From May 25-31, 2014, BALSIS will return to the United States, where it will participate in the New York Latvian Concert Choir’s annual choir camp at the Latvian Church Camp in the Catskills, together with the Montreal choir „Atbalss” and singers from Toronto and Ottawa.  After the camp, the choir will give concerts for the Latvian communities in Boston, Washington and at the New Jersey Latvian Society’s property „Priedaine”, in addition to a concert at The Episcopal Church of the Heavenly Rest in New York City and a private concert at a local music school.

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At the end of September, BALSIS will be leaving for its fourth tour of Sardinia, one of the most beautiful  and mysterious Italian islands between the Sea of Sardinia, the Tyrrhenian Sea and the Mediterranean Sea.

The tour includes two concerts on September 26 and 27 in Sassari as part of the international choral festival "Nella Città dei Gremi", followed by a concert on September 28 in Olbia.

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From August 3 – 17, 2013, Youth Choir BALSIS participated in the international Bayreuth Festival of Young Artists (Festival Jünger Künstler Bayreuth).  As part of the festival, the choir gave four concerts, presenting both sacred repertoire and folk song arrangements.  All concerts were well-received by the audiences, earning the choir standing ovations every time.

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On the May 29th BALSIS will participate in the opening of the 15th Baltic Development Forum summit „New Realities – New Opportunities”.

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In October BALSIS are going on a tour to Sweden, participating in Lund Choral Festival and giving concerts in several well known Sweden concert halls:

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Some may ask what is the connection between a car manufacturer and classical music?  Many people know that Audi has organized its own classical music festival for many years. This year in Ingolstadt, from July 3 to 30, Audi will present the 23rd annual Audi Summer Concerts (Audi Sommerkonzerte 2012). The motto this year is „For eternity” („Für die Ewigkeit”), which weaves throughout the programme and has determined the choices for programming and artists.

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The main thing is not to lose the panic!

                                          -Māris Kupčs

Youth Choir BALSIS is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year!  We invite you to come to our anniversary celebration concert on Sunday, April 8, 18:00 in the Great Hall of the University of Latvia. And this will not be just any concert! This will be a SPECIAL concert with a SPECIAL programme, sung by SPECIAL people and conducted by SPECIAL conductors!

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