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BALSIS in Sydney

Latvian Youth Choir BALSIS has been on a whirlwind tour of Australia, performing in Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney, taking part in the Australian Latvian Youth Arts Festival and the Sydney Festival. The end of their busy tour schedule will be marked with a special final concert at the Sydney Latvian House on the 20th January, where they will be joined by local youth artists.

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BALSIS returns to Australia!

BALSIS will be in Australia for their third visit from December 26, 2022 to January 21, 2023 to augment the program of the 37th annual Australian Latvian Youth Festival in Adelaide, as well as offering masterclasses and concerts in Sydney and Melbourne. The choir has prepared a range of concert programs. These concerts include performances of the newest choral music composed by Andris Sejans and Valts Puce, which has been dedicated specifically to BALSIS. The choir will also perform dazzling excerpts from the all-encompassing concert “Dziesma dejo. Deja skan (Songs dance, dances sound)”, spiritual music based on the choir’s newly produced Christmas program and, of course, the repertoire...

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Seeing what’s not heard! Choral music visualisations for people with hearing impairments

Youth Choir BALSIS has started an unprecedented project, where, in collaboration with the Latvian Association of the Deaf, eleven visualisations of choral music have been adapted for people with hearing impairments. Each music video is created using special artistic visualisation techniques - 3D and kinetic technologies, animations, sign language, subtitles, informative graphics, etc., which depict the dynamics, rhythm, intensity of the song, which help with...

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Online concert Being.Existence.

This year we’re celebrating the ninetieth anniversary of the poet Vizma Belševica! ...

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Youth Choir Balsis Christmas Concert 2020

This year we will still have our Youth Choir Balsis Christmas concert, but instead of it being possible to hear it three times, as usual, this year it is up to you, choose the play button as many times as you want to! ...

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Why exactly is the Youth Choir BALSIS travelling to Australia in February?

The obvious answer is that they are travelling to help launch the year of cultural activities which will lead up to the 58 th Australian Latvian Arts Festival in Sydney in 2020. But, That is not all! The Australian Latvian Arts Festivals are all about celebrating, enjoying and sharing insights into...

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BALSIS and the Sydney Latvian Mixed Choir launch the season leading to the 58th Australian Latvian Arts Festival in Sydney, 2020.

There was an air of anticipation as the audience gathered to celebrate the launch of events that would lead to the 58th Festival on Sunday February 2, 2020. Wandering through the foyer and cafē,  amongst Latvian  attendees there were excited discussions about the previous visit by BALSIS. Other...

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Launch concerts in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide

The Festival will include choral concerts and if you are preparing for one such concert, what could be better than learning from the talented Ints Teterovskis, one of the Principal Conductors for the Latvian Song Celebrations, which take place every five years. Well the answer to that is, the...

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THANK YOU! #BALSIS30

Thank you for amazing 30 anniversary year our listeners in Riga, Liepaja, China, Sweden..And of course our great supporters and other who take a part in our daily creative and soundful life!We will continue to celebrate every day what we can fulfilled with choral music and each other.Have a vibrant...

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Daugavas Balsis 2017

What do you get when you put together 40 talented and energetic young singers, a creative and persistent conductor, Ints Teterovskis, the River Daugava and the Latvian countryside? You get 17 inspired concerts in a range of uncommon and more familiar venues and gratified audiences, as well as some...

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Concluding the Youth Choir BALSIS concert series – Daugavas BALSIS

In 2011 the choir initiated a concert series known as Daugavas BALSIS and this year the final concerts in this series will form a part of the choir’s 30th anniversary season. Daugavas BALSIS aimed to traverse the entire Daugava basin in Latvia on rafts, barges or other water transport vehicles over...

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Rīga, my Rīga, you I love...

Many composers have provided melodies to accompany the poetry of Alexander Caks. One of the most productive ones is Arturs Maskats. In the 1980s Maskats, on piano, accompanied the legendary Latvian actor, Ivars Kalnins performing solo songs. Over time many of these songs were reworked into choral...

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The new Vindo videoclip

On July 5, at the Kaņepes Cultural Centre, nine free unique screenings of  the choir BALSIS new video clip took place. The clip is a co-operative venture between the multimedia artist Peter Birins and Arvids Baranovs from Eaglewood Films. The song, Vindo, was composed by Reinis Sejans and Janis...

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On May 23 BALSIS will meet USA youth choir. Free Entry.

On May 23, 2017 at 7.00pm in the Great Hall (Lielajā Aula) of the University of Latvia, BALSIS Youth Choir will present a concert jointly with chorister from Purdue University in the USA. The TV serial Glee has stimulated interest amongst young people in American pop-culture. The Purdue Varsity Glee...

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BALSIS invites you to Liepaja on Saturday!

BALSIS Youth Choir invites everyone to the concert hall “Lielais Dzintars” in Liepaja for their anniversary concert, SVĒTKI, on April 8, 2017 at 6.30pm celebrating the 30th year of the choir’s formation. ...

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This Christmas, everyone is welcome to sing Hadndel's music along with the professionals

A very special performance of G. F. Handel's Messiah will take place on December 18, 2016, at Rīga Cathedral, where the audience is invited to participate and sing-along with the musicians on stage. Ints Teterovskis will conduct soloists Evija Martinsone, Sergei Yeger, Martins Zvigulis and Pauls...

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Magnificent, melodic, masterful singing and ‘messing about on the river on boats’

The youth choir BALSIS (Voices) presents lots of concerts. One of their ventures, which started 5 years ago, is to spend 4 days on the Daugava River, each year sailing down a section of it, presenting concerts along the way. This year the journey and concerts began in Aizkraukle and finished in...

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The Concert Series DAUGAVAS BALSIS

BALSIS will launch its 30th performance season with the concert series DAUGAVA’S BALSIS. From August 25 to 28, the choir will continue the tradition begun in 2011 of travelling along the Daugava River, sailing a different section each year, presenting concerts free of charge in churches, parks,...

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China – a wealth of impressions

On July 25, the youth choir BALSIS set out on their second concert tour of the season, this time to China, to take part in the 13th International Choral Festival (CIFC) and the IFCM choral music conference in Beijing, as well as taking part in the 16th International Choral  Festival (TICF16) in...

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