Histórias Cantadas

What saves me in this repetitive existence is my ability to constantly renew the view of things. I never exhaust reality. So much in search, that, as in love, that no appearance satisfies and always goes beyond what you see, I end up discovering a detail in it that makes it unprecedented to the eye and to the imagination. I am always for the first time everywhere. Miguel Torga

Sung stories are a visit to the traditions and legends that mark the genesis and essence of the most diverse places in Portugal. A seed is sown for the renewal and strengthening of the roots and people that define these places, which are so important for culture and the preservation of their identity.

Based on an investigation and collection of texts, legends, traditions, songs and memories, the program is created from scratch and specifically for each place. The guiding thread is always the return home. Music is the sound that takes us along the way, by its ineffable hand there is a symbiosis of the old and the new, past and future, of fantasy and reality, of nature and man.

... there is only one act that man can repeat eternally with originality: looking at nature. Miguel Torga

The contact with the land, the leaves of the trees, the water in the streams and the wind in the valleys, the smell of flowers and the chirping of birds, hills and plains, that look, which Miguel Torga knew how to explain like no one else, is a show in yourself. This sense of the primordial fosters the rooting of man to his land. By instigating the preservation of the natural environment, the individual becomes an active element in the collective, enhancing their own well-being. At the same time, it nurtures the awareness of the environment in which it lives, of which it has been, is and will be a part, as a transforming and caregiver element.

Story Singers Ana Maria Pinto (Soprano) e Hugo Miguel Fraga (Contratenor)

* The first project of Histórias Cantadas was carried out in the village of Parambos, Carrazeda de Ansiães, on November 25, 2017 in the church of São Bartolomeu.