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    Music by legendary movie composers

    Music by legendary movie composers

    2019 May 2 at 7 pm St. Catherine’s Church (Vilniaus str. 30)

    What are legendary movies? That are a timeless movies that doesn’t age in sense of time, storyline ore genre. Their heroes are known by all generations. No less known is the music of such films. Most people from the first chords recognizes the melodies of the genius Italian composer Nino Rotta created for the film “The Godfather”, “The Godfather II”, “The Death on the Nile” by Agatha Kristi, and many other legendary films. No less are known Roberto Molinelli and Ennio Morricone, who were awarded with many rewards for movie music. To this day Morricone’s an amazing, enchanting melody of the movies “Once upon a time in America”, “Malena “, Roberto Molinelli beautiful piece “Four pictures of New York” awakens imagination and on the paths of memories leads back to the past.

    The specially adopted for the saxophone melodies of theses Italian musical geniuses, will be performed by Kęstutis Vaiginis. Masterful and mature younger generation jazzman – saxophonist, composer and band leader. The soprano and tenor saxophone, as well as the flute playing musician is distinguished by a transparent controlled sound, lyricism and emotionality.

    Performers:

    Vilnius ST. CHRISTOPHER CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

    Artistic Director and Chief Conductor MODESTAS BARKAUSKAS

    Saxophone – Kęstutis Vaiginis

    In program:

    Roberto Molinelli, Nino Rota, Ennio Morricone and other works.

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    Awaiting of Easter

    Awaiting of Easter

    18 April, 2019, Thursday, 19:00 at St. Catherine’s Church (Vilnius St 30)

    Beautiful concert for the awaiting of Easter by St. Christopher Chamber Orchestra a Choir Vilnius

    The period of Easter – is a special time, when we actually encounter with the news of spring and revival, and before the celebration comes, we impatiently wait for it. While waiting we are invited to think over our life, aims, hopes, cleanse our thoughts, free our mind from every-day worries, calm down, listen and hear.

    On this special occasion of awaiting, St. Christopher Chamber Orchestra together with Choir „Vilnius“ will perform a monumental piece by James MacMillan – Cantata „Seven Last Words from the Cross“. It is an exceptional composition pulsing with variety of expressions and stunning realism of the plot expressed by the musical language. These are the last words of Christ spoken at his hour of passion on the cross. The texts are originals, from the four gospels of the Bible; singing is in English and Latin. In 1993 the piece was commissioned by the BBC television, and in 1994 it‘s separate parts were broadcast during the Easter week. The piece by a Scottish composer has earned its reputation as a masterpiece – this is one of the most sensitive and mesmerizing piece of this theme in the history of Humanity.

    The Jesuit priest Antanas Saulaitis will set special atmosphere of the concert.

    Parts of the Cantata:

    1. Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do
    2. Woman, Behold, Thy Son!.. Behold, Thy Mother!
    3. Verily, I say unto you, today thou shalt be with me in Paradise
    4. Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?
    5. I thirst
    6. It is finished
    7. Father, into Thy hands I commend my Spirit

    PERFORMERS

    Vilnius ST. CHRISTOPHER CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

    Artistic Director and Chief Conductor MODESTAS BARKAUSKAS

    State Choir “VILNIUS”

    Chief Conductor ARTŪRAS DAMBRAUSKAS

    Conducted by MODESTAS BARKAUSKAS

    The Jesuit priest ANTANAS SAULAITIS will participate

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