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Klaritas vocal ensemble’s upcoming charity concert in Hamilton, ON.

Klaritas vocal ensemble’s upcoming charity concert in Hamilton, ON.

KLARITAS VOCAL ENSEMBLE in concert:

in Hamilton, Sunday May 5th at 3:00 pm

The 5 voices of Klaritas are teaming up with the 9 voice Hamilton Men’s Ensemble to present a fundraising concert. All proceeds will support renovations at the Hamilton Latvian church and the St. Andrew’s church committee “Aid to Latvia”, which sends all donations to Latvia to fund a soup kitchen through the winter and seniors in need. Admission to the concert is by donation, with a suggested minimum of $20, and all donations of $20 or more will receive a tax receipt. The concert will be held at Christ Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church, 18 Victoria Avenue South, Hamilton, Ontario. The programme will include two world premieres of new works: “Kopā augam mēs māsiņas”" by Rita Strautiņš and Erika Yost’s arrangement of “Dievs, kas esi mīlestība”. The classical concert will be followed by refreshments and more entertainment by Hamilton rock group “Āmurs” We hope you will join us for this exciting multi-event!

 
The 15th Latvian Song & Dance Festival in Canada

The 15th Latvian Song & Dance Festival in Canada

Erika’s setting of PSALM 121

in Latvian Sacred Music Concert at Trinity-St. Paul’s July 5th, 2019

The 15th Latvian Song & Dance Festival in Canada has chosen Erika’s setting for mixed choir of Psalm 121 to be included on the programme of the Festival’s Sacred Music Concert on Thursday July 4th, 2019 in Toronto. The concert, which will also include works by Ēriks Ešenvalds and Imants Raminsh, begins at 3:30pm at Trinity-St. Paul’s United Church, 427 Bloor St. West, Toronto.

Tickets are available at latviansongfest.com.

 
Putni Vocal Group

Putni Vocal Group

DEBESS performed at American Choral Directors Association Regional Conference

Award-winning Latvian women’s vocal ensemble Putni Vocal Group had the honor of being invited to perform as the guest International Choir at the Northwestern Regional conference of the American Choral Directors Association. Putni sang “Debess” in two Portland concerts: March 7th and March 9th, 2018, and also in two Seattle concerts. “Debess”, a lovely and deceptively simple 4 part song, was written by Erika in 2015 especially for Putni, and it shows off the group’s flawless legato and vocal coloring. Putni have sung “Debess multiple times in concert, and consider the song part of their “golden repertoire”.