2 November 2013 | 17:00 | Évora Cathedral
2.º Ciclo “Música nas Igrejas – Concertos de Órgão”, organized by Direção Regional de Cultura do Alentejo, Governo de Portugal/Secretário de Estado da Cultura and Cabido da Sé de Évora/Paróquia de S. Pedro.
The organ of Évora Cathedral was built in 1562. Some of the materials used in its construction came from an earlier organ built in 1544. The instrument had several later interventions by Heitor Lobo (in 1694), Pasquale Gaetano Oldovini (1760) and Dirk Andries Flentrop (in 1964).
Ton Koopman, organ
4-6 October 2013 | Convento dos Rémédios (Évora)
XVI International Workshop “Évora Cathedral Music School”
With Owen Rees, Paulo Lourenço, Armando Possante and Pedro Teixeira. Conferences by Owen Rees and Paulo Estudante.
The Tallis Scholars, 4 October, 19h
Choir of participants, 6 October, 17h
More info HERE
19-21 de Setembro de 2013 | Mosteiro de S. Bento de Cástris (Évora)
Residência Cisterciense S. Bento de Cástris – O Silêncio
A Residência Cisterciense proposta para o mosteiro de S. Bento de Cástris entre os dias 19 a 21 de Setembro de 2013 tem como objectivo primacial reinventar na contemporaneidade a densidade histórica do discurso cisterciense, integrando a geografia do mosteiro eborense numa mais ampla geografia da Ordem de Cister. Inspirada nas questões da História, da Arte, do Património e da Paisagem cistercienses, a Residência, regida pelo ritmo do quotidiano da Regra beneditina, apostará na vivência dos espaços do mosteiro e no debate de questões actuais ligadas aos espaços monásticos e ao seu futuro, apostando-se no carácter original da iniciativa. (mais…)
There’s no place like Rome: Centres of music and liturgy before 1550
PMMS members are warmly invited to the AGM study day on 10 July 2013, held at Bedern in the city of York. The day will celebrate the Society’s 125th anniversary with a wine reception and free evening concert of conductus by candlelight, two public lectures and a series of papers held in medieval venues in York city centre. The theme of the day is the exploration of centres of music and liturgy before 1550, and will have a good balance of talks on plainchant and polyphony. Speakers include Roger Bowers, Emma Hornby, Rebecca Maloy, Andrew Kirkman, Jim Borders, Thomas Schmidt, Matthew Ward and Hannah Vlhova.
More info HERE
14-16 June 2013 | Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian/Casa-Museu Dr. Anastácio Gonçalves
International Colloquium “Instrumental Music in the Iberian World 1760-1820″
Friday, 14: Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian
Saturday, 15: Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian
Sunday, 16: Casa Museu Dr. Anastácio Gonçalves
More info HERE
I’ll be singing tomorrow (June 12), 19:30, with Ensemble Eborensis at the Church of São Vicente in Évora. We will be performing sacred vocal polyphony from the sixteenth century, by composers related with Évora Cathedral. This programme features works by Manuel Mendes, Mateus d’Aranda, Manuel Cardoso, Filipe de Magalhães and Estêvão Lopes Morago. It also features works that are mostly unperformed as is the case of Mendes’s Missa Ferialis, Missa pro Defunctis and the Alleluia or the only surviving polyphonic work - Adjuva nos Deus – by Mateus d’Aranda.
The programme of the festival “Abulensis” 2013 is out. In this second edition the group at the centre of the festival is the renowned early music group The Tallis Scholars in their 40th anniversary. Also worth mentioning is the performance of “Pro Victoria” by the well-known singer Marta Infante and several performances by groups of the courses that will be held during the festival, which is an excellent idea. In last year’s edition I wrote the programme notes for the concert of Portuguese ensemble Sete Lágrimas. (mais…)