Latvia presents a joy, goodness in Christmas music.


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Christmas music…

On  25 and 26 December, Kipsala Halls presents a joy, goodness and love filled Riga Christmas Gala “This Wonderful World” with participation of popular actors and singers…

Dita Lurina, Daumants Kalnins, Martins Bruveris, Arturs and Emils Mangulis, the vocal group “Framest”, choirs “Sonore” and “Fortius”, the symphonic band “RIGA” conducted by Martins Ozolins and the big band conducted by Raitis Asmanis.

The first part of “This Wonderful World” will be interlaced with the fragments of Antoine de Saint- Exupe’ry’s world-famous “The Little Prince” narrated by beloved actors Dita Lurina and Martins Bruveris.

Beautiful voice of Dita Lurina, brilliant jazz and musical singer Daumants Kalnins, attractive singers and TV show starlets Emils and Arturs Mangulis and the vocal group “Framest” accompanied by the big band of the symphonic band “RIGA” conducted by Raitis Asmanis will add to this wonderful music a full palette of vocal colours to tell the audience this amazingly emotional story.

The programme will include instrumental jazz compositions, popular Christmas melodies, songs from Frank Sinatra and Glenn Miller, as well as the well-known and beautiful “What a Wonderful World” from Louis Armstrong’s repertoire.

The second part will feature the laureates of international choir competitions “Sonore” and “Fortius”, the symphonic band “RIGA” conducted by Martins Ozolins that will enliven a number of music scenes including a sleigh ride in St Petersburg and the story about Rudolph, the Reindeer.


All participants – choirs, vocalists and actors – will perform such Christmas carols as “O Christmas Tree”, “Angels We Have Heard on High”, “O Come All Ye Faithful”, the Christian spiritual song “Go Tell It on the Mountain”, Raimonds Pauls’ song “Ziemel,bla-zmas romance”, “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”, Chris Rea’s single “Driving Home for Christmas”, ABBA’s wonderful song “Happy New Year” and many other.

‘Favourite Christmas concerts in Kipsala Hall will be beautiful and sincere offering brilliant selected pieces of music and set design that all being concocted by the concert artistic director Ilona Brege and the stage designer Arturs Arnis.

I do believe that you, your friends and families will enjoy it and this wonderful music will bring Christmas light to every heart,’ the producer and director general of BT 1 Viesturs Tile told.

Concert dates:  Tuesday, 25 December at 15.00 and Wednesday, 26 December at 15.00.

Tickets are available in the ticket offices of “Bilesu paradize” throughout Latvia and at Ticket prices – LVL 5–15!

10% off the Family Ticket (4-8 persons). Group tickets for 15 persons and more. Info line: 67067500 or send your information requests to:

Baroque music in the Liepaja.

The admirers of baroque music will have a rare opportunity to enjoy a programme of baroque repertoire performed by the musicians of the Liepaja Symphony Amber Sound Orchestra at Liepaja’s recreation centre “Libava” on December 28 at 7PM.

Before the arrival of the New Year the musicians of the Liepaja Symphony Amber Sound Orchestra plan to please the admirers of baroque music with a complete concert programme “Baroque of the New Year’s Eve”.muzik

Violinist Liga Baltabola introduces the uplifting Christmas time opuses that have not lost their edge during the many centuries of existence:

“This time we have chosen popular, audience-favourite pieces like Vivaldi’s “Winter” from “The Four Seasons”, Pachelbel’s “Canon”.

Bach’s violin concerto to be performed alongside some less renowned opuses – Fasch’s concerto for trumpet, Vivaldi’s concerto for two trumpets and concerto for two French horns, two oboes, violin and a string orchestra.”

The textures of these baroque pieces often require exceptional virtuosic skills from the performers.

The music of this epoch is wonderfully subtle, with wonderful moments of effervescent joy, meditative contemplations and majestic nobleness.

The repertoire will require various ensemble setups and feature non-orthodox ensembles of soloists. “I believe that this evening will bring amazing and beautiful musical surprises,” says Liga Baltabola.

Tickets to the concert are available at all “Bilesu Paradize” box offices as well as one hour before the concert at the venue.


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