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Calendar of cultural events in Lithuania. Choir concerts in Vilnius

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUBNN offers you a selection of cultural events in Lithuania for the week from December 1 to December 7.

December 1-7, Christmas in the Capital, Vilnius Old Town;

Christmas in the capital city is a whole garland of the events for the whole family, as Christmas is the most beautiful annual celebration, awaited both by little ones and grown-ups.

Specifically, from 1 December 1, noon-9pm, Christmas Town in Town Hall Square will be inviting all.

In Town Hall square an honorable place is going to be taken by a dozen of festive little houses in which one could discover various and extraordinary treasures.

Meanwhile, in the Cathedral Square 36 Christmas cottages will settle down in awaiting of Christmas.

– From December 5, Vilnius’ Bernardine Garden will be turned into a cozy oasis intended for the whole family.

The carousel has come back to life to delight not only the children, but also adults who still do not want to grow up. Caffeterias will be open and a fountain will sparkle and sound oddly in the frozen winter landscape.

Bernardine Garden will be decorated with modern light projections which will attract residents and guests of Vilnius to admire them.

– From December 5, 11am-9pm, Christmas Train will be rolling out to the streets of the Old Town and inviting residents and guests of Vilnius to dive in the Christmas hoopla. We would hardly find a child who would not dream to get to the polar train of the Father Christmas.

– From December, noon-10 pm, Skating-Rink in Lukiškės‘ Square will be enticing for smooth skating. City Christmas skating rinks popular in Hollywood movies become reality with the skating rink in the Lukiškės Square.

A skating rink will be open for eveyone. Parents are also invited with the young citizens and guests of Vilnius.

December 1, 7pm

Christmas Concert of the Choir Bel Canto and Friends, Lithuanian National Philharmonic, Vilnius;

The best mixed Lithuanian amateur choir Bel Canto will celebrate the forthcoming Christmas and their 5-year anniversary in a special way – they will hold two concerts filled with amazing festive music and premieres at the Lithuanian National Philharmonic Hall.

Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra (artistic director Sergei Krylov) and the friends of the choir – soloists Joana Gedmintaitė, Ieva Prudnikovaitė, the young Lithuanian talents – soloists Lina Dambrauskaitė and Milda Baronaitė as well as one of the most original jazz pianists Artūras Anusauskas will help the choir to create a festive awaiting-for-Christmas atmosphere.

December 1-6

Euro exhibition; the Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania, Vilnius;

Euro Exhibition organized in the National Museum – Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania invites both adults and children to learn more about our country‘s new currency – the euro. Visitors of the exhibition will gain more knowledge about the history of the euro, banknote design, production, protective measures, and destruction of worn-out money and learn to distinguish the real banknote from the fake. The visitors will have the opportunity to familiarize with coins of all countries of the entire Eurozone that will be also valid in Lithuania.

December 2-6

International Festival of Animated Cartoons Tindirindis; Vilnius cinema theatres;

The international festival of animated cartoons Tindirindis is an arena of non-commercial films. The mission of the festival is to present the spectrum of the world animated cartoons as wide as possible: works of different styles, by the representatives of different schools, to show animated cartoons, which encourages creativity. The festival will offer diverse program, featuring films of the famous directors, debutants and animation students from various countries, many of whom were awarded at numerous international animation festivals.

December 5

Trakai as Capital of Santa Clauses; Trakai, a picturesque town nearby Vilnius.

December 5, 7pm

Choir concert «Traveler’s Notes», Vilnius’ Theatre Arena;

Professional Chamber Choir Jauna Muzika under the direction of conductor and composer Vaclovas Augustinas performs music for 25 years. During this period the choir has built a diverse and valuable repertoire and has won fifteen international choir competitions. Holding over 60 concerts at home and abroad every year, the choir does not cease to amaze his audience expanding the repertoire by both works of the previous epochs and premieres of contemporary composers. One of the brightest and the most powerful vocal groups in Lithuania looks at the music it performs very creatively and presents to the audience a special program Traveler’s Notes.

The program contains songs of various countries and styles collected by performers like souvenirs during their musical trips and arranged specially for this unconventional choir.

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