photo by Viesturs Petersons

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

11.9.14

Planned events 2013


Planned events 2013



3 III 2013
Missa Rigensis
Saint Thomas Church Fifth Avenue, N.Y.C.
We are singing your fabulous Mass again this coming Sunday, and I’m excited at the prospect.
John Scott
Organist and Director of Music
Saint Thomas Church Fifth Avenue
One W. 53rd Street
New York, NY 10019
www.SaintThomasChurch.org
www.johngscott.com



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Rehearsals will soon begin for our SPRING CONCERT which will be 9 March 2013 at St John the Evangelist Church, Upper St Leonards.
Confirmed repertoire:
Miserere – Gregorio  Allegri
Exsultate Deo – Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
Timor et tremor - Orlando di Lasso
Ego flos campi – Clemens non Papa
I give thee thanks – Andrew Campling
Missa Rigensis – Uģis Prauliņš
Take him earth for Cherishing – Herbert Howells
Angelis suis deus – Vytautas Miškinis
Chamber choir based in East London, led by Andrew Campling and Christian Spielmann. www.thameschamberchoir.eu

St Leonard’s 2013
Thanks to all who came along on Saturday to our concert which was a great success. We definitely hope to perform the Missa Rigensis by Uģis Prauliņš again sometime soon…

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Come join us on 16 March 2013 for "Masters for the Choir", a selection of both the familiar and less-known choral works. 
 Programme Highlights:
"Missa Rigensis" by the Latvian composer Uģis Prauliņš (HK Premiere);
"God is Gone Up" by Gerald Finzi;
"A Choral Fanfare" by John Rutter;
and many more! 
Apollo Wong Thank you so much for your beautiful mass, it is absolutely a breath of fresh air to the choral community in this city. Apollo (Music Director of Learners Chorus)



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Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Monday April 1, 7:30pm. 


Oculus Chamber Choir performs
Seek Him That Maketh the Seven Stars by Jonathan Dove
Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis (Gloucester Service) by Herbert Howells
Ben Ewert conductor
Organist - David Poon

featuring
sopranos soloists Jane Long and Katie Collins
singing music by Bach, Vivaldi, Mozart, Mendelssohn, Fauré, and Bernstein.
Pianist - David Rogers

Tickets are $15/$10 Students/Seniors (www.eventbrite.ca
Holy Trinity Vancouver
1440 West 12th Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
* visit us at www.oculuschoir.ca or on Facebook * visit Jane Long at www.janelong.ca *

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Music for Alto Saxophone and Organ
Featuring works by contemporary Latvian composers
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at 8 pm
Arts at The Park, c/o Park Avenue Christian Church, 1010 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10028 
Tickets: $25 General Admission / $20 Students/Seniors at smarttix.com

Performers:
Kristine Adamaite, organ
Artis Simanis, alto saxophone

Kristine Adamaite / Artis Simanis
Program:

Te Deum – Pēteris Vasks (b.1946)
Impressions – Romualds Kalsons (b.1936)
The Touch of Our Lady’s Sight – Rihards Dubra (b.1964)
Prayer – Galina Grigorjeva (b.1962)
A Mighty Fortress Is Our God – Atis Stepiņš (b.1958)
Fantasia rustica – Uģis Prauliņš (b.1957) [US premiere]
Field – Imants Zemzaris (b.1951)
Laudate Dominum – Ēriks Ešenvalds (b.1977)
All Glory Be To God On High – Aivars Kalējs (b.1951)
AATP events take place in the intimate sanctuary of the Park Avenue Christian Church, (known as “The Park”). The program will be performed on Park Avenue Christian Church’s William Jackson Jarman Memorial Organ. Installed in 1982 by the Holtkamp Organ Company of Cleveland, Ohio, the 47-rank mechanical action instrument frames a large Tiffany window with pedal towers on each side.
Arts at The Park
Park Avenue Christian Church
1010 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10028 

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The Dutch premiere of Missa Rigensis (2013) 

on Saturday, April 20th at 20:00 @Amstelkerk and 
on Sunday, April 21th, at 15:00 @Dominicuskerk.
Benjamin Bakker conductor

