A one-hour journey through
Portuguese contemporary
Music and Poetry

Live every Thursday at 9pm in Porto at Auditório CCOP


CANTO is a regular event promoting Portuguese contemporary music and poetry.

Some of the most talented Portuguese musicians play, live on stage, 10 of the most representative songs of the past decades, preceded by the reading (with english subtitles) of some of the most beautiful Portuguese poems by authors such as Fernando Pessoa, José Saramago and Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen.

10 songs and 10 poems that represent some of the best works in Portuguese culture.


Spanning 6 decades of Portuguese music, the current show features compositions by José Afonso, José Mário Branco, Sérgio Godinho, Clã, Ornatos Violeta, GNR, Samuel Úria, António Variações, Retimbrar and Madredeus.


Starting in the early 20th century with a poem by Alberto Caeiro (Fernando Pessoa) the list of poems included in this show comes all the way to our days, with the reading of poems by António Manuel Pina, Adilia Lopes, Claudia R. Sampaio, Eugénio de Andrade, José Saramago, Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen, Mário Cesariny, Maria Teresa Horta and Matilde Campilho.

Our Partners

The organizations supporting Portuguese culture.

Logo of Circulo Católico de Operários do Porto
Logo of Cockburn's Port
Logo of Gig Club


Auditório CCOP is a fully equipped live music venue in the city center