Lithuanian Song Festival Welcomes to Chicago
On 3-5 July, the Tenth North American Lithuanian Song Festival will be celebrated in Chicago, the United States.
65 choirs from the United States, Canada, Lithuania, and the United Kingdom will sing in Chicago. Thousands of Lithuanians and their families will come to the Festival. It will provide an opportunity to catch up with friends, enjoy the Lithuanian music, and to have a great time in Chicago during the Fourth of July celebration weekend. All Festival events will be bilingual family friendly.
The Artistic Director of the Song Festival is Darius Polikaitis. The Repertoire Commission is made up from the Lithuanians from Chicago, Toronto, Cleveland, Philadelphia, New York, and Seattle. The organisers are promising a unique event.
The Ninth North American Lithuanian Song Festival, “Daina Aš Gyvenu”, was held in Toronto, Canada, on 2-4 July 2010.
The North American Lithuanian Song Festivals date back to 1956. The first United States and Canadian Lithuanian Song Festival was held in Chicago on 1 July 1956, with 1,200 singers participating.