This year marks the 40th anniversary of the festival. Traditionally held during Easter week, the event is still one of the largest and most important musical celebrations in all of Northern Lithuania. Resurrexit aims to focus attention on what is truly valuable and foster asense of respect for the past. The festival's milestone birthday is a testament to its longevity and relevance, and commits its organisers to continue seeking variety and novelty, raising the festival to increasingly more ambitious heights.

Festival goers will be delighted by a week's worth of concerts, which will surprise with the variety of their programmes. Listeners will be invited to various musical encounters by musicians from Lithuania, Germany, Italy, Switzerland and Ukraine.

The festival programme is enhanced by its educational content, aimed at current and future music professionals and scholars of religious music. The programme will continue to honour the festival's conference tradition by hosting the conference “Religious music: art, research and practice’. This year’s event will be dedicated to the 700th anniversary of the city of Vilnius.

A new feature of the festival is the Study Tour, dedicated to young musicians from Lithuania and abroad. After an evaluation of the 48 applications and the applicants' cover letters, six participants were selected: Ángela Calvo Ríos (Colombia), Klaudija Aleksandravičiūtė (Lithuania), Ludvig Berglund Kristiansen (Norway), Nicole Kennedy (Ireland), Tatjana Wruming (Austria) and Yongjun Liang (China). This activity will contribute to the development of their musical and managerial competencies as well as other skills, encouraging the positive representation of Resurrexit in Lithuania and the international context.

Have a great festival experience and a meaningful celebration of the Resurrection!

Sponsors of the Festival:
Šiauliai City Municipality
Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania
Pakruojis District Municipality

The internationalisation of this event was supported by the IGNITE project
Co-funded by the European Union