ZêzereArts Festival Chorus – Compact Programme 2024

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 Chorus, 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 17th July preparing an exciting programme of classical to contemporary repertoire under the direction of Artistic Director Brian MacKay. The Festival Chorus will present two concert performances of this programme: at the Mosteiro da Batalha on Friday 19th and in the Convento de Cristo on Saturday 20th July.

Based in Tomar, there will be daily warm-ups and full and sectional rehearsals. Throughout the four days, the Festival Chorus will be coached and supported by members of Záve, our resident professional vocal ensemble, who will also sing with you in both concerts.

You will also have opportunities to listen to, explore and enjoy different aspects of singing and performance, including free access to all ZêzereArts concerts, and special choral workshops led by experienced practitioners.

For those seeking extra coaching or wishing to develop their vocal technique during the festival, we also offer individual singing lessons with a specialist vocal teacher.

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

Festival Chorus Concerts

Mosteiro da Batalha – Friday 19 July
Convento de Cristo, Tomar – Saturday 20 July

Ola Gjeilo – Dark Night of the Soul
Reena Esmail – See Me
Brahms – Schicksalslied (‘Song of Destiny’)
Eric Whitacre – Cloudburst

Fees and Accommodation

Course fee: €320

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. 

Note: the course fee does not include the cost of any individual singing lessons.

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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