"Thank you so much for the opportunity to participate in the INTERKULTUR’s European Choir Games event. We would also like to thank you for the wonderful organization and for all the help before and during the event. We felt such honor to participate in the competitions with some of the best choirs in the world! We came back to Israel smiling with such good memories and experiences."
2nd RIGA SINGS - International Choir Competition & Imants Kokars Choral Award
RIGA SINGS AGAIN!
Latvia – the Singing Nation – is a fantastic host for international choral events! Its capital Riga is the only place so far, where already all kinds of INTERKULTUR choir competitions have taken place.
Following the fantastic successes of the World Choir Games 2014 and the Grand Prix of Nations Riga 2017 & 3rd European Choir Games a regular international choir competition has established here: "RIGA SINGS – International Choir Competition & Imants Kokars Choral Award" was first held in 2019 and will welcome choirs from all over the world to the Latvian capital in 2022 again.
The world-famous Latvian conductor and educator Imants Kokars was one of the most outstanding characters in the Latvian and international music community and a founder of the modern Latvian choral conducting school, rector of the Latvian Academy of Music Jāzeps Vītols.
For the second edition of RIGA SINGS, additional categories such as "Pop & Jazz" will bring new excitement to the competition. The highlight the event and thus a tuneful monument to Imants Kokars will be the competition of the Category Winners for the "Imants Kokars Choir Prize".
The beautiful, Baltic city of Riga welcomes you once again to an international Choir Competition in 2022. Sing together with singers from all over the world on stages full of history in honor of the world-renowned Latvian choral conductor and educator Imants Kokars and enjoy the unsurpassed hospitality of the Latvians.
The singing nation of Latvia awaits you!
This event provides you the opportunity to choose from the following options of participation:
|Festival Stage Choir
|Festival Stage Choir
friendship concert performance included
*at least two performances included
"Once again I would like to thank you for wonderful time in Riga. Thanks to you and the all people from Festival office. Very good choirs, fantastic concerts, workshops, meetings with friends, all this made the atmosphere of the festival marvellous."
"INTERKULTUR is a very great event organizer of choir events. Everything worked out really great in Riga. We were very pleased with the event, and are looking forward to participate in another INTERKULTUR event"
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.
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Peaceful but at the same time dynamic and diverse, Riga offers experiences for every taste in art, music, theatre or design and a broad range of cultural activities all year around. Nicknamed as the Paris of the North, Riga will surely leave a lasting impression in your sense and sensibility.
We congratulate all singers to their great results! All in all 14 golden and 3 silver diplomas were awarded. Many thanks to all choirs and ensembles for participating!