26 JUNE - 29 JUNE 2020
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Dear fellow Conductors and Choristers,

We are happy to invite you to the 9th Festival Coros de Verão, held in scenic and culturally rich Belém district in Lisbon, Portugal from 26 – 29 June 2020. As with our previous editions, the festival is a collaboration between EGEAC from Portugal and SourceWerkz from Singapore. This international gathering of goodwill is the perfect mirror of the Portuguese way to receive foreigners – with open arms.

The charming city of Lisbon hosts the Festival Coros de Verão that is designed as a platform for choirs to partake not only in high-level competition, but also to provide valuable and exciting performance opportunities. This year’s festival also sees the addition of new education programmes and the 1st Grand Prix of the festival with cash prizes totaling €6,000. All participating choirs will sing at various city landmarks in the historical district to enthusiastic audiences.

Over the past editions, we have had the honour of hosting some of the most artistic and culturally-diverse choirs, and this year is no different. Come and join us at the 9th Festival Coros de Verão for a great choral and intercultural experience!

With warmest regards,


Dr. Paulo Vassalo Lourenço

Artistic Director, Festival Coros de Verão, Director of Choral Studies at the Escola Superior de Música de Lisboa, Portugal 

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Adjudication and Evaluation

The Jury
The jury panel consists of five judges. The decision of the jury is final. Original scoring sheets will be provided to the choirs after the competition. Upon tabulation of scores, the highest and lowest combined score among the judges will be excluded and the choir will be awarded points based on the average of the three remaining scores.


Festival Coros de Verão is held in the capital and largest city of Portugal, Lisbon. Being Europe’s second-oldest capital, Lisbon was once home to the great explorers like Prince Henry the Navigator and Vasco da Gama, over time becoming a truly global city due to her importance in finance, commerce, trade, entertainment, arts and culture.

In 1755, a massive earthquake together with fires and a tsunami devastated much of Lisbon. Under the guidance and vision of the Marquise de Pombal, Sebastião José de Carvalho e Melo, Lisbon was rebuilt from the ground up with new architecture that had anti-seismic features in what is now known as the Pombaline style of architecture.

The new city was rebuilt with well laid out grids and streets in the Baixa area and is now what you would see in Lisbon today. The heart and soul of the great age of exploration, modern tourists will discover the beauty of the picturesque capital, where rolling hills, the Tagus River and Atlantic Ocean flank the shoreline.

The activities of the Summer Choral Festival are concentrated in the Belém cultural district where modern architecture juxtapose with Manueline-style monuments. The serene inner cloisters of the 16th century UNESCO World Heritage Site Mosteiro dos Jerónimos will feature as a backdrop for participants of the festival to perform in; this is in contrast to the modern auditorium of the Centro Cultural de Belém where participants will partake in competition.