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Music at Oxford
Friday 3 May 2013 20.00
Merton College Chapel, Oxford
Tallis, Videte Miraculum
  Tallis, O Nata Lux
  Parsons, Ave Maria
  Purcell, Funeral Sentences
  Poulenc, Salve Regina
  Praulins, Gloria (Missa Rigensis) 
  Interval
  Pärt, Magnificat
  Pärt, Te Deum
  Ola Gjeilo: Perenni Domino Perpes (Merton Choirbook) - World Premiere
  Tavener, Mother of God Here I Stand
  Britten, Hymn to St Cecilia
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May 4th/5th (2013) will really be cool: 
Five concerts ("Light and Love") by the MÄNNERSTIMMEN DER CHORKNABEN UETERSEN and Stefan Kuchel (sax) in two days with premieres by Alwin Schronen http://www.schronen.de/ and Tobias Forster http://tobiasforster.com/ (both on words Tony Silvestri wrote for us) plus more funky stuff by Mendelssohn, Biebl, Ugis PraulinsVytautas MiškinisOla GjeiloPaul Mealor and others - stay tuned!  HaJo Lustig http://www.chorknaben-uetersen.de/index.php?link=chor
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Sonntag, 2. Juni 2013, OPERA de Lyon 69002
Tauchen Sie mit den Chören und Meistern der Opéra de Lyon in eine faszinierende Welt! Diese werden nämlich für Sie baltische und russische Chöre a capella interpretieren. Ergötzen Sie sich an Werken bekannter Komponisten wie Tschaikowski und weniger bekannter Komponisten wie Ugis Praulins und Veljo Tormis.
Schöne musikalische Entdeckungen in Aussicht!
Address Chöre und Meister der Opéra de Lyon, Konzert: Baltische und Russische Chöre 
place des Cordeliers - 69002 - Lyon 
Auf dem Programm:
Alexander Gretschaninow: "A toi, Seigneur victorieux Maintenant les pouvoirs des cieux"
Pjotr Iljitsch Tschaikowski: "Hymne des Chérubins, Auszüge aus der Liturgie des hl. Johannes Chrysostomos op.41, No.3"
Ugis Praulins: "Missa Rigensis" (Credo, Sanctus, Agnus Dei)
Veljo Tormis: "On hilissuvi" (Nr. 1 der Herbstlandschaften)
Maija Einfelde: "Veras debess spodras acis" (Der Himmel öffnet seine funkelnden Augen)
Alfred Schnittke: "Golosa prirodi" (Stimmen der Natur)
Arvo Pärt: "De profundis"
Sergei Rachmaninow: "Sechs Auszüge aus den Vespern, op. 37"

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2013 - 07 - 06, 19:30, UTC+01
St Mark's Church, Primrose Hill, NW1 7TN, Greater London, UK.
TCC's JULY CONCERT IN AID OF PRIMROSE HILL COMMUNITY LIBRARY

Programme to include:
Britten: Hymn to St. Cecilia
Byrd: Ne Irascis Domine
Clemens: Ego Flos Campi
Phillips: Ascendit Deus
Weelkes: Hosanna to the Son of David Smith

Conducted by Andrew Campling and Christian Spielmann.
All profits will be donated to the Primrose Hill Community Library. Tickets £10/7 available on door or in advance from http://www.wegottickets.com/event/225267
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Deutsche Grammophon:"Dievaines" planned to be used for a recording with Elina Garanca in September (2013).

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Deju svētku Lieluzveduma [deju virsvadītāji: Jānis Ērglis un Jānis Purviņš] "Tēvu laipas" 
(Prologs, 3 Intermēdijas un Fināls) pirmatskaņojumi 5. un 6. jūlijā Daugavas stadionā. 
Ierakstīts GEM studijā, piedalās: Kristīne Kārkle - Puriņa, Sniedze Prauliņa, Arnolds Kārklis, Māris Muktupāvels, Egons Kronbergs, Gatis Gaujenieks, Mārtiņš Linde (IĻĢĪ), skaņa: Gatis Gaujenieks.

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"Līgo – Jāņu nakts mistērija
sievu, vīru, jaukiem koriem, solistiem, pūšamajiem un sitamajiem instrumentiem 
Pirmatskaņojums 2013.g. 7. jūlijā Dziesmu un deju svētku Noslēguma koncertā Mežaparka Lielajā estrādē. 
Virsdiriģents: Ivars Cinkuss.

XXV Vispārējie latviešu Dziesmu un XV Deju svētki šogad pārsteigs ne tikai ar lielu dalībnieku skaitu, bet arī ar dažādiem koncertiem, no kuriem visnozīmīgākais būs svētku noslēguma koncerts «Līgo», kurā pasaules pirmatskaņojumu piedzīvos komponista Uģa Prauliņa darbs «Svinēšanas dziesma».

