Requiem by Fauré

Main Programme

Venue: Monastery of Alcobaça - Church

Melleo Harmonia Orchestra and Ricercare Choir

Opening Concert

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Once upon a time there was a man and a woman. Once upon a time there was a religious order that was the foundation of a kingdom. Once upon a time there was a monastery that preserves the memory of that man and that woman, whose love story overcame time and became one of the most remarkable episodes in the history of a people. Ours.
We're talking about a story of redemption. A redemption that many years later, in the 19th century, would inspire the composition of one of the most beautiful pieces of music known to man: Gabriel Fauré's Requiem Op. 48.
In the centenary year of his death, his Requiem will echo in the Church of the Monastery of Alcobaça, in a heartfelt tribute to the redemptive symbolism that the tombs of Pedro and Inês contain, reminding us that the breath of death does not necessarily represent a Final Judgement, but can mean liberation and peace.
We will have the magnetising voices of soprano Patrycja Gabrel and baritone André Baleiro, accompanied by the Ricercare Choir and the Melleo Harmonia orchestra, under the musical direction of conductor Joaquim Ribeiro.
Jenny Silvestre will be in charge of the presentation.

Gabriel Fauré (1845–1924)
Requiem Op. 48

Patrycja Gabrel, soprano
André Baleiro, baritone

Joaquim Ribeiro, musical direction
Jenny Silvestre, presentation

Melleo Harmonia Orchestra
Alexander Stuart, violin
Cecíliu Isfan, Irma Skenderi, Isabel Pereira, Sara Ramalho and Eurico Cardoso, violas
Carolina Matos, João Matos, Fernando Costa, Abel Gomes, cellos
Vítor Jorge, double bass
Luís Vieira and Ricardo Alves, horns
Ana Castanhito, harp
Célia Tavares, organ

Ricercare Choir
Mónica Calçada, Ana Proença, Filipa Augusto, Filipa Santos, Helena Romão, Inês Montóia, Inês Morais, Rita Álvaro, Rita Neves, Teresa Roque, Rita Capela, Lara Rodrigues, Ana Baptista, Catarina Conceição, Clara Parreirão, Carolina Faria, Maria Gomes, Margarida Mendes, João Coutinho, Manuel Moreira, Margarida Botelho, Gustavo Paixão, Susana Luís, João Lourenço, António Lopes, Miguel Batista, MIguel La Féria, Pedro Costa, Henrique Rodrigues and Alexandre Jesus

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