We are happy to announce the 11 selected choirs from 8 countries for the 1st International Baltic Sea Choir Competition:

• AUDITE Chamber Choir (Kamarikuoro Audite), conductor Jani Sivén, Finland - www.audite.fi

• Youth choir BALSIS, conductor Ints Teterovskis, Latvia - www.balsis.lv

• KAUNAS ACADEMIC YOUTH CHOIR, conductor Adelė Mikalkėnienė, Lithuania

• Mixed choir NOORUS, conductor Maarja Helstein, Estonia -http://segakoornoorus.tumblr.com/

• ONDRAŠEK CZECH YOUTH CHOIR, conductor Josef Zajíček, Czech Republic

• Mixed choir of the Latvian Academy of Culture SŌLA, conductor Kaspars Ādamsons, Latvia -www.sola.lv

• Ensemble vocal SEQUANA VOCE, conductor Laurent Brack, France

• Male choir VÄRLDSKLASS, conductor B. Nobin, Sweden

• Female choir BALTA, conductor Māra Marnauza, Latvia -www.facebook.com/korisBalta/

• Female choir GRUDNOVE ŠMIKLE, conductor Marjeta Naglic, Slovenia -
www.facebook.com/grudnove.smikle?fref=ts

• Female choir NAISKUORO TIMOTEI, conductor Anneli Julén, Finland - 
www.naiskuorotimotei.fi

Great thanks to all the choirs for applications for the 1st International Baltic Sea Choir Competition!

We are glad to receive so many applications and already the 1st year of the competition promises high level performances and a tense contest.

Before we announce the selected choirs, here is a small insight about the greatness of Latvian choir music - a story on BBC by the Artistic Director of the competition Jānis Ozols.