EGP WINNER 20192019-08-25T02:35:20+00:00

EGP FINALE 2019

AREZZO, ITALY – 24 AUGUST 2019

EGP WINNER 2019

The Youth Choir »Kamēr…«
Conductor Aivis Greters
(Riga, Latvia)

Winner of
Tolosa Choral Competition 2018
TOLOSA, BASQUE COUNTRY, SPAIN
and
EGP WINNER 2019

The choir was founded in 1990 by conductor Māris Sirmais, and was led by Jānis Liepiņš from 2012 to 2018. Since its foundation, the choir has won dozens of diplomas, awards, and trophies at a variety of choral competitions. These include a prize at the Marktoberdorf Chamber Choir Competition in Germany in 1999, two European Grands Prix for Choral Singing in Gorizia (2004) and Arezzo, Italy (2013), as well as three championship prizes and gold medals at the World Choir Olympics in Xiamen, China, in 2006. Kamēr… has twice received the Latvian Great Music Award and has won the national choir competition a total of six times. Almost all of the choir’s original music as well as various choral classics in the choir’s repertoire have been recorded in a series of highly praised CDs. The latest of these are Amber Songs, 17 arrangements of Latvian folk songs by international composers, Pelēcis. Plakidis. Kamēr…, which celebrated the anniversaries of composers Georgs Pelēcis and Pēteris Plakidis, and the recording of the Kalpotājs. Blumbergs. Kamēr… program that was made in spring 2019. Over the last twenty-five years, Kamēr… has achieved its special sound by cultivating its own signature performance style. Both full emotional surrender, a characteristic of amateur singers, as well as the strictest criteria for vocal quality, are of equal importance for the choir. This is expressed in the ellipsis encoded in the choir’s name, Kamēr…, which means “while” in English. While we are still young, anything is possible…