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  • Concert
  • Choral, Early and Baroque, Contemporary
  • M/6

Gulbenkian Choir

Alma: Acapella Concert


Sun, 22 April 2018


Main Building – Grand Auditorium
Av. de Berna, 45A , Lisbon
(+351) 217 823 700
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  • Stalls: €15,00

Pedro Teixeira, a former member of the Gulbenkian Choir, is currently Director of the Coro de la Comunidad de Madrid and the conductor of two national Portuguese choirs, Ricercare and Officium. He has devised an all a capella programme that brings together Renaissance and contemporary works touched by eternity. The theme is given by the Introit from the Requiem for six voices by Frei Manuel Cardoso, a sublimely transcendent piece that evokes the soul that is at the heart of the concert, signifying the creative power, the connection to the universe, or the search for peace. The highlight is Messages, subtitled Ode Filosófica para Um Poeta da Humanidade, a homage to Fernando, Pessoa by Rui Paulo Teixeira, who uses texts by the poet’s heteronyms.


Gulbenkian Choir
Pedro Teixeira Conductor

Frei Manuel Cardoso
Requiem a 6: Introitus

Healey Willan
How They So Softly Rest

Pēteris Vasks
Silent songs

Carlo Gesualdo
Tristis est anima mea

Claudio Monteverdi
Ah, dolente partita!

John Sheppard
Libera nos

Arvo Pärt

Thomas Tallis
In pace in idipsum

Patrick Hawes
I Saw a New Heaven

Rui Paulo Teixeira
Mensagens *

Ēriks Ešenvalds

*World premiere


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