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On the 16th of December and the 4th and 18th of January, Vilnius University Centre of Culture invites you to the Church of St. Johns to see the space in a completely new light, to experience it through new sound as well as in virtual reality.

2020-01-04 17:00
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On the 16th of December and the 4th and 18th of January, Vilnius University Centre of Culture invites you to the Church of St. Johns to see the space in a completely new light, to experience it through new sound as well as in virtual reality.

2019-11-30 13:00
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Balfolk - is a modern way of dancing traditional French dances. It’s a general word for European folk dances, revived and redanced in the 70’s in France.

2019-09-13 20:00

We all dance in VU EN

Vilnius university Centre of Culture warmly invites you to join free folk dance lessons ,,We All Dance in VU". This jolly Lithuanian traditional dance party has already become a lovely fall tradition, which brings together both students and professors, locals and Vilnius city guests - all aspiring not only to get to know with the traditional culture but to simply relax after a workday as well. Twist into the new academic year with a folk dance step on September 13 at 5 p.m. in the Grand Courtyard of Vilnius university!

Balfolk - is a modern way of dancing traditional French dances. It’s a general word for European folk dances, revived and redanced in the 70’s in France. They needed musicians to play the music in a different modern way and people danced for fun rather than the stage. Thus the traditional style developed into something new, creative and flexible as well as keeping deeply grounded traditional steps and being community oriented. Now this dance style unites people from across Europe and has no age and ideology limits - if you want to explore the world of steps and melodies while meeting people in the form of dance - Balfolk is for you and your friends.

Goda Sungailaitė has been exploring the dancing world for years, trying out various dancing styles from ballroom till contemporary. Self-made Lithuanian traditional dance teacher for 9 years who has found a passion for Balfolk with the special focus on its traditional background. A devoted student of Vincent Laine on all questions concerning the French dance tradition. Goda loves dancing and teaching with passion, respect for tradition and joy.

The dance teacher in Vilnius university Folk Group RATILIO, one of the organizers of the traditional traditional dance and music festival Folk LT, teaching and learning in European Balfolk festivals (le Grand Bal d’Europe - and Prague Balfolk Immersion -

September 28 (Saturday), 13:00-14:30

October 12 (Saturday), 13:00-14:30

October 26 (Saturday), 13:00-14:30

November 9 (Saturday), 13:00-14:30

November 23 (Saturday), 13:00-14:30

December 7 (Saturday), 13:00-14:30

 VU Didžioji aula (VU Great Hall), M.K.Čiurlionio st. 21, Vilnius



Vuzgavenes EN

Užgavėnės (Eng. Shrovetide or Mardi Gras) is one of the favorite and entertaining festivities in Lithuania. The event has an extremely playful spirit and offers a myriad of opportunities to play games and self-express. Shrovetide traditions in Lithuania are related to the ancient customs when the Earth was stimulated to wake up for the new cycle of life (springtime). It is a magical time allowing everyone to express their true selves with the help of masks and costumes.

This year Užgavėnes at Vilnius University will take place on March 1st in Grand Courtyard (Universiteto str. 3)

Registration form:

Why we do it? How to be a part of it?
February 6 (Wednesday), 18.00.
VU Culture center, Big aula (Čiurlionio str. 21, Faculty of Medicine)

Užgavėnės masks. Creative workshop part I
February 7 (Thursday), 18.00
VU Culture Center, 353, 362 auditoria (Čiurlionio str. 21, Faculty of Medicine)

Open rehearsals of Užgavėnės songs
February 12 (Tuesday), 17.30
Vilnius University Central, 239 auditorium (Universiteto str. 3)

Open rehearsals for Užgavėnės dances
February 22 (Friday), 15.00
VU Culture center, Big aula (Čiurlionio str. 21, Faculty of Medicine)

Užgavėnės masks. Creative workshop part II
February 25 (Monday), 16.00
Vilnius University Central, 239 auditorium (Universiteto str. 3)

March 1 (Friday), 15.00
Vilnius University Grand Courtyard (Universiteto str. 3)

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On 13 – 15 of October Cultural Centre of Vilnius University offers a three days introduction course to cover the basics of storytelling. In these three days we will work with you on basic storytelling techniques and give you a taste of how to craft a short story and share it with the audience in an engaging way.

During the workshop:
• You will learn how to bare-bone the stories and extract the essence of the story;
• You will learn how to tell stories in an interesting and engaging way while learning how to internalize stories which were not created by you;
• You will get some useful tips about the rhythm of the story and the rule of “less is more”;
• Do you think you have nothing to tell? Everyone does! During the storytelling workshop you will learn a technique of how to find the stories in your life and tell them in a way that everyone will want to listen!
• You will get a real public speaking experience while in a safe environment. Only 12 people can join the workshop, thus every participant will have access to focussed individual attention, along with group exercises;
• You will have FUN TIME with your peers, will exercise your creativity and will find new friends.

