PORTUGAL – Music festival brings new audiences to religious heritage buildings

The ninth edition of the prestigious “Festival Terras sem Sombra” began on 13 April and several concerts will be held until July in some of the most important churches in the Diocese of Beja (Southern Portugal).

This cultural trip along Almodôvar, Santiago do Cacém, Grândola, Vila de Frades, Castro Verde, Carvalhal e Comporta tries to link music to the cultural and natural heritage of this region, drawing attention to outstanding churches, which deserve a very special regard. “We aim to awaken new sights and new experiences around sacred music by enlivening this extraordinary religious legacy which vibrates amongst us”, explain José António Falcão, the director of the Department of Historical and Artistic Heritage of the Diocese of Beja and promoter of the Festival.

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