The New York Latvian Concert Choir, Ņujorkas
latvieu koris, is a non-professional choral group based in Yonkers,
New York, drawing its membership from the tri-state area. While our members are
primarily of Baltic background, the calling of the Latvian musical spirit has
beckoned others to join us as well!
Founded in 1975, our choir has been devoted to performing masterpieces
of Latvian choral, operatic and symphonic literature, and traditional folk
music. Our choir also regularly commissions and premiers new works by Latvian
This past spring, we celebrated our founder and artistic director for 40 years, Andrejs Jansons, as
he conducted us for the last time as our musical mentor and guide. Andrejs has retired to devote
more time to family—we are proud and privileged to carry on the tradition and musical family
Our choir first travelled to Latvia during the Soviet occupation. Since
Baltic independence we have returned to Latvia numerous times to perform and to
The 2015-2016 season marks our 40th. Details of this season are
available on our Schedule page.
We also regularly participate in the Latvian "Dziesmu Svētki", or
Song Festivals, held in Latvia and abroad.
Music for the Christmas Season!
|Our new CD of Christmas cantatas!|
The music presented on this CD, all new works by Latvian composers, is written in a great variety of styles, uniting the worlds of Latvian folklore and Christianity — Valdis Zilveris honors the romantic tradition with simple, memorable melodies; Ingmars Zemzaris evokes the neo-baroque; Ilona Rupaine intertwines the ancient Latvian folkloric and Christian worlds; and Kārlis Lācis takes inspiration in the modernism of jazz harmonies.
|One of Rolling Stone's TOP 25 Christmas CDs of all time!|
"If you're looking for actual, traditional Christmas music, you couldn't do better than this rich, fascinating album of carols done by the New York Latvian Concert Choir..."
Updated: 3 December 2015
||The New York Latvian
Concert Choir, Inc. is a non-profit organization conducting a yearly workshop
and performance program emphasizing Latvian cultural, linguistic, and ethnic
heritage. Our activities are supported in part by the New York State Council on
the Arts. For more information on our concert schedule, recordings, or to join,
Email us at: email@example.com
LATVIAN CONCERT CHOIR, Inc.
22 Minturn Street
Hastings on Hudson, NY
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2015 Dec 14
Come to the concert and Advent Baltic Market and banquet - starts at 10am! 2015 Dec 14
Our new CD has arrived! The music, all new works by Latvian composers, is written in a great variety of styles, uniting the worlds of Latvian folklore and Christianity — Valdis Zilveris honors the romantic tradition with simple, memorable melodies; Ingmars Zemzaris evokes the neo-baroque; Ilona Rupaine intertwines the ancient Latvian folkloric and Christian worlds; and Kārlis Lācis takes inspiration in the modernism of jazz harmonies. 2015 Dec 04
Ziemassvētki jau ir tepat aiz stūra! Un lai padarītu šo svētku laiku vēl jaukāku, NY Latviešu koris ir sagatavojis brīnišķīgu programmu šī gada Adventa koncertam 13. decembrī.
Koncerta sākums 10:00am, kur tiks atskaņotas A. Maskata, U. Pr auliņa, E. Ešenvalda Ziemassvētku kantātes.
Pēc koncerta ADVENTA tirdziņš un svētku mielasts.
Visi mīļi gaidīti! 2015 Dec 04
Get ready to join us for a fun filled event for all ages! Children under 13 - FREE!
See attached info in Latvian and English. Please forward it to people you haven't seen for a while to get them
'MOVIN' !!! 2015 Oct 10
Choristers awake! Time to start dusting off those vocal chords! Rehearsals resume Sunday, September 13th, usual place, usual time (11:15, Latvian Church in Yonkers). 2015 Seo 01