Riga Cathedral Boys’ Choir

Conductor and artistic director Martins Klisans

The choir, obtainer of the highest award of Culture Ministry in Latvia – the Great Music Award,  was first established in Latvia in 1950. It consists of a very well musically educated treble singers from the special choir school and a professional male group. It is the first Latvian professional choir that performed in Alberthall, London, and no doubts – one of the top boys’ choirs of the world.

Started from 1993 the choir has recorder 23 solo CDs and participated in several recording co-projects. The choir has got the Great Award for the best recording of a year, also has been nominated for the Great Award for several times. RCBC has performed as a representative choir for prominent persons: two of The President of the United States (Bill Clinton and Barack Obama), the President of Finland, Ukraine, Uzbekistan and Turkey, H. R .H. Prince Charles and HM Elizabeth II Queen of the United Kingdom, participants of NATO summit have all enjoyed performances in Riga.

The choir has a great experience of participation in different International Music festivals: e.g., Switzerlland and Finland 2001, Sixth World Symposium in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA 2002, Legnano, Italy 2005, France 2006, Finland 2008, Sweden 2009,  Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany 2011,2012, Poland and Czech Republic in 2014, London, England 2017, annualy we participate in Sacral music and Ancient Music festivals in Latvia. Regulary the choir and its soloists participate in performances of Latvian National Opera.

Singers tour all over the world. They have performed in the greatest and largest halls in Japan (since 1995 until now), the USA, Canada and a lot of European countries. The choir concert tours have been highly appreciated by the public and press.