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Cupertinos
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Cupertinos

Founded in 2009 by the Cupertino de Miranda Foundation (Vila Nova de Famalicão, Portugal), the vocal ensemble Cupertinos is dedicated almost exclusively to the Portuguese musical heritage of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, based on a set of world-famous composers, such as Duarte Lobo, Manuel Cardoso, Filipe de Magalhães and Dom Pedro de Cristo.

Giving around fifteen concerts each year, the Cupertinos have already presented around 250 works, including over 100 premieres. With an unprecedented performative approach, several of these unpublished works have been transcribed from the original sources by the members of Cupertinos themselves under the guidance of the musical director of the group, Luís Toscano, and the musicologist Professor José Abreu (University of Coimbra and ESMAE).

Besides the International Festival of Portuguese Polyphony that they host, the Cupertinos have participated in renowned music festivals including the Ciclo de Requiem de Coimbra, Ciclo de Música Sacra da Igreja Românica de São Pedro de Rates, Cistermúsica: Festival de Música de Alcobaça, Ciclo ‘Espaços da Polifonia’, Jornadas Polifónicas Internacionales ‘Ciudad de Ávila’, West Coast Early Music Festival, Bolzano Festival Bozen and Temporada Música em São Roque. Recent and upcoming engagements include the group’s UK debut in the 2020 ‘Choral at Cadogan’ concert series, a Wigmore Hall debut, and performances at Germany’s Tage Alter Musik Regensburg festival and at Estonia’s Haapsalu Early Music Festival.

Increasingly renowned as ‘true ambassadors of Portuguese polyphony’, this epithet has been greatly enhanced by the recent release of their first album, dedicated to Manuel Cardoso, on the Hyperion label. The recording appears on classical radio stations all over Europe and has been acclaimed by the BBC Music Magazine, Gramophone, Choir & Organ and Chorzeit, among others. The release was nominated for the Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik, and won a Gramophone Award in the ‘Early Music’ category in 2019.

Albums

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Complete works available for download

Alphabetical listing of all musical works

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