The first CityTelling Festival was solemnly opened in October 2019 with the performance of the Choir of Stories and the musical cantata “Peace, Peace….” This cantata, based on local stories, told the history of the former old Kaunas cemetery.
This year we will honor the composer of the cantata Vidmantas Bertulis and looking back where we started we will experience this unique work that unites history, memory, different denominations, generations, artists, and communities. The sound installation will be heard in different parts of the park, reminding of something that can never pass away.
The choir of stories and cantata “Peace, Peace…” is performed by KTU academic choir “Jaunystė” and Kaunas A. Kačanauskas music school band “Dangi”, Daiva Čepauskaitė and priests of four denominations: deacon Konstantinas Pankrašovas, priest Vilius Sikorskas, priest Saulius Juozaitis, imam Abdushukur Manonov. Stories – by Kaunasians, libretto – by Daiva Čepauskaitė, music – by Vidmantas Bartulis. Conductor – Danguolė Beinarytė.