Multiple award-winning Latvian conductor Kaspars Putniņš is appointed Chief Conductor of the Swedish Radio Choir from the 2020-21 season. It is one of the most coveted conducting positions on the international choral scene. The last Chief Conductor was Peter Dijkstra who ended his tenure in 2018, after 11 years.


One of the central events of the festival will be the Latvian Radio Choir concert with conductor Kaspars Putniņš on the 13th of March. The programme has been crafted around the refined intellectual and hedonist, Italian avant-garde composer Luciano Berio’s (1925- 2003) piece A-ronne. The author says: A-ronne is the elementary vocalization of a text and its transformation into something equally elementary, but difficult to describe.

Ring of Riga

On Saturday, 22 February, 18:00 in the Liepāja Great Amber concert hall and on Friday, 28 February, 19:00 at the Vidzeme concert hall the musical production Ring of Riga will return to the audiences. This production continues the widely popular concert cycle Ring of Latvia with a story about Riga. It shows the multi-faceted Riga as seen through the eyes Aleksandrs Čaks, Ojārs Vācietis, Arturs Maskats and Uldis Stabulnieks, told by Andris Keišs, Jānis Strazdiņš, the Latvian Radio Choir and an instrumental group.

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.