In 2018, Bel Canto Choir Vilnius organized its largest and the most ambitious project to date. The Open to the World seven-concert series attracted 3,500 concertgoers, while information about the project reached hundreds of thousands in Lithuania and abroad.
During the Open to the World concerts, Bel Canto Choir Vilnius appeared onstage with two of the world’s most popular contemporary composers – Eric Whitacre and Ola Gjeilo; two of Sweden’s best choirs – Svanholm Singers and Sofia Vokalensemble; world-renowned vocal ensemble VOCES8 (UK) and Swiss choir Männerstimmen Basel.
In 2017, Bel Canto Choir Vilnius won first place at the Lithuanian National Choral Contest, retaining the title of the best volunteer choir in Lithuania for the next four years. An international panel of judges awarded Bel Canto Choir Vilnius 98 points – the highest among all choirs in Lithuania. Bel Canto Choir Vilnius also won the competition’s Grand Prix.
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