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Pictures of shawls and instructions regarding woven ties

Please visit the Song Festival website for pictures of the shawls and instructions regarding the woven ties.

Song Festival Wardrobe and ID Badges

Song Festival wardrobe and ID Badges will be distributed in Chicago on Friday, July 3rd

Saturday rehearsal information for children's choirs

The performer's rehearsal schedule can be found on the Song Festival web site. However, this message is intended to provide additional information about Saturday's (July 4) rehearsal.

"Balnokit, broliai, žirgus" accompaniment

A recording of the “Balnokit, broliai, žirgus” orchestration (complete with interludes and key changes) has been uploaded to the Song Festival web site.

Important comments regarding repertoire

The Song Festival is right around the corner! We’d like to provide some guidance and comments regarding some minor changes to the Song Festival repertoire.

Updated rehearsal schedule

We've recently updated the performer rehearsal schedule.

Choreography "Aš negaliu sustot dainuot"

Attention childrens' and youth choirs! During the Song Festival, "Aš negaliu sustot dainuot" will be accompanied by simple choreographed movements performed by the singers. Continue reading for more details and a video.

Part recordings are complete

The last two remaining part recordings are completed.

Invitation to volunteers!

Without volunteers, these types of festivals could not be accomplished.

Choir members' attire – details, illustrations, and checklists

It's a festival after all, so street attire won't do! With the Song Festival fast approaching, we know you have questions about what you will be wearing during the Song Festival, so it's high time that we let you know the details.

Canadian National Anthem will be sung in English and French

The Canadian National Anthem will be sung in both English and French during the Song Festival. Check out the Song Festival web site for new sheet music and part recordings.

More part recordings

Don't forget to check out the Song Festival web site for more part recordings.

Record number of singers!

Currently 1550 singers have registered for the Song Festival!

Event and Rehearsal Schedule for Performers

Event and rehearsal schedule for performers is available online.

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas! We look forward to our work together in the coming New Year as we prepare for the Song Festival on July 3 - 5, 2015 in Chicago!

New Part Recordings

We've recently added several new part recordings.

Attention college students

We have heard that there are a number of college students and recent graduates who would like to sing in the Song Festival. This is great news and we urge you to do so. How - you ask? Read on!

New Part Recordings

The following part recordings are available on the Song Festival website ...

Song Festival's Wardrobe

Festival Wardrobe Explanations

New part recordings

The following part recordings are available on the Song Festival website ...

Choir Directors' Seminar in Lithuanian Press

We invite you to check out several articles in the Lithuanian press about August's Choir Directors' seminar at Camp Dainava, Michigan.

Sheet Music and Part Recordings Available for Download

Dear choir members and directors! Perhaps you've noticed that sheet music for all of the Song Festival repertoire has been available to download for some time now. We are beginning to upload part recordings as well.

Festival Choir Song Books

Publishing of Song Books Has Begun

Guest Clinician at Choir Directors' Seminar

Attention choir directors! Have you registered for the Tenth North American Lithuanian Song Festival Choir Directors' Seminar? We are pleased to announce that the director of choral activities at the College of DuPage, conductor and composer Lee Kesselman will be joining us there.

Greetings Dear Singers

Greetings, dear singers! The Song Festival is once again coming to North America!