Latvju lirikas un etnoroka sintēze koriem
«Ir viens liels skaņdarbs speciāli pasūtīts un komponēts tieši šiem svētkiem, proti, Uģa Prauliņa «Līgo Jāņu nakts mistērija», kas apvieno visas iepriekš minētās dalībnieku grupas, kas būs tāda svētku iztrakošanās, svētku eksplozija, kad mēs atraisām bizes un labā nozīmē uzspridzinām emocionāli visu mūsu telpu,» etnoroka sintēzi raksturo Dziesmu un deju svētku virsdiriģents Ivars Cinkuss.
The 25th All Latvian Song Festival and 15th Dance Festival

Since the first one in 1873, Latvia’s Song Festivals have been celebrations of great music and a small nation’s identity. And from June 30 to July 7, 2013, the once-in-five-years event  will again bring colourful outfits, joyous dancing and glorious voices to Riga. The traditional highlight of the festival is the Closing Concert at the Mežaparks Arena, when thousands of folk-costumed performers magically harmonise. The theme of this year’s concert on July 7 will be “Ligo,” an ancient spiritual word chanted on Midsummer Eve in homage to the sun. A new work specially composed by Uģis Prauliņš  for this year’s festival will be performed (Ivars Cinkuss, conductor).

KAS DZIEDĀJA JĀŅU NAKTI (sadziedāšanās)
XXV Vispārējio latviešu Dziesmu un XV Deju svētku NOSLĒGUMA KONCERTS: 
VIDEO:  
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3. augusts 2013.g. 

ODI ET AMO [live!] 

@Limbaži (dir. Kaspars Ādamsons)

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Baltic Voices
4. augusts plkst. 14:30, UTC+10
St Judes Anglican, Bowral, New South Wales


Bel a cappella Musical Director Anthony Pasquill will direct the choir in music by Sibelius, Pärt, Grieg and Sisask, as well as the first Sydney performance of the contemporary Latvian choral masterpiece, Ugis Praulinš’ ‘Missa Rigensis’.


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August 7, 2013 @12:00: Elora Festival Singers. Works by Whitacre, Britten, Lukaszewski and Praulins. $30; 
Dominion-Chalmers United Church, 355 Cooper Street, ON, Canada

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Baltic Voices

9. augusts plkst. 20:00, UTC+10, 2013
Paddington Uniting Church 
Paddington, New South Wales

Musical Director Anthony Pasquill has brought together secular and sacred works by 20th Century composers from Estonia, Latvia, Sweden and Finland that capture the spirit of the Baltic region.

From Latvia the program features Missa Rigensis by Uģis Prauliņš written in the style of the great Renaissance Masses ‘without overwhelming force or volume’. Prauliņš’ background in choirs as a child and rock bands in the 1970s and 1980s shines through in this beautiful and varied work.

The program also features Swedish composer Sven-David Sandström with his twelve-part choral work Kom till mig composed in 2010 and his 1986 composition Hear my prayer, O Lord. Beginning with Henry Purcell’s unfinished work from 300 years earlier Sandström gradually strays from Purcell’s familiar prayer to an eerie and lonely place before turning again to the light
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Sestdiena, 2013. gada 24. augusts
BRITENS. PULENKS. PRAULIŅŠ. EŠENVALDS
19:00 Sv. Pētera baznīca Skārņu 19
16. STARPTAUTISKAIS GARĪGĀS MŪZIKAS FESTIVĀLS
Valsts Akadēmiskais koris "Latvija"
Diriģents Stīvens LEITONS / Stephen LAYTON
("O, LUX BEATISSIMA" / Veni, Sancte Spiritus WP: @StPeters, Riga 2013-08-24)

Britten, Poulenc, Prauliņš, Ešenvalds at the Sacred Music Festival

Two Grammy nominees at one concert! The renowned British conductor Stephen Layton is known by the world as an interpreter of the modern music. Stephen Layton in co-operation with Uģis Prauliņš, a Latvian composer, recorded an album that has earned a Grammy nomination. The Latvian received his nomination for the album as a composer. A new piece composed by Uģis Prauliņš for the State Choir "Latvija" will be performed for the first time at the concert.

