George Juris Kenins has been an active musician, (cellist, conductor and composer), and teacher and lecturer among Canadians and North American Latvians. For the past three Latvian Song Festivals in Canada, he has been chair of the music committee, and currently is chair of the Latvian Song Festival Association in Canada. For the XV Latvian Festival of Song and Dance in Canada he is chair of the organizing committee. The Latvian State Choir recently premiered his song “Es gribētu!” (I wish) and subsequently commissioned a new sacred work. “Missa Brevis Latviensis” was premiered in August, 2017, recorded by Latvian Radio, and will be performed at the Toronto festival’s Concert of Sacred Music by the State Choir. He is vice president of the Latvian National Federation in Canada and its chair of culture, board member of the World Federation of Free Latvians (PBLA), and is chair of the PBLA Cultural Foundation.