The The AALF – Association of Arts and Letters of
Freamunde had thought of creating a musical group in
order to develop the musical culture and help young
people to increase their skills in the art of chant.
This dream became true only in the Autumn of 2004, when the
Maestro Sílvio Cortez began to prepare a group of young singers
people, just some of them with musical formation.
The Ensemble’s first concert took place on the 9th January 2005, in a
chapel, ending with a great satisfaction of the audience.
Since this, the enthusiasm has increased and the invitations have
come from different places and organizations, like France, Spain,
and all around Portugal.
The repertoire is carefully chosen by the Maestro, and it includes
renaissance, baroque, Classic and modern music. Although this is a
group with a great emphasis on folk music from all over the world,
the sacred music gives also a special attention, due to the many
religious concerts and contests the Ensemble has participated in.
Among all its concerts, we have to highlight the participations in the
international festivals of Vilar do Paraíso, Vila Nova De Gaia, Portugal
(2006), of Alta Pusteria, Italy (2006), Preveza, Greece (2006), in which
the Ensemble Vocal of Freamunde won the third place and bronze
medal in the Sacred Music contest, Grieg Festiva, Norway (2007). It
has also performed in Spain in January, 2006.
In April 2007, the Ensemble revealed the public its first record, in
which you can find ten of the first musics the Ensemble performed.
Ensemble Vocal de Freamunde