The workshop is led by Lithuanian storyteller Milda Varnauskaite (@StorytellerMilda). Milda is based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands where she finished Mezrab storytelling school and now works as a storyteller at Mezrab Cultural Centre and other various places. Milda is a practitioner of storytelling, thus she is always striving to carry the practical knowledge to her students. Milda is also an alumnus of Vilnius University and a founder of Baltic Storytelling Centre.

It's easy. Just fill this form: Here
13 October (Sunday) 14.00 - 18.00
14 October (Monday) 16.00 - 20.00
15 October (Tuesday) 15.00 - 18.00
15 October (Tuesday) 19.00 - 21.00 OPEN STAGE evening. Everyone is welcome!
VU Cultural Center (same building as the Faculty of Medicine), Čiurlionio street 21, Didžioji aula, 344 auditorium.


2017 12 30 Дина и Денис 550x800December 30, 18:00 h. Vilnius St Johns Church.

Dina Ikhina and Denis Makhankov are a family duo of young organists from Russia.

The organists will perform for the first time in Vilnius St. Johns’ Churg Organ and present before the New Year's Eve a concert entitled "Farewell to Old Year", in which the audience will enjoy the works of J. S. Bach, P. Tchaikovsky, A. Chekalin, A. Pärto and other composers.

Dina was born in 1986 in Saratov, Denis – 1988 in Ivanovo. Both studied organ music in St. Petersburg under a well-known Russian Federation artist prof. D. Zaretski, later harpsichord under prof. I. Rosanov and have acquired postgraduate degrees in Music.

Since 2014 these organists perform together. The duo concert program consists invariable of pieces by modern composers.

Currently, the organists perform in Russia and throughout Europe, also teach at the St. Petersburg N. A. Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatoire and at city music schools, organize organ music festivals in Russia and Estonia. At the same time, the organists work in the famous Arts Palace in Kondopoga, Karelia, and also organize the annual “Grande Orgue” International Organ Music Festival.

Dina and Denis are among the founders and organizers of the project "Organ Concerts in Pechory". The project collects funds for the restoration of the historic Pechory (Pskov Region) organ of the St. Peter church. They were awarded the State Prize "National Recognition 2015" in the Initiative category (Pskov, 2016) and the Pskov Administration Award for this project.

Tickets sold at BilietaiLT button and at the venue before the event.


2017 12 09 Klasika visiemsDecember 9, 20:00 h. St. Johns' Church (Šv. Jono str. 12, Vilnius)

Requiem Mass in D minor (K. 626) - one of the most famous compositions by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791). It was Mozart's last musical work, but it remained unfinished at his death. Later it was completed by his colleague Franz Xaver Süssmayr in 1792.

For the sixth year Vilnius University choirs Pro Musica, Gaudeamus and Virgo (leader Rasa Gelgotiene) together with VU Chamber Orchestra (conductor Paulius B. Konce) have been conducting a musical educational project "Classics for Everyone", in which the classical music lovers join the choirs to perform masterpieces of classical music. This year the "Requiem" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart will be performed.

The participants will feature soloists: soprano Gunta Gelgote, mezzo-soprano Ieva Prudnikovaite, tenor Ivan Gusev (Russia), bass Sarunas Sapalas; conductor R. Gelgotiene.

Tickets sold at BilietaiLT button

2017-12-09 20:00:00 2017-12-09 21:00:00 VU Kultūros centras Europe/Vilnius St Johns Church Vilnius Mozart. Requiem

Kamerinis E.Kurausko 550x800December 25, 18:00 h. St Johns' Church (Šv. Jono str. 12, Vilnius)

Vilnius University Chamber Orchestra (artistic director and conductor Paulius Bernardas Konce, conductor-assistant Modestas Jankūnas), winner of the Golden Prize in the World Orchestra Festival Competition 2017 Vienna, Austria, invites you to enjoy graceful baroque lines of Vilnius University and listen to Christmas music in the Church of St Johns. This young orchestra  is preparing a concert as a Christmas gift for you.

The programme will consist of the wonderful Salve Regina by J. A. Hasse, pastorals and symphonies by F. Manfredini, J. Chr. Pez, and J. Stamitz. You will hear Christmas chants and popular Christmas melodies for orchestra by A. Adam, J. F. Wade and F. Gruber. An outstanding musician, unique contratenor Algirdas Bagdonavičius will take part as a solo performer

We wish to welcome you!

