This female a cappella group from Latvia is quickly establishing itself on the world stage. Latvian Voices was founded in 2009 and since then they have participated in numerous international music festivals, been invited to workshops from such artists as The King’s Singers, and given concert tours globally. Furthermore, since 2017 the group have enjoyed curating their own highly successful annual a cappella festival in Latvia. These events comprise masterclasses and collaborative concerts with artists, such as The Real Group from Sweden.
The group has enjoyed significant success in a cappella competitions – 1st place in the Classical music category and the Audience Prize in International a cappella competition Vokal.Total in Austria; Prize-winners of International A Cappella Contest in Leipzig, Germany; Overall Champions of The World Choir Games 2012 in Cincinnati, USA.
The repertoire of Latvian Voices is vast – from a wealth of Latvian folksongs to contemporary commissions, notably by a friend of the group, Ēriks Ešenvalds. The concerts are enriched with arrangements of well-known songs from around the world, giving each event a truly global feel.
A story told through the eyes of a woman is a deep-rooted tradition in every genre of music, in every part of the world. Vox Femme explores this theme across Latvian folklore, medieval chant, classical music and contemporary pop repertoire – weaving the original identity of these genres into new, modern arrangements. This repertoire from across the ages has all been originally written, or inspired, by female composers. Highlights include Hildegard von Bingen’s O Quam Mirabilis Est, Fanny Mendelssohn’s Die Mainacht and lead singer from The Cranberries, Dolores O’Riordan’s euphoric, Dreams.