Choirs from 21 countries have participated in the last nine years in “Gratulationes” festivals & competitions: Armenia, Belarus, Belgium, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Ukraine and USA.
10 international choir competitions and 50 sacred music concerts have been organized in Vilnius, Kaunas and Trakai. The competitions took place in the Church of St. Catherine, the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre, the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences, the State Small Theatre of Vilnius and the Vaidila’s Theatre. The concerts were held in the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences, Vilnius University, the Russian Drama Theatre of Lithuania, the Church of St. Casimir, the Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, the Church of the Invention of the Holy Cross, the Church of the Visitation of Virgin Mary in Trakai, the Church of St. John the Baptist and St. John the Apostle and Evangelist, the Church of St. Theresa, the Church of the Holy Cross, the Church of St. Raphael the Archangel, the Church of St. Philip and St. Jacob, the Jewish Community of Lithuania.
The choirs were judged by prof. Česlovas Radžiūnas (chairman in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018), prof. Saulius Sondeckis (chairman in 2013), prof. Povilas Gylys (chairman in 2011 and 2012), prof. Petras Bingelis (chairman in 2010), prof. Jurijus Kalcas (the composer of obligatory songs), prof. Vaclovas Augustinas, prof. Gediminas Ramanauskas, Tomas Ambrozaitis, Danguolė Aukselienė, Rasa Gelgotienė, Audronė Steponavičiūtė Zupkauskienė.