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Mar
31
Sun
Music in the North, Baroque Music, Parish Church of São Jorge
Mar 31 @ 8:00 pm

This concert will be held on March 31, Sunday, at 6:00 pm, in Parish Church of São Jorge, by the Mateus Baroque Orchestra

“Stabat Mater of Pergolesi”

As part of the 600th anniversary celebrations of the Discovery of the islands of Madeira and Porto Santo, the “Music in the North” cycle of Baroque music aims to explore and promote among the Madeiran public one of the most remarkable and rich periods of our musical heritage from the 17th and 18th centuries. A period of great transformations, it laid the foundations for the musical system still in use today and produced remarkable composers and works we all know and love.

The title, “Music in the North”, refers to the fact that the entire cycle is to be presented on the north coast of Madeira, thus giving these municipalities a cultural event with unique characteristics on the island. This cycle of music was presented by the Regional Secretary of Tourism and Culture at the congress “São Jorge – Memory and Future” held in August of last year. The focus on the Baroque period arose from the relationship with the rich heritage existing in this parish: the treasured Parish Church of São Jorge.

Centred on sacred music, the programme will present works by great international composers, such as the Stabat Mater by Pergolesi, together with a Salve Regina by Alessandro Scarlatti, both works for Soprano, Alto and Orchestra which will be interpreted by the Mateus Baroque Orchestra on period instruments. Also included are works by Vivaldi and Bach and by famous Portuguese composers such as António Teixeira, Carlos Seixas and Francisco António de Almeida, among others, interpreted by two vocal ensembles dedicated to the interpretation of polyphonic music from Portugal. The aim is to showcase some of the national and international music of this period.

The programmes also seek to mark the period of Lent which coincides with the festival, putting an emphasis on works that were composed for this period and thus encouraging reflection.

 

Apr
3
Wed
Music Nights, House Jazz, Funchal
Apr 3 @ 8:00 pm

Music Night at House Jazz every Wednesday night 20.00 – 23.00, with Andrei Ladeichikov, violinist.

Make sure you book a table and enjoy a meal while listening to an excellent violinist.

Telephone for reservation:- 962844116

 

Madeira Mandolin Orchestra, Congresso Hall, Funchal
Apr 3 @ 9:00 pm

Beautiful music with the Mandolin Orchestra

Apr
6
Sat
Festa da Cana – Sugar Cane Festival, Canhas, Ponta do sol
Apr 6 @ 10:00 am

At Serrado Da Cruz, Canhas, celebrate the Sugar Cane in all it’s different forms, with food, music and local activities.

 

Music Nights, House Jazz, Funchal
Apr 6 @ 8:00 pm

Music Night at House Jazz every Saturday Night 20.00 – 23.00, with Robin Hird, blues / jazz guitarist. Featuring Alex “the singing chef” who will join Robin at about 21.45 and sing a collection of classic songs.

Make sure you book a table and enjoy a meal while listening to excellent music. Telephone for reservations:- 962844116.

 

Apr
7
Sun
Festa da Cana – Sugar Cane Festival, Canhas, Ponta do sol
Apr 7 @ 10:00 am

At Serrado Da Cruz, Canhas, celebrate the Sugar Cane in all it’s different forms, with food, music and local activities.

 

Apr
10
Wed
Music Nights, House Jazz, Funchal
Apr 10 @ 8:00 pm

Music Night at House Jazz every Wednesday night 20.00 – 23.00, with Andrei Ladeichikov, violinist.

Make sure you book a table and enjoy a meal while listening to an excellent violinist.

Telephone for reservation:- 962844116

 

Apr
13
Sat
Lemon Festival, Ilha, Santana
Apr 13 @ 12:00 am

The Festival features the famous regional lemon exhibition during the day, with traditional entertainment, food, live music by local bands and the famous “Festa do Despique” in the evening.

The Festival of Despique is a traditional improvised singing challenge, fun and very creative. The idea of this event is to help keep the tradition going for these types of popular songs and others as the Xaramba, Mourisca, Bailinho and the Round songs.

Music Nights, House Jazz, Funchal
Apr 13 @ 8:00 pm

Music Night at House Jazz every Saturday Night 20.00 – 23.00, with Robin Hird, blues / jazz guitarist. Featuring Alex “the singing chef” who will join Robin at about 21.45 and sing a collection of classic songs.

Make sure you book a table and enjoy a meal while listening to excellent music. Telephone for reservations:- 962844116.

 

Apr
14
Sun
Lemon Festival, Ilha, Santana
Apr 14 @ 12:00 am

The Festival features the famous regional lemon exhibition during the day, with traditional entertainment, food, live music by local bands and the famous “Festa do Despique” in the evening.

The Festival of Despique is a traditional improvised singing challenge, fun and very creative. The idea of this event is to help keep the tradition going for these types of popular songs and others as the Xaramba, Mourisca, Bailinho and the Round songs.

Apr
27
Sat
Madeira Island Ultra Trail
Apr 27 all-day

Schedule

Saturday, 27th of April 2019 – Races

00:00 – Start of MIUT (Porto Moniz)

05:00 – Concentration in Machico for the athletes of ULTRA (car park near BP Station)

05:30 – Departure of the buses towards the departure of the ULTRA race

07:00 – Start of ULTRA (São Vicente)

07:15 – Concentration in Machico for the athletes of MINI (car park near BP Station)

07:45 – Departure of the buses towards the departure of the MINI race

09:00 – Start of MINI (Porto da Cruz)

09:00 – Concentration in Machico for the athletes of MARATHON (car park near BP Station)

09:30 – Departure of the buses towards the departure of the MARATHON race

11:00 – Start of MARATHON (Monte – Funchal)

Sunday, 28th of April 2019 – Awards Ceremony

10:30 – Delivery of drop bags from MIUT and ULTRA (Forum Machico)

11:30 – Awards ceremony for MARATHON and MINI races (Forum Machico)

12:30 – Awards ceremony for MIUT and ULTRA races (Forum Machico)

– For reasons of force majeure, the schedules and locations might be changed.

