CORUÉ – University of Évora Choir
The CORUÉ – University of Évora Choir was founded on 11 April 1983 under the direction of Professor Manuel Ferreira Patrício, Ph.D., and is formed by students, staff, teachers of the university and former choir members. It is a non-profit cultural Academic Association whose purpose is to prepare, interpret and promote music, especially choir music, of any period and of any author.
Dr. Mário Soares, Dr. Rómulo de Carvalho (António Gedeão), José Saramago – Nobel Prize in Literature, D. Carlos Ximenes Belo – Nobel Peace Prize, among others, are particularly of note. Its founder, Professor Manuel Ferreira Patrício, Ph.D., was appointed Honorary Member of the CORUÉ in April 2011.
Following the direction of its founder, the CORUÉ was also conducted by Dr. Adelino Santos and later by Dr. Luís Veiga, Maestro Francisco D’Orey, Dr. Paulo Oliveira, Maestro Edgar Saramago, Professor Manuela Magno, Maestro Gonçalo Lourenço and Maestro Jaime Branco. Today, CORUÉ is conducted by Dr. Pedro Nascimento.