I’ll be conducting the Schola of Ensemble Eborensis next Friday (19 Setember) at the church of the cistercian monastery of S. Bento de Cástris at Évora. The brief concert is integrated in the II Residência Cisterciense S. Bento de Cástris “A Estética, o Espaço e o Tempo: Reflexos da Contra-Reforma na praxis musical”, which will take place the the monastery from 19 to 20 September. We will perform 16th-century plainchant from the monastery’s manuscript sources. (mais…)
The Schola of Ensemble Eborensis, is a new project of my group which is collaborating in the project “Orfeus: A reforma tridentina e a música no silêncio claustral: O mosteiro de S. Bento de Cástris” (EXPL/EPH-PAT/2253/2013), which is in development by CIDEHUS-UÉ (in collaboration with UnIMeM) in which I’m working at the moment. (mais…)
Nex Sunday (September 14), at 17:00, I’ll be singing and conducting Ensemble Eborensis at the church of Nossa Senhora da Lagoa in the beautiful village of Monsaraz. The group will participate in the solemn mass for the feast of Senhor Jesus dos Passos, the main religious event in the village. We will perform works by Manuel Mendes, Estêvão Lopes Morago, Francisco Martins, Aires Fernandes and Manuel de Tavares; music that was intended for the mass and office. (mais…)
Before our concert last 28 August we made a sort of improvised”photo shoot” outside the church of S. João Evangelista that has the Roman Temple as backgroud!
This is the actual formation of Ensemble Eborensis. From left to right: me (tenor), Ana Lopes (superius), Afonso Teles (bassus), Ana Lúcia Carvalho (altus) and Cláudia Anjos (superius).
Many thanks to José Manuel Farinha, who took the photo, who is a fine guitarrist.
Tomorrow (September 1), 21:30, I’ll be singing with Coro Polifónico Eborae Musica, directed by Eduardo Martins, at the Igreja do Salvador, Évora. The concert being integrated in the activities of the Culture Bureau of Alentejo.
We will be singing 17th-century polyphony from Évora Cathedral, of composers like Manuel Cardoso, Estêvão Lopes Morago, Estêvão de Brito, Manuel Mendes and Diogo Dias Melgaz. (mais…)
In this video Hendrik Vanden Abeele talks about folio 26 recto of the 1481 Ghent antiphonary. In this folio are present the fifth and sixth antiphon of second nocturn for the feast of St Stephen. The first antiphon of the page is one of the simplest thinkable. Very fine L capital on Lapidabant of the first responsory in the second nocturn. (mais…)
Tomorrow, (August 28) 19:00, I’ll be singing with my group Ensemble Eborensis at the Church of St John Evangelist, commonly known as Church of the Convent of Lóios, at Évora. This is a concert to help raising funds (food supplies) for an associacion called Pão e Paz (Bread and Peace) that helps less fortunate persons in the city of Évora, cooking about 300 daily meals at the association’s refectory. The cost of entry to the concert will be a good (anything that can be useful for the preparation of the daily meals by this association). (mais…)