Taking in the account the announced state of emergency in Latvia, the II International Solo and Duet Singing Festival-Contest for boys “Rigas Doms 2020” is cancelled!
The Festival, together with the venues and partners, are looking for ways to move the Festival to autumn of 2020.
SHEET MUSIC OF COMPULSORY COMPOSITIONS [PDF]:
- Ave Maria (Gaetano Donizetti)
- Ave Maria (Inga Sarkane)
- Sonntagsmorgen (Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy)
- Ave Maria I (Māris Lasmanis)
- Ave Maria (Uldis Stabulnieks)
- Agnus Dei (Samuel Webbe)
- Agnus Dei (Ēriks Eglītis)
- Laudamus Te (Antonio Vivaldi)
- Ave Maria (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)
Call for the II International Solo and Duet Singing Festival–Contest for Boys “Rīgas Doms”. In spring of 2020, between April 13 and 15, 2020, the II International Solo and Duet Singing Festival–Contest for boys “Rīgas Doms” will take place in the Column Hall of the Museum of the History of Riga and Navigation and the Riga Cathedral – both famous for their excellent acoustics and historical aura. Boys before voice mutation from Latvia and other countries are invited to participate. Application can be done until January 15, 2020 in two categories – Solo singing and Duet singing, in two age groups – from 8 to 10 and from 11 to 16 years of age. The Contest will take place in the Column Hall of the Museum of the History of Riga and Navigation, and it will conclude with a concert and awarding ceremony in the Riga Cathedral. The Contest will also include masterclasses and events for exchanging experience.
“Since the times of J. S. Bach, boys’ voices have been described with such vivid epithets as the voices of angels or nightingales. The mission of the Contest is to achieve that singing of boys is inspirational to every child, at the same time promoting exchange of creative experience between conductors and vocal teachers”.says Janis Erenstreits, the father of the Contest.
The contestants will receive awards for the I, II and III place in each category and special awards; moreover, the contestant or duet with the best result among all categories will receive the Grand Prix.
The II International Solo and Duet Singing Festival–Contest for boys “Rīgas Doms” is organised by Vocational Education Competence Centre National School of Arts “Riga Cathedral Choir School” in cooperation with Riga Cathedral Choir School Support Association. The Contest is supported by the Municipality of Riga.
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