La Grande Chapelle

Main Programme

Venue: Monastery of Alcobaça - Church

Latin Works, by José de Baquedano

Ancient Music Group

Despite his importance and the artistic quality of his musical output, the composer from Navarre, José de Baquedano [Vaqueano], has not been sufficiently appreciated, perhaps because of his chronological position between two great figures of the 17th century: Juan Hidalgo and Sebastián Durón. Leaving his native Puente la Reina, Baquedano moved to Madrid, where he took the Trinitarian habit at the Convent of the Barefoot Trinitarians. He studied with Matías Ruiz, chapel master at the Royal Monastery of the Incarnation. His prestige in Spanish musical circles reached such an extent that in 1680 the governing body of the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela offered him the post of chapel master, which he held for almost 30 years. In his sacred works, Baquedano achieved an admirable symbiosis between modern style and traditional polyphonic languages.

Free Entrance


Co-production: Festival Música no Termo
Support: Parish of Alcobaça


Safety rules
The safety rules for public access to the festival follow the recommendations of the Direção-Geral de Saúde (DGS). We will welcome you with complete safety and confidence.

Access to the venue
The access to the Mosteiro de Alcobaça is made through the Church (Mosteiro) entrance. The exit is through the same place. The entrance is exclusive to ticket holders. The entrance is made from 20h45 and until 15 minutes before the beginning of the show. No entry is allowed after the beginning of the show.

Safety guidelines
Masks must be worn, even with a visor.
Meet safety distances when entering the venue.
Use the hand sanitizer dispensers available in several areas of the venue.
Comply with respiratory etiquette.
Respect the distance between the seats.
No physical format of the programme notes will be handed out.
You may consult the programme notes in digital media through the access
If you have any questions, ask the room assistants for support.

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