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Latvian Conductor Ints Teterovskis Returns to Toronto for Choral Workshop - February 18-20, 2011

Location: Ontario, Canada
Choir type: Chamber Choirs and Vocal Ensembles
Voicing: Mixed
St. John’s Latvian Vocal Ensemble is pleased to sponsor our second three-day choral workshop with Latvian choral conductor Ints Teterovskis.  

Ints Teterovskis is increasingly in demand as a choral workshop clinician and guest conductor abroad, and has led choral workshops for the New York Latvian Choir in America (2000, 2003, 2007, 2009) and St. John's Latvian Church in Toronto (2010) and coached students of the International Masterclasses for Young Musicians in Ogre, Latvia.

Ints has been Artistic Director and Conductor of the Latvian youth choir "Balsis” since 1998.  He has worked as a project manager for “Latvijas Koncerti” and the Riga City Council’s Department of Culture, where he is currently the head of strategic development.  He was the conductor of the J?zeps V?tols Latvian Music Academy’s Chamber Choir (2005-2009).  He founded and led the Salaspils youth choir “Tiade” (1994 – 2005) and was conductor of the Latvian Medical Academy’s youth choir “Riga” (1998 – 2003). In addition to an active conducting career, Ints is a professional singer with the men’s group of the Riga Dom Cathedral Boys’ Choir.  Ints will be the guest conductor for Pax Christi Chorale's concert in Toronto on April 17, 2011.

This workshop will explore a wide range of sacred and secular repertoire by Baltic and international composers.  A complete list of repertoire is listed below.  The cost of ordering music scores is included in the registration fee and will be provided for you in advance of the workshop.

Registration for the workshop will follow an application process to ensure a balance of voices.  We invite both choral singers and conductors to join us and encourage you to register early as space is limited!  Registration fee for all participants - $70.  Deadline January 21, 2011.  The workshop and mini-concert will both take place at St. John’s Latvian Lutheran Church, 200 Balmoral Ave, Toronto. 

The schedule for the workshop weekend is as follows:
Friday, February 18               7:00 pm – 9:00 pm                  Warm-ups and Workshop
Saturday, February 19          10:00 am – 6:00 pm                Warm-ups and Workshop
There will be a one hour break for lunch which will be provided for you.
Sunday, February 20            3:00 pm – 4:00 pm                  Workshop Concert
*Admission will be pay-what-you-can and proceeds will go towards the administrative expenses of the workshop.
Workshop Repertoire
The workshop registration fee includes the music which we will order and provide to you in advance of the workshop.  All pieces will be sent to you as scanned PDF files once you have registered so that you can start learning the music.  We will also provide phonetic notes for the work by Gunnar Eriksson and an MP3 file of the Latvian pronunciation for the work by Gar?ta.   In order for Mr. Teterovskis to have the maximum amount of time to work with us vocally and musically, this repertoire must be learned in advance. 
We invite anyone who is interested in rehearsing with the St. John’s Vocal Ensemble to join us on Saturday, February 5 and 12.  The time will be confirmed, but will be late morning / early afternoon.
For more information and to receive a registration form, please contact Laura Adlers at
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Pablo Casals(Spain) - O Vos Omnes
Maurice Duruflé (France) - Ubi Caritas
Gunnar Eriksson (Sweden) - Gjendines Bådnlåt  (Gjendine’s Lullaby – in Norwegian)
?riks Ešenvalds (Latvia) - O Salutaris Hostia
L?cija Gar?ta (Latvia) - M?su T?vs  (The Lord’s Prayer – in Latvian)
Vytautas Miškinis (Lithuania) - Gloria
Vytautas Miškinis (Lithuania) - Ubi Caritas
Knut Nystedt  (Norway) - Immortal Bach
Arvo Pärt (Estonia) - Magnificat
Valts P?ce (Latvia) - Ave Ovum
Urmas Sisask (Estonia) - Heliseb Veljadel (Ringing in the Fields)