Foto_pecChamber choir FORTIUS and conductor Mara Marnauza at the OPEN THE WINDOW, SEE RIGA! event in in Vērmanes garden. Participants: „Fortius” , „Sōla”, „DeCoro”, Rīgas Ekonomikas augstskolas jauktais koris, „Dziesmuvara”, „Senais kalns” and „Monēta”. “Saule brida rudzu lauku” I.rupaine was conducted by our conductor Māra Marnauza!

KorisThank you to our Estonian and Lithuanian conductors – Janne Fridolin and Kastytis Barisas and to our wonderful Latvian conductors – Juris Klavins, Mara Marnauza, and Rihards Rudzitis, who worked with the repertoire for mixed, women’s, and men’s choirs. Photos…

We now have a team elected to work on the enhancement and prosperity of the choir! Let us introduce you to the Members of the Board - Aija Melbarde, Elina Rubeze, Irena Trubina, Janis Lukss, Liene Grisina, Laura Kursite, Tamara Katamadze, Pauls Puzaks, Sanita Obrumane, Sanita Madalane.

The students’ song and dance celebration GAUDEAMUS having existed for more than a half of century is a significant live cultural event of the three Baltic States, a shared tradition of students’ song celebrations on the Baltic seacoast. The first GAUDEAMUS was held in 1956 in Tartu, Estonia, then followed by festivals organized in turn in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Since 1999 FORTIUS is taking part in all of them. 17th The Baltic Student Song and Dance Festival GAUDEAMUS is going to be hosted 26-29 June, 2014 by Daugavpils, Latvia. Facebook profile

Looking back 10 years from now, we are proud that there is a special sign in the rich history of chamber choir FORTIUS and conductor Māra Marnauza. FORTIUS and Māra Marnauza represented Latvia with a jazz music program in the Opening Ceremony of The 14th Baltic Student Song and Dance Festival GAUDEAMUS in 10.07.2004., that was held in the University of Latvia, Riga. June 27 and 29, 2014.

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