Cantus

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E.Vīgnera Kuldiga Music School has an important role in the life of Kuldiga culture life as it educates future musicians.

The Children’s choir Cantus has performed very successfully under management of the Main Conductor Maruta Rozite. Children in the age between 9-18 are singing in this choir, pupils of the class of vocalists and instrumental music. The choir has won 8 international awards, has performed not only in Latvia but also in Europe, the USA and China. „Cantus” celebrated its 40th anniversary in spring 2008 with a beautiful concert in St Catharine Church.
The most important music project of recent years has been carried out together with partners from Germany. „Cantus” went to China in 2007, performed in five cities including Shanghai and Peking for three weeks together with Youth Orchestra of Hamburg-Bergedorf Hansa and Luise Secondary Schools. The initiative for this international Europe – China youth musical project came from Hamburg as a result of creative activities of pupils of Luise Secondary School and Hamburg Music and Theatre High School inviting the choir „Cantus” from Kuldiga. It is a very valuable experience and impulse to future musical and creative development.

Success in China inspired the independent producer Francine Rohlffs (Geesthacht, Germany), Professor Wolfgang Hochstein (Hamburg, Germany), deputy Dace Reinkopa (Kuldiga Town Council) and Conductor Maruta Rozite (Kuldiga Music School) to organize CD recording and concerts in Latvia. „Cantus” and the Group of Hasse of Hamburg Music and Theatre High School (Conductor Prof. Wolfgang Hochstein) performed music of the famous 18th century composer Johann Adolf Hasse.

E.VĪGNERA KULDIGAS MUSIC SCHOOL
Head Master Maruta Rozīte
Address Smilšu Street 6, Kuldiga, LV-3301
Email: muzikask@kuldiga.lv
maruta.rozite@kuldiga.lv
Phones Head Master 63322114
Office +371 63320256
Person on duty +371 28933026

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