Lets Radiokoor (photo Janis Deinats)


Latvian Radio Choir
Sun 30 Mar 2025 20:15 - 22:00
Sun 30 Mar 2025
20:15 - 22:00
  • Sun 30 Mar 2025
    20:15 - 22:00
    Grote Zaal


Felix Mendelssohn Sechs Sprüche 
Felix Mendelssohn Warum toben die Heiden (Psalm 2) 
Krzysztof Penderecki Song of Cherubim
Krzysztof Penderecki Miserere 
Krzysztof Penderecki Agnus Dei 
Arvo Pärt Triodion 
Alfred Schnittke Three Sacred Hymns 
James MacMillan Miserere


Lets Radiokoor
Sigvards Kļava conductor

Renowned choir with four modern ‘classics’

‘Voices that seem to soar. Each note clear and distinct: from the shimmering heights of the soprano to the resonant depths of the bass.’ Guido van Oorschot wasn’t exaggerating when he showered the Latvian Radio Choir with praise in De Volkskrant. The choir is without doubt one of the best in the world. In November last year, they dazzled the Muziekgebouw’s audience with Bruckner and Poulenc, and now the choir is back with Mendelssohn and four composers of our time.

In one night, Polish composer and conductor Krzysztof Penderecki wrote his choral work Agnus Dei. A good friend of his had died; he was deeply affected by it. The work is layered and poignant. The Three Sacred Hymns by Alfred Schnittke are settings of prayers from the Orthodox liturgy, including an Agnus Dei and the Lord’s Prayer. What a special experience, to be able to compare Penderecki’s and MacMillan’s Misereres.