The organization was first class, and the venues were terrific. All of our group thoroughly enjoyed the few days, and we particularly enjoyed meeting with members of other choirs. We struck up a particular relationship with the two choirs from Norway, who were staying in our hotel. It was also great to see the very high standard of the various choirs, and goes to show what we should be aiming to achieve......if we live long enough!!
A Sing Along Concert of the World Festival Singers
International Sing Along Concerts are the artistic highlight of the most active part of the international choral scene. The project World Festival Singers started in 2015 and unites about 1.400 singers from all continents in spectacular performances of some of the masterpieces of the choral symphonic literature.
These last few years, Sing Along Projects have been put on stage at the Berlin Philharmonic Hall, in Munich, Leipzig and Hamburg as well as internationally, in May 2014, at the National Concert Hall in Budapest and, in May 2016, at the Konzerthaus Wien.
In 2017 singers from all over the World are invited to Riga for a distinguished performance of Joseph Haydn's "The Creation" in Riga Dome Cathedral. The project is part of the European Choir Games 2017 - a very special recognition of the international Sing Along tradition.
This event lies in the past!
You are interested in participating in this event series? Then have a look right now at our overview, which provides information about when the event will be held the next time. There you can also find further dates and destinations of our events taking place worldwide.
Thank you for a, as always, fantastic and well arranged festival! The choir was so satisfied and happy after our tour!
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
- 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Piano Rehearsal 1
Thursday, July 20, 2017
- 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Piano Rehearsal 2
- Optional: See the choir parade in the Riga historic city center
- 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Tutti rehearsal
Friday, July 21, 2017
- 9:30 a.m. - 11:45 p.m. Dress Rehearsal in Riga Dome Cathedral
- 6:00 p.m. Concert
Saturday, July 22, 2017
- Optional: See the Competition Performances and the Friendship Concerts of the Grand Prix of Nations Riga 2017 & the 3rd European Choir Games
Franz Joseph Haydn‘s oratorio "DIE SCHÖPFUNG" is on the program for this international Sing Along Concert in Riga Dome Cathedral. The performance will be held in German.
We recommend the use of the Bärenreiter Edition.
- The members of the Latvian guest choir consist of about 100 professionally educated singers from some of the finest choirs of Latvia.
- Members of the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra will build the ensemble for the Sing Along Project in Riga.
Nicolas Fink will conduct the international Sing Along Concert „Die Schöpfung“ in Riga.
Nicolas Fink has conducted the Berlin Radio Chorus, the radio choruses of MDR Leipzig and WDR Cologne, the Choeur de Radio France, the Coro Casa de Musica Porto, and the Edvard Grieg Choir, among many others. He has additionally been the chorus master in concert projects with the Bavarian Radio Chorus and the RIAS Kammerchor, and has prepared large choral works for Sir Simon Rattle, Marek Janowski, and Thomas Hengelbrock. In 2014, he began his tenure as the choral director of the Schleswig-Holstein Festival Chorus.
We would like to thank the following organizations for their support of the Sing Along Project “The Creation” in Riga 2017:
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