Formed in 2009 by the Cupertino de Miranda Foundation – Vila Nova de Famalicão, Portugal – with the purpose of recovering, studying, and disseminating the vast and yet largely unknown Portuguese musical heritage of the 16th and 17th centuries, the Cupertinos vocal ensemble, initially called Cappella Musical Cupertino de Miranda, has established itself as a true ambassador of Portuguese Polyphony.
In 2011, the cupertino de miranda foundation launched the international festival of portuguese polyphony, which has since then been part of its annual programme. Thus, in 2019, we are in the ninth edition of the festival, whose purpose is to promote polyphonic music of the 16th and 17th centuries, but also to spread the history and architecture of the locations where the concerts are held, with deep-rooted links to the baroque period.
Within the scope of its purpose of encouraging musical and poetic activities, the Cupertino de Miranda Foundation has promoted a set of five music and poetry recitals in the first semester of each year since 2009.
These Cycles of Music and Poetry have become a reference in the context of the Foundation for providing pleasant cultural moments...