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Coro do Instituto Gregoriano de Lisboa

The Instituto Gregoriano de Lisboa Chamber Choir was founded by Christopher Bochmann in 1987 with a selected group of the more advanced singers in the school, thus allowing them to tackle a more challenging repertoire that, by its difficulty or specificity could no be done by the other students. The choir has since received current and former students and also teachers of the Instituto Gregoriano.
The choir’s extensive a cappella repertoire has works from the Renaissance to the 21st Century, including works like Duarte Lobo and Manuel Cardoso’s Missae Pro Defunctis, Allegri’s Miserere, Francis Poulenc’s Un Soir de Neige, Benjamin Britten’s Hymn to Saint Cecília de Benjamin Britten and Thomas Tallis’ 40 part motet Spem in Alium.
Besides performing a cappella the choir has sung in works like the operas Venus and Adonis by John Blow, Dido and Aeneas by Henry Purcell, La Déscente d’Orphée aux Enfers by Marc Antoine Charpentier and Don Quixotte chez la Duchesse by Joseph Bodin de Boismortier, and in Oratorios like Responsoria in Festo Sanctae Anne by João de Sousa Carvalho, Magnificat and Christmas Oratorio by J. S. Bach, Requiem by Domingos Bomtempo, Requiem, C minor Mass and Coronation Mass by Mozart, Nelson Mass by Haydn, Fauré’s and Duruflé’s Requiem and Christopher Bochmann’s Plaint, alongside orchestras like Orquestra Sinfónica Juvenil, Orquestra Sinfonia B, Orquestra de Câmara de Cascais e Oeiras, Orquestra do Algarve and Orquestra Metropolitana de Lisboa.
The choir has performed in several music festivals like Festival Internacional de Música do Algarve, Festival do Estoril, Música em S. Roque, Musicaldas, Festival de Órgão de Lisboa and Festival de Música de Guimarães and won a silver medal in Lisbon’s Summer Choral Festival.
The choir has been conducted by Christopher Bochmann, Vasco Pearce de Azevedo and, since 1998, by Armando Possante.

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