Event Title

The Baltic Song Festivals as an Expression of Revival and Reformation

Location

Crawford Music Building 211

Keywords

Day of Common Learning

Description

The Song festivals in three Baltic States are included in the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage List. For the three nations these events are the expression of revival, and reformation of the life and faith. It is an act of creative self-expression, vitality of the national culture, and promotes artistic activity by periodically gathering amateur artistic groups of different genres and culture professionals to enormous festivals that moves and changes life of enthusiastic audiences. In this lecture, Dr. Holmes will talk about Baltic musical traditions and the significance of their songs in the history of the countries. Dr. Vaicekonis will tell a personal story and his experience from the Singing revolution. The audience will watch videos from the song festivals from all three countries. Dr. Ellis will discuss how Baltic choral traditions moved and transformed him and our community.

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Oct 18th, 1:00 PM

The Baltic Song Festivals as an Expression of Revival and Reformation

Crawford Music Building 211

The Song festivals in three Baltic States are included in the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage List. For the three nations these events are the expression of revival, and reformation of the life and faith. It is an act of creative self-expression, vitality of the national culture, and promotes artistic activity by periodically gathering amateur artistic groups of different genres and culture professionals to enormous festivals that moves and changes life of enthusiastic audiences. In this lecture, Dr. Holmes will talk about Baltic musical traditions and the significance of their songs in the history of the countries. Dr. Vaicekonis will tell a personal story and his experience from the Singing revolution. The audience will watch videos from the song festivals from all three countries. Dr. Ellis will discuss how Baltic choral traditions moved and transformed him and our community.