Sunday, 28 May 2017
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Walter Sulzer conductingIt is already 9 months since the death of Walter Sulzer, but the memories of this exceptional man are still fresh and green. It was not his musicality alone, his gifts as musician and choirmaster, but the extremely rare combination of a man who could both inspire, and endear himself to those he inspired. The choir he created will always remember him with love and respect, as long as there remain singers from the days when he was choirmaster.

So it is with a sense of celebration that the Coro dos Amigos have decided to hold a concert in homage to the memory of Walter Sulzer. They have chosen songs that Walter himself loved - baroque, of course, but also medieval from the days when Andalucia was at its height. He delighted in the regularity of German baroque, but equally loved the discords and the liberties that the very English Purcell took in blending four voices. Portuguese sacred music, slightly naughty English madrigals - he took enormous pleasure in all music that was well crafted.

So the choir will do its best to present a concert that Walter would have loved, and individuals from within and outside the choir will also present some pieces that they would like to offer up to his memory. Not only that but the Coro de Câmara de Beja will join us for a special performance in memory of the man who was once a valued member of their choir, until hhe moved to the Algarve.

There will be no entry charge, but a collection will be made in Walter's honour, for his family to donate to a local charity of their choosing.

All are welcome to join us at the Museu do Trajo, São Brás, on Saturday 3rd June at 18.00. It promises to be a special evening.