The Orquestra Clássica do Sul presents its latest project - the OCS Choir, one of the greatest news for the 2018/2019 musical season. For its association to the Orchestra, it will be the only musical ensemble of its kind in the south of Portugal.
The creation of a choir dedicated to classical music performances allows the expansion of the range of the OCS productions, simultaneously considering the specificity of the choir’s repertoires, and the new experiences that it will provide to its participants.
The conductor and vocal director of this project is Rui Baeta, a renowned Portuguese baritone, who joins the Orquestra Clássica do Sul for this challenging initiative. Expecting that the OCS Choir project will have a "very inspiring development path", Rui Baeta is preparing himself to direct a mixed choir, with female and male voices, who will interpret choir and orchestral repertoires in concerts during the OCS artistic seasons.
In addition to his tasks with the OCS Choir, Rui Baeta will also be available for a limited number of individual lyric singing classes.
Although not intended to become a professional ensemble, the OCS Choir will be devoted to the interpretation of a large repertoire signed by great composers. The OCS Choir project is open to participants of 18 years old or over, with or without choral singing experience.
Would like to be part of the Orquestra Clássica do Sul Choir?
With or without choral singing experience
Age of 18 years old or over
Presentation and first rehearsal: 4th of February 2019
The choir rehearsals will take place weekly, on Mondays, between 9 and 11 P.M., at the OCS’s rehearsal room - Room Dr. Ramiro Fernandes, at Rua João Brito Vargas, Casa das Figuras, 8005-145 Faro.
OCS Choir Premiere Concert
The debut of the OCS Choir will occur in two OCS concerts under the direction of Rui Pinheiro, OCS principal conductor, which repertoires will include “Gloria RV 589 in D Major” by Antonio Vivaldi:
June, the 7th, 2019, at the Grande Auditório de Gambelas, Universidade do Algarve, Faro;
June, the 8th, 2019, at Igreja do Carmo, Tavira.
Applications for Admission
Applications for admission to the OCS Choir are free and the closing date for submissions is the 31st of January 2019. To apply for admission, you should send an email message including the following information to email@example.com:
Place of residence
Occupation (retired or unemployed applicants should state their last job occupation)
Short description / summary of developed musical activities or musical experience
To those who wish to improve their vocal technique, Rui Baeta will be available to schedule a limited number of individual classes on Lyric Singing. The fee for the participation in these classes will be subject to agreement with the teacher.
For more information concerning these individual singing classes, please send email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 289 860 890.