The Latvian-Finnish choir “Ziemeļmeita” was born in Helsinki in 2012. From the very beginning, the choir has been led by the talented conductor Ilmārs Millers, who comes to see his singers from Latvia every week. Since the very beginning, at the first five years the choir was looking for right direction and the best way to express ourselves. We had high hopes, and we felt uncertain about the future at the same time, and we were looking for praise. We are in the next stage now. The choir is growing and developing. The quality of the performance has improved, and it has also been appreciated by professionals: “Ziemeļmeita” has won high places in the contest between Latvian choir groups from overseas. The artistic level of the choir has risen and the number of choir concerts has also increased. It leads to the recognition of “Ziemeļmeita” in the Latvian society at Latvia and in Latvians around the world, as well it has increased interest in Finnish-speaking choir music lovers. The choir is about to reach the teenage. Nobody know how many impossible things we are going to do in the future. But now the choir “Ziemeļmeita” actively participates in diaspora choir events organized by the European Latvian Association ELA, such as the European Latvian Culture Festival in Brussels in 2015 and in Dublin in 2019. “Ziemeļmeita” has taken part in the most significant choir events in Latvia, the General Latvian Song Festival 2 times and was a part of Nation Choir in a grand performance of the rock opera “Lāčplēsis” at the Arena Riga, dedicated to the centenary of Latvia. The choir is performing artistic activities and working with social activities among Finnish Latvians. The belonging to your nation and keeping that feeling alive is one of the most important issues of the people living out of the lands of origins. Since 2016, Rihards Zarinš has been the second conductor of the choir “Ziemeļmeita”. The choir cooperates regularly with guest conductor Karol Kisiel from Poland.