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Christmas in Lisbon
Of the Spiritual in Music

With their eminently spiritual character, this collection of pieces will transport musicians and public alike to a place of peace, through a combination of sounds of extreme richness and depth. The concert will also focus on the Christmas period as a time of contemplation, contact with others, generosity and gratitude.   A. Corelli (1653–1713) Christmas […]

Christmas in Lisbon
Magnificat in Gilded Woodcarving

  Magnificat em Talha Dourada was created in July 1998 by Eurico Carrapatoso in his village in the district of Bragança. Reflecting on his work, the composer wrote: “It is a work illuminated by G Major, the tonality I feel in the gilded carvings and in the reverberant spaces of God. It is a tribute […]

Christmas in Lisbon
Christmas Connection

Arcangelo Corelli’s Fatto per la Notte di Natale, better known as “The Christmas Concert”, brings us the pleasing sounds of the Baroque’s musical and harmonious dynamics. Romanticism will also feature, with Ave Maria from Giuseppe Verdi’s opera Otello. In a world premiere, the Concerto for Cello and Orchestra by Pedro Teixeira da Silva, is a […]

Christmas in Lisbon
The Messiah, by Georg Friedrich Händel

The oratorio The Messiah is considered by many to be G. F. Handel’s masterpiece. This German-born, naturalized-English composer is considered one of the greats of Baroque music and left an extraordinary artistic legacy. Händel constructed the narrative of this oratorio from biblical texts and themes and composed The Messiah in just three weeks, between August […]