The Choir of the Classical Orchestra of the South (OCS) presents itself to the public for the first time on June 7, at 9:30 p.m., at the concert commemorating the 40th anniversary of the University of Algarve, in the large auditorium of Gambelas, Faro .
There are about 60 people who will share the stage with the formation of the Classical Orchestra of the South, after four months of rehearsals and an exhaustive preparation, under the coordination of Rui Baeta, vocalist.
The choir and the OCS return to the stage the next day, June 8, at the Igreja do Carmo in Tavira, at 9:30 p.m.
The six dozen people will play "Gloria em Ré maior" by Antonio Vivaldi, in what will be his first public presentation.
Under the direction of maestro Rui Pinheiro, the Orquestra Clássica do Sul will also accompany the soloists Paulina Sá Machado (soprano) and Marta Aguiar Magalhães (mezzo-soprano).
This new initiative by the Orquestra Clássica do Sul – a participatory choir that, due to its connection to the orchestra, will be the only structure of the genre in the south of the country – aims to broaden the repertoire to present and simultaneously provide new experiences to the performers and also to the audience.
"It was Vivaldi, with his baroque virtuosity, that we chose to give voice in the opening concert of the SCO Choir. Behind him will follow other great geniuses of choral-symphonic music. In addition to the voice, now and always, of soul and heart in each note, in each syllable, in each pause that we sing, we will share with the public the enormous pleasure we have in interpreting such compositions, "says the renowned faritic baritone Rui Baeta.
In addition to Vivaldi's "Gloria em Ré maior", the orchestra will play "Symphony No. 2" by Ludwig van Beethoven, a piece that the German composer completed when he discovered that he would lose his hearing.