The Romanian Athenaeum’s park turned into a replica of Gethsemane Garden for the Easter extraordinary concerts


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The Romanian Athenaeum will host two extraordinary concerts for Easter on Saturday, April 20 and Sunday, April 21, performed by the National Chamber Choir “Madrigal-Marin Constantin”.

The garden in front of the Romanian Athenaeum will be re-designed to look like the iconic Garden of Gethsemane, where Jesus Christ underwent the agony in the garden together with his disciples after the Last Supper and was arrested the night before his crucifixion.

For the first time, the Romanian Athenaeum’s park will undergo a facelift to look like the emblematic biblical Garden. 15 olive trees, including an over 850-year-old olive tree, weighing almost 2 tons, will be brought to Bucharest to enable the re-enacting.

The audience will be also able to admire a photo exhibition” Via Dolorosa” by Gabriel Crisan in the Athenaeum garden before attending the concerts. For those who already bought tickets for the extraordinary Easter concerts, a replica of the iconic Church of the Holly Sepulchre from Jerusalem will  be re-created in the Athenaeum’s lobby.

At the same time, on the stage especially set up in front of the Athenaeum, children choirs in the Cantus Mundi National Programme will perform live recitals dedicated to Easter holiday. The access of these recitals is free of any charge.

Initially, only one Easter extraordinary concert had been scheduled on April 21, but, as the tickets have been immediately sold out, organisers decided to hold another concert on April 20. Tickets are available online here.

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