6th Summer Choir Festival
From June 23rd through the 26th Belém district hosts the 6th edition of the Summer Choir Festival.
Incorporated into the Festas de Lisboa the festival is a collaboration between EGEAC from Portugal and SourceWerkz from Singapore and is an integral part of the cultural offerings during the month of June.
According to Dr. Paulo Vassalo Lourenço the festival “is designed as a platform for choirs to partake not only in high-level competition, but also to provide valuable and exciting performance opportunities”.
Over four days all participating choirs will sing at various city landmarks in the historical district to enthusiastic audiences, making the Summer Choir Festival, the largest choir event of its kind which takes place in Portugal.
The festival brings together more than 600 national and international musicians and choir singers, and aims to encourage the exchange of ideas on interpretation and technique for choirs from different cultures.
“This international gathering of goodwill is the perfect mirror of the Portuguese way to receive foreigners – with open arms.”