Fado, Collegio des Jesuitas, Rua dos Ferreiros, Funchal
Apr 27 @ 9:30 pm

Coimbra Fado is a music genre that assumes the nature of the ballad, and can be very different to traditional Fado. The group Fatum entertains for an hour with fabulous guitars and voices.

Free concert

May
2
Thu
Madeira Flower Festival
May 2 @ 12:00 am

Floral species originating in many parts of the world bloom in Madeira, as the island meets specific climatic conditions that allow species from both tropical and cold regions to flourish.

The Flower Festival is a tribute to spring, and the celebration of metamorphosis and rebirth, fertility and the abundance of the flowers that colour, perfume and inebriate the surrounding environment and that give value and take the good name of this tourist destination across borders. Find out more about what to expect from the Madeira Flower Festival, which will take place between the 2nd to 26th of May.
Saturday – May, 4th
On Saturday morning the Children’s Parade takes place, in which hundreds of children, dressed for the occasion, parade to Praça do Município to build a beautiful flower mural symbolically named “Wall of Hope”.
This initiative, which has been held for over three decades, combines childhood innocence and the delicacy of flowers in a ceremony calling for peace in the world. Each child takes a flower and the ceremony usually culminates with a release of doves and a children’s show.
Sunday – May, 5th 
On Sunday afternoon, the streets of Funchal city centre are once again filled with music, colour and soft aromas, with the sumptuous float parade, which harmoniously combines numerous floral species with blooming decorations full of creativity. The Flower Festival Float Parade, held since 1979, is one of the most striking and eagerly anticipated events of the entire festival, for tourists and residents alike. This event is known for the magnificence and splendour of the floats and costumes of the hundreds of participants, mostly children, richly adorned with numerous, varied and magnificent floral species, parading along a planned route to the sound of festive musical themes and performing both simple and elaborate choreographies.

The Flower Festival is also a cultural event. Tradition is particularly associated with the event, whether through the performances of folk groups, or through the construction of the beautiful floral carpets. At the same time, homage is paid to flowers at the magnificent Flower Exhibition and the city is animated with music concerts and variety shows.

Other initiatives that are included on the schedule:
Flower Market
The flower market contributes to raise public awareness to the countless ornamental and floral species on the island. Visitors and locals can buy them in a picturesque setting.

Flower Exhibition and Workshops

The Flower Exhibition is held in the centre of Funchal, at Praça do Povo. This exhibition is an extension of the exhibit held at the former Ateneu Comercial of Funchal. This unique flower display shows the finest flowers grown with much care and devotion, all around Madeira. The flowers in display are judged under various categories and the best are awarded prizes by a panel of experts.

In addition the Praça do Povo will also be the centre stage of several workshops and crafts exhibits.

Flower Carpets and Decorations
The abundance of Madeiran flora has greatly contributed to the establishing of this art form. This traditional creation of flower carpets thrives a little bit throughout the island and had its origins in the decoration of religious processions. Due to its undeniable beauty and detail, for the past several years, the flower carpets have been reproduced on the streets for the Flower Festival, establishing alongside the floral sculptures, a major contribution to the magnificence of the city’s decorations, as their careful construction is shared and admired by visiting tourists. These wonderful pieces of floral art are displayed in the central walkways of Avenida Arriaga.

Madeira Auto Parade
The “Madeira Auto Parade” is an exclusive event that integrates the Flower Festival festivities. Organized by the Association “The Classic Motor Exhibition” – ACME and the Clube Carocha da Madeira, this enterprise intends to join both the glamour of classic vehicles and motorcycles, alongside with the flowers of Madeira, incorporating one of the largest exhibitions, and national restoration and elegance contests, an opportunity to admire some of the best vehicles and auto parts, which will be on display at Avenida Francisco Sá Carneiro.
The vehicles registered in this parade, will circulate in pairs, an exhibition that will promote moments of pure entertainment, colour and beauty promoted by various musical bands and extras, dressed in costumes inspired by the flowers of Madeira.

May
4
Sat
Maktub Soundsgood, Paúl do Mar
May 4 @ 7:00 pm

This reggae music festival is held annually in Paúl do Mar, and signals the beginning of the bathing season in that area.
This year will be the 8th edition of an event with alternative music, with sounds that fit perfectly in the relaxed and sunny environment of a village by the sea.

 

May
25
Sat
Fado, Collegio des Jesuitas, Rua dos Ferreiros, Funchal
May 25 @ 9:30 pm

Coimbra Fado is a music genre that assumes the nature of the ballad, and can be very different to traditional Fado. The group Fatum entertains for an hour with fabulous guitars and voices.

Free concert

Jun
29
Sat
Fado, Collegio des Jesuitas, Rua dos Ferreiros, Funchal
Jun 29 @ 9:30 pm

Coimbra Fado is a music genre that assumes the nature of the ballad, and can be very different to traditional Fado. The group Fatum entertains for an hour with fabulous guitars and voices.

Free concert

Jul
27
Sat
Fado, Collegio des Jesuitas, Rua dos Ferreiros, Funchal
Jul 27 @ 9:30 pm

Coimbra Fado is a music genre that assumes the nature of the ballad, and can be very different to traditional Fado. The group Fatum entertains for an hour with fabulous guitars and voices.

Free concert