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Coro Ricercare e Orquestra Sinfonietta de Lisboa


Igreja de São Vicente de Fora

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21 Dec - 2019

©José Frade/EGEAC

Igreja de São Vicente de Fora

This event has already happened
21 Dec - 2019


Free admission, subject to the capacity of the space (631 places); m / 6

Largo de São Vicente

Bus: 734 Tram: 28E

The Ricercare Choir, Sinfonietta de Lisboa and soprano Elsa Cortez, conducted by Vasco Pearce de Azevedo, will be performing a Christmas concert that will alternate between renowned composers of orchestral and choir music, such as Fauré and Mendelssohn, and young contemporary Portuguese composers, ending with traditional Christmas songs from different parts of the world.

The last concert of this year’s Christmas in Lisbon will be at the São Vicente de Fora Church, located on the same spot that King Afonso Henriques ordered a primitive temple be built, also dedicated to São Vicente. This saint was proclaimed patron saint of Lisbon in 1173, when his relics were transferred from the Algarve to a church outside the city walls (hence the name; fora means “outside” in Portuguese).

This church is considered the greatest architectural construction of the Philippine Dynasty and served as a model for subsequent religious constructions. It symbolised, in essence, the Christian re-founding of the city and became, over the centuries, one of the most important convents in Lisbon.



01  A Criança, Miguel Jesus

I. A criança que fui chora na estrada; II. Dia a dia mudamos para quem amanhã não veremos; III. Meu Deus! Meu Deus!

02  Cantique de Jean Racine Op. 11, Gabriel Fauré

03  Aos Mártires das Pátrias, João Nascimento

04  Deixai-me Dormir, Vasco Pearce de Azevedo

05  Wer nur den lieben Gott läßt walten, Felix Mendelssohn

I. Choral; II. Choral – Andante con moto; III. Arie – Andante; IV. Choral

06  Canções Populares de Natal

The first Nowell; Joy to the world; Away in a Manger; Natal (Linhares); Adeste Fideles; Stille Nacht


Coro Ricercare

Pedro Teixeira, Conductor


Sinfonietta de Lisboa

Elsa Cortez, Soprano

Vasco Pearce de Azevedo, Conductor