The World premiere of the Kamēr… choir’s journey to the European Grand Prix
As part of the RIGA IFF programme, a special screening will feature the World premiere of Emīls Alps’ film Choir. Conductor. Kamēr… on the famous youth choir’s journey to the Tolosa Choral Competition, at which the grand prize had to be won to qualify for the European Grand Prix for Choral Singing. Created by a member of the choir, the film offers unprecedented insight into the singers’ passion for music, loyalty among friends, and the overcoming of difficulties. The film will be screened on October 18 at the Splendid Palace cinema.
Emīls Alps emphasises that this is his life’s work. As the film’s director, his artistic style and creative vision have been strongly influenced by singing in choirs and vocal ensembles from an early age. This life-long experience has made it possible for him to capture moments that are usually never seen by outsiders.
Aivis Greters had just taken on the position of chief conductor and artistic director of the world-renowned choir in 2018, and this year the choir Kamēr… has, for the third time in its history, triumphed at the European Grand Prix for Choral Singing.