The Schola of Ensemble Eborensis

Schola do Ensemble EborensisThe 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…)

Francisco Martins • Vinea mea electa

Iberian PolyphonyVideo of the responsory Vinea mea electa, for four voices, by Portuguese composer Francisco Martins (c.1628-1680). This video was recorded during Ensemble Eborensis‘s concert at Church of S. João Evangelista (also know as Church of Lóios) at Évora, las 28 August. The video was produced in collaboration with associação de ideias. (mais…)

Ensemble Eborensis, September 14

Igreja Nossa Senhora da Lagoa (Monsaraz)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…)

Polyphonia 23: Duarte Lobo: Asperges me

The edition of the antiphon Asperges me by Portuguese composer Duarte Lobo (c.1564-1646), which I prepared for Edições MPMP is now available at the website. This, I think, is probably the first edition of this work, the firs of – I hope – several editions on the 1621 Liber Missarum. The work is set for four voices (SATB) and it was published in the 1621 Liber Missarum, printed in Antwerp at the Officina Plantiniana. (mais…)

Coro Polifónico Eborae Musica, September 2

Igreja do SalvadorTomorrow (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…)

Ensemble Eborensis, August 28

2014.08.28 Igreja dos LóiosTomorrow, (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…)

Revisiting “Sulitânia”

SulitâniaIt was with satisfaction that I received last June the news that Coro Polifónico Eborae Musica will participate with Portuguese popular music group Ronda dos Quatro Caminhos in a concert next month in Évora, following the choir collaboration in the 2007 project-CD Sulitânia.

In 2006 Eborae Musica collaborated with this group in a concert at Teatro Garcia de Resende in Évora. The recording of the  songs featured in the CD took place in February 2007. In 3 May 2008 the choir participated in a concert at Aula Magna in 3 May toghether with the other groups and Orquestra Sinfonieta de Lisboa. (mais…)