Win tickets! Lyra World Music concert in Vale do Lobo


Discover the beautiful sound of the soprano voice combined with the harp during the Lyra World Music Concert in Vale do Lobo, taking place on March 30 from 8pm.

Vale do Lobo, in association with the cultural association Ideias do Levante, will be staging a unique performance from Lyra Music, transporting audiences through time with a musical bouquet of melodies inspired by traditional music from across Europe.

Soprano Carla Pontes performs together with harpist Helena Madeira to create the unique sound of Lyra Music during the concert being held in the resort’s auditorium.

Carla Pontes was born in Lisbon and graduated in art education, having started her classical singing studies with Birgit Wegemann in 2004. Since then she attended several workshops, courses, seminars, private lessons and masterclasses in Portugal and abroad, and now performs regularly.

Helena Madeira began her studies of lyrical singing with Fernando Serafim in the Portuguese Musical Youth in 2004. She is mainly self-taught, giving the greatest importance to the meetings with musicians from other countries, especially on her trips to the West African Coast. In addition to having performed in Portugal from north to south, she has already been invited to play in Spain, Brazil and Cape Verde.

Project Lyra by Ideias do Levante was created as a way to promote the talented artists of the region while also educating audiences about the diversity of musical performances and this concert promises to showcase the heavenly voice of Carla Pontes with the softness and beauty of the harp.

The Lyra World Music performance promises to be an enchanting evening and one that music lovers across the board will find truly memorable as Vale do Lobo continues its exciting new programme of events for 2019.

Entrance to the concert costs €15 for members of the public.

For ticket reservations or further information, call 289 353 322, Email: [email protected] or visit

The Algarve Resident, in association with Vale do Lobo, is giving a lucky reader the chance to win a pair of tickets to this fantastic concert. Simply answer the question below:
What are the names of the performers?
a) Carla Pontes and Helena Madeira
b) Cristina Pontes and Helena Madeira
c) Carla Pontes and Helga Madeira

Email your answer to [email protected] entering the words “Lyra Music” in the subject box. Include your full name and the name of the person who will be attending with you, your address and a contact phone number. All valid entries will be placed into a prize draw with the first selected with the correct answer winning the prize. The closing date for the competition is Friday, March 22 at 5pm. Normal Algarve Resident rules apply.

Photo: Soprano Carla Pontes and harpist Helena Madeira