New York Latvian Concert Choir (Ņujorkas latviešu koris) has released its latest Christmas themed CD, entitled Ziemassvētki laika vējos (or Latvian Christmas in the Winds of Time). Released by Albany Records (TROY1851, 2020), the CD collects works by Latvian composers Laura Jēkabsone, Mārtiņš Brauns, Andrejs Jansons, and Andris Sējāns.
The NYLCC has released many CDs, all containing original compositions dedicated to the choir. Other CDs released by the choir include Christmas in Latvia, Latvian Winterfest, and Christmas Joy in Latvia, a release that was profiled in Rolling Stone magazine, who also declared it one of the 25 best Christmas albums.
On the album, recorded in Latvia at the Latvian Radio Studio in January of 2020, the NYLCC is joined by several other choirs and ensembles – the youth choir Balsis, the women’s choir Balta, the chamber choir Fortius, and the Latvian National Opera Chamber Orchestra. All the works were conducted by the NYLCC artistic director Laura Padega Zamura.
- Ziemassvētku kantāte “Gausi nāca, drīz aizgāja” – Laura Jēkabsone
Ziemassvētku cikls Ņujorkas latviešu korim – Mārtiņš Brauns
- Bērna lūgšana
Ziemassvētku kantāte – Andrejs Jansons
- Ziema nāk
- Ķekatu dziesma
- Svētceļnieku dziesma
7 O Antifoni – Andris Sējāns, Dabas koncertzāle
- O Sapientia
- O Adonai
- O Radix Jesse
- O Clavis David
- O Oriens
- O Rex Gentium
- O Emmanuel