lrt.lt, the website of the Lithuanian public broadcaster, in the form of the concert that will feature the winning music of the Vox Juventutis Competition performed by the Jauna Muzika Choir. The show will crown the 14th contest which ended almost one year ago, but whose concluding performance had to be rescheduled several times due to the pandemic. Soon after online broadcast this video recording will be accessible at LRT’s digital archive Mediateka.
“The global pandemic has revealed that we are still able to keep our trust alive, even when confronted by a global calamity. After the concert halls shut down and the public life halted to a still, people did not stop to sing and write music. We turned to the arts as to an inexhaustible source of hope and support. We are sure now that the art is a necessity rather than a luxury,” writes composer Lukas Butkus in the annotation to his piece, the winner of the first prize.
“Free from your own chains, calm down and listen. Enjoy the poetry of everyday. Discover the Undiscovered Land within yourself and let the dragons fly up the vaults. Reach out for new worlds so that every human you encounter and every experience you come through lead You towards You. Set off for a journey,” is how composer Salomėja Petronytė encourages listeners to delve into an extraordinary musical experience.
Vox Juventutis, the competition of choral music for young composers, was launched in 2006 by the Lithuanian Composers’ Union and the Jauna Muzika Choir of Vilnius Municipality. They are financed by the Lithuanian Council for Culture and the Municipality of Vilnius. LRT, the Lithuanian Radio and Television, is the official broadcaster of the final concert.
Information from the organisers