In 1963 Rimantas Zdanavičius founded a boys' and youth choir in Klaipėda. In 1966 the choir was given the name of "Gintarėlis" (it means a small piece of amber). The leaders of the choir were N. Gricienė (1969-1973), A. Rožė (1974-1984) and since 1985 "Gintarėlis" has been led by Juozas Kubilius. As the time founded in Klaipėda (named after Jeronimas Kačinskas Music School in 1995), which has a department of choral singing. In this department the "Gintarėlis" singers begin their thorough studies of music (solfeggio, history of music, the piano, choral conducting etc.).
Enlisted to the training course in choral singing are boys six to seven years of age. During the first two years they sing in the preparatory group, at the age of 9-14 they perform in the boys' and mixed choirs and at the age of 15 and over, they sing in youth and mixed choirs. Each of these age groups prepares individual concert programs.
The choir has given concerts in Estonia, Latvia, Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Germany. It also took part in international festivals: Foix (France) in 1999, Vranov (Slovakia) in 1999, Ciampino (Italy) in 2000, and contests: Cantonigros (Spain) in 1991 where the choir took the 3rd place, Nantes (France) in 1995, St. Šimkus Contest (Lithuania) in 1995, Kalundborg (Denmark) where "Gintarėlis" took the 1st place. The choir takes part in every National Song Festival.