X

News

We Invite You to the Choir Concert

We Invite You to the Choir Concert "Believe. Your Land Will Remain" in Remembrance of the 15 March Deportation

2018. gada 22. marts

A concert, dedicated to the victims of the Communist genocide,  was held on 25 March 2018 at 14:00 in the Riga Culture and Folk Art Centre “Mazā Ģilde”, Amatu iela 3/5. You can watch the concert on our Facebook page.

The concert  offered the music of Pēteris Plakidis, Lūcija Garūta, Emīls Dārziņš, Zigmārs Liepiņš, Jānis Ivanovs and other Latvian composers. It was performed by SONORE, the mixed choir of the Riga Culture and Folk Art Centre “Mazā Ģilde”. The artisitc director was Andis Groza, the conductor was Andris Pujāts. Kuldīga Culture Centrer’s chamber choir – RĀTE performed, as well as Elise Shere (Cello) and Evija Auziņa (Piano). 

The concert was based on the poet Vizma Belševica's words “Believe. Your land will remain” symbolizing both the hope for a free Latvia and the belief that those deported will return to their homeland. During the March 1949 deportation, secretly named “Coastal Surf”, 94,000 people were sent to distant parts of the Soviet Union. 13,248 families were sent from Latvia, totalling 42,125 people. Mass deportations were one of the worst crimes of Communism carried out against the people of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia. 

The concert was organised by the Riga Culture and Folk Art Centre “Mazā Ģilde” in cooperation with the Museum of the Occupation of Latvia. 

Other news

The Museum of Occupation has lost a loyal friend and supporter.2019. gada 5. jūlijs
Dr. Zigfrīds Zadvinskis was one of the small group that met in Garezers in 1996 to form a support organization for the recently founded...
Daily Tours in English2019. gada 1. maijs
From 1 May, we are offering daily guided tours of the museum in English. The tours will start everyday at 14.00 and 16.00. Each tour...
Museum Working Hours On the May National Holidays2019. gada 29. aprīlis
The Museum of the Occupation of Latvia will be open as usual during the national holidays in May 2019. We are open from 11:00 to 18:00...
A Previously Unknown Photograph of the 25 March 1949 has been Donated to the Museum of the Occupation of Latvia2019. gada 14. aprīlis
On the Remembrance Day of the 25 March 1949 Deportation, the Museum of the Occupation of Latvia gave the public a unique view of...