Riga Dom Boys' Choir performs at Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage

02.12.2014. 19:09

On Friday, June 4, 2010 the Riga Dom Boys' Choir performed at the Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage in Washington, DC.

The performance can be viewed at: June 4 archive

The Riga Dom Boys' Choir is a professional choir founded in 1950, in Riga, Latvia. Choir members are trained at the Riga Dom Choir School and sing regularly at church services and classical music concerts held in the Riga Dom Cathedral.

Described by the press as "comparable to the Vienna Choir Boys," the Riga Dom Boys Choir has a repertoire ranging from Bach to Britten. Their programs frequently incorporate modern arrangements of folk songs and gems from the 17th and 18th centuries, and they are as adept singing a cappella as they are with piano or organ accompaniment. The choir has performed in Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, France, Sweden, Norway, Japan, Finland, Russia, Canada and the United States.

The choir is visiting the United States to commemorate its 60th anniversary. They are performing in New York, Philadelphia and Washington,DC (Saturday, June 5 in Rockville, MD).

(above photo by Peteris Alunans)