The 12th edition of the Algarve Organ Festival ended last weekend, after 15 performances carefully listened to by the very public who attended Faro, Portimão, Boliqueime and Tavira.
Gyula Szilágyi was in charge of the opening concert in Portimão together with the Coral Adagio Group, directed by António Pereira, opening also the concerts in Faro.
The following week, André Ferreira was the invited organist, who was accompanied by the singer Teresa Duarte in Portimão and the Coral Ossónoba Group in Faro, directed by Nuno Sequeira Rodrigues.
The Sé de Faro gathered 300 children from the city's schools for a lively pedagogical concert, with Inês Machado to the organ and the narrators Ana Oliveira and António Gambóias.
The students of the Sé School of Faro were also present at the festival, in concert and at a mass attended by the chamber choir Cantate Domino directed by Rui Jerónimo.
Rui Paiva and the Arabesque Quartet brought their concertante music to Boliqueime and Faro.
Also in these places were featured the duets for soprano voices accompanied by the organ, with António Duarte, Ana Paula Russo and Ariana Moutinho Russo.
In Tavira, Célia Sousa Tavares showed her technique and, to close the festival promoted by Associação Música XXI, Javier Artigas and the Ministries of Marsias confirmed their reputation as a reference group in ancient music with wind historical instruments.