Ensemble Vocal Manuel Mendes
Ensemble Vocal Manuel Mendes was founded in 2009 and takes its name from the great Portuguese composer who as active at Évora Cathedral in the last decades of the 16th century. The ensemble performs mainly music of the 16th and 17th century consisting of French chansons and madrigals from England and Italy.
This group was created in the choir activities of the University of Évora’s School of Arts and it aims to bring some experience in the performance of this specific and not so generalized repertoire to the music community of the University.
Many students from the Music Department of University of Évora passed by EVMM. Its founding members were Raquel Gama, Joana Fernandes, Ana Amaro (superius); Ana Carvalho, Sofia Portugal (alto); Luís Henriques, João Diogo Leitão, Filipe Mendes (tenor); Jaime Varela, Gonçalo Curto (bassus). Other members were part of this ensemble: Ana Kassia das Neves, Eloísa Takata (superius); Sara Reinaldo, Ana Caeiro (alto); João Almeida, Leandro Silva (bassus).