Amber Bridge – a joint concert in Finland performed by Latvian-Finnish choir “Ziemeļmeita” and the Alūksne teachers’ choir “Atzele”.
The Latvian-Finnish Choir “Ziemeļmeita” conducted by Ilmārs Millers and Karol Kisiel and Alūksne teachers choir “Atzele” conducted by Jānis Baltiņš and Ina Perevertailo, will give a concert “Amber bridge” in Loimaa city in a Western part of Finland and in Helsinki at 9th and 10th February of 2018. The location of those two choirs from the opposite banks of the Baltic Sea is giving the name for the concert “Amber Bridge”. The choirs are meeting on an amber bridge. The Alūksne Teachers’ Choir “Atzele” from the breathtaking northland of Latvia has brought the most beautiful melodies of the Latvian classical choral music to Finland. Outstanding pieces of XXVI Latvian Nation-wide Song and Dance Celebration dedicated to centenary of Latvia are included in the concert. The music written by such beloved Latvian composers as Raimonds Pauls, Imants Kalniņš and Uģis Prauliņš is included in performance. But colorful choral songs from Nordic region will be performed by the Latvian-Finnish Choir “Ziemeļmeita” as appreciations for place they live and to the celebrated centenary of Finland. The audience will be taken to a musical journey through the amber bridge to immerse feet in North Latvian sandy beaches for a while.
The concert is oranized by choir “Ziemeļmeita” with the support of a municipality of Loimaa city, the Loimaa Evangelical Folk High School and Latvian Foreign Ministry.
Latvian-Finnish Choir “Ziemeļmeita”, conductors Ilmārs Millers and Karol Kisiel
Alūksne teachers choir “Atzele”, conductors Jānis Baltiņš and Ina Perevertailo
Accompanist, Rita Bogdanova
Tickets for Helsinki concert – 15 euros / 5 euros for children from 7-17.
Tickets for Loimaa concert – 10 euros / free entrance for children under 17.
Tickets are sold one hour before the concert.