|In Spring 2001, the the 4th International Boys Choir Festival "Rīgas Doms 2001" took place in Latvia. The Festival was a part of Riga 800th Anniversary Celebration Programme. The organisers and hosts of the Festival were internationally renowned Latvian boys’ choirs – Riga Doms Boys Choir and J.Medins Music School Boys Choir. The patron of the Festival is Dr. Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga, President of Republic of Latvia. General Sponsor of the Festival - Latvijas Mobilais Telefons, Ltd.|
sincerelly proud that an event dedicated to professional children's art of
highest order - 4th International Boys' Choir Festival "Rīgas
Doms" will be held in our capital city Riga, as a part of its 800th
Since the old days Latvia has been famous for its choir singing traditions and the young generation of singers dedicates itself to maintaining of ancient traditions and promoting them across the world. It gives me a great delight that thanks to this remarkable event the bright and clear voices of singing boys' from Latvia and many countries will resound in every part of our state, giving a wonderful opportunity to learn about other cultures as well as open Latvia for the world.
I would like to wish organisers, sponsors, and participants courage, strength and infinite joy! Let it sound!
President of Republic of Latvia
|Since Middle Ages boys'
choirs have had a very special mission to speak to audiences in angel's
voices. Throgh the ages boys' choir singing has charmed hearts of
listeners with clarity and spirituality.
In 2001 the 4th International Boys Choir Festival brought the best boys' choirs from around the world to 14 towns and cities of Latvia, in order to present world-class children's art to wide audiences in Latvia, building bridges of cultural diplomacy between the East and the West.
The mission of the International Boys
Choir Festival “Rīgas Doms” is:
The following aims have been set for the 4th International Boys' Choir Festival "Rīgas Doms 2001":
The Festival tradition will be continued by the 4th Internation Boys Choir Festival "Rīgas Doms" to take place in 2004 in Riga and throughout Latvia.