2013 Latvian Song Festival recordings now available

For the many who could not get tickets to the 2013 Song Festival events, many of the events have now been released on CD, DVD, and Blu-Ray DVD.

For those who attended or even participated in these concerts these recordings will be a valuable memento of this uniting festival for the Latvian nation.

The releases are:

The Jāzeps Vītols 150th anniversary concert on CD. Concert artistic director Mārtiņš Klišāns, director Roberts Rubīns.

The vocal symphonic music concert Brīnumzeme Latvija on DVD and Blu-Ray. Artistic director Mārtiņš Ozoliņš, director Dāvis Sīmanis.

The dance performance Tēvu laipas on DVD, featuring 600 dance groups and 15,000 dancers. Artistic directors Jānis Ērglis and Jānis Purviņš, director Māra Ķimele.

The closing concert of the 2013 Song Festival – Līgo on DVD and Blu-Ray – featuring 250 mixed choirs, 75 women’s choirs, 26 men’s choirs, 40 seniors’ choirs, as well as choirs from the Latvian diaspora – for a total of 13,000 singers, as well as 2000 dancers and 1000 wind orchestra musicians. Artistic directors Aira Birziņa and Ivars Cinkuss, director Pēteris Krilovs.

For further information, please visit http://www.dziesmusvetki.tv


Egils Kaljo is an American-born Latvian from the New York area . Kaljo began listening to Latvian music as soon as he was able to put a record on a record player, and still has old Bellacord 78 rpm records lying around somewhere.

4 thoughts on “2013 Latvian Song Festival recordings now available”_en

  1. Hello, are you aware of any currently available recordings of the festival? I am most interested in the XXVI final concert “In The Star Way” but would love to collect any material at all to be honest.

  2. Are you sill selling DVDs of the 2013 song festival? What about the 2018 and 2023?

    Thank you,

    Kendall Svengalis
    Guilford, CT

    1. We’re not selling DVDs anymore. The 2018 Song Festival had DVDs made but the 2023 Festival – not so sure about.
      Latvians Online

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