26 December 2017, 7pm
Duration: 2 hours
Price: €19,00 - €40,00
Venue: Vilnius Congress Hall
Soloist / Soloists ERICA JENNINGS
Orchestra LITHUANIAN STATE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Conductor GINTARAS RINKEVIČIUS

PROGRAMME

The most beautiful Christmas songs

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On Boxing Day we invite you to our holiday season premiere: the beloved singer with a velvet voice Erica Jennings together with the Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra conducted by Maestro Gintaras Rinkevičius will appear on the stage of Vilnius Congress Hall for a wonderful concert of warmly spellbinding Christmas songs.

The Irish born vocalist Erica Jennings doesn't need to be introduced to the Lithuanian audience. The singer started her musical career in Lithuania about twenty years ago, when at age 18 she and two other musicians, Victor Diawara and Vilius Alesius founded a highly successful pop band SKAMP, which instantly gained such popularity that no other Lithuanian pop band had ever enjoyed, garnered an array of awards and in 2001 represented Lithuania at the Eurovision Song Contest in Denmark. After the band parted ways, Erica Jennings set on a career as a solo artist and in 2011–2013 as part of the duo The Ball & Chain with her husband, musician Jurgis Didžiulis.

In recent years Erica Jennings has enjoyed a lot of success too. In 2016 her debut solo album entitled Leading Me Home was released. Music critics praised the album for authenticity, maturity and the newly discovered vocal tones whereas songs from the album were played over many radio stations in Europe and across the Atlantic – the USA, Columbia, Brazil and elsewhere. The singer also won the M.A.M.A. Lithuanian Music Award as the Artist of the Year in 2017. Erica Jennings is now in pursuit of her new creative aspirations: a new solo album which will bring an exciting blend of the soloist's Celtic origins and modern music is underway.