Performing three habaneras by Spanish composers as well as E. Whitacre’s “Leonardo Dreams of His Flying Machine” and G. Jackson’s opus, the choir gained the recognition of the audience and jury in both of the competition’s categories. The jury appreciated the choir’s artistic and technical quality, youthful sound and nuanced phrasing. Youth Choir Kamēr… is the only choir from Latvia and Northern Europe that has been able to attain this level of success in the competition over the last 20 years.
“I am pleased with the choir’s achievements and ability to adapt to the sound and temperament of habaneras, which is uncharacteristic of the Latvian mentality, and which, until now, has been the biggest obstacle in this competition for groups from Latvia,” says the choir’s artistic director, Jānis Liepiņš. “The competition’s unusual conditions - performing late at night, and on an open-air stage - were an extra test for all the participants; however, our singers dealt with this successfully.”
Youth Choir Kamēr… will begin their next season by participating in the “Homo Novus” art festival and with auditions for new singers on the 28th and 29th of August.