On September 23, 2018 when Pope Francis visited Lithuania, I had an opportunity to make music on the organ, together with choral polyphony and Gregorian chant while he was visiting Museum of Genocide Victims in Vilnius.
The performers were chamber choir "Aidija" and Schola Cantorum Vilnensis", led by Romualdas Grazinis and myself at 3 manual digital Johannus organ which stood inside a special tent in front of a huge crowd in Lukiskiu Square.
My role was to improvise versets and accompany Gregorian chant. Towards the end we were not sure when the Pope would appear so we kept performing a mix of Tu es Petrus and Ubi Caritas...
If you want to find out what happened, here's the audio recording.
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