“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:
19 and 20 june - Barrancos
26 and 27 june - Alter do Chão
3 and 4 july - Arraiolos
17 and 18 july - Santiago do Cacém
31 july and 1 august - Castelo de Vide
7 and 8 august - Beja
21 and 22 august - Sines
4 and 5 september - Ferreira do Alentejo
12 and 13 de september - Viana do Alentejo
18 and 19 september - Vila Nova de Milfontes