Kaunas Cantat 23.-26. februar 2017

I am so proud and honored to tell that I am invited to be the Present in Kaunas Cantat, Lithuania in February together with Member of the Jury – Rasa Gelgotienė – Lithuania  Member of the Jury – Rolandas Daugėla – Lithuania

It is the 7th International Choir Competition «Kaunas Musica Religiosa» http://www.kaunascantat.lt/en/left/kaunas-musica-religiosa/jury

TIVAL PROGRAM 2017
23rd Thursday
19.00 Opening ceremony and festival guest concert

Kaunas Vytautas’ the Great church of the Accession of The Holy Virgin Mary (Aleksoto st. 3)
24th Friday
14.00 Choir competition

17.00 Applicants for Grand Prix announcement

Vytautas Magnus University Aula Magna (Gymnasium str.7)
25th Saturday
13.00 Grand Prix competition. Competition score announcement and awarding ceremony. Grand Prix winner announcement

Vytautas Magnus University Aula Magna (Gymnasium str.7)

17.00 St.Mass

18.00 Guest of the Festival Concert

Kaunas st. Francis Xavier (Jesuits) church (Rotuses square 9)
26th Sunday
12.00 St.Mass

Kaunas Vytautas’ the Great church of the Accession of The Holy Virgin Mary (Aleksoto st. 3)

15.00 St.Mass

 

VIVERE CANTUS from KAUNAS, LITHUANIA

I am so proud to tell, that  I am going to conduct  the choir Vivere Cantus from Kaunas, Lithuania in Februar!

The choir Vivere Cantus was founded in May 2015. The idea to revive the mixed choir that existed in VDU almost a century ago occurred to the choir masters of VDU Music Academy. The new academic mixed choir was called Vivere Cantus  (Living Music). A new chapter in the life of previous choir was opened. The new young, enthusiastic group (that includes members of the academic community of the whole university) is full of ideas and ambitious goals and actively performs in concerts and takes part in competitions in Kaunas, Lithuania and Europe. Thanks to the eager and professional attitude of the choir’s members and the conductor Rolandas Daugėla the choir member’s skills are constantly improving and they are doing their best to suitably perform choral music of various styles and historical periods.

In a short period of time the choir has already performed at a number of events: the university rector’s inauguration ceremony in 2015, the Art’s faculty event Ad Lux, in 2015 and 2016 in the Lithuanian students’ choir festivals XVII and XVIII  in  Siauliai and Kaunas, in the international sacred music festivals Cantate Domino XXIII and Cantate Domino XXIV, the event organized by the VDU students’ representation V2, the closing ceremony of psychologists’ assembly and the song festival of Kaunas city Dainų pynė. In October 2016 the choir participated in II International Choir Festival Bratislava Cantat (Slovakia) where it was awarded golden diploma. Presently the choir consists of 35 singers from VDU faculties of Arts, Social Sciences, Politics, natural Sciences, Informatics, Music Academy and the faculty of Humanitarian Sciences.

 

Warsaw Advent and Christmas Festival 9.-11. des. 2016

I am so proud to to participate in the jury in Warsaw Advent & Christmas Festival in Poland. I was listening to 14 very good choirs a lot of beautiful repertoar and meet associates from other country.

The jury in the 2. nd Warsaw Advent and Christmas Festival, Poland
Prof. Romuald Twardowski, Poland,Marcin Ciem, Poland, Irina Roganova, Russia, Margrethe Ek, Norway, Sacho Tatarchevski, Macedonia

After the competition Sasho Tatarcheski from Macedonia and I was visiting the old town i Warsaw.

http://www.warsaw.christmasfestival.pl/jury.html

Rimini Internationale Choral Competition 22.-25. sept 2016

The jury Fabio Pecca, Italy Manolo Da Rold, Italy Andrea Angelini, Italy, Artistic Director  Margrethe Ek, Norway Anatoly Kiselev, Russia Eriks Esenvalds, Latvia, President of the jury

The jury
Fabio Pecca, Italy
Manolo Da Rold, Italy
Andrea Angelini, Italy, Artistic Director
Margrethe Ek, Norway
Anatoly Kiselev, Russia
Eriks Esenvalds, Latvia, President of the jury

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Some of the conductors and jury members . Lorenzo Donati, Italy, Manolo Da Rold, Italy,Erikss Esenvalds, Latvia, Margrethe Ek, Norway, Fabio Pecci, Italy, Benedetta Nofri , Italy, Jerica Gregorc Bukovec, Slovenia, Silvana Noschese, Italy

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Jurywork

Manolo Da Rold,  Margrethe Ek,  Eriks Esenvalds Fabio Pecci
Manolo Da Rold,
Margrethe Ek,
Eriks Esenvalds
Fabio Pecci

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Korseminar i Stavanger 5.-6. Mars 2016

Norges Korforbund Rogaland har korseminar 5.-6. Mars 2016 og jeg er så heldig å få være seminar holder!

Vi har jobbet med pust, holdning, klang, resonans, frasering, kommunikasjon ! det er så flott å være sammen med korsangere som ønsker faglig påfyll, som deler egne erfaring og som tør å utfordre seg selv!

Noe nytt repertoar av bl. a. Kim Andre Arnesen og Tormod Tvete Vik har vært kjekt å jobbe med.

En strålende helg I Stavanger!

Sang hele livet!
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