ZêzereArts Festival 2020 - Featured Choirs

ZêzereArts Featured Choirs - July 14 - 19, 2020

The ZêzereArts Festival is welcoming applications from choirs wishing to participate in 2020 and/or future Festivals.

Featured choirs in the 2020 ZêzereArts Festival will have the opportunity to perform their chosen programme during the Festival. A maximum of 2 choirs are chosen each year to sing at the festival as a featured choir.

The featured choirs will also work together with artistic director Brian MacKay and the festival's music staff in preparing for a joint performance with the ZêzereArts Festival Choir and ZaVe. The performance will take place in the unique surroundings of the 12th century UNESCO world heritage monument, the Convento de Cristo in Tomar.

In addition to performances and daily rehearsals during the Festival, featured choirs can avail of rehearsal spaces to work more intensively together in between spending time discovering the natural and historical features of the Médio-Tejo region. This way the festival can act as a unique choral retreat in the atmosphere of a summer music festival.

Apart from the Convento de Cristo, the ZêzereArts Festival offers a range of stunning settings for music-making such as the Mosteiro da Batalha, Mosteiro de Alcobaça or the Sanctuário Nossa Senhora do Pranto in the village of Dornes. With this comes the opportunity to participate in the atmosphere of a summer music festival performing for local and international audiences and spending time with like-minded musicians.

Choirs wishing to participate in the ZêzereArts Festival as featured choirs are required to send recent recordings of two contrasting pieces, photographs and biographies of the choir and their conductor. Please fill out the following form in order to register your interest:

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