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Choir Noskaņa was founded in 1994/95. Since 2007 led by conductor Ilze Bērziņa and has been the best mixed choir in Jēkabpils region. The choir is an amateur choir, consisting of 55 active members representing different ages and professions. The choir’s repertoire includes music of different genres and styles. A large part of the choir repertoire consists of works by Latvian composers including Latvian folk song arrangements. Noskaņa mainly performes in city of Jēkabpils and is also taking part in various cultural events around the country . In 2011 Noskaņa took part in International Sacred Music Festival Silver Bells (Daugavpils, Latvia) and received II Level Diploma. In 2014 choir Noskaņa participate in 8th World Choir Games (Riga, Latvia) receiving Gold Diploma. Our choir name is Noskaņa which means atmosphere, mood or sense, which is the main objective of our concerts – to create a good atmosphere for our listeners!
Ilze Bērziņa graduated from the Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music gaining bachelor’s degree in music – choral conducting (Prof. Jānis Zirnis class). She complemented her musical education in various workshops and seminars such as overtone singing, quartertone singing and in other areas. She has been the artistic director of the mixed choir Noskaņa in Jēkabpils city since autumn 2006. She is also an artistic director of the mixed choir Dziesma in Olaines district. Ilze has 15 years of experience working with choirs as the principal conductor. For nine years now Ilze Bērziņa has also been a professional singer at the Latvian Radio Choir, the compostition of which obtained a Grammy Award in 2014 for the best choral performance in a record Adam Lament by Arvo Pärt.Back to the list of ensembles