Regina Coeli - 5 Musical Pieces for the future

Regina Coeli - 5 Musical Pieces for the future

Comission of five choral pieces to five portuguese composers: a journey through the poetry of José Tolentino de Mendonça, having the marian antiphon Regina Coeli as its leitmotiv.

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Comission of five choral pieces to five portuguese composers: a journey through the poetry of José Tolentino de Mendonça, having the marian antiphon Regina Coeli as its leitmotiv.

 This project of musical comissioning takes place in the context of the celebration of the 50th anniversary of Coro Regina Coeli de Lisboa. We aim at making the most of this occasion so as to support the work of Portuguese composers and broaden the field of choral repertoire available for singing by choral ensembles, either Portuguese or Foreign.

 The pieces will be composed by Alfredo Teixeira, José Luís Ferreira, Daniel Davis, Nuno da Rocha e Sara Ross. There will be five autonomous pieces, linked together by a common leitmotiv whenever they are played together. This motive will be the marian antiphon Regina Coeli, guiding us through the poetry of José Tolentino de Mendonça, one of the foremost contemporary portuguese poets.

 The pieces will be premiered in the year 2017, when they will be played together for the first time. The partitions will be edited by MPMP, Movimento patrimonial pela música portuguesa.

 

Festival Coral de Verão - Junho 2015

Festival Coral de Verão - Junho 2015

About the author

Founded in 1966 by the Maestro António Joaquim Lourenço, Coro Regina Coeli de Lisboa celebrates in 2016 its 50th anniversary.

The choir is presently composed by approximately 40 elements and addresses a vast and eclectic repertoire, which includes choral a capella music from centuries XVI to XX, as well as choral-symphonic works from baroque to contemporary, for instance Bach’s Magnificat, Vivaldi´s Gloria, Handel’s Messiah, Mozart’s Requiem, Beethoven’s choral 9th Symphony, Fauré’s Requiem, Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana, or Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms. Thematic programs are also highlights, either a capella or with instruments, like the programs “The Night”, “Love in the Renaissance – madrigals and vilancicos”, “Garden of poets”, “Lux aeterna” and “Lux aurumque”.  Moreover, the Choir Regina Coeli of Lisbon shows a special interest for XXth and XXIst centuries composers, whom it has often interpreted. Some of them are active nowadays, like Arvo Pärt, Eurico Carrapatoso, Eric Whitacre, Morten Lauridsen or Ola Gjeilo.

It has performed throughout Portugal and participated in several festivals – Óbidos, Sintra, Évora, Algarve -, Choir meetings – Setúbal, Cascais, Algarve -, and musical seasons – S. Roque, Loures, Barreiro. The Choir Regina Coeli of Lisbon has been performing in multiple events and concert cycles, namely the launching of Expo’98 logo and the 100 Days Festival that preceded the Expo, the cycles “Chistmas in Churches” and “Music in Squares”, in Lisbon, and the Festival of the Arts in Coimbra. In 2014, it took part in the concert Open Doors, in Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, for the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the choir's foundation.

Coro Regina Coeli de Lisboa has been performing together with orchestras or professional instrumental ensembles, such as the National Conservatory of Lisbon’s Chamber Orchestra, the Portuguese Musical Youth Orchestra, Filarmonia das Beiras Orchestra, Portuguese Symphonic Orchestra, ARTAVE Orchestra, Lisbon’s Symphonietta, National Orchestra of Lituania, New Portuguese Philarmonia, and Cincinatti Philarmonia Orchestra. It recorded several CDs, as well as radio and TV programs.

In the years 2015 and 2016, Coro Regina Coeli de Lisboa was a participant in the Summer Choral Festival, a component of the Lisbon Festivities, organized by Lisbon Town Hall, EGEAC and SourceWerkz. In 2015 it won the gold medal-III in the category Mixed voices, and in 2016 the silver medal-IX in the category Sacred Music.

At present, the choir is part of the project Monster in the Maze, a community opera by composer Jonathan Dove produced by Fundação Gulbenkian that will have its portuguese premiere in 2017.

The Choir was directed by its founder, António Joaquim Lourenço, until 1983, and afterwards by maestros António Lourenço, Paulo Lourenço, Regina Mostardinha and Henrique Piloto. The present artistic direction belongs to maestro Pedro Miguel.

Budget and due dates

 BUDGET:

  • Composers’ fees: 4250€
  • Maestro/musical directors’ fees: 800€
  • Concerts’ costs (4 performances): 1000€
  • Partitions’ edition: supported by MPMP, without costs for the project
  • PPL (5%) + IVA (23%)= 153,75€

The crowdfunding will cover for 40% of the project’s value. The remaining 60% will be covered by owned revenues, with the support of partners (Local City Authority and REN).

DUE DATES

- June-July 2016: Literary work, choosing of the texts to be put in music

- August-December 2016: Composition work, in close contact between the composers, the choir and the artistic direction.

- January-March 2017: Preparation and rehearsal of the 5 pieces, including one public session of rehearsal, where the composers and the maestro can interact with the audience so that it can follow the process of creation of a musical piece.

- April 2017: Debut concert in Lisbon, in a place yet to determine. Public presentation of the partition. Concerts in other places of Portugal.

-13th August 2017: Concert “Rejoice, Queen of Heaven”, part of the Cycle of Sacred Music, in the scope of the celebrations of the hundred years of Fatima apparitions, at the Basílica of Our Lady of Rosário, in Fátima.

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