XVIII Baltic Students’ Song and Dance Festival “Gaudeamus” opening concert will delight the audience with the international choir programme compositions of the most significant cultural forum for the artistic groups of Baltic states university students - Students’ Song and Dance Festival “Gaudeamus”. Alongside the international students’ hymn “Gaudeamus” concert the music of A. Jurjāns, E. Dārziņš, T. Ķeniņš, R. Pauls, J. Karlsons, S. Mence, V. Pūce, J. Vaivods, V. Zilvers, R. Tiguls, M. Sārs, J. Gudavičs, A. Garšneks, L. Vilkončs, A. Ritsings, S. Petreikis, A. Lemba will also feature.
Baltic Students’ Song and Dance Festival “Gaudeamus” was founded in 1956 in the oldest Baltic student town Tartu, Estonia, and devoted to the unity of the three Baltic states.
The XVIII Baltic Students’ Song and Dance Festival “Gaudeamus” will take place in Tartu from 22 to 24 June, 2018, and is devoted to the Hundred Year Anniversary of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia.
Sixteen women's, men’s and mixed choirs from the universities of Latvia and Vilnius University mixed choir, in total 450 singers, will participate in the concert in Liepaja.
Mixed choirs from the University of Latvia “Aura” /artistic director Edgars Vītols/, “DeCoro” /artistic directors Kristiāna and Pēteris Vaickovskis/, “Dziesmuvara” /artistic director Aivis Greters/, women’s choir “Balta” /artistic director Māra Marnauza/, “Latve” /artistic director Ilze Feldmane/;
Latvia University of Agriculture women’s choir “Liepa” /artistic director Inta Zakenfelde/, men’s choir “Ozols” /artistic director Guntis Galiņš/;
Riga Technical University mixed choir “Vivere” /artistic director Gints Ceplenieks/;
University of Economics and Culture chamber choir “Fortius” /artistic director Māra Marnauza/;
Art Academy of Latvia mixed choir “Senais kalns” /artistic director Einārs Verro/;
Liepaja University women’s choir “Atbalss” /artistic directors Ilze Valce, Olga Blauzde/;
Rezekne Academy of Technologies mixed choir “Sonitum” /artistic director Jānis Mežinskis/;
Ventspils University College mixed choir “Ventus” /artistic director Ginta Rūse/;
BA School of Business and Finance mixed choir “Monēta” /artistic director Ilze Feldmane/;
Vocational Education Competence Centre “Riga Technical College” mixed choir “Mīts” /artistic director Aija Auziņa/;
Riga Building College mixed choir “Spāre” /artistic director Einārs Redbergs/;
Vilnius University mixed choir “Gaudeamus”, Lithuania /artistic director Rasa Gelgotiene/.
Hosts of the Concert – Sandra Okuņeva and Arturs Medveckis
Director – Jānis Siliņš
Conductors – Gints Ceplenieks, Ilze Feldmane, Guntis Galiņš, Rasa Gelgotiene, Jānis Mežinskis, Einārs Redbergs, Ginta Rūse, Pēteris Vaickovskis, Kristiāna Vaickovska, Ilze Valce, Edgars Vītols, Inta Zakenfelde
Concert master – Normunds Kalniņš
Concert’s artistic director – Ilze Valce
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Organised by: Liepaja University in cooperation with the National Centre for Education of the Republic of Latvia