Ohrid Choir Festival: Archive 2011

University of Latvia mixed choir “Juventus”

Riga, Latvia

Janis Petrovskis - conductor & artistic director
Marcis Imants - conductor
Liga Brinuma - choir president

Competition Section

Title Composer Lyrics
Māte Saule / Mother Sun Pēteris Vasks Jānis Peters
Que Rico E'! (Mambo) / How great is this! (Mambo) Guido López-Gavilán Guido López-Gavilán
Makedonska Humoreska / The Macedonian Humoresque Todor Skalovski Traditional Macedonian

Sacred Section

Title Composer Lyrics
Ave Maris Stella / Hail Star of the Sea Trond Kverno Liturgical hymn
Lux Aeterna / The Eternal Light (after 'Nimrod' from Enigma Variations) Edward Elgar The requiem mass

University of Latvia mixed choir “Juventus” from Riga, Latvia was established on 18 October 1920 and at the end of 2010 celebrated its 90th anniversary. This choir is the oldest amateur choir in Latvia. Since 2009 the choir’s artistic director has been Mr. Janis Petrovskis. The conductor is Mr. Marcis Imants and the vocal teacher is Ms. Inese Romancane. At the moment “Juventus” is one of the top amateur choirs in Latvia.

The choir has a wide repertoire: sacred music (T.Kverno “Ave maris Stella”, J.Brahms “Ein Deutsches Requiem”, E.Elgar “Lux Aeterna” etc.), modern music (E.Whitacre “Cloudburst”, G.L.Gavila’n “Que rico e!” etc.), Latvian classical and modern composer pieces (J.Vītols, E.Dārziņš, P.Vasks etc.) as well as popular jazz and pop arrangements (Manha da Carnaval, Agua de Beber, Ob-la-di Ob-la-da, etc.)

Juventus has participated in all Latvian Song Festivals, obtaining first places in competitions and Choir battles as well as winning many international competitions, for example the Harmonie festival in Lindenholz (Germany) and the Cork 52nd International Choir festival in Ireland. The choir has also given concerts in North America and Australia.

In January 2011 “Juventus” proved their singing talent once again by winning Grand Prix in International Sacred music festival Silver Bells in Daugavpils (Latvia).

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