Sacred Music Hours
Monday, July 2, 7 pm | St Casimir's Church (34 Didžioji St, Vilnius)
DAINAVA Lithuanian Art Ensemble (USA)
Artistic director and conductor DARIUS POLIKAITIS (USA)
Šiauliai Boys and Youth Choir DAGILĖLIS
Artistic director and conductor REMIGIJUS ADOMAITIS
One hundred voices in harmony, revealed in all their beauty and power amid the vaulted ceilings of St Casimir’s Church. This is an unforgettable experience, brought to you by the Dainava and Dagilėlis choirs. Even though the collectives formed under different circumstances and even on different continents, their love for music is what unites them.
“Dainava performs to keep our Lithuanian roots live, so that when you listen to its songs, the souls of both young and old will find delight”, is how the director Darius Polikaitis describes the mission of his collective. He also adds that the Chicago Lithuanian art ensemble knows its younger colleagues, the “dagilėliai”, very well: “I have no doubt that this concert will be enriched by the sincerity of our young counterparts, their sense of fun and musicality enchanting the audience, wherever they might be”.
Program features M. K.Čiurlionis, V. Augustinas, E. Ešenvalds, O. Gjeilo, L. Vilkončius, K. Hampton and others
Concert duration: 60 min.