I’ll be singing tomorrow (June 12), 19:30, with Ensemble Eborensis at the Church of São Vicente in Évora. We will be performing sacred vocal polyphony from the sixteenth century, by composers related with Évora Cathedral. This programme features works by Manuel Mendes, Mateus d’Aranda, Manuel Cardoso, Filipe de Magalhães and Estêvão Lopes Morago. It also features works that are mostly unperformed as is the case of Mendes’s Missa Ferialis, Missa pro Defunctis and the Alleluia or the only surviving polyphonic work – Adjuva nos Deus – by Mateus d’Aranda.
The concert will take place in the Church of São Vicente, a small church in the historical centre of the city. This church was converted in a multi-functional center for exhibitions, performance, and other events, and it is managed by Colecção B, associação cultural. One of the main attractions of this church is it’s central altarpiece, dated from the last decades of the sixteenth century. A work that is in perfect harmony with the music that will be performed.