Women’s choir “Medicus”

The women’s choir “Medicus” was founded in 1967 in Rēzekne District Central Hospital as a choir of medical staff.

For many years (from 1967 to 1988) the choir was conducted by Emīlija Slišāne (1938–2012), later Biruta Vigupe (Šķirmante), Rita Pavloviča, Lolita Kovaļenko and Aija Razumovska, conductor Daina Tukiša, concertmasters Alla Maksimenko and Marianna Zvejsalniece worked with the choir, long-term choir president – Anna Vaišļa.

The choir’s repertoire includes both Latvian classical choral music compositions and contemporary Latvian choral music, and a new concert program of spiritual and secular music is prepared every year. The choir is a participant of the General Latvian Song and Dance Festival, Music Days, County Days, the choir is award winner of several International Choir Competitions and Festivals. During its activity, the choir has given concerts in Latvia, Germany, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Austria, Russia, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Lithuania, Belgium, etc.

In recent years, the women’s choir “Medicus” has successfully participated in choir shows and in the General Latvian Song Festival, performed both in Latgale churches and in several events organized by Rezekne institutions, including a concert dedicated to Rezekne hospital staff (2013), Midsummer (Līgo) festival in Rezekne Culture and Recreation Park (2013), At the Latvian National Day events on November 18th at Rezekne Culture House and Latgale Embassy GORS (2013, 2015), popularized Latvian choir art traditions and performed with guest concerts in Kaunas, Lithuania (every year since 2013), participated in the International Choir Festival “Varsovia Cantat” in Poland (2010, 2nd place), International Choir Competition “Bratislava Cantat II” in Slovakia (2014, Silver Award), International Advent and Christmas Song Choir Festival in Krakow, Poland (2015, Gold Diploma and Golden Angel statue, at the “Indian Summer” Choir Festival in Budapest, Hungary (2016), at the 14th International Choir Competition in Maasmechelen, Belgium (2017, 4th place), performed in concerts in Rezekne and elsewhere in Latgale.

In 2015, the choir CD “Nu reiteņa caldamuos…” was released, which includes 12 songs – sacred music compositions, choral music classics, folk song arrangements and songs by modern composers for women’s choir.

Contact information

Choir conductors: Ināra Skrule and Anda Lipska
Vocal teacher – Danuta Kārkliniece, concertmaster – Antra Vallere
Tel. +371 29637494 (Ināra Skrule), e-mail: manskoris@inbox.lv

The choir operates in Rezekne Culture House, rehearsals take place every Monday and Wednesday from 18.00

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