Celebrating Portuguese Sacred & Secular Music: 16th to 19th Centuries

Date: Saturday 09 June 2018 (11.30am)

Portugal Day is celebrated annually on the 10 June, the date commemorates the death of national literary icon Luís de Camões.  On Saturday 9 June , Portuguese Organist, Celia Sousa Tavares will perform an organ recital, on the new Stoller Organ which was built by Kenneth Tickell & Co.

Celia Sousa Tavares was born in 1983 and started playing organ aged 5. She did Music and Organ Studies at the Portuguese Conservatoire of Music in Lisbon while completing her secondary education and then obtained a Degree in Music Performance (Main Instrument, Organ) at the School of Music of the University of Lisbon. She followed her studies with a Masters Degree in Music Performance, specializing on the Organ, at the University of Evora in Portugal. She also obtained a Masters Degree in Historical Interpretation for the Organ at the HFK Bremen, in Germany. In her second year she was one of only three postgraduate students selected to spend a month at the prestigious Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. She also holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Music Teaching for the Organ from the School of Music of the University of Lisbon.

Celia has been an organ teacher and performer for several years and she regularly performs in a variety of venues. She is the Resident Organist at Igreja de São Sebastião da Pedreira in Lisbon.


 

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Venue:
Manchester Cathedral