Churches of Tavira and Faro receive the latest concerts of the Organ Festival

On Sunday afternoon, there will be a concert by the students of the School of Organ, to make their work known.

On Friday, 26 November, the Igreja da Misericórdia in Tavira hosts the only chamber music concert included in this year's Festival de Órgão do Algarve.

Accompanying André Ferreira on the keyboards and recordings of the historical organ built in 1785, André Conde lets us hear the timbre of the trombone. L. Mozart, Giazotto/Albinoni, Corelli, Handel and Marcello are the composers chosen for this unique night, where adages, sonatas and even opera arias will be heard.

On Saturday, November 27th, the Festival's concert cycle ends in a big way at Sé de Faro, with an evening of choral and organ music by the Officium Ensemble and Sérgio Silva, directed by Pedro Teixeira.

"Novas Flores de Música" will be performed, a set of works by contemporary Portuguese composers Eurico Carrapatoso (Pange lingua), João Madureira (Poem), João Santos (Verso) and João Vaz (Magnificat), combined with Renaissance works by Manuel Rodrigues Coelho . This concert has the complementary support of the Directorate-General for the Arts.

Closing the Festival, on Sunday afternoon, the 28th, the Sé de Faro, the concert performed by the students of the School of Organ, which aims to make their work known.

The Organ School of the Cathedral of Faro it began in the 2017/2018 school year, at the initiative of the Cabido da Sé, in the person of Canon José Pedro Martins. Currently with 20 students, it aims to prepare them to follow liturgical singing and to deepen their musical knowledge. Classes are taught by organist André Ferreira.

The concerts on November 26th and 27th are scheduled for 21 pm, while the concert on the 00th takes place at 28 pm, all with free admission (free of charge).
Concert programs are available on the Festival book by clicking here.

Organized by Associação Música XXI, the 2021 Algarve Organ Festival has the support of the Regional Directorate of Culture of the Algarve and the Municipalities of Faro, Loulé, Portimão and Tavira, with support for the dissemination of the Algarve Tourism Region and communication partners Antena 2, Sul Informação and FM Street.

It also has the Hotel accommodation partner Faro and with the partnership of the Diocese of Algarve, the Cabido da Sé de Faro, of the Order of Carmo of Faro and the parishes of Portimão, Boliqueime and Tavira.


As a soloist or integrated in several musical groups, André Ferreira has already given recitals in Portugal, Spain, Italy, Holland, England and New Zealand. He works as organist with the Parish of S. Tomás de Aquino and with the Parish of Santa Maria de Belém, Mosteiro dos Jerónimos.
He teaches Organ at the Diocesan School of Sacred Music of the Patriarchate of Lisbon, at the Mafra Conservatory and at the Cathedral of Faro.

André Conde has integrated several national and foreign orchestras as guest trombonist: Zurich Opera Orchestra; Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra; Tonhalle Orchester Zürich; Gullbenkian Orchestra, Lisbon Metropolitan Orchestra; Porto Symphony Orchestra – Casa da Música; Lisbon Sinfonietta Orchestra; Southern Classical Orchestra; among others. He is currently a professor at the Superior National Academy of Orchestra and at the University of Évora.

O Office Ensemble has established itself as one of the most prominent Portuguese vocal groups dedicated to early music. He regularly performs in early music festivals: Sé de Évora Music School International Journeys, São Roque Music Festival, Terras sem Sombra, Music Days (CCB), Lisbon Organ Festival, Marvão International Music Festival, Cistermúsica, Festival Laus Polyphoniae (Antwerp) and the Festival of Ancient Music in Utrecht – Oude Muziek. He recorded for the Mezzo channel and his concerts are frequently rebroadcast by Antena 2.

As a concert artist, Sergio Silva he performs regularly, both solo and as part of several prestigious national groups, having performed in Portugal, Spain, Italy, England, France, Germany and Macau. He currently works as organ teacher at the Instituto Gregoriano de Lisboa and at the Escola de Música Sacra de Lisboa, and is head organist at the Basilica da Estrela and at the Igreja de São Nicolau (Lisbon).