- Presidency and EU
Mežaparks Open-Air StageMežaparks, Lielā estrāde, Riga, LV-1014, Latvia
The closing concert of the 8th Nordic-Baltic Choral Festival will at the same time be the final event in Latvia of the Latvian Presidency's public diplomacy and culture programme. The concert will feature music from previous Nordic-Baltic Choral Festivals as well as new songs from all member states. The Nordic-Baltic Choral Festival’s united choir will perform part of the famous cantata Carmina Burana by Carl Orff - which promises to be one of the most impressive renditions of this musical piece ever.
In 2015, the Festival celebrates its 20th anniversary, and Latvia has the honour of organising it again. This year, about 6 000 singers from Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Iceland will take part. Latvian diaspora choirs have also been invited to participate.
The Festival was established in 1995 by the distinguished Latvian conductor Imants Kokars, and the first Nordic-Baltic Choral Festival took place in Riga, bringing together almost 6 000 singers from the Nordic and Baltic countries.
The Festival is organised by the Latvian National Centre for Culture.
Tickets available from the Biļešu Paradīze box offices and on the webpage