Charity concert „In the Light of Advent”

All interesents are welcome to the concert „In the Light of Advent” that will take place on December 13, 2015 at 15.00 in the Riga Latvian Society Big hall.

In the concert will participate: Inese Romancāne /soprano/, Juris Vizbulis /tenor/, Evelīna Lašketa /flute/, Gunārs Mūrnieks /violin/, Guna Jegorova /alto/, Riga Latvian Society Children vocal studio Knīpas and Knauķi choir (leaders Edīte Putniņa, Jonita Štoma and Sanita Sējāne, Jāzeps Mediņš’ Riga 1st music school’s chamber orchestra Armonico, conductor Normunds Dreģis.
The concert will host the musicologist Auriga Jermaka.

In the programme: compositions of Franz Schubert, Edward Grieg, Benjamin Britten, Pēteris Vasks, Jānis Lūsēns and popular Christmas songs arranged by Juta Bērziņa and Andris Sējāns.
“For 7th year already the Riga Latvian Society in cooperation with Jāzeps Mediņš’ Riga 1st music school and Strazdumuiža Boarding school - development centre for the visually impaired and blind children is organising the concert „In the Light of Advent”. In concerts regularly participate Latvian music school pupils, students from the higher educational institutions, professional in Latvia well known musicians, as well as children and youth with special needs. In the framework of the concert also art work and handicraft exhibition take place.

The time of Advent invites every one of us to think more about the essence of life, our aims and tasks. Search for and find the content with which to fulfil the everyday life and our way. The basis of the educated, knowing and cultural society is put in the family and school, which is why it is important to promote and develop in our younger generation such qualities as love towards people, goodness, sensitivity and mutual help. The universal language of the art and music can address and unite people of different nationalities, religions and political viewpoint. The more the youth will be interested in music, will learn the playing of musical instruments and will join the creative artistic processes, the more intelligent, united and stronger will be our society and country. The concert „In the Light of Advent” is a project that is based on the creativity and mutual cooperation of children and youth, as well as professional musicians.”
Normunds Dreģis
the idea author of the concert and artistic leader