The St Alphonse Church in Luxembourg city centre will host a "United in Christ" concert on Saturday 5 May 2018 at 15:00 which will feature Taize Chants.
In the first part of the concert, attendees will hear music from Latvia and the world; in the second part, attendees will have a chance to join in and sing along to some well-known Taize chants.
Agnese Baltmane is a young and talented music singer, student of the Latvian Academy of music and winner of several vocal competitions.
The saxophonist and composer, Artis Gāga, is an exceptional and versatile musician who has been highly appreciated by music lovers all around the globe; he received his education in classic music at the Latvian Academy of Music and the Music Conservatory in Luxembourg city. He enriched his skills studying with Claude Delangle in Paris and jazz art studies with G. Garzone and B. Harper in New York. As a performer, he is taking part in classical music and also jazz and improvisation projects, in festivals and studio records. He has been nominated and received several Latvian Music Record awards in different categories.
Arvīds Keinis: since 2016 he has been second Master in Jazeps Vitols Latvian Academy of music by doc. Latvian National opera leading baritone Janis Apeinis studied at the University College of Opera Högskolan Stockholm by prof. Anita Soldh in Sweden. He graduated in vocal music studies at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre.
Ilze Cepurniece was raised in the Latgalian (Eastern part of Latvia) Catholic tradition, learnt most of the Catholic songs while going to church with her grandmother and Godmother. From the age of 13 she has played the organ at her local church. Currently she is a student of Latvian Academy of Music with academic interest in folk and traditional music. Her academic research focuses on the traditional Latgalian Catholic Lent songs (Bitter lamentations) some of which she will sing accompanied by kokle (Latvian traditional instrument).
Entrance is free-of-charge; donations in aid of children in need in Latvia will be welcome.