SEPTEMBER 28, 19:00
Kaunas St. Church of St. Martyr (Franciscan),
Papilio str. 7, Kaunas
The holy mass for the Centennial of the Restored State of Lithuania
Composer and conductor: Vaclovas Augustinas
Director: Vilija Grigonyte
Choreograph: Birute Letukaite
Vilnius municipality choir „Jauna muzika“, art director Vaclovas Augustinas
Klaipeda chamber orchestra, art director Mindaugas Backus
AURA Dance Theatre, art director Birute Letukaite
Ieva Skorubskaite (soprano)
Ieva Gaidamaviciute (soprano)
Mixed youth choir „EXAUDI“
Indrė Veličkaitė (organs)
Tomas Kulikauskas (gong, percussion)
Ridas Jasiulionis (actor)
Lights and sound: JSC ,,Stage Lite“
Organisers: Public institution „Pax et Bonum“, AURA Dance Theatre
Vaclovas Augustinas: „What is Homeland for me? When I think about it, these lines from a psalm, carved in my memory, come to mind:
May there be peace in your towers
May your palaces flourish
May you have prosperity.
I very much hope that my composition will bring the audience together not only for an aesthetic experience but as well for a sincere prayer for our Homeland.
„Missa pro centesimo anno restitutionis Lituaniae“ – is a large format, seven-part vocal-instrumental composition with traditional texts from mass for mixed choir, string orchestra, two soloists, a reader, a phonogram and movement. The two striking poles of composition are those of classical mass and their multiplannar fullfilment, like an allusion of our spiritual state surrounded by reflections of the modern world.
This is the composer‘s first step into interdisciplinarity, that will be created by several media during the performance.
Sponsors: Lithuanian Council of Culture, digital magazine bernardinai.lt
Partners: Lithuanian St. Casimir’s province Kaunas St. George convention