Rui Baeta, Coordinator and vocal coach
The OA Community Choir, currently with about 60 elements, all of them lovers of choral singing, volunteers, with the most diverse occupations, residing in the Algarve region and of multiple nationalities, has as its main mission and vocation to interpret the choral and symphonic repertoire, thus giving the Orquestra do Algarve the possibility to programme in its regular season the great works for choir and orchestra.
The Choir held its first rehearsal in February 2019 and since then more and more voices have wanted to join this exciting project. Coordinated and rehearsed by baritone Rui Baeta, the choir carries out its regular weekly vocal practice in order to perform works that will be part of their musical repertoire, including Vivaldi's Gloria, Mendelssohn's Psalm 42, Händel's Zadock The Priest, excerpts from Fauré's Requiem, Britten's Ceremony of Carols, which have already been performed in concert, and Bach's Magnificat and Beethoven's 9th Symphony. Bach's Magnificat and Beethoven's 9th Symphony, in preparation for the next season.