Nova Era Vocal Ensemble was truly honored by the invitation of Santuário in Fátima to be a part of an annual celebratory concert of Tres Pastorinhos de Fátima. The concert was preformed on Sunday, February 17th, 2019.
Main part of the program was dedicated to the Mass for Double Choir of Frank Martin. Individual parts of the mass were divided (and highlighted) by brilliant pieces of Arvo Pärt, Sandström, John Tavener and João Fonseca e Costa.
The Basílica de Nossa Senhora do Rosário de Fátima, where the concert took place, is an unbelievable space and we couldn’t have been happier for the conditions it gave us. The full live recording of the concert by Angelus TV is available to watch here.
17h | Igreja da Graça
Frank Martin - Mass for double choir
Georgi Sztojanov - Voluntas Tua*
Helga Arias - Happening apart from what's happening around it**
João Viegas - Ubi Caritas*
André Mota - Inter-Sonho*
** National premiere
Nova Era Vocal Ensemble was invited by Grupo Coral de Queluz to participate at the opening concert of the season 2018/2019 in beautiful Palace of Queluz, Lisbon.
We are excited about performing pieces of Frank Martin, Eric Whitacre, Jaakko Mäntyjärvi, Josu Elberdin and premiere “Quando morre um homem” by Alfredo Teixeira, composed specifically for this occasion.
In middle of September, Nova Era got the opportunity to participate in ON STAGE festival which took place in Lisbon. We were delighted to cooperate with choirs not only of different levels and age groups but also of different nationalities (Spain, Netherlands, Germany, Portugal).
Nova Era returns after the summer break, already in September, with the participation at "ON STAGE 2018" music festival.
Later in autumn, we will be performing several premieres of Portuguese composers and also premieres of Helga Arias, Spain and Georgi Sztojanov, Hungary. We dearly appreciate the cooperation between our ensemble and international composers and we can´t wait to start working on their pieces. The highlight of the year 2018 will be a mass for double choir. Can you take a guess which piece will be performed?
Interview for Da Capo magazine with our director João Fonseca e Costa. Amazing article about our work and future projects. We are very thankful to Ana Fernandes for the wonderful words and Da Capo magazine for supporting our music and dreams. Check it out now!
FEBRUARY 17 | Santuário de Fátima, Fátima
DECEMBER 22 | Igreja da Graça, Lisbon
NOVEMBER 11 | Palácio Nacional de Queluz, Lisbon
OCTOBER 7 | Igreja Paroquial de Alfornelos, Lisbon
SEPTEMBER 15 | On Stage Festival in Lisbon
JULY 20 | Festival Peças Frescas - 5th edition Açores, Ponta Delgada
MAY 27 | Igreja do Sagrado coração de Jesus, Lisbon
MAY 11 | Igreja do Loreto, Lisbon