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Ancient music ensemble "Canto"
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The ancient music ensemble of the University of Latvia CANTO has been founded in 1982 under the guidance of Irēna Nelsone and Andrejs Mūrnieks. Till the regaining of independence in 1991 it was the only ancient vocal music performing group in Latvia that focuses own repertoire on gothic and renaissance age style of music.

CANTO is often invited to perform in Ancient Music Festival of Bauska and many of Latvia’s castles, it has participated in festivals, competitions and concerts in Germany, Austria, France, Czech Republic, Poland, Estonia, Lithuania and Russia.

Since 2008 the ensemble is led by Kristīne Gaile and Andris Gailis, under the former name there are two independent units created – a completely new vocal instrumental group of amateurs, and ensemble Concerto Concitato that unites musicians that have obtained professional education in music.

CANTO in its new structure made debut concert in M. Luther church in Torņakalns, in charity concerts, and collaborates with ensemble Dūkņu Sils led by P. Vaickovskis.