ZêzereArts Festival 2018

Welcome to the ZêzereArts Festival 2018. The Festival will take place from July 14th to 29th in central Portugal. Choral singers can choose to participate in the Core or Weekend Works programmes, while advanced students can apply for the strings masterclasses, working towards a range of quality performances in the Médio-Tejo region.

The full programme for the 2018 ZêzereArts Festival is coming soon, and will build on the events developed in previous years. 

The 2017 ZêzereArts Festival produced a series of performances during the last two weeks of July in the central, rural region of Portugal linked by the river Zêzere. Venues like the newly renovated church in Areias, Ferreira do Zêzere, the Convento de Cristo in Tomar, the Cultural Centre in Ferreira do Zêzere, the church of the Santa Casa de Misericordia in Tomar, Almoural Castle, Vila Nova da Barquinha, Batalha Monastery and many others hosted events creating that unique atmosphere of a Summer Festival of Music. The Festival Chamber Choir performed works by our first Composer in Residence, Eurico Carrapatoso, and the Symphonic Chorus sang Haydn's great choral masterpiece 'The Creation'. Young violinists on the verge of professional careers and under the guidance of international virtuoso Ilya Grubert gave concerts of solo violin and chamber music repertoire.

Orfeo - Zêzere Arts Festival 2011

The Councils of Ferreira do Zêzere, Tomar and Vila Nova da Barquinha along with a team of local volunteers has worked tirelessly over the years to establish the ZêzereArts Festival. We are most grateful for this crucial support.

We are also grateful to the Convento de Cristo for their initiative and support allowing us to accommodate a festival chorus and perform in this wonderful building. We look forward to continuing these crucial relationships into the future.

It is a great time to visit this beautiful area of central Portugal. Please contact us if you would like more information about where to stay and what there is to see and do. We hope to see you at some of our festival events!

If you would like to attend this unique Festival as a participant please contact us now.