ZêzereArts Festival Programme 2022

Song Recital

Centro Cultural, Ferreira do Zêzere | Tuesday 19th July | 21.00H

An evening of songs and vocal ensembles to entertain you after dinner.

Carolina Prates, Marilia Zangrandi Rocha, Henrique Garçia, Rodrigo Calais, Constança Grangeia, Cathy Gibbons, Seamus Camplisson, Gerco Blom, Philippe van Dordrecht, Nélia Gonçalves and Laura Martins with pianist Taíssa Poliakova Cunha.

Mass in G - Carlos Seixas

Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Graça – Tomar | Wednesday 20th July | 21.00H

Concert pour quatre – Charpentier
Suite Don Quixote – Boismortier
Mass in G – Carlos Seixas

Pulcinella – French Baroque Ensemble
Záve – ZêzereArts Vocal Ensemble

Daniela Matos – Soprano

Nélia Gonçalves – Alto
Fernando Guimarães – Tenor
Paolo Davolio – Tenor
Miguel Maduro-Dias – Bass
Conductor – Brian MacKay

Included as part of the Saison France Portugal 2022

Conductors Choir

Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Pranto – Dornes | Thursday 21st July | 18.00H

Students from the professional courses show their work with the Festival Chamber Choir.

Look forward to music by Brahms, Arvo Pärt and more.

ZêzereArts Conductors Choir
ZêzereArts Festival Choir

International Featured Choirs

Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Graça – Tomar | Friday 22nd July | 18.00H

Reformation and Romance
Ex Urbe – Featured Chamber Choir
Conductor – Benjamin Hamilton

A Ceremony of Carols
Birdsong – Featured Vocal Ensemble
Conductor – Stephen Rumsey

Nordic Sun

Convento de Cristo – Tomar | Friday 22nd July | 22.00H

Kaspars Putniņš conducts a programme on the theme of Nordic Sun. The performance will be integrated into a guided night visit of the Convento de Cristo.

Audience members should congregate at the entrance to the Convento de Cristo at 21.45H.

Te Deum Laudamus

Claustro D. João III – Convento de Cristo – Tomar | Saturday July 23rd | 19.00H

The return of choral singing to ZêzereArts brings an evocative programme culminating in Marc-Antoine Charpentier’s famous setting of the Te Deum Laudamus.

Song for Athene – John Tavener
Cantemus! – Lajos Bárdos
Alleluia – Randall Thompson

Audivi vocem de caelo – Duarte Lobo

Te Deum Laudamus H164 – Marc-Antoine Charpentier

ZêzereArts Festival Choir
Pulcinella – French Baroque Ensemble
Záve – ZêzereArts Vocal Ensemble

Daniela Matos – Soprano
Laura Martins – Soprano
Fernando Guimarães – Haute-contre
Paolo Davolio – Tenor
Miguel Maduro-Dias – Bass

Conductors – Pedro Correia, Brian MacKay

Included as part of the Saison France Portugal 2022

ZêzereArts Junior Orchestra

Teatro Municipal – Ourém | Sunday July 24th | 15.00H

The ZêzereArts Junior Orchestra will be joined by some of our resident artists to celebrate the end of their summer course. Come and give them your support!

Conductor – João Paulo Fernandes

Tutors:
Luís Pacheco Cunha
Catherine Strynckx

The Singing Cello

Cine Teatro Paraíso* – Tomar | Wednesday July 27th | 21.00H

Music for Cello and Choir featuring Bach, Tavener and Métamorphoses by Philippe Hersant.

Ophélie Gaillard – Cello
Záve – ZêzereArts Vocal Ensemble
Conductor – Brian MacKay

Included as part of the Saison France Portugal 2022

* Residência Artística Musicamera no Cine Teatro Paraíso, 16 – 31 de julho

Student Recital

Cine Teatro Paraíso* – Tomar | Thursday July 28th | 15.00H

Recital by students of the Strings Masterclasses with Taíssa Poliakova Cunha, piano.

* Residência Artística Musicamera no Cine Teatro Paraíso, 16 – 31 de julho

Chamber Music

Capelas Imperfeitas – Mosteiro da Batalha | Thursday July 28th | 21.00H

Students from the Strings Masterclasses play a varied programme of chamber music in this stunning, historic venue.

Cellos and More

Castelo de Ourém | Friday 29th July | 19.00H

String Sextets by Joly Braga Santos and George Onslow follow a performance by the ZêzereArts Cello Ensemble.

Eliot Lawson – Violin
Luís Pacheco Cunha – Violin
Jorge Alves – Viola
Isabel Pimentel – Viola
Ophélie Gaillard – Cello
Catherine Strynckx – Cello
Students of the Cello Courses

Gala Concert

Igreja Matriz de Areias – Ferreira do Zêzere | Saturday 30th July | 21.00H

Students and teachers join together to play a programme of orchestral music including works by Sibelius, Nielsen and Arvo Pärt.  

ZêzereArts Festival Orchestra
Guest Leader – Stephen Bryant
Conductor – Brian MacKay

Closing Concert

Claustro D. João III – Convento de Cristo – Tomar | Sunday 31st July | 19.00H

As is our tradition, tutors and students join together to play a programme of orchestral music including works by Sibelius, Nielsen and Arvo Pärt.  

ZêzereArts Festival Orchestra
Guest Leader – Stephen Bryant
Conductor – Brian MacKay

Teachers:
Eliot Lawson – Violin
Luís Pacheco Cunha – Violin
Jorge Alves – Viola
Catherine Strynckx – Cello
Adriano Aguiar – Double Bass