State Choir Latvija / Inese Romancane: soprano / Zane Zilberte: mezzo-soprano / Jurgis Liepnieks: tenor / boys' voices: Patriks Stepe (soprano) and Matiss Circenis (alto) / Dita Krenberga: flute / conductor: Maris Sirmais
"The Latvian State Choir is one of the finest choirs I have ever heard … With Maris Sirmais, the choir is fortunate to work with an extraordinary choral director. The expressivity of his conducting places both the singers and the audience under his spell. In his experienced hands, the acoustics of the ancient, legendary Eberbach Monastery are transformed into a faithful ally and magician’s assistant. I am sure that after hearing this CD you will share my joy and enthusiasm as well." (Rodion Shchedrin) With his Russian Liturgy, "The Sealed Angel", Rodion Shchedrin has written a work of inner contemplation of timeless relevance, which will deeply move every listener who approaches the piece with an open heart.