ONDINE | TCHAIKOVSKY | LATVIAN RADIO CHOIR
Today, the ICMA (International Classical Music Awards) have announced the 2020 winners in all the nomination categories. The Latvian Radio Choir has won in the category of Choral Works with the album of P. Tchaikovsky's sacred choral works.

In November 2020, The Latvian Radio Choir (LRC) will celebrate the 80th anniversary of the choir’s founding by the legendary conductor Teodors Kalniņš. To celebrate this special year, the LRC has a wide range of artistic plans – concerts in Latvia and abroad, additions to their recording catalogue, and the endorsement of contemporary composers’ creative work, which has always been one of the main goals of the LRC.

As tradition calls, on the 7th of January, the Small Hall of the Dzintari Concert Hall will be filled with the otherworldly Orthodox Prayers and Chants through the voices of the Latvian Radio Choir.

With the beginning of the Advent – the Christmas anticipation time – the Latvian Radio Choir led by conductor Sigvards Kļava has prepared the concert programme Before Silence. Alongside Latvian composers like Ēriks Ešenvalds, Arturs Maskats and Santa Ratniece the programme will also include Knut Nystedt’s Immortal Bach – an arrangement of Bach’s famous Komm, süßer Tod (Come, sweet death), Arvo Pärt’s Nunc Dimittis, as well opuses by the Danish composer Per Nørgård, the contemporary Swedish music star Anders Hillborg, and Gustav Mahler

In the second half of October, the Latvian Radio Choir will head out on a tour of China where in a series of concerts they will introduce the audience with the music of Baltic and Nordic composers. The programmes The Nordic Sound and The Traditional Music of the Baltics have put a great emphasis on the works of Latvian composers, represented by such great classics as Jānis Cimze, Alfrēds Kalniņš, and  Emilis Melngailis and their vibrant traditional folk song arrangements, as well as pieces by modern authors.