Founded on December 13, 1977 at Freg. S. Mamede in Lisbon under the name of Coral Caminhos Novos, is currently considered one of the best choirs in the country. It has been directed by Maestro Jorge Alves since 1986.
Lisboa Cantat was the associate choir of Centro Cultural de Belém during 2010/11 season.
Works performed: Schönberg’s Gürrelieder at CCB with the Teatro Nacional de São Carlos Choir and the Fundação Callouste Gulbenkian Choir, 9th Symphony, Solemnis Mass, Mass in C Major and Meeresstille und Glückliche Fahrt by Beethoven, Carmina Burana by Orff, Poulenc’s Gloria, German Requiem by J. Brahms, Requiem by Mozart, Requiem by G. Fauré, The Sea Symphony by V. Williams, Mahler’s 3rd Symphony, Verdi’s Requiem, Mendelssohn’s 2nd Symphony, Duruflé’s Requiem, The Seasons, The Creation, and Nelson and St. Teresa Masses from J. Haydn, Oktober Kantata by Prokofiev, Cantata para un silencio by Daniel Schvetz, Requiem by Eurico Carrapatoso, Gloria from Poulenc, Elixir of Love by G. Donizetti, Cantata Verbum Caro and Popular Oratory by Nuno Côrte-Real, Handel’s Messiah, and Stabat Mater and Petite Messe by G.Rossini.
It performed at the most important concert halls in Portugal: Culturgest Grand Auditorium, Centro Cultural de Belém, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Teatro Nacional de S. Carlos. Aula Magna, Pavilhão Atlântico, Sala Suggia from Casa da Música, Teatro S. Luiz, Sé de Lisboa, Mosteiro dos Jerónimos, Mosteiro de Alcobaça and Basílica de Mafra among many others.
It performed with orchestras such as the portuguese Orquestra Metropolitana de Lisboa, Orquestra Sinfónica Portuguesa, Orquestra Nacional do Porto, Clássica do Sul, Orquestra do Norte, Sinfonietta de Lisboa, Orquestra Sinfónica Juvenil, Filarmonia das Beiras, Orquestra de Câmara Portuguesa, Orquestra de Câmara da GNR and Orquestra Académica da Metropolitana, and the foreigner orchestras Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, Spanish Philharmonic Orchestra, Timisoara Orchestra and Sinfonia Warsaw Orchestra.
The Lisboa Cantat Symphonic Choir has been conducted by Nicholas Kraemer, Dirk Brossé, Martin Andre, Mark Tardue, Michael Zilm, Vasco Azevedo, Theodor Guschlbauer, Zoltan Peskó, Jose Cura, Dmitri Jurowsky, Olivier Cuendet, Kodo Yamaguishi, Cesário Costa, Osvaldo Ferreira, Brian Schembri, Donato Renzetti, Christopher Bochmann, Nuno Côrte-Real, António Vassalo Lourenço and Pedro Carneiro.