pâris /http://www.hyperion-records.co.uk/dc.asp?dc=D_CDA67747

Jubel einer deutlich lebhafteren Art ist das Thema von Laudibus in sanctis. Dieses Werk entstand für die vorliegende Aufnahme und ist Stephen Layton gewidmet und ist ein weiteres Beispiel für Ugis Praulinš’ undoktrinären Kompositionsansatz, wo „alles möglich und nichts absolut“ ist—eine aufgeschlossende Einstellung, die Praulinš seinem Hintergrund in der Rockmusik zuschreibt. Ebenfalls von der Rockmusik stammt sicherlich der starke rhythmische Antrieb, der in vielen seiner Werke spürbar ist, während die filigranen Verzierungen deutlich barock sind. Barock ist ebenfalls diese ausgedehnte Vertonung von Psalm 150 als mehrteilige Kantate sowie der antiphonische Stil mit den Solo-Tutti-Dialogen. Doch trotz aller Eklektik verleiht die Zielsetzung des Stücks ihm eine Einheitlichkeit, was sich in der unaufhörlichen Freudigkeit des Texts widerspiegelt. Der robuste Anfang ist ein gründliches und anregendes Erforschen der Tonart a-Moll; die Akkorde in dem Stück sind häufig von einer enormen Dichte (jedoch nie undurchsichtig) und bei der allerletzten Ermunterung „Alles, was Odem hat, lobe den Herrn“ bietet der Komponist eine Musik schillernder Brillanz und einer gewissen Selbstvergessenheit auf.   Gabriel Jackson © 2010 /Deutsch: Viola Scheffel /http://www.hyperion-records.co.uk/dc.asp?dc=D_CDA67747


REVIEWS: 


Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge / Layton
Hyperion CDA67747  /Release date February 2010
Baltic Exchange is a stunning collection of unaccompanied choral works by four living composers, all written within the last decade. Gabriel Jackson's informative liner notes begin 'Singing lies at the heart of not just the musical, but the social and ritual life of the Baltic states' and this recording is certainly testament to that. Missa Rigensis written by the Latvian composer Ugis Praulins is a substantial piece and makes for a powerful opening. The Kyrie eleison is as dramatic as it is beautiful and the warmly resonant acoustic of the Lady Chapel of Ely Cathedral gives an added dimension to the sound. The subsequent movements demonstrate a variety of textures and harmonic ideas but with an underlying feeling of beauty and peace. Praulins often uses tonal clusters to great effect and in the Crucifixus creates a striking raindrop effect within the texture. He also writes for low bass in certain passages that adds a further depth and echoes the basso profundo style. Maija Einfelde's settings of three poems by one of Latvia's best-loved writers follow this. Here each movement is filled again with glorious harmonic colours, created from sustained tonal clusters. The four remaining shorter works are also performed superbly by The Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge, who are entirely at home with this music and create a suitably solid and authentic sound. Look out too for 'About 2500 Tigers' on the front cover.  Reviewed by Dawn Cooke


Publishers: Musica Baltica / Edition Peters 
Catalogue Nr.: MB 1434
ISMN: 979-0-69795-344-4 / Year of publication: 2014
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Laudibus in sanctis Dominum celebrate supremum,
Firmamenta sonent inclita facta Dei.
Inclita facta Dei cantate, sacraque potentis
Voce potestatem saepe sonate manus.
Magnificum Domini cantet tuba martia nomen,
Pieria Domino concelebrate lira.
Laude Dei, resonent resonantia tympana summi,
Alta sacri resonent organa laude Dei.
Hunc arguta canant tenui psalteria corda,
Hunc agili laudet laeta chorea pede.
Concava divinas effundant cymbala laudes,
Cymbala dulcisona laude repleta Dei.
Omne quod aethereis in mundo vescitur auris,
Halleluia canat, tempus in omne Deo.

Psalm 150, paraphrased


Celebrate the Lord most high in holy praises:
let the firmament echo the glorious deeds of God.
Sing ye the glorious deeds of God, and with holy voice
sound forth oft the power of his mighty hand.

Let the warlike trumpet sing the great name of the Lord:
celebrate the Lord with Pierian lyre.

Let resounding timbrels ring to the praise of the most-high God,
lofty organs peal to the praise of the holy God.

Him let melodious psalteries sing with fine string,
him let joyful dance praise with nimble foot.
Let hollow cymbals pour forth divine praises,
sweet-sounding cymbals filled with the praise of God.

Let everything in the world that feeds upon the air of heaven
sing Alleluia to God for evermore.


Performances 


CanadaSoundstreams presents 'Laudibus in Sanctis' (2008) by Uģis Prauliņš

CANADA premiere 24 Feb 2013 Canadian Connections

All Saints Anglican, Edmonton, Alberta
Sunday, 24 February 2013 - 2:30 PM 
Praulins: Laudibus in Sanctis
Ensemble: Pro Coro Canada.Conductor: Michael Zaugg

Michael Zaugg @michaelzaugg! Feb 25 such a fantastic afternoon with @VanChamberChoir and @ProCoroCanada - .... on a high. Laudibus ROCKED - #Praulins!!!
Retweeted by CantataSingersOttawa

When we got to the rehearsal, Pro Coro was practicing “Laudibus in sanctis” by Latvian composer Ugis Praulins (with lots of squiggles over the letters, but help me if I know how to do that on this computer). (Editor’s note: Ugis Praulins.) It is such a great piece filled with Baltic melodies, and they sing it so beautifully. I could see everyone in our group captivated by it, and all the fatigue we were feeling evaporate as we realized how good tomorrow’s concert is going to be. Vancouver Chamber Choir On Tour Feb 2013


