May 25th (Friday)
The Bastion of Vilnius City Wall (Bokšto str. 20)
Lithuanian multipart songs Sutartinės will be the core of three events taking place at the Bastion of Vilnius City Wall. Sutartinės is a polyphonic singing tradition inscribed on the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
Skambanti bastėja. Lithuanian multipart songs at the museum
At 18.00, citizens and guests of Vilnius will have an opportunity to explore the museum while listening to the subtle sounds of Sutartinės.
At 19.00, in the surroundings of the Bastion of Vilnius City Wall settles another event dedicated to the beauty of Sutartinės, Sutartinių takas. This year, when Lithuania celebrates a Centenary of the Restoration of the State, we tend to think about the significance of the past to our present times. Thus, trying to find out how Sutartinės relate the past and the present, it was decided to organize the event in one of the most beautiful places in Vilnius with a spectacular view to the Old town.
Vilnius mūsų tėvyna. Collective singing of Sutartinės
At 20.00, everyone will be invited to gather together in the courtyard of the Bastion where a collective circle of Sutartinės is going to take place and everyone will be welcome to participate.