Tickets sold at BilietaiLT button

2017-12-25 18:00:00 2017-12-25 19:00:00 VU Culture Center Europe/Vilnius Vilnius St Johns Church Christmas with VU Chamber Orchestra

2017 11 25 Ratilio 800x600November 25, 18.00 h. St Johns' Church (Šv. Jono str. 12, Vilnius)

What does a boy feel when his sisters say good-byes before leaving for war? Does a mother, rocking a crib, think about what future waits for her son? What does a loving young girl feel, waiting for her loved one to come back?

On the Lithuanian Army Day, Vilnius University Folklore Ensemble "Ratilio" invites to reflect on the fate of the soldier at the concert " Žalnierėliu pargrįšiu” (I'll Return a Soldier). The heart of the program is traditional military-historical songs, featuring the drama of the young man who flees his family life for war.

There will be solo and male songs, sounds of violins, kanklės, hurdy-gurdy and other folk instruments. We promise a sacred and cozy evening in the Church of St Johns, which will appeal to everyone who long for a feeling of pure sound, calm presence, sincere feeling of human existence.

"Ratilio", soon to be a 50-year-old ensemble, favors traditional Lithuanian folklore, has accumulated a rich repertoire of all five Lithuanian ethnographic regions. The youth team constantly performs in Lithuania and abroad, is proud to represent the country at international festivals, introduces both Lithuanians and foreigners to the country's cultural heritage. Ensemble's Art director is Milda Ričkutė, Instrumental group leader Kristina Aponavičiutė.

Tickets sold at BilietaiLT button

2017-11-25 18:00:00 2017-11-25 19:00:00 VU Culture Center Europe/Vilnius St Johns Church, Vilnius Ratilio. Žalnierėliu pargrįšiu Lithuanian war-themed folk songs.

December 1, 19.00. St Johns' Church, Vilnius (Šv. Jonų bažnyčia, Šv. Jono str. 12)

The concert of the Advent Folk Songs "Leliumai rana" will reveal the peace, serenity and concentration of the mysterious Advent period. With songs we will grow a tree of life, symbolizing the order and stability of the world, the beginning and the end. We invite you to listen and relax, think and experience how the roots stand in peace, how the wick of a tree grows in care and how the tree blooms in love.

2017 12 01 Rana 1800x1216Rana is a band who has been whispering Lithuanian folk songs for several years, adding their interpretations. The name of the group in Sanskrit means whispering to the gods, as well as the word "rana" is found in the Lithuanian folk songs of the Advent as a vocal word. The mysterious world of folk songs opens to people through sensitive and reflective words, through lovely melodies. Rana merges into secrets of folklore and shares them with listeners.
More about Rana:

Tickets sold at BilietaiLT button and at the venue before the concert.

2017-12-01 19:00:00 2017-12-01 20:00:00 VU Kultūros centras Europe/Vilnius Šv. Jonų bažnyčia, Vilnius Koncertas. Leliumai RANA

October 27, 2017  19:00 h  in  St Johns' Church, Vilnius

On the official visit of the Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg to Lithuania, Vilnius University choir “Pro Musica” (director Rasa Gelgotiene) hosts a concert with the Choir of the University of Luxembourg (director Julia Pruy) and the New Ideas Chamber Orchestra NIKO (director Gediminas Gelgotas).

The concert program features impressive Ola Gjeilo's "Sunrise Mass", works by Lithuanian composers and world choral classics.

2017 10 27 Pro Musica Liuksemburgo choras Niko

Tickets at BilietaiLT button

2017-10-27 19:00:00 2017-10-27 20:00:00 VU Kultūros centras Europe/Vilnius Šv. Jonų bažnyčia, Vilnius Ola Gjeilo. Sunrise Mass

2016 04 21 Relation chips

April 21 & 28, 2016 at 19:00 h in Vilnius University Theater Hall (Universiteto st. 3).

Movement performance/experiment, reflection of links between people, their impact on each other and imaginary realities, interpretations of thoughts. It’s a neverending journey from a single cell, a basic unit to the whole and vice versa. People, their influences, reactions, meterialised fears and real wonders.
One mind has spread out into dozens of different directions and there no longer is a relation between them. If we all are parts of one consciousness, then that consciousness is now suffering from a painful disorder - dissociation. 

DIRECTOR - Andrius Pulkauninkas


Eglė Varkojūtė,
Karolina Naujalytė,
Povilas Šimonis,
Greta Pundzaitė,
Ieva Zavadzkaitė,
Dovilė Lebedytė,
Karina Baltaduonytė,
Lina Lauruvėnaitė,
Eglė Udraitė,
Violeta Cimalanskaitė,
Dovilė Sližytė,
Marija Ambrazevičiūtė,
Urtė Vajavudzkaitė,
Milda Mičiulytė,
Deimantė Tamutytė,
Rimgailė Miselytė.

