Kaunas School of Sacred Music
Fr. Vilius Sikorskas, Dr. theol., M.S.M.
Tel. +370 37 42 50 44
Tel. +370 37 42 50 44
M. Valančiaus g. 8, LT-44275, Kaunas, Lithuania
Phone: +370 (37) 425 741
Reception is open weekdays from 9am till 17pm.
School is open weekdays from 8am till 21pm.
The annual festival is dedicated to the Virgin Mary and takes place in Pažaislis – a baroque Camaldolese monastery located in the picturesque outskirts of Kaunas.
Music school pupils – choristers and instrumentalists learning to play music in Suzuki method from Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia will share their experience and participate in a joint performance in Kaunas.
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The School choir "Cantors of David" will sing in the Beatification Mass of Archbishop and martyr Teofilius Matulionis.
The main focus of our school's curriculum is the choral singing. As a secondary subject each pupils is required to study one of the following instruments: piano, violin, accordion, organ, harp, kanklės (traditional Lithuanian instrument) or flute. Gregorian chant is also an important part in the curriculum. For those who choose to study violin, there are two paths available – classical or an innovative Suzuki method, developed by the acclaimed Japanese music teacher Sinichi Suzuki.
„Cantores David” is a name for our school's joint choir, which is made of six different choir groups:
• Puerili (early education group) • Pueri I – children age 7-10 years • Pueri II – children age 7-10 years • Juniores (Pastoralė) – girls choir • Seniores (Giesmė) – young adults • Improvises – free improvisation group
A typical day in our school starts at 13.20 pm when the first music lesson of the day begins. Children arrive one by one (or sometimes in small groups) mostly from the local schools. Till the last session of the day at 20.00 pm, there will be sounds heard in the classrooms and corridors, sounds of various instruments (piano, harp, violin etc.), as well as singing, chanting and bursts of laughter...
There is a chapel in the attic, where the Holy Mass is celebrated on special occasions and daily prayer group gathers for moments of quiet recollection.
On Sundays you can hear us singing at the Mass (10.30am) in the Cathedral Basilica of Kaunas, which is also located in the heart of Kaunas Old Town.