Gaudeamus 2018


Gaudeamus has turned into both a song and dance festival and is hosted, as a rule, every four years either by Estonia, Latvia or Lithuania. Moreover, there are always participants coming afar or from neighboring countries, from the United States to Novorossiysk in Russia. In 2006, when the 50th anniversary of the Students’ Song Festival was celebrated, almost 6000 performers from the Baltic and Nordic countries gathered in Tartu, the celebrations were enjoyed by more than 30 000 spectators.
Now Tartu, which is thanks to its prestigious university nicknamed the Athens of Emajõgi river, is once again preparing for large festivities as with the next, 18th student song festival, which will be held in 2018, we are going to honor the centenary of the Estonian Republic.
Friday, 22 June 2018
21.00 The festival’s fire-lighting ceremony and torchlight parade
23.00 A spectacular opening ceremony: Carmina Burana with fire, light and wondrous music (free entrance)
Saturday, 23 June 2018
12.00 Spirited programme on the city stages
17.30 Special concert by Lithuanian folk musicians for the centenary of the Republic of Estonia
22.00 Dance performance: “The Mystery of Midsummer Eve“
Sunday, 24 June 2018
12.00 Spirited programme on the city stages
15.00 Gaudeamus parade to the Tartu Song Festival Grounds
16.00 Song festival, concert and performance “The Songs of Midsummer”
Tickets from Piletilevi
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