photo by Viesturs Petersons

photo by Viesturs Petersons
(c:) 2013 by Dr. V. Petersons, Los Angeles



Dienstag, 13. Januar 2015, 22:35 Uhr, Radio SRF 2 Kultur

Ugis Praulins (Lettland): Kyrie aus der Missa Rigensis
Joseph Bovet (CH): Nouthra dona di maortse
Joséphine Maillefer (CH): Lux aeterna (UA)
Knut Nystedt (Norwegen): Immortal Bach
Paul Mealor (Wales): Ubi caritas
Carl Rütti (CH): Die Rose (UA)
Pawel Lukaszewski (Polen): O sapientia
Johannes Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem op.45 (arr. J. Linckelmann)

Schweizer Jugendchor
Chaarts Chamber Artists
Hansruedi Kämpfen, Leitung
Regula Mühlemann, Sopran
Rudolf Rosen, Bariton
Konzert vom 3. Oktober 2014, Kirche Oberstrass, Zürich

Missa Rigensis score available here...

Saturday Morning with Genevieve Lang

Produced by Warner Whiteford
Praulins Dievaines (I always cover my little table)

Elina Garanca, ms; Latvian Radio Choir; Latvian Radio Choir; German Radio Phil Orch/Karel Mark Chichon  
DG 479 2071 

Mittwoch, 7. Januar 2015MEZ21:25 Uhr
KONZERT ZUM NACHHÖREN | Beitrag vom 24.12.2014

Der lange Weg zum Sternenzelt

Aufzeichnung aus dem Berliner Dom 

Ugis Praulinš "O Lux Beatissima (Veni, Sancte Spiritus)" für Chor a cappella Rundfunkchor BerlinLeitung: Māris Sirmais  
...einfache, effektvolle und zugleich tiefgründige Musikstile. Ugis Praulinš kommt von der Rock-Musik her. In seinem a-cappella-Stück auf den mittelalterlichen Choral "Komm, heiliger Geist!" setzt er auf stilistische Vielfalt und auch auf Expressivität...


"Valis" POD TUNE (released 17 Nov 2014)

Released 17 Nov 2014

PodTune is a Whale/Human Collaborative Music Project designed for the 21st Century.
Released 17 Nov 2014

Produced by Harold Linde / Jessica Gardiner / Rob Ganger
Released 17 Nov 2014 
Ugis Praulins [LATVIA]
Uģis Prauliņš is a Latvian composer whose choral works have been performed in the Canada, England, France, Lativa and the U.S. His album Paganu Gadagramata (“Pagan Yearbook”), featured Latvian folk musicians and contained a seasonal cycle of traditional songs and instrumental pieces with an emphasis on the natural progression of the seasons. His Christmas composition, Latvian Solstice in the New World, was featured on NPR. He has worked with the Danish National Vocal Ensemble, Riga Cathedral Boys Choir and the Choir of Trinity College of Cambridge.
Prauliņš’s 2010 composition “The Nightingale”—based on the eponymous fairytale by Hans Christian Andersen—was nominated for two Grammy awards.
“There were no producer’s directions—just a collection of hours of recorded whale songs. What marvelous beauty! Contemplation! Motifs repeating! Rhythmic logic! Various moods establishing the ‘pattern’ and then varying and developing! Even polyphonic logic between the high and low register! Their floating alone in the ocean (mostly sad and melancholic it occurs to me) seems quite akin to our Northern European  mentality. I also tried to keep the whale’s singing rhythm and tonality in the F sharp minor. I think in the end my “accompaniment” modest, as I wanted to honor the whale as the soloist it is!”
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Ugis Praulins. Composer bio. 405 characters.

Ugis Praulins is a Latvian composer living in Riga and Ērmaņu muiža.
His music is inspired by nature, rock and folk roots.
In 2012 he received a Grammy nomination for the best contemporary composition for his work The Nightingale (with Michala Petri and the Danish National Vocal Ensemble, conducted by Stephen Layton).
His best known a cappella work Missa Rigensis has been performed across the World.  

Uģis Prauliņš
@VALENCIA DE ALCANTARA, Extramadura 2014


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 on Sunday, 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: Latin
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
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Nicholas Weininger:
It's IOC concert weekend again this week. Come hear us perform Ugis Praulins' remarkable and powerful Missa Rigensis, along with works by Tavener, Part, and Antognini.
March 28, 2014, 6:00PM Solarium, 55 2nd Street, San Francisco, CA
March 29, 2014, 7:30PM St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, 3281 16th Street, San Francisco, CA
March 30, 2014, 5:30PM All Soul's Parish, 2220 Cedar Street, Berkeley, CA

The Nightingale 

Ghita Nørby (H.C.Andersen's original fairy tale text!)
Stephen Layton (conductor)
Copenhagen 29th of March, 2014 
Koncerthuset Klassisk  35206262  Ørestads Boulevard 13 
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?"



