About us

The whole history of the choir Logos (from Greek λόγος - word, idea, teaching) could not have been made without the inspiration of a great personality, a talented musician, a conductor, the priest Ioanne Shenrock. His long nurtured idea of gathering experienced singers together to perform orthodox church music for the first time became a realty during the first years of the independence of Latvia when many people experienced a genuine interest in the traditions of sacred choir music. Leading the Latvian Culture Fund’s Choir during the 90-ties in the previous century, Ioanne Shenrock gave many performances in Latvia, Russia, Germany, and elsewhere in Europe, receiving recognition at international festivals and competitions. In those days the most impressive achievment of the choir was definitely Apocalipsis, a monumental piece by contemporary Russian composer Vladimir Martinov and staged by the legendary founder and producer of Taganka Theatre in Moscow, Yury Lubimov (CD recorded in 1995), as well as the primacy at the International Festival of Orthodox Church Music in Hajnówka, 1997.

In November, 2013 blessed by His Eminence Alexander, the Metropolitan of Riga and all Latvia, after some period of silence, the choir reemerged as the new strong male chamber choir Logos consisting of thirteen experienced, accomplished and highly dedicated choir singers. The choir’s first public debut was made at the liturgical church service in the Nativity of Christ Cathedral in Riga. The Choir’s name logos is deeply symbolic as its mission is to retranslate to the audience an essence of lyrics which is vital to create a special bound between the public and the musicians.