WATCH: Magical sunrise organ concert by Iveta Apkalna

Over the last five years, a wonderful new tradition has taken root in Latvia – a free open-air concert by acclaimed organist Iveta Apkalna on Dzintari beach in Jūrmala as the sun rises.

This year, around 500 people gathered early in the morning of July 16 to experience the majestic confluence of music and nature, and the event was also captured by Latvian Television, as you can see above.

The concert features the majestic timelessness of JS Bach, the spiritually uplifting Pēteris Vasks, a rousing composition by Aivars Kalējs and a powerful blast of Bizet to send everyone home for breakfast.

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