KTU Academic Choir “Jaunystė” is one of the oldest student choirs in Kaunas.
In 1925 the rector of the University of Lithuania in Kaunas signed a certificate authorizing the musician Nikodem Martinon (1887 – 1957) to organize a student choir. The first concert of the choir was held in 1926 (December 16th). This date is considered to be the beginning of “Jaunystė”
Now the choir brings together diverse specialties and even university students – from various technologists, physicians to humanitarians. In the repertoire – ecclesiastical and secular Lithuanian and foreign authors’ works, arrangements of Lithuanian folk songs. “Jaunystė” does not miss important festivals such as “Gaudeamus”, participates in various Kaunas and national song festivals. Students with more than 40 active members of the choir are creative, constantly participate in various festivals and projects, mature and foster old choral traditions. “Jaunystė” is not only a choir, it is a collective, educating and shaping personalities.