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2013. gada 4.septembris plkst. 19:00 Rīgas Doms, Rīga. 
“Tumsā gāju” pirmatskaņojums
State Choir LATVIJA & vocal ensemble DIDGORI

Trešdiena, 2013. gada 4. septembris
16. STARPTAUTISKAIS GARĪGĀS MŪZIKAS FESTIVĀLS.
GRUZIJAS MOTĪVI
19:00 Rīgas Doms Herdera laukums 6
16. STARPTAUTISKAIS GARĪGĀS MŪZIKAS FESTIVĀLS

Valsts Akadēmiskais koris "Latvija"
Vīru vokālā grupa DIDGORI (Gruzija)
Uģis Prauliņš
Duets INSTRUMENTI
Ēriks Ešenvalds
Raimonds Pauls
Diriģents Māris SIRMAIS

TUMSĀ GĀJU
WP: 4th of September 2013 @ Riga Dom Cathedral
State Choir LATVIJA & vocal ensemble DIDGORI
Māris Sirmais, conductor

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20/22 Sept. 2013
"Dialogues" for electric guitar and pipe organ
@Liepāja
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ChorknabenUetersen a trip to Vilnius, Riga & Tallinn  (Oct ~3rd to 8th, 2013) 
Hans-Joachim Lustig conductor

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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Latvian National Ballet

Sunday, October 27 2013, 12:00 Latvian National Opera, Riga

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The wonderful rock ballet "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" set to music by Ugis Praulins is a production for children and parents alike and is based on the well-known and much beloved fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm. 
It was the first full-length original ballet for children since the restoration of Latvia's independence. Young artists from the Rīga Choreography School perform the roles on the stage, while young talents from the Emīls Dārziņš Music School make up the orchestra.
Production:
Choreography by: Regīna Kaupuža
Set Designer: Eleonora Bukovska
Costume Designer: Elita Patmalniece
Lighting Designer: Kārlis Kaupužs
Video Artist: Aldis Kopštāls
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Oculus Choir (Vancouver, Canada) Seeks Singers
 Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Web page: http://www.oculuschoir.ca
Oculus Choir is a newly-formed chamber choir whose focus is the performance and promotion of sacred choral music, and specifically the Anglican service of choral evensong.
 We are seeking singers (ages 18-30) of all parts to join us for a short term spring choral project (Saturday afternoon rehearsals in March, performances the last week of March, April1st). We will be singing Praulins' Missa Rigensis, Dove's Seek Him That Maketh the Seven Stars and Howells' Gloucester Service. This project will act as a preview for the full launch of the choir in Fall 2013.
 Rehearsals and performances will take place in Vancouver, Canada.
Contact director(at)oculuschoir.ca          

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24 NOVEMBER 2013 
–LAST SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST: CHRIST THE KING 
Missa Rigensis ..................................... Ugis Praulins 
Ecce Beatam Lucem ...........................Jonathan Dove Festival 
Te Deum ........................... Benjamin Britten
S. Stephen’s Church
114 George Street Providence, Rhode Island 02906, USA
Mr. James Busby, Organist and Choirmaster

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THE NIGHTINGALE
So, 15. Dezember 2013, 11 Uhr Stuttgart, Theaterhaus SWR Young CLASSIX Familienkonzert Uģis Prauliņš (*1957) The Nightingale Musik zu dem Märchen „Die Nachtigall“ von Hans Christian Andersen für gemischten Chor und Blockflöten (2010) Michala Petri (Blockflöten) SWR Vokalensemble Stuttgart Dirigent: Klaas Stok Märchenerzähler: Malte Arkona

Sa, 14.Dezember 2013, 18 Uhr Abo+ des SWR Mannheim Rosengarten, Musensaal Konzerteinführung 17 Uhr Mi, 18. Dezember 2013, 20 Uhr Stuttgart, Liederhalle, Mozartsaal Konzerteinführung 19 Uhr
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ODI ET AMO
LIVE! 21. XII. 2013 @LU
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Saint Louis Chamber Chorus Presents "The Ancients Speak - Old English"
Sunday, December 22, 2013     3:00 p.m.
St. Luke the Evangelist Catholic Church, 7230 Dale Ave
For more information, call 636-458-4343 or visit the Saint Louis Chamber Chorus website.
artistic director Philip Barnes

Saint Louis Chamber Chorus
(c) William Bascomb
By CAMILLE PHILLIPS
StLouis PublicRadio / Cityscape

This Sunday, the Saint Louis Chamber Chorus will perform “The Ancients Speak: Old English.” It’s the third in a series of concerts showcasing compositions inspired by ancient languages, from Greek to Slavic.
The signature element of this concert is the notoriously complex Christmas cantata “A Boy Was Born” by Benjamin Britten. The a capella choir will perform the cantata in its entirety, as well as works by Richard Rodney Bennett, Ugis Praulins and Yakov Gubanov. Another highlight is the world premiere of British composer Francis Pott's “Good Day, Sir Christëmas" which was commissioned by the Saint Louis Chamber Chorus.


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