JVLMA Mixed Choir

JVLMA Mixed Choir

JVLMA Mixed Choir was founded in year 1945 and initially served as a laboratory of vocal art and conducting technique for young conductors who later used their acquired skills in practice with their own youth and adult amateur choirs.

Regular work at the rehearsals during the academic year provides the foundation for mastering the skills of singing and conducting. To ensure the best available musical education and artistic practice, JVLMA provides an opportunity for students to participate in various masterclasses, given by specialists of diverse fields of music. In 2006 JVLMA Mixed Choir participated in masterclasses of Erik van Nevel and Evelyn Tubb. During the last year the Choir mastered nuances of Swedish choir music interpretation under the leadership of Per Burin.

JVLMA Mixed Choir often performs in Latvia and abroad, providing an opportunity for their audiences to enjoy choral music of various epochs, styles and genres. Choir also participates in international festivals and competitions.

From 1992 to 2005 JVLMA Mixed Choir has participated in 27 projects of European Choir Academy, presenting diverse repertoire in Germany, Poland, Sweden, Greece and USA under the leadership of Silvian Camberling and Michael Gielen.

Under the baton of its former leader Ints Teterovskis JVLMA Mixed Choir has won prizes in two world famous competitions of choral music: in 2006 the Grand Prix at the 8th International Choir Music Competition in Maribor (Slovenia) and in 2007 the Grand Prix in all four categories at 39th International Choir Music Competition in Tolosa (Spain). In 2008 JVLMA Mixed Choir fought for the title of the Best European Choir in European Choral Music Great Prize competition in Debrecen (Hungary).  Currently the choir is led by conductor Māris Sirmais.

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