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Schola Cantorum Vox Iubilantis is female vocal ensemble from Latvia that performs the Gregorian chant at a high level, interpreting it based on ancient neumatic manuscript notations, paleography and semiology. The schola was founded by Laine Tabora in 2017 for the purpose to perform, explore and popularize the Gregorian chant. In their repertoire, the ensemble also includes early polyphony and sacred music from different centuries. Their first concert program „Monstra Te Esse Matrem” was performed in Aglona at the opening concert of organ music festival „Latgales ērģeļu dienas” in 2017 and in St. Mary Magdalene’s church of Riga. The program „Lumen de Lumine” was performed in Riga and Saldus cities at the end of 2017 and also brought to the sacred music festival „Kaunas Musica Religiosa” in 2018 in Lithuania, where the ensemble participated with several concerts and obtained the Second prize appraisement, Gold diploma and Special prize for the interpretation of sacred music. At the end of summer of 2018, the schola performed their third big musical program „Flos campi et lilium convalium” in Riga with the direction and supervision by Prof. Dr. Franz Karl Prassl. On summer 2019 the schola went to Hinwil, Switzerland to participate in Organ music festival „Fiori Musicali 2019” and to perform medieval music in concert "Komm Heiliger Geist, wahres Licht" with talented organist and improviser Nicola Cittadin.
Laine Tabora was born in Riga, the capital city of Latvia. She attended Rēzekne Music Secondary School of Janis Ivanovs and graduated choir conducting class (2010). Her studies continued in Riga and she earned a bachelor’s degree in Music Pedagogy and Choral Conducting from Jazeps Vitols Latvian Academy of Music (2014) After graduation, she continued her studies at Pontifical Istitute of Sacred music (PIMS) in Rome, where she obtained master’s degree in Gregorian Chant. Laine graduated in 2017 with excellence. Her professor in Roma was one of the greatest Gregorian chant researchers and interprets - Dr. Franz Karl Praßl. In parallel to her studies, she attended Liturgical Music Courses at Pontificio Ateneo S. Anselmoin Rome and she also received the diploma in Alta Formazione Teologica with the specialization in liturgy from Pontifical University of the Holy Cross (2017). In frames of her professional development, she attended the course for choral and orchestral conductors at Koninklijk Conservatorium Den Haag in the Netherlands. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. degree at Pontifical Istitute of Sacred Music, In her dissertation she is investigating medieval manuscripts (XV century) of Riga which are kept in the Library of University in Uppsala (Sweden). As a member and soloist of Gregorian Schola she performed in Italy, Belgium, Austria, Slovak Republic, Spain, Hungary and USA Every year she participates in courses organized by AISCGre (International Society for the Study of Gregorian Chant) in Venice, Assisi, Roma, Trento and professors Dr. J.B. Goschl, A. Turco, H. Rumphorst. She established Liturgical Music Courses -Psallite Sapienter, organised annually in Riga. As a singer and soloist, she has participated in various Gregorian Chant Scholas, both in Europe and the United States. In 2017, she founded Schola Cantorum Vox Iubilantis, thus organising and promoting sacral music concerts and taking an active part both as a singer and conductor.Back to the list of ensembles