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What saves us? We begin our programme for this different Christmas with a question.

There certainly won’t be one single answer or universal agreement. But we know (and believe) that literature, music, dance and cinema play a fundamental part in what unites us and makes us what we are.

So, we’ve challenged more than 30 names from a variety of artistic fields to share their hopes, desires (and their daydreams, why not?) in short videos we’ll be sharing throughout the month of December in a virtual advent calendar. At the same time every day, we’ll open a window on someone’s world.

We’ll also be presenting three meetings with artists who, through literature, will help us look for answers about salvation through Art, Love and the Other.

Music is the soul of this programme, in a year when we’ve decided to take our Christmas concerts to various venues across the city which have seen their activity abruptly cut back. In December 2020, we’ll be taking to the stages of some of the city’s most iconic concert halls, such as the Coliseu de Lisbon, Capitólio, Teatro Tivoli and Teatro do Bairro. We do so with the audience in mind, as these are venues which allow us to comply with all public health guidelines. But we’re also thinking of the dozens of professionals who we want to continue working so they can have a happier Christmas – not just musicians, but all the technicians and support teams who ensure the magic happens.

There’s no doubt that this will be a different Christmas, but we won’t let our traditions disappear. We adapt, invent, resist. From the heart up, we’ll be captivated, live or online, by songs which for centuries have immersed us in transcendence – for a few hours or for the rest of our lives.

Every day we’ll continue to try to alleviate the weight of these leaden days through music, poetry, literature and theatre.

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Past Events

2020

20 — 20 Dec
2020
Christmas recipes with produce from the vegetable garden Museu de Lisboa - Palácio Pimenta 10h30
04 — 04 Dec
2020
Music Orquestra de Jazz do Hot Clube de Portugal Capitólio 7pm
02 — 02 Dec
2020
Music Orquestra Clássica Metropolitana Teatro Tivoli BBVA 7 p.m.
01 — 23 Dec
2020
Joyful Calendar EGEAC and CML Social Media Multiple Sessions

2019

21 Dec
2019
Music Coro Ricercare e Orquestra Sinfonietta de Lisboa Igreja de São Vicente de Fora 21h30
20 Dec
2019
Famílias Oriental X’mas Comunidade Hindu de Portugal
19 Dec
2019
Music St. Dominic’s Gospel Choir Humberto Delgado Airport 7 p.m.
18 Dec
2019
Music Aga Khan Master Musicians Centro Ismaili de Lisboa 8.30 p.m.
15 Dec
2019
Guided Tours A Journey in the Empire From Belem to Felicitas Iulias Olisipo Museu de Lisboa - Teatro Romano 3.30 p.m.
15 Dec
2019
Music Coro Regina Coeli de Lisboa and Ensemble da Banda da Armada Sé Catedral 4 p.m.
14 — 15 Dec
2019
Famílias União Budista Portuguesa Cinema São Jorge 11 a.m.
14 Dec
2019
Guided Tours Centro Ismaili Centro Ismaili
14 Dec
2019
Guided Tours Plural Lisbon. Coexistence (s). Museu de Lisboa - Palácio Pimenta 2.30 p.m.
13 Dec
2019
Music Coro de Câmara Bomtempo, Compasso, Musaico, Coro do Conservatório Nacional, Escola Artística de Música do Conservatório Nacional Igreja de São Jorge de Arroios 9.30 p.m.
12 Dec
2019
Music Alexey Shakitko Paços do Concelho - Sala do Arquivo 7 p.m. and 9h30 p.m.
12 — 13 Dec
2019
Music Fado session for Santo António – Christmas Special Edition Museu de Lisboa - Santo António 6.30 p.m. - Visit
7 p.m. - Concert
08 Dec
2019
Music Coro e Ensemble Orquestral do Estúdio de Ópera da Maia Igreja de Santo Eugénio 4 p.m.
08 — 14 Dec
2019
What is a nativity scene? Museu de Lisboa - Palácio Pimenta sunday, 15h30
saturday, 15h30
07 Dec
2019
Workshops Gastronomy Workshop (Food for Celebration) Comunidade Hindu de Portugal 10 a.m. – 2h30 p.m.
07 Dec
2019
Music Camerata Atlântica e Coro Juvenil de Lisboa Igreja Paroquial de São Bartolomeu do Beato – Convento do Grilo 4 p.m.
07 Dec
2019
Music Sons do Chiado Basílica de Nossa Senhora dos Mártires 6.30 p.m.
07 Dec
2019
Mandalas for Children | offering the universe Museu de Lisboa - Palácio Pimenta 3.30 p.m.
07 — 15 Dec
2019
Dom Gilberto goes hunting Museu de Lisboa - Santo António saturday, 3.30 p.m.
sunday, 11.30 a.m.
06 Dec
2019
Music Orquestra Orbis Igreja de S. Roque 9.30 p.m.
01 Dec
2019
Music Christmas Concert – Quarteto Opus 28 Museu de Lisboa - Palácio Pimenta 3.30 p.m.

