Gaudeamus, male choir
The Riga Technical University Male Choir Gaudeamus was founded in 1959.
In 1996 Ivars Cinkuss became Artistic Director and for the past decade Gaudeamus has been the leading male choir in Latvia.
The diverse repertoire of this group ranges from traditional Western European and Latvian classics to modern day, encompasses various genres, including choral arrangements of Latvian and other folk songs, with the major focus on a cappella singing. Gaudeamus has made numerous recordings for the Latvian National Radio and released six CDs. The 2006 album featuring Russian orthodox music was nominated in the category Best Classical Music Album of the year in Latvia’s equivalent of the Grammy Awards.