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Recording project — Marcos Portugal (1762-1830): 19th century sacred music editions
August 11th 2019

The Lisbon Chamber Choir (LCC) has obtained a sponsorship from the Direcção-Geral das Artes (DGArtes) to record a new CD with four works by Marcos Portugal for soloists, choir and organ/basso continuo.

The recording intends to preserve and spread the portuguese musical heritage and it will be carried out in 2019, while celebrating the 200th anniversary of the birth of Queen Maria II, born at April 4th 1819 in Rio de Janeiro - Brazil.

The CD will contain four works: a “Mass” (P 01.17) from 1783-4, a “Te Deum” (P 04.08), an “O quam suavis” (P 05.11) and a “Tantum ergo” (P 04.04). The “Te Deum” was premiered in the baptismal ceremony of infante Miguel in 1802 and it was most probably also performed at the baptismal ceremony of the future Queen of Portugal in Rio de Janeiro in 1819.

The edition of the scores of these four works was done in 2017, also with the sponsorship of DGArtes, in a co-edition by BNP (Portuguese National Library), CCL, CESEM (Centro de Estudos de Sociologia e Estética Musical), ARTWAY and mpmp (Movimento Patrimonial pela Música Portuguesa).

Sponsor:
Recording sponsorship (Ministério da Cultura and Direcção-Geral das Artes)

Recording project — Sacred choral works of D. Pedro de Cristo
November 05th 2018

The Lisbon Chamber Choir (LCC) has obtained a sponsorship from the Direcção-Geral das Artes to record a new CD of sacred choral music by the portuguese composer D. Pedro de Cristo (Coimbra c.1545/1550 – Coimbra, Dec 12th 1618), which intends to bring to light the legacy of one of the most important portuguese polyphonists of the 16th and 17th centuries.

In 2018 we celebrate the 400th anniversary of the composer's death, while simultaneously celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Lisbon Chamber Choir.

Sponsor:
New album sponsor - DGArtes

China Tour
February 16th 2018

The Lisbon Chamber Choir performed in several cities of China in the last quarter of 2017 (Jining, Shijiazhuang, Xangai e Dalian, among other cities).

The repertoire was very well received by the audience. A large number of people stayed in the venue after the concerts, wanting to know more about the choir members and the Choir's recordings.

Check some of the tour photos (click to zoom in):

Recording project — Portugal-Philippines: 70 Years of Diplomatic Relations
February 12th 2016

The Embassy of the Republic of the Philippines in Lisbon has requested the Lisbon Chamber Choir to record a Commemorative CD of the Celebration of the 70 Years of Diplomatic Relations between Portugal and the Philippines. The CD will include folksongs from Portugal and the Philippines, and the album presentation will take place in June at the Orient Museum in Lisbon.

Recording project — Sacred choral works of Eurico Carrapatoso
November 28th 2014

The Lisbon Chamber Choir (LCC) has obtained a sponsorship from the Direcção-Geral das Artes to record a new CD of sacred a cappella choral music by the portuguese composer Eurico Carrapatoso. With this new recording, the LCC is affirming its longtime colaboration with the composer.

Sponsor:
New album sponsor - DGArtes

Recording project – Choral works of Simão Barreto
12th July 2014

(álbum «Canções Timorenses») The Lisbon Chamber Choir (LCC), sponsored by the Assessoria para a Sociedade Civil of the East Timor Democratic Republic, is currently developing a recording project of the choral works of Maestro Simão Barreto, one of the most respected and well-known East Timorese composers.

Since its foundation over 35 years ago, the LCC has clearly assumed the role of Lusophony embassador throughout the world, often including portuguese and its brother-countries’ musical repertoires in its concerts. In this context, the works of the East Timorese composer Simão Barreto have been performed in concert quite a few times, with whom the LCC has had a close cooperation relationship started many years ago.

In a time where the cultural identity and the heritage preservation are seen internationally as very important, this project is a great opportunity for the affirmation of the East Timorese culture, by recording the choral works of this highly regarded composer.