Ziemeļjūra – Latvian choir
Latvia – The Land That Sings. Latvians proudly call themselves a “nation of singers” because of strong choral music traditions. Alongside many professional choirs, there are tens of thousands of Latvians who are part of different amateur choirs. Latvian choir Ziemeļjūra – translated from Latvian The North Sea (was founded in 2009 in Scheveningen) – is one of them. Once every five years – the next is already in 2023 – the Latvian National Song and Dance Festival takes place with tens of thousands of singers taking part. This tradition is recognized as unique by the UNESCO.
Ziemeļjūra choir unites both Latvian and Dutch singers with a passion for latvian music and culture. The choir has performed in the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Switzerland and Latvia, under the artistic management of the conductor Ms Anna Fogelmane.