2018

23 Dec
2018
Guided Tours Viagens no Império Museu de Lisboa - Teatro Romano 11.30am
22 Dec
2018
Workshops D. Gilberto vai à caça Museu de Lisboa - Santo António 1st December, 11.30am
15th and 22nd December, 3.30pm
22 Dec
2018
Music Fados de Natal Museu de Lisboa - Santo António 4.30pm (15 dec)
5pm (22 dec)
22 Dec
2018
Music Gospel Collective Igreja de Nossa Senhora dos Navegantes 9.30pm
21 Dec
2018
Talks Oriental X’MAS Comunidade Hindu de Portugal 7pm
20 Dec
2018
Music Coro das Nações Átrio de Chegadas, Aeroporto Humberto Delgado 7pm
19 Dec
2018
Music Orquestra Clássica Metropolitana Teatro São Luiz 9pm
16 Dec
2018
Music Orquestra Jovem de Cordas do Conservatório Nacional e ComPasso Igreja Alto do Lumiar 4pm
15 Dec
2018
Guided Tours Visitas guiadas Centro Ismaili de Lisboa 2pm, 2.30pm, 3pm
15 Dec
2018
Music Begoña Olavide & Javier Bergia Centro Ismaili de Lisboa 4pm, 9.30pm
15 — 16 Dec
2018
Workshops Sessões de Meditação Cinema São Jorge, Sala 2 11am
14 Dec
2018
Music Orquestra Orbis Igreja de São Roque 9.30pm
13 Dec
2018
Music Filomúsica Ensemble Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Amparo 9.30pm
09 Dec
2018
Music Opus 28: Uma mesa de Natal Museu de Lisboa - Palácio Pimenta 4pm
09 Dec
2018
Music Camerata Atlântica Igreja de São Pedro em Alcântara 4pm
08 Dec
2018
Music Coro Juvenil e Orquestra Juvenil de Cordas da AMAC Igreja de São Domingos 9.30pm
08 — 09 Dec
2018
Opera Conta-me uma Ópera Museu de Lisboa - Santo António 8 December, 4pm
9 December, 12am
07 Dec
2018
Music Coro Infanto-Juvenil e Orquestra Académica da Universidade de Lisboa Igreja de São Domingos 9.30pm
02 Dec
2018
Workshops Há pinha! Museu de Lisboa - Palácio Pimenta 3.30pm

2017

17 Dec
2017
Music The Ricercare Choir and the Youth Choir of the Universidade de Lisboa Igreja de Nossa Senhora dos Navegantes 4pm
17 Dec
2017
Music Al’Arido – Christmans Stories in the feminine Museu de Lisboa - Santo António 4.30pm
17 Dec
2017
Music Uma História Musical do Natal Museu de Lisboa - Palácio Pimenta 11h
16 Dec
2017
Music Eduardo Paniagua Ensemble Centro Ismaili
16 Dec
2017
Guided Tours Visitas guiadas ao Centro Ismaili Centro Ismaili 14h, 14h30, 15h
16 Dec
2017
Music Fados de Natal – Brincar aos fados Museu de Lisboa - Santo António 16h30
15 Dec
2017
Music Ensemble Bomtempo and Orquestra de Câmara do Conservatório Nacional Igreja da Graça 9.30pm
14 Dec
2017
Dance Dançar o Natal Aeroporto Humberto Delgado
10 Dec
2017
Music Orquestra Academica Metropolitana and the Universidade Nova de Lisboa Choir Teatro São Luiz 6pm
10 Dec
2017
Music Coro Sinfónico e Coro Infantil Lisboa Cantat Igreja de São Roque 4pm
09 Dec
2017
Talks Oriental Xmas Comunidade Hindu de Portugal, Alameda Mahatma Gandhi
08 — 17 Dec
2017
Workshops Árvores de Natal do mundo! Palácio Pimenta
08 — 17 Dec
2017
Guided Tours World Christmas Trees Museu de Lisboa - Palácio Pimenta 11.30am
08 Dec
2017
Music Ensemble Vox Angelis Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Conceição Velha, Rua da Alfândega
07 Dec
2017
Music Camerata Atlântica Igreja de Santo António 9:30pm
03 Dec
2017
Music The Musicians of the Tagus Igreja de Santos-o-Velho 4pm
02 Dec
2017
Music Gospel Collective Choir Igreja Nossa Senhora de Fátima
02 — 16 Dec
2017
Guided Tours A árvore da Saturnália Teatro Romano 11.30am
01 — 10 Dec
2017
Workshops Clay Nativity Scene Museu de Lisboa - Santo António 11.30am

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