“Terras sem Sombra” Festival
Come and enjoy the best of sacred music being played at some of the most beautiful monuments in the Alentejo, while delving into the region’s traditions and historical roots.
Besides providing a showcase for the talent of internationally recognised composers, musicians and performers, the “Terras sem Sombra” Festival is one of the most important sacred music festival in Portugal, and also offers visitors a chance to get to know some of the churches that form part of the Alentejo’s monumental heritage.
With music as its central theme, the festival also includes thematic lectures and conferences, guided tours, and activities designed to promote the arts and culture, as well as a series of parallel activities, such as nature conservation and the protection of biodiversity. The festival takes place in several locations according to the following schedule:
2 and 3 April - Ferreira do Alentejo
14 and 15 May - Vidigueira
28 and 29 May - Castelo de Vide
11 and 12 June - Santiago do Cacém
18 and 19 June - Beja
2 and 3 July - Alter do Chão
16 and 17 July - Mértola
30 and 31 July - Mourão
2 and 3 September - Odemira
17 and 18 September - Montemor-o-Novo
22 and 23 October - Sines