ZêzereArts Festival Chorus Compact Programme 2023

Spem in Alium 2019

This shorter programme is ideal for choral singers wishing to participate in the festival – rehearsing and performing as part of the Festival Choir, and enjoying the atmosphere and sights of Tomar – but for whom a commitment of four singing days better suits their own travel or holiday plans.

Rehearsals will begin on Wednesday 19th July preparing Four Choral Seasons, an exciting programme of classical to contemporary repertoire featuring works by Haydn, Debussy and Gjeilo, under the direction of Artistic Director Brian MacKay. Four Choral Seasons will be presented at the Mosteiro da Batalha on Friday 21st and in the Convento de Cristo on Saturday 22nd July.

Throughout the four days, the Festival Choir will be coached by eight members of Záve, our resident professional vocal ensemble, who will also join you for your concerts.

To enhance the ZêzereArts choral experience, there are also optional activities available to all Festival Choir participants: new for 2023 will be our programme of workshop events, led by experienced practitioners and researchers, and, for those wishing to develop their vocal technique, we offer individual singing lessons.

Záve at Santa Casa da Misericórdia Tomar
Mass in G Carlos Seixas 2022
Convento de Cristo
Charpentier Te Deum 2022
Sea Swell Batalha 2019
Sea Swell 2019

Repertoire and Performances

Our performance venues feature UNESCO world heritage monuments and medieval buildings, such as the Convento de Cristo, Batalha Monastery, and the Church of the Santa Casa da Misericórdia, in Tomar.

Four Choral Seasons

Mosteiro da Batalha – Friday 21 July
Convento de Cristo, Tomar – Saturday 22 July

Haydn – Komm, holder Lenz (Der Frühling)
Debussy – Printemps
Samuel Barber – Sure on this shining Night
Haydn – Heil, o Sonne, Heil (Der Sommer)
Ola Gjeilo – Across the Vast Eternal Sky
Haydn – So lohnet die Natur den Fleiss (Der Herbst)
Trent Worthington – Three Winter Songs
Haydn – Dann bricht der grosse Morgen (Der Winter)

Fees and Accommodation

Course fee: €320

Early Bird: €260 (apply before 31st January 2023)

If you have a special offer code, please enter the details under ‘Other Comments’ in the form below.

Once accepted a deposit payment of €150 will be required in order to secure your place.

The balance will be due at a later date. 

There are many accommodation options available in Tomar and we can help you to find the best one to suit both your requirements and your budget.

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