Aidas Hamilton Lithuanian Girls' Choir

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Aidas Hamilton Lithuanian Girls' Choir

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  • Aidas Hamiltono Mergaiciu Choras

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1970-1985

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Aidas was founded in 1970 under the administration of Jeronimas Pleinys and musical direction of soloist Vaclovas Verikaitis. The choir's first performance was held on March 1, 1970 in Hamilton and on March 14, 1970, the choir was named Aidas (Echo). About 50 singers between 14-20 years of age sang in the choir. Aidas performed in various cities throughout North America and South America and Europe and recorded three phonograph records . In 1970 until 1982, the choir was under the musical direction of Jonas Govedas; from 1982-1984 under the direction of Darija Deksnys-Powell and from 1982 until the choir disbanded in 1985 under the musical direction of Jonas Govedas.

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