On 9-12 November 2017 Vilnius is going to be filled with the sounds of the gospel music. Around 250 participants of the XV International Vilnius Gospel music festival are going to be brought together into the Joint gospel choir, which together with locals and foreigners will perform for Vilnius residents and guests. If you want to participate in the festival, follow the information and come to the concerts or register.

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Program of the festival:

9 November / Thursday

10:00 – 12:00  “Mama Gospel“ workshop for mothers who have children under 3 years old. The workshop is divided into two parts. First one covers history, evolution and technics of the gospel music. During the second part the participants will learn songs to be performed in the opening concert of the festival. Children care will be provided during the workshop. For registered participants only.

19:00 – 20:00 OPENING CONCERT. The opening concert of the festival will take place in St. Johns’ Church. Performers: the Joint choir of the region of Klaipėda Rising Souls, the participants of the Mama Gospel workshop, the choir United Voices and the soloist migloko. Free of charge.

10 November / Friday

10:00 – 18:00 Rehearsals of the Joint gospel choir, comprised of singers from various cities of Lithuania (Gargždai, Kaunas, Klaipėda, Panevėžys, Šiauliai, Vilnius, etc.). For registered participants only.

14:00 – 16:00 Workshop on evolution of the gospel music (lead by Gerald T. Smith) and workshop on singing of the gospel music (lead by Monica Törnqvist and Malcolm Chambers). For registered participants only.

21:00 – 23:00 CONCERT OF THE GUESTS FROM SWEDEN at the music club Tamsta. Performing: Malcolm Chambers, Monica Törnqvist, the gospel ensemble of Marija Monika Dičiūnė and the rhythm band (lead by Tomas Dičiūnas). With tickets only. Festival participants singing in the Joint gospel choir get a discount of 50% (please enquire for the code for the discount at vilniusgospel@gmail.com).

11 November / Saturday

9:00 – 10:30 Gospel Piano workshop (lead by Gerald T. Smith). For registered participants only.

10:30 – 18:00 Rehearsals of the Joint gospel choir. For registered participants only.

19:00 – 20:00 CONCERT OF GERALD T. SMITH in St. Catherine church. PerformingGerald T. Smith (USA) and the gospel ensemble of Kristina Žaldokaitė. With tickets only. Festival participants singing in the Joint gospel choir get a discount of 50% (please enquire for the code for the discount at vilniusgospel@gmail.com).

12 November / Sunday

16:00 – 18:30 CHARITY CONCERT OF THE GOSPEL FESTIVAL at Vilnius Congress hall. Performers: the Joint gospel choir, Gerald T. Smith (USA), Monica Törnqvist and Malcolm Chambers (Sweden), Kristina Žaldokaitė, Marija Monika Dičiūnė and Simona Jundulė (Lithuania), the rhythm band and others. Special guests: Monika Linkytė and Girmantė Vaitkutė. With tickets only. Festival participants singing in the Joint gospel choir get a discount of 50% (please enquire for the code for the discount at vilniusgospel@gmail.com).

Part of the funds raised from the ticket sales and during the concert are going to be donated to support Crisis Pregnancy Center, which offers help for women who are going through the crisis of unplanned pregnancy and related difficulties.

The theme of the XV International Vilnius Gospel music festival is You Thought I Was Worth Saving.

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