18 September, 3 pm
Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Consolation, Savičiaus g. 15, Vilnius
Hymn to the Virgin Mary
An educational event for children and families
In campo aperto, dir. Beatričė Baltrušaitytė (Lithuania)
Viktorija Silenkovaitė, Beatričė Baltrušaitytė, Roberta Daugėlaitė, Emilė Ribokaitė, Milda Vitkutė
Indrė Kučinskaitė – recorders, cornetto
‘Hymn to the Virgin Mary’ is an event for children and the whole family. Through music, it tells the Biblical story of the life of the Blessed Virgin Mary, full of love and wisdom. Children will discover why Mary is considered the Mother of God, why the most magnificent cathedrals and musical works are dedicated to her – and why, even today, painters create the most exquisite images of Mary. Are pictures of Mary really magical? And why do people travel thousands of miles to pray at her holy sites?
The performance will feature works of mediaeval music – Gregorian chant, music written for the Feast of the Virgin Mary, and polyphonic music from the monasteries of Las Huelgas and Montserrat.
The ensemble ‘In campo aperto’ are constantly developing their repertoire of mediaeval music, participating regularly in masterclasses with Jaan-Eik Tulve (Estonia) and Dominique Vellard (France). As well as organising concert programmes and educational events, the ensemble participates in sacred and contemporary music festivals in Lithuania and abroad.
The preparation of this program is supported by the Lithuanian Council for Culture