Santa Cecilia Choir of Florence in Alvor, Lagos, Silves and Batalha – Jornal diariOnline Southern Region

Santa Cecilia Choir of Florence in Alvor, Lagos, Silves and Batalha - Jornal diariOnline Southern Region


on one tour Throughout Portugal this August, the “Santa Cecilia di Firenze Choir” will visit the Algarve and Batalha Monastery, accompanied by violinist Farfuri Nuredini and pianist Alessandro Pelagatti.
Some solo pieces will be performed by two exceptional guests: tenor Daniele De Prosperi and soprano Debora Beronesi. The Choir will be directed by its founder Alessandro Benassai.

Let us remember that the “Santa Cecilia di Firenze Choir” was born in 1999 from an idea by Alessandro Benassai, who "together with some of his collaborators, studies and composes original, traditional and modern music at the same time. Sacred music because it is inspired by themes such as the Te Deum, the Psalms of David, the Genesis of Moses, the Our Father, the Hail Mary, etc. "

It should be noted that the composition uses exclusively the diatonic scale and its eight modes, and to make this new type of music known, a choir and an Academy called “Santa Cecília” were formed – in honor of the patron saint of music. and “di Firenze” because it's your hometown. They collaborated with professional orchestras, musicians and lyric singers.

In these 20 years, the Santa Cecilia di Firenze Choir has performed several concerts, namely in Italy (Rome, Florence, Parma, Siena, Arezzo, Pistoia, Grosseto, etc.) as well as in Germany, Austria, France and Portugal.

This year, in Portugal, there will be three concerts in the Algarve and one in Batalha, namely:
– ALVOR, Mother Church of Alvor on August 13 at 22:00 hrs;
– LAKES, Church of Santa Maria on August 15 at 22:00 hrs;
– SILVES, Sé Cathedral of Silves on August 16 at 20:00 hrs;
– BATTLE, at Batalha Monastery on August 18 at 19:30 hrs.
Admission is free.

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