Organ Festival weekend has concerts in Portimão, Boliqueime and Faro

The concerts are free entry.

The Algarve Organ Festival has, this weekend, from the 11th to the 13th of November, concerts scheduled for the churches of Portimão, Boliqueime (Loulé) and Faro. 

On Friday, the 11th, the Festival unfolds between Portimão and Boliqueime.

Young organist Laura Silva was invited to the Parish Church of Portimão, who has performed solo and with orchestra in Portugal, France, Germany, Belgium, Holland and England. She studies at the prestigious Royal College of Music in London, where she is a fellow of the Eric Thompson Trust and the GDA Foundation.

This concert is entirely dedicated to Portuguese and Spanish composers from the XNUMXth and XNUMXth centuries.

At the Parish Church of Boliqueime, the program includes a concert with the young organist António Pedrosa who, as a soloist and ensemble musician, has already performed in Portugal, Holland, Spain and France.

He is currently organist at Onze Lieve Vrouw van de Rozenkrans (Obrechtkerk), in Amsterdam.


Laura Silva


«The program includes the inevitable Italian and Spanish composers, without forgetting Mozart and Handel», says the Música XXI association.

On Saturday 12 November, António Pedrosa will present at Igreja do Carmo, in Faro, a new program, with greater emphasis on Portuguese composers such as Manuel Rodrigues Coelho and Pedro de Araújo, along with Domenico Scarlatti with a well-known connection to Portugal and the Portuguese court.

On Sunday, November 13th, the attention falls on the Organ School of the Cathedral of Faro, which has the direction of professor and organist André Ferreira. The concert takes place in the Cathedral of Faro and will be carried out by the students of this School, intending to make their work known.

The concerts are free of charge and do not require prior reservation.

The Algarve Organ Festival 2022 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, with communication partners Antena 2, Sul Informação and RUA FM and with the accommodation partner Hotel Faro. It also has a partnership with the Diocese of the Algarve, the Cabido da Sé de Faro, of the Order of Carmo of Faro and the parishes of Portimão, Boliqueime and Tavira.



November 11th | Mother Church of Portimão | 21pm – Laura Silva
November 11th | Parish Church of Boliqueime | 21:00 – António Pedrosa
November 12 | Church of Carmo (Faro) | 21:00 – António Pedrosa
November 13th | Church of the See (Faro) | 16:00 – Concert by students of the Organ School of the Cathedral of Faro