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Baltic choir groups swoop Grammy in Los Angeles (video)

Jan 27, 2014
From wire reports, RIGA

Estonian conductor Tõnu Kaljuste has won the best choir performance at the Grammy music awards at the Grammy music awards in Los Angeles, USA this weekend.  

The award was given for the performance of Iconic Estonian composer Arvo Part's Adam's Lament, performed by the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Sinfonietta Riga, Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, Latvian Radio choir and Vox Clamantis.

Tõnu Kaljuste competed also in the category of the best opera recording.  Composer Arvo Pärt and conductor Neeme Järvi also competed for Grammy's among Estonians.

Latvian State Radio Choir and orchestra Sinfonietta Riga have received Grammy Award for Best Choral Performance.

The award winning performance was recorded in Nov. 2011. The performers included Latvian State Radio Choir, "Sinfonietta Riga", "Vox Clamantis", Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir and Tallinn Chamber Orchestra.

The 56th Grammy Awards ceremony was held in Los Angeles on Sunday. However, the talk of the Grammy's was hip hop duo Macklemore and Ryan Lewis who scooped four Grammy's.

They stunned the audience by performing their hit 'Same Love' on the issue of homophobia. Later, Madonna and Queen Latifah officiated the marriage of 33 gay, lesbian and straight couples.

Watch the video here:   

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