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Latvian choir wins competition in Finland

26.09.2012

The Latvian youth choir "Maska" was triumphant at this weekend's IV International Harald Andersén Chamber Choir Competition in Helsinki, the choir's conductor Janis Ozols informed LETA.

The Latvian youth choir "Maska" was triumphant at this weekend's IV International Harald Andersén Chamber Choir Competition in Helsinki, the choir's conductor Janis Ozols informed LETA.

Second place honors went to "Concert Clemens" (Denmark).

"Maska" took home the top prize (EUR 15,000), and also received the Finnish Composers' Society's special award.

Regarded as a highly prestigious competition, only 12 choirs are chosen for it. In the final, "Maska" sang a work composed by Latvian Peteris Vasks, and as conductor Ozols exclaimed: "Honestly, we have never sounded so good!"

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