The international children’s and youth vocal music festival-contest Baltic Voice was first organized by Juodkrantė Liudvikas Rėza Culture Center, Mažeikiai Culture Center and public organization Lietučiukės at the beautiful town of Juodkrantė in 2013.
From all over the world, young performers will demonstrate their talents on the outdoor stage of the Liudvikas Rėza Cultural Center for the twelfth year.
The official start of the competition is only on July 2. However, the contestants will flock to Juodkrantė already on July 1. This day is dedicated to sightseeing trips around the Curonian Spit, discovering the wonderful natural corners of the seaside and getting to know other participants.
Juodkrantė – Witches’ hill, Amber bay, Cognitive dendrologic path, Juodkrante villa quarter, Museum of miniature arts, Exposition of stone sculptures, Weathervanes gallery.
Nida – Amber gallery-museum, Valey of Death, The lighthouse on the Urbas hill, Parnidis dune and Solar clock.
Smiltynė – Lithuanian Sea museum, aquarium and dolphinarium, Ethnographic farmstead of fisherman, Educational-ecological path “Nature puzzle”.
Pop, rock, classical, jazz, musical and other genres of music will be played during the contest. The participants will be judged by the international jury. Jury members are professional and highly qualified children and youth vocal specialists from various countries, organizers of festivals and contests and producers.
Every year, a celebratory concert will be held at the end of the competition – an evening of performances and awards for the winners of the contest. This concert will be broadcast live on the official Facebook page of the contest:
BalticVoiceContest. So everyone will have the opportunity to watch the concert. The concert will take place on the evening of July 4, at 5 p.m. During it, the winners of the grand prizes (Grand Prix Gold, Grand Prix Silver, Grand Prix Bronze, and Grand Prix Junior) will be announced and other equally important awards will be presented: a special prize from the mayor of Neringa municipality, diplomas for 1-5 places, prizes of festival organizers, prizes of international festivals organizers and gifts from contest sponsors, as well as invitations to contests in other countries.
“A song is a power to unite nations across the borders. The main goal of the contest is to invite children and youth from all countries, allowing them to share their achievements in the art of singing. By nurturing the genre of singing, the contestants will spread the word about their aspirations in life”, say the contest organizers Augustas Petkus and Algirdas Grinkevičius. Admission to all the competition concerts is free. Therefore, we invite everyone to come to Juodkrantė to listen to the performance of young singers of a high artistic level and support them.
Baltic Voice 2024 poster