Chamber Choir "Dzirksts"

The Latvian Chamber Choir "Dzirksts" has been singing under the direction of conductor Vizma Maksins since 1983. Our repertoire includes both classical Latvian choral songs and classical choral music by non-Latvian composers. We also enjoy singing and performing Latvian pop music and cabaret songs.  "Dzirksts" frequently works with other Latvian choirs and Baltic choirs in Toronto. We have participated in Latvian Song Festivals in North America and Latvia, and have traveled extensively throughout North America and Latvia giving concerts and participating at Latvian events. Our goals are singing, mutual friendship, fun and respect for one another.

"Dzirksts" rehearsals take place on Thursday evenings at the Latvian Canadian Cultural Centre in Toronto, from 7:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., from September until June. We invite all who love and are able to sing to join our group. Latvian language skills are not needed as the language of music is universal. (However, the ability to read musical notation would be very helpful).

Further information, please contact:

Vizma Maksins (

Linda Luck (

Ilze Valdmanis (