2 Feb 2014 By Joanne Lam » February 20, 2014, 7:00 am Concert
Soundstreams: Canadian Choral Celebration at Koerner Hall
20 Feb 2014
Michael Zaugg and Pro Coro Canada took to the stage after intermission to perform U#is Prauli!" ’ Laudibus in Sanctis (2008), a euphoric composition set to the text of Psalm 150. This was by far the strongest and most assertive performance of the concert; Pro Coro’s singers demonstrated a strong sense of solidarity and confidence in their ensemble which was communicated quite magnificently through the music itself. Last of the program was Henryk Górecki’s Miserere (1981) which showcased solidarity in a different sense – namely, in the way breaths were drawn between words, which in turn gave shape to Górecki’s concerns about the state of political turmoil in Poland the year this piece was written. Laudibus in Sanctis made for a quietly intense (and as such, daring) conclusion to Soundstreams’ Canadian Choral Celebration, a gradual slow burn of voices which eventually brought the audience back to where the afternoon began: a choir, standing together in stillness and in silence, seeing with their ears.
JOANNE LAM
Joanne Lam is a writer and cellist currently based in Toronto. http://joannelam.com/ @joannewklam

AUDIO


Pro Coro Canada performed a work by Latvian composer Ugis Praulins.
Pro Coro Canada, led by Michael Zaugg, fared better. Zaugg led a spirited performance of Laudibus in Sanctis by the Latvian composer U#is Prauli!". Boldly and rhythmically chordal, it was something that a top-notch chamber choir could really sink its teeth into. Zaugg went straight to the heart of this rich and powerful piece.



'Laudibus in Sanctis' (2008) by Uģis Prauliņš was performed by Pro Coro Canada and Michael Zaugg (conductor) at the 'Canadian Choral Celebration' concert on February 2, 2014 at Koerner Hall (Toronto, Canada). 

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Zaugg mounted the podium once more to conduct both ensembles in two Mendelssohn motets and the PCC alone in another gorgeous piece, Laudibus in Sanctis by another Latvian composer, Ugis Praulins.
OTTAWA CITIZEN, OTTAWA CITIZEN | 05.11.2014
Michael Zaugg, director of Cantata Singers of Ottawa. Photo by Michael Zaugg.
Canadian Connections III Cantata Singers of Ottawa with Pro Coro Canada
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1 Jun 
Perhaps the most challenging is Latvian composer Ugis Praulins’ Laudibus in Sanctis. “He’s one of those composers not many people have heard of, but people are starting to get excited about him. His composition is full of depth and complexity, but it’s very tuneful and melodic. It’s very rich and thick. There are 24 voices in the choir and there may be 20 different rhythms going on at any one time.”
Sirens Pro Coro Chamber Choir Sunday, June 1 at 2:30 p.m. All Saints Cathedral 10035 – 103 St.
Choir lures audiences with Sirens

Pro Coro closes season with mystical journey

By: Anna Borowiecki | Posted: Saturday, May 31, 2014 06:00 am * St. Albert Gazette *



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16 Apr 2015 


nEDERlAnDs KAmERKOOR

Risto Joost, conductor

Musis Sacrum, Concertzaal
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Vancouver Chamber Choir presents: PRO CORO CANADA (Edmonton)
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

8:00 p.m. Friday, 22nd May 2015
Pro Coro Canada
Michael Zaugg, Artistic Director
Another SOLD-OUT success of Pro Coro Canada at the opening concert of the 2014-2015 season in the frame of Alberta Culture Days. 
1700 people came to hear the choir, with guest Richard Eaton Singers, in a staged performance of Talbot’s Path of Miracles.
Critics are saying
Zaugg led a spirited performance of Laudibus in Sanctis by the Latvian composer Uģis Prauliņš. Boldly and rhythmically chordal, it was something that a top-notch chamber choir could really sink its teeth into. Zaugg went straight to the heart of this rich and powerful piece.
This was by far the strongest and most assertive performance of the concert; Pro Coro’s singers demonstrated a strong sense of solidarity and confidence in their ensemble which was communicated quite magnificently through the music itself.
The performances themselves were stunning: ... the best choral singing I have heard in this classical music season.    http://www.michaelzaugg.info





(2016) Westminster Choir Performs In Princeton, November 6
The Westminster Choir, conducted by Joe Miller, will present a concert titled “A Thousand Years to Live” on Sunday, November 6 at 3 p.m. in Bristol Chapel on the campus of Westminster Choir College of Rider University in Princeton. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for students and seniors. To order call (609) 921-2663 or go to www.rider.edu/arts. The program will explore the gifts and challenges each day’s 24 hours present to the world. It will reflect on the words of American Shaker Ann Lee, “Do all your work as though you had a thousand years to live, and as you would if you knew you must die tomorrow,” which conclude Paul Crabtree’s composition The Valley of Delight: Death and Resurrection. The program will also include Ugis Praulins’ Laudibus in sanctis; Kile Smith’s “Yes, It’s beautiful” from The Consolation of Apollo; Brahms’ Abendstandchen and Warren Martin’s Great Day, as well as other works. Setting the standard for choral excellence for 96 years, the Westminster Choir is composed of students at Westminster Choir College, a division of Rider University’s Westminster College of the Arts. It has been the chorusin-residence for the prestigious Spoleto Festival USA since 1977, performing both in concert and as the opera chorus. Joe Miller is conductor of the Westminster Choir and the Westminster Symphonic Choir. He is also director of choral activities at Westminster Choir College of Rider University. In addition to his responsibilities at Westminster Choir College, Dr. Miller is artistic director for choral activities for the renowned Spoleto Festival USA.