25 January. Time Portal: An event for Vilnius’s 700th anniversary in Cathedral Square

Time Portal, which opened on 25 January in Cathedral Square, brought together the most resounding voices of various generations, whose echo, just as Gediminas wrote, will spread throughout Lithuania, telling about the city, our capital, our Vilnius. Guests were treated to a celebratory programme specially created for the anniversary, the axis of which revolved around musical works of various generations and genres that highlight historical and contemporary themes of Vilnius.

In Cathedral Square, we immersed ourselves in a harmony of words, sounds, voices and images, in the continuous story of Vilnius as a city that belongs to all of us – not only the people of Vilnius, but all of Lithuania – and that was created by Gediminas through his letters, with his vision continued through the ages by other generations, who also raised us, the people who create, work and live in Vilnius today.

The anniversary concert featured Andrius Mamontovas, Monika Liu, Mantas Jankavičius, Ieva Barbora Juozapaitytė, Saulius Petreikis, the groups Solo Ensamblis and Freestarz, the St Christopher Chamber Orchestra, the New Ideas Chamber Orchestra (NICO), and many other performers who met in Cathedral Square, which was transformed into an unconventional stage illuminated by Time Portal signs– visual images of the past and present marking the beginning of the Vilnius Light Festival, which began after the concert.

Date: 25 January 2023.

Time: 19:30.

Address: Cathedral Square.

Entry: Free of charge.

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