The Lisbon Chamber Choir, celebrating 40 years, has published a new album, dedicated to the polyphony of Pedro de Cristo, composer that the musicological research places among the main ones of the Portuguese Renaissance.
"D. Pedro de Cristo – Musical Splendor of the Monastery of Santa Cruz", the most recent disc of the choir founded and directed by Teresita Gutierrez Marques, recalls the 400 years of the death of Pedro de Cristo in 1618, gathering "unpublished sacred "The chorus aims to" value the legacy of one of the most important Portuguese polyphonists of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, "according to the statement released today.
Among other compositions of Peter of Christ, the choir recorded "Ay, mi Dios", "Today is sent to apregonar", "Quæramus cum pastoribus", "If man can", "Hodie nobis de cælo" and "Vinea mea electa" .
The Chamber Choir of Lisbon consists of 22 musicians, and plays it cappella or in collaboration with instrumental formations – Portuguese and foreign works, from the Renaissance to the contemporary, "being responsible for a significant number of world premieres.
In 2009, the choir released the album "Missa Grande," by Marcos Portugal, the first full recording of this work. In 2011, he published the album "Songs of Asia", which followed "A Cappella | Sacro "(2015), with works by Eurico Carrapatoso. In 2016, he recorded "Friendship between the Philippines and Portugal" celebrating the "70 Years of Diplomatic Relations" between the two countries.