Welcome to Zêzere Arts for singers and musicians, for performers and for those who love to listen and experience live performance. Zêzere Arts runs an annual Summer Festival which is an invitation event for solo singers, choral singers and instrumentalists, culminating in a huge range of quality performances open to the public. In 2016, for the first time, Zêzeze Arts will also present a series of performances throughout the year in the Convento de Cristo and other venues.
Visitors are welcome to our festival where they can enjoy high quality music making, good food, sun-shine, swimming, boating, walking and the peaceful pleasures of rural central Portugal near the stunning river Zêzere and remarkable world heritage sites like the Convento de Cristo in Tomar, the Monateries of Batalha and Alcobaça, Almoural Castle and the village of Dornes.
Zêzere Arts Festival
The Zêzere Arts Festival presents performances in the region of central Portugal through which the river Zêzere flows. Over the years the venues have grown to include Ferreira do Zêzere, the town which originally founded the festival, the Convento de Cristo, the City of Tomar, Batalha Monastery, Alcobaça Monastery and Almourol Castle in Vila Nova da Barquinha. These stunning venues in a beautiful part of the world create a great opportunity for a cultural holiday.
Choral singers can avail of the unique opportunity to sing in some of the most amazing buildings in the world, living, rehearsing and performing together in the Convento de Cristo in Tomar. The first festival took place in 2011 and we are now planning the sixth edition for July 2016. Solo singers can apply to be invited to sing in our opera productions, concerts and recitals. Advanced students are welcomed each year to our Strings Masterclasses, where they can study with top teachers and participate in chamber music and orchestral performances.