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

~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 2014
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
Uģis Prauliņš "TUMSĀ GĀJU" (Didgori & State Choir Latvija, cond. Māris Sirmais)
7th International Symposium on Traditional Polyphony
Tbilisi State Conservatoire, Grand Hall

Grand Forks Chorales Presents: Sacred Music from Two Centuries- Not-Free

Friday, September 26, 2014      8 PM - 9:30 PM
St. Michael's Catholic Church520 6th St. N - Grand Forks, ND 58203
  The Grand Forks Chorales presents Missa Rigensis (Riga Mass) by Latvian composer Ugis Praulins and Mozart’s Vespers on Friday, September 26, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. at Saint Michael’s Church in Grand Forks. The concert features the Chamber Choir (Master Chorale), under the direction of Dr. Joshua Bronfman, Artistic Director, performing these two distinct lyrical, vivacious musical works. The performance of Praulins’ Mass includes the “Credo” movement, which was previously featured on a Grand Forks Chorale…
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
6 Dec 2014 
12:00 & 18:00 Snow white and the Seven Dwarfs, ballet, Prauliņš 
LNO, Riga
"Gloria" (from Missa Rigensis)
Samstag, 13. Dezember 2014, 17:00 Uhr
Johanniskirche Magdeburg, Magdeburg
MDR Rundfunkchor, MDR Kinderchor

Sonntag, 14. Dezember 2014, 18:00 Uhr
Peterskirche, Leipzig
MDR Rundfunkchor, MDR Kinderchor

Sigvards Kļava conductor

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 & 23rd December 2014 @Berliner Dom 
"O Lux Beatissima" Rundfunkchor Berlin. Māris Sirmais conductor,com_calendar/Itemid,157/extmode,view/extid,8890/lang,de/

*** 2015 ***

2 Jan 2015
12:00 & 18:00 Snow white and the Seven Dwarfs, ballet, Prauliņš
LNO, Riga
27 Jan 2015 
19:00 Snow white and the Seven Dwarfs, ballet, Prauliņš
LNO, Riga
13th January 2015. SRF 2 Kultur
Concert will begin at 21:35 hours GMT

Kirche Oberstrass, Zürich

Regula Mühlemann, soprano, Rudolf Rosen, baritone, 

the Swedish Radio Choir and the Chaarts Chamber Artists conducted by Hansruedi Kämpfen perform:

PRAULINS: Kyrie from Missa Rigensis.

BOVET: Nouthra dona di maortse.
MAILLEFER: Lux aeterna, world premiere.  
NYSTEDT: Immortal Bach.
MEALOR: Ubi caritas.
RÜTTI: Die Rose, world premiere.
LUKASZEWSKI: O sapientia.
BRAHMS: Ein Deutsches Requiem op.45 (arr. J. Linckelmann).

Apeldoorns Vocaal Ensemble‎
1 februari 2015 15:30 uur. Grote Kerk Almelo Werken uit de 20ste eeuw van o.a. Ton de Leeuw, Eric Whitacre, Knut Nystedt, U. Praulins en Charles Ives.

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
3 March 2015 
Kyrie (Missa Rigensis) 
Washington and Lee University. Lexington, Virginia. U.S.A. 
W&L University Singers
Sunday March 15, 2015 – 3 pm
Journey Toward the Mount of Olives
Church of the Redeemer 162 Bloor St. West at Avenue Road
Join us on a journey of self-reflection to explore some of the best music for this season, by Allegri, Byrd, Duruflé, Brahms, Latvian composer Uģis Prauliņš and a movement from Rachmaninov's All Night Vigil.
Toronto Chamber Choir 
Elizabeth Anderson, guest conductor

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
Aprillikuu keskel esitab Risto Joost Hollandis oma Madalmaade Kammerkooriga veel kuuel õhtul uut programmi sarjast „Skandinaavia ringil", kus ka Baltimaad ning neid esindavad Veljo Tormis, lätlased Pēteris Vasks ja Uģis Prauliņš, ning Rootsit ja Taanit Bo Holten, Sven-David Sandström ja Knut Nystedt. Kavad varieeruvad, ja nt Tormiselt on tänuväärselt kavas „Piiskop ja pagan" kui ka „Raua needmine". Nii on noorel Eesti dirigendil järjest kaalukaid rahvusvahelisi pakkumisi, mis ta edukalt kuulajate ette toob.
Missa Rigensis: 
18 April 2015 - 6:00pm
St. Nikolai am Klosterstern, Hamburg
NDR Choir

ODI ET AMO: Germany 4 - 6 July 2015 
Hans-Joachim Lustig conductor  
50 Jahre Chorknaben
Jubiläum: Höhepunkt reiht sich an Höhepunkt / 26 Veranstaltungen in 2015
Als Highlight bezeichnet werden darf aber auch der Konzertmarathon unter dem Motto „Odi et Amo“ (hassen und lieben) vom 3. bis 5. Juli. Dabei werden die Chorknaben mit einer professionellen Rockband auftreten. Und zwar mehrfach im Kreisgebiet. Der lettische Komponist Ugis Praulins hat dieses Oratorium geschrieben. Er selbst wird an den Keyboards sitzen.