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Christmas in Lisbon
Army Light Orchestra

Headquartered in Paço de Arcos, the Army Light Orchestra was formed in 1977, succeeding a military musical group created by the Military Region of Lisbon, which had made something of a splash in the early 1970s on an RTP radio programme. Two years later, a law was passed which allowed it to represent the Portuguese […]

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 […]

Christmas in Lisbon
Christmas at Misericórdia Parish Council

The Misericórdia Parish Council proposes three Christmas concerts to take place on the 8th, 11th and 18th of December. In addition to the artistic quality of each concert, the public will have the opportunity to visit three different churches, in the territory of Misericórdia, considered monuments of the highest importance in the city of Lisbon. […]