ZêzereArts Festival Choir 2018

Core Programme

1st rehearsal: Saturday, July 14th, 10am

Last Choral Performance*: Saturday, July 21st, 9.30pm

Core Programme participants in the 2018 ZêzereArts Festival Choir will be experienced choral singers looking for a full schedule of rehearsals and concerts. In preparing for the world premiere of Portuguese composer David Miguel's new work for the Festival, singers will have the opportunity to work alongside the 2018 ZêzereArts Festival Composer in Residence. Daily rehearsals will focus on choral singing technique and the interpretation of repertoire that will be performed at venues in the Médio-Tejo region of Portugal. Core programme singers will be joined by Weekend Works participants for the final performance, which will take place in the cloisters of the 12th century monastery, the Convento do Cristo, on July 21st.

Singers opting for the Core Programme may also apply for Singing Lessons, Solo Song Coaching and/or Chamber Music.

Repertoire will be selected from:

W. A. Mozart - KV 275 (272b), Missa Brevis in Bb Major

Lajos Bárdos - Cantemus

Alexander Gretchaninoff - Nunc Dimittis

World Premiere of a new work by David Miguel, the 2018 ZêzereArts Composer in Residence

Antonín Dvořák - Dědicové Bílé hory/The Heirs of the White Mountain

Charles Gounod - Gallia

*The last choral performance is programmed for Saturday, July 21st. However, an optional day trip is provisionally scheduled to take place on Sunday, July 22nd for singers interested in exploring more of the Médio-Tejo region.

Residential Fees: €425 per participant (€400 early bird rate)

Non-residential Fees: €325 per participant (€300 early bird rate)

Special March Offer:

Introduce a first-time-participant tenor or bass to the ZêzereArts Festival by March 31st, 2018, and both of you can enjoy a €50 fee discount. Please see below for terms and conditions.


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March Offer - Terms and conditions:
1. The tenor or bass must be a first-time ZêzereArts Festival participant.
2. The tenor or bass must have some previous singing and/or choral singing experience.
3. In order to avail of the discounts, bookings must be confirmed by March 31st, 2018. Bookings are deemed confirmed on payment of the non-refundable deposit of €150.
4. You must state on the booking form, or in a separate email to aoife@zezerearts.com the name of the person who introduced you (if you are the new tenor/bass) or the new tenor/bass you are introducing.
5. The €50 discount will apply to the balance payment of the overall fee.
6. The offer is only valid once for each participant.
7. This special offer is subject to availability.
8. The organisation reserves the right to modify the closing date of this special offer.
9. The organisation reserves the right to decline applications should they not meet the general criteria (i.e. previous choral or singing experience)