Sunday, January 31, 2:00 pm at Chicago’s Nativity BVM Church located at 6812 S. Washtenaw Ave., “Dainava” will present a program commemorating the 25th anniversary of the January 13, 1991 events in Vilnius. The concert title “Tegul dirba Tavo naudai ir žmonių gėrybei" is taken from the Lithuanian national anthem: "Let us work for Lithuania’s benefit and the welfare of mankind".
On that day 25 years ago, 14 brave souls were killed and hundreds of people were injured defending the Vilnius TV Tower...
The centerpiece of the afternoon will be Gabriel Faure’s “Requiem”. How fitting to honor those who died for Lithuania's freedom with this masterpiece of comfort and hope. Other works to be presented, such as “Prayer of the Children” by Kurt Bestor, “Ukrainian Alleluia” by Craig Courtney, "Neužmiršk" (Don't Forget) by Pranas Beinaris, and “Ave Maria” by Gediminas Kalinas, are intended to reflect on the universal principles of sacrifice and peaceful resistance exemplified by the events in Vilnius.
Tickets can be purchased at the door before the concert.
Ticket Prices: for adults $30 / for children up to 17 years $15
(not recommended for children younger than 9 years of age).
Traffic and security will be handled by a detail of the Illinois Police Reserves (IPR), Chicago Police 8th District, and Holy Cross Hospital Security.
Free parking will be available at the Holy Cross Hospital garage.
Any monetary donation is greatly appreciated.
Donate $150 and you will get 2 free tickets to the concert.
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