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 -

• Female choir NAISKUORO TIMOTEI, conductor Anneli Julén, Finland - 

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.

We are happy to announce our SPECIAL GUESTS of the competition's closing concert– vocal group “LATVIAN VOICES”!

Application open till 31 March!



Friday, 22 September, 2017

  • Morning – welcome of choirs, settling in the hotels
  • During the day – acoustic rehearsals of competition program at the competition venue - Concert Hall
  • Evening – non-competitive opening concert of the competition at the Dubulti Church

Jury will not evaluate choir performance at the opening concert.

Saturday, 23 September, 2017

  • Morning: competition – Compulsory Program
  • Evening: competition – Free Program

Grand Prix program participants will be made known at most one hour after the completion of the free program.

Sunday, 24 September, 2017

Grand Prix final - competition closing concert:

  • Grand Prix program
  • Performance of concert special guest
  • Announcement of results and award ceremony

Precise rehearsal, competition and concert times will be announced after selection of participants and approval of participation.