Enjoy highlights of Minnesota’s 2022 Latvian Song and Dance Festival, featuring music by world-renowned choral composer Ēriks Ešenvalds and the melded voices of two outstanding choirs: Anima from Latvia and Magnum Chorum from the Twin Cities. The concert featured the premiere of a piece by Ešenvalds in the magnificent acoustical space of the Cathedral of St. Paul, one of the largest houses of worship in the United States. Listen to the concert now!
Anima of Saulkrasti, Latvia
Arr. Emīls Melngaiļis and Laura Leontjeva: Dark Night, Green Grass (Latvian folk song)
Arr. Laura Leontjeva: Huff and Puff (Livonian folk song)
Ērika Ešenvalda: Landscape With Shepherds (Latvian folk song)
Laura Leontjeva: The Sun Rising Upon Me (Latvian folk song)
Ēriks Ešenvalds, composer; Charles Francis Hall and Fridtjof Nansen, lyrics: Ziemeļu Gaisma
Magun Chorum of Minnesota, USA
René Clausen: Kyrie and Sanctus from Mass
Rosephanye Powell: The Word Was God
Ken Burton: Rest
Ēriks Ešenvalds: Magnificat
Ēriks Ešenvalds, composer; Sara Teasdale, lyrics: Evening
Ēriks Ešenvalds, composer; Bai Juyi, lyrics: Ancient Prairie
Ēriks Ešenvalds, composer; Sara Teasdale, lyrics: I Thought of You
Magnum Chorum and Saulkrastu koris ANIMA
Ēriks Ešenvalds: Stars in the Sky
Ēriks Ešenvalds: O Saving Victim
Arr. Ēriks Ešenvalds: My Love Is Like a Red, Red Rose (Scottish Tune with Robert Burns lyrics)
Ēriks Ešenvalds, composer; Anita Kārkliņa, lyrics: Song of the Soul
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