Latvian concerts 2013


North America- March/April 2016






Thursday 31st March - 7:30pm, St James Cathedral, Toronto

with Guest Organist David Briggs

Saturday 2nd April - 4:30pm, St Mark’s Anglican Church, Niagara-on-the-Lake

St. Mark's Church website

Sunday 3rd April - 6:00pm, Grace Church, New York City, NY

Mass with pre-service choral prelude

Tuesday 5th April - 7:00pm, The Cathedral of All Saints, Albany, NY

Thursday 7th April - 6:00pm, Anabel Taylor Chapel, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Friday 8th April- 7:30pm, Third Presbyterian Church, Rochester, NY

Saturday 9th April - 7:00pm, Grace Episcopal Church, Sheboygan, WI

Sunday 10th April - 4.30pm, St James Cathedral, Chicago, IL

Also 11am Mass



France, Belgium & The Netherlands- June/July 2015

The choir will be touring in this area this summer and are still looking for further engagements. Interested promoters should contact Robin Tyson at Edition Peters Artist Management.


France - 2nd to 10th August 2014

This summer the choir toured France giving a series of concerts focussing on the music of the English renaissance. Some programmes also included works for choir and harp such as Britten's Choral Dances from Gloriana and pieces by Debussy, Fauré and Grainger.

Sun 3rd August, 16:00 - √Čglise Saint-Louis en l'ile, Paris

Mon 4th August, 19:00 - √Čglise Abbatiale, Marcillac-Lanville

Tue 5th August, 21:00 - √Čglise de Saint Robert

Wed 6th August, 21:00 - Abbatiale romane de Chambon-sur-Voueize

Thursday 7th August, 20:45 - Abbaye Saint-Philibert, Tournus

Friday 8th August, 20:30 - Basilisque Sainte-Marie Madeleine, Vézelay

Previous Tours

Baltic states 2013
Lithuania - Latvia - Estonia

This concert tour to all three Baltic states coincided with the release of the choir's third recording of Baltic music. Their programmes featured music from all three countries in their native languages alongside British music.

Beginning in Lithuania, the choir performed in Kaunas Cathedral as a part of the Pazaislio Festival. The next concert in Vilnius had been arranged by ńĄŇĺuoliukas youth choir where Vytautas MiŇ°kinis is Musical Director - the programme featured music from Time is endless, the choir recording of MiŇ°kinis's music.

In Latvia the choir were based in Riga for the XXV Latvian Song Festival - an event which brings 40,000 singers to the city. During the festival the choir gave two concerts outside of the capital city, a joint concert with the Latvian choir Balsis, and their final concert was in Riga Dom Cathedral.

In Estonia the choir launched their new CD Kreek's notebook, which features music by T√Ķnu K√Ķrvits, in a concert in Tallinn with the Tallinn Chamber Orchestra followed by a reception organised by the British Embassy. The choir finished the tour in Viljandi giving the opening concert of the Viljandi Early Music Festival.

Please follow the following links for full details:

Lithuania:     Latvian concerts 2013   
Fri 28th June, 7pm        Kaunas Cathedral

Sat 29th June, 7pm       St.Kotryna Church, Vilnius

Click on the poster for full details of appearences in Latvia

Estonia:       Latvian concerts 2013    
Sun 7th July, 7pm         Tallinn Jaani kirik
(CD launch concert with the Tallinn Chamber Orchestra)

Tue 9th July, 8pm        Jaani Church of Viljandi

France - June 2012
Une tournée musicale européenne de musique sacrée
A Musical Journey around Europe

In June 2012, the Choir of Royal Holloway travelled to France to give a series of concerts focussing on European choral music. Over the week the choir performed in Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, Collégiale Candes-Saint-Martin (Chinon), Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Chartres and Eglise St-Merri and Saint-Louis-en-l'Île, Paris. Known in the UK particularly for their recordings of choral music from the Baltic States, the Choir of Royal Holloway enjoyed taking this music closer to its home audience, and placing music by Arvo Pärt, Rihards Dubra and Vytausas Miskinis next to Duruflé's Motets and spanning right back to Victoria's O quam gloriosum and Byrd's Laudibus in sanctis.

France Sign The Choir was also asked to perform a programme of English choral music including Finzi's Lo, the full final sacrifice and Britten's Rejoice in the Lamb at Cath√©drale de Rennes as part of an annual music festival celebrating English Cathedral music, and the choral scholars also enjoyed leading Mass at St Merri, Paris. A particular musical highlight of the week was the ability to perform extracts from Vierne's Messe solennelle as intended, taking full advantage of the use of both the grand-orgue and the orgue de choeur in the fantastic Cath√©drale Notre-Dame de Rouen.