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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 world-famous composers such as Duarte Lobo, Manuel Cardoso, Filipe de Magalhães and Pedro de Cristo.

Giving over fifteen concerts each year, the Cupertinos have presented around 250 works to date, including over 100 premieres. Several of these unpublished works have been transcribed from their original sources by members of the Cupertinos themselves under the guidance of music director Luís Toscano and 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, Festival Internacional de Música Religiosa de Guimarães, 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, Temporada Música em São Roque, Festival Antena 2, Festival Terras Sem Sombra, the Polyphony in Portugal festival and Regensburg’s Tage Alter Musik. Recent and upcoming engagements include the group’s UK debut in the ‘Choral at Cadogan’ concert series, and performances at Wigmore Hall and Estonia’s Haapsalu Early Music Festival.

The Cupertinos are renowned as ‘true ambassadors of Portuguese polyphony’, and this epithet has been greatly enhanced by their two albums, dedicated in turn to Manuel Cardoso and Duarte Lobo. Released by Hyperion, these recordings appear regularly on classical radio stations across Europe and have been acclaimed by BBC Music Magazine, Gramophone, Choir & Organ and Chorzeit, among others. Their debut album was nominated for a Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik, and won a 2019 Gramophone Award in the ‘Early Music’ category. They were finalists in the 2020 ‘PLAY—Portuguese Music Awards’ and in 2021 were winners in the PLAY Best Classical Album category.

Albums

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Complete works available for download

Alphabetical listing of all musical works

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