VMU ŽŪA mixed choir “Daina”
Mixed choir “Daina” of students of Vytautas Magnus University Agricultural Academy was founded in 1922. It is the oldest choir in Lithuania, which has been operating for 100 years of activity, has worked without interruption during war and various transition periods, participated in all Lithuanian and “Gaudeamus” song festivals. Due to the university’s specificity, the composition of the choir changes every year and for the majority it is the first acquaintance with choral singing. The main and most important task of the choir leader is to introduce students to the culture of choral art, to spread it and to nurture it without music education not only within the university, but also in Lithuania and abroad. Choral repertoire includes dozens of works from the Renaissance to the present. Every year, the choir organizes about 20 concerts in Lithuania. Traditional festivals, song festivals, various themed and festive concerts. Two CDs have been released, three times a laureate of the Naujalis competitions, the choir has also integrated into the European choral culture. Participated in the 14th International Festival Nuova Europa in Bologna, where we performed A. Dvorak’s Stabat Mater, at the 7th International Choral Festival Universitas Cantat in Poznan – we performed P. Lukashevsky’s Symphony No. 2 “Festinemus amare homines”. Also in Poland, Italy, Portugal we have a Lithuanian program that we always focus on.
The head of the choir – Ramunė Navickienė
Schedule: on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 18:00 – 20:00, VMU Agriculture Academy Ceremony Hall (Studentų str. 11-155, Akademija, Kaunas district)