Merry Christmas

2017 December 22 Past event
1 h 30 min
10 €

Start of the Event: 6.30 PM

Klaipėda Choir „Aukuras“
Artistic Director and Conductor Alfonsas Vildžiūnas

With the participation of Lina Rastokaitė (actress, vocal), Vilimas Norkūnas (harpsichord)

Klaipėda Chamber Orchestra String Quintet:
Angelė Čiuberkienė
(1st violin), Rimantė Agintaitė (2nd violin), Auksė Kaziukaitienė (viola), Jurgis Karbauskas (cello), Romas Grigaitis (double bass)

Alvydas Vizgirda (director)

Program: Nijolė Sinkevičiūtė “Christmas Prayers”, Zita Bružaitė, Mykolas Natalevičius, Dieterich Buxtehude, Christmas carols for choir from all around the world

NIJOLĖ SINKEVIČIŪTĖ – „Balto vakaro romansas“
ZITA BRUŽAITĖ – „Quem pastores laudavere“
MYKOLAS NATALEVIČIUS – „Puer natus est nobis“
BENJAMIN BRITTEN – „This little babe“
ARVO PÄRT – „Magnificat“
DIETERICH BUXTEHUDE – „Das newgebohrne Kindelein“
JOHN RUTTER – „We wish you a Merry  Christmas“
Tadicinė giesmė „Skamba angelų giesmė“
HARRY SIMEONE – „Mažasis būgnininkas“
ISAIAH BERLIN – „White Christmas“
FELIX BERNARD „Žiemos stebuklai“
FRANK LOESSER – „Baby It‘s Cold Outside“
LEONARD COHEN – Halleliuja

“Christmas carols are widespread in the Christian world. This concert's program includes popular carols in Lithuanian, English, Russian, Italian and Latin languages. Special place is dedicated to “Christmas Prayers” by Nijolė Sinkevičiūtė. This work will be performed by choir, Klaipėda Chamber Orchestra Quintet and soloist, laureate of “Golden Voice” competition Lina Rastokaitė. As well, Vilimas Norkūnas will play the hapsichord“, – that is how Alfonsas Vildžiūnas, artistic director of Klaipėda Choir „Aukuras“, speaks about the forthcoming program.

Actress Lina Rastokaitė not only acts, but also sings. She has already prepared two-part program including pieces from famous musicals and movies. “I want to be on stage. I love any process related to creative work. It doesn't matter if it is preparation of a new song or filming series of “Sweet Sin“ – I like the process itself. The further the better I understand that only like this I would like to live...“, – in one of her interviews told singing actress who is going to make her debut at the festival of Klaipėda Concert Hall.