Ensemble Vocal Aura

Main Programme

Venue: Monastery of Alcobaça - Chapter Hall



Sancta. Allusion to what is pure, to what is worthy of reverence. Mention of the feminine, transversal to time and space. Thus prove the Ave Generosa by Hildegard von Bingen (1098 - 1179) and Ola Gjeilo (b. 1978). Homonymous themes, influence and influenced. Separated by 925 years (and more than 1000 kilometers, which separate Germany from Norway). United through jubilation, homage, the appeal to the Virgin, the female voice. It is through the latter that we also travel through the French gaze, by means of Maurice Duruflé (1902 - 1986); Portuguese, with Alfredo Teixeira (b. 1965), Cláudio Carneyro (1895 - 1963) and Rui Paulo Teixeira (b. 1973); English, through John Tavener (1944 - 2013) and Gustav Holst (1874 - 1934); and Italian, resorting to Giuseppe Verdi (1813 - 1901). They tell us stories about the divine, presented in different styles, textures and languages. Today, they will come to us through the interpretation of the Aura Vocal Ensemble, in an evening that will last just under an hour.

Hildegard von Bingen (1098-1179)
Ave Generosa

Maurice Duruflé (1902-1986)
Tota Pulchra Es

Alfredo Teixeira (1965- )
Ave Regina Caelorum

Claudio Carneyro (1895-1963)
Ave Maria
Orações Populares

Rui Paulo Teixeira (1973- )
Ave Maria Teresiano

John Tavener (1944-2013)
Ikon of Saint Hilda

Gustav Holst (1874-1934)
Ave Maria

John Tavener (1944-2013)

Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)
Laudi alla Vergine Maria

Ola Gjeilo (1978- )
Ave Generosa

Ariana Russo, Cecília Rodrigues, Claire Rocha e Sofia David, sopranos
Joana Esteves, Laura Lopes, Rita Tavares e Salomé Monteiro, altos
Inês Tavares Lopes, artistic direction

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BPI/"La Caixa" Foundation and Égide – Associação Portuguesa das Artes are Patrons of the 31st edition of the Alcobaça Music Festival