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The Tenth North American Lithuanian Song Festival – Chicago 2015

July 3-5, 2015 in Chicago

Get ready for three days of unforgettable Lithuanian music in Chicago July 3-5th, 2015.

Over 1400 voices from 67 choirs from the United States, Canada, Lithuania, and England will join together to perform for you at the Tenth North American Lithuanian Song Festival. Thousands of Lithuanians and their families will be coming to the Festival. It'll be a great time to catch up with friends, take in some great music and have a great time in Chicago on the July 4th weekend. All events will be bilingual family friendly.

Choirs are rehearsing. Multimedia pieces are being created. Set pieces are being built. It's shaping up to be an extraordinary show. So mark your calendar for July 3-5 in 2015 for a trip to Chicago to experience this unique event.

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How has lithuanian song touched your life?

It inspires me to honor my Lithuanian background.
Susan Martin from Toronto Ontario
We shouldn’t keep our fantastic songs all to ourselves! After the Toronto festival, I brought “Čiūdrelė“ to my American high school choir and we performed it. This fall I brought “Oi Šąla šąla” by Vytautas Miškinis to the elite women’s choir at Rutgers University and we’re performing it in its American premiere. Americans can do a great job singing in Lithuanian! (Though “Pempel Pempel” might be pushing it, LOL!)
Aleksandra Brittain from Philadelphia Choir “Laisvė“
It echoes through the rolling hills like it echoes through my heart. It sings of sweet days gone by, and sings of the hope of days to come.
Susan Kazenas from Tampa, Florida
Singing for me is as necessary and as easy as breathing.
Dr.Jonušas from Vilnius, Lithuania
If it wasn’t for song, Lord forbid, it would be like being in jail. A person sings, that’s how he calms himself. Life with songs is completely different.
Kunigunda Zaleckienė from Varėnai, Lithuania
Without song, life would be empty and purposeless. As long as I sing, I feel like I’m alive. It cheers you up and others, too...
Feliksas from Kėdainiai

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