Latvian Male choir SILVICOLA was founded in1980. The name of the choir comes from Latin word meaning “inhabitant of the wood; a forester”. The participants of the choir are unprofessional singers, working in forest industry.
The choir is unique because of its work principle. 8 ensembles work with the repertoire independently in different regions of Latvia. One time a month the ensembles come together and after an intensive rehearsal give a concert. Altogether the choir has sung 419 songs in 312 concerts. In the repertoire of the choir there are songs of different genres - Latvian folk songs and songs written by Latvian composers. The main theme of the songs is nature. Lately the choir has added fragments of operas to its repertoire.
The choir SILVICOLA has performed in all regions of Latvia as well as abroad – in Lithuania, Estonia, Russia, Germany, Czech Republic, Wales and Sweden. It has also taken part in international festivals in Italy, England, Slovakia, Argentina, Portugal, USA, Trinidad and Tobago.