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Mixed Choir "Cantare"



 The choir was established in 1990. Vidmantas Ruzgys was the founder and the first director of the choir. In 1998 the choir became known as 'Cantare' choir. Since 2000 it has been managed by Artūras Dambrauskas.

Singers of various ages sing in the choir – students as well as teachers. Not all of them are professional musicians therefore the choir has acquired the status of 'amateur' choir. Nevertheless, it is not an obstacle to perform the truly professional and complicated choir music. While drawing up the repertoire special attention is devoted to modern choir music, in particular, the works of composers born in Klaipeda.

The choir regularly participates in town events and celebrations. It has organized many concerts of religious music in Lithuania's churches, takes part in festivals of religious music.  The choir has participated in international festivals in: Zalcburg (Austria), Savigliano (Italy), Rügen, Berlin (Germany), Gdyn (Poland).

2004 - Mogilev (Belarus). International festival - competition 'Mogutnij boža'. The choir won 1st place. The same year in Kaunas at the Youth Chamber Choir Sacred Music festival-competition 'Cantate Domino' it received Gold award.

2005 - Daugavpils (Latvia). International sacred music festival 'Silver Bells' ('Sudraba zvani'). The choir won 1st place.

2005 - Stasys Šimkus Choir Contest (Klaipėda) – 2nd place and a special prize for the best performance of the compulsory work;

2005 - International Festival of Sacred Music "Silver Bells", Daugavpils (Latvia) - 1st prize;

2007 - Savigliano (Italy);

2008 - Salzburg (Austria) and the Alta Pusteria Festival (Italy);

2010 - The 20th Lithuanian Community Day "Lithuania My Dear", Punsk (Poland).

2009 - National Choir Competition "Lithuanian Voices" at the LRT. "Cantare" has become a "silver" winner (6th edition released in DVD format).

2010 - Commemorating the 20th anniversary of the collective, the choir hosted a series of four concerts "Soundtrack", held in Punsk (Poland).

2010 – „Cantare“ won the honorable award of the Lithuanian Folk Culture Center and the World Lithuanian Song Festival Foundation - "AUKSO PAUKŠTĖ" (in nomination "The Star of International Spark") for wins and prizes in international competitions and festivals.

2011 - Ohrid (Macedonia). International choir festival – competition. In the category of adult choirs „Cantare“ won 1st place.

2012 - Festival of Habanera and Polyphonic Music in Torrevieja (Spain). Won the 3rd place.

2016 - XX International S. Šimkus Choir Competition (Klaipeda). In the mixed choir category – 3rd place and Klaipėda City Municipality prize for the best performance of the contemporary composer.

2017 - Gold diploma in the 8th international choir festival Musica Eterna Roma, Rome (Italy).



Calendar of Events

"Fairy-tale About Kitten, Cock-a-Dodle-Doo and Seven Goatlings"

12:00 hour

Theatre Hall

5.50 €

Performance for Children based on Lithuanian Tales


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