MUSIC - Andrius Pulkauninkas, Rytis Šiautkulis 
VIDEO PROJECTION - Šarūnas Kuckailis (“RECREAM”)

Duration - 45 mins

Ticket seller - BILIETAI.LT

2016 02 27 Hiroko Inoue 800x800

On Saturday, 27 February, at 18:00 h in the St. Johns' Church in Vilnius the awarded  Japanese organist Hiroko Inoue will perform the concert "Spring Sea".

In the programme you will hear pieces of Takashi Yoshimatsui  from "The Pleiades Dances",  the axis of the concerti - M.Miyagio "The Spring Sea".

Also, pieces by F. Couperino, J.S Bach, H. Andriessen, G. Pierne will be performed.

Tickets online at BILIETAI.LT

More info:
dr. Vidas Pinkevičius,
Organist of Vilnius University
Tel.: 8-617-88017,
Email: ;

October 26 and 27 d. 19:00 h
VU Theatre Hall, Universiteto str. 3, Vilnius




Bek Beatrice6The play is about Beatrice – a naïve girl, who thinks that she can save and change the present materialistic and cynical world. She is like a spirit sent from the above. Spirits, such as Beatrice, do not exist anymore. Therefore this play is extremely relevant because we need this Beatrice to exist. The main characters’ lives are set according to Someone’s plan. They are marked with a barcode like goods because that Someone needs to possess information about the controlled person.

That Someone is not a real security agent. It isthe satanic monster in each of us in our own subconsciousness. These monstersare like viruses, that we are infected with. Yet Beatrice is capable to resist this infection of her inner evil. Perhaps her sacrifice may also free other souls?

Choreography: KAMILĖ NARKUTĖ



Vilnius University Theatre has entered the fifth century of existence. In 1570, the first student performance Hercules came on stage in one of the university courtyards.

The basis of creative searching of Drama troupe MINIMUM lies in the interpretation of drama and other genres of literature.


Vidas Pinkevičius prie didžiausių pasaulio mechaninių vargonų2Organ music lovers are invited to the concert "Festive Sonata-Symphony" which will take place on Saturday, October 10, 2015 at 6 pm at the Vilnius University St. John's church. During the event Vilnius University organist Dr. Vidas Pinkevicius will premiere Festive Sonata-Symphony (2015) by Teisutis Makacinas (b. 1938).

This composition is dedicated to the 15th anniversary of the reconstruction of the largest pipe organ in Lithuania which stands at the Vilnius University St. John's church.

This evening V. Pinkevicius will also perform an improvised musical story based on the fresco above the organ. The fresco depicts episodes from the life of St. John.

The tickets are available from BILIETAI LT.

Vidas Pinkevičius 

Vilniaus universiteto vargonininkas
Organist of Vilnius University

Tel. +(370) 617 88017

Sv Jonai ir varpineIn the year 2015 the following concerts of the cycle "Hour of Music in St. Johns' Church (Šv. Jonų str. 12, Vilnius) are scheduled:

January 17, 18:00 h. Vidas Pinkevičius (organ)
January 24, 18:00 h. Aleksandras Isakovas (organ)
January 31, 18:00 h. Folk Chants by Ensemble “Kupolė”

February 21, 18:00 h. Vidas Pinkevičius (organ)
February 28, 18:00 h. VU Wind orchestra “Oktava”

March 14, 18:00 h. Gianluigi Spaziani (organ, Italy)
March 21, 18:00 h. Vidas Pinkevičius (organ)
March 28, 18:00 h. Renata Marcinkutė-Lesieur (organ)

April 11, 18:00 h. Vidas Pinkevičius (organ)
April 17, 18:00 h. VU Academic Choir “Gaudeamus” 75th Anniversary Concert
April 25, 18:00 h. VU Song and Dance Ensemble 75th Anniversary Concert

May 4, Monday, 19:00 h. Vilnius University Choirs “Mass for Peace”.
May 23, 18:00 h. Vilnius University Choirs' Concert
May 30, 18:00 h. Jūratė Landsbergytė (organ)

June 20, 18:00 h. Vidas Pinkevičius (organ)

July 18, 18:00 h. Vidas Pinkevičius (organ)

August 22, 18:00 h. Vidas Pinkevičius (organ)

September 19, 18:00 h. Vidas Pinkevičius (organ)

October 10, 18:00 h. VU Chamber Orchestra
October 17, 18:00 h. Vidas Pinkevičius (organ)

November 21, 18:00 h.Vidas Pinkevičius (organ)

December 5, 19:00 h. “Klasika visiems” (Project "Classical Music for Everyone")
December 19, 18:00 h. Vidas Pinkevičius (organ)
December 25, Friday, 18:00 h. VU Chamber Orchestra. Christmas Concert

Tickets are sold before the concert.
Regular price - 5 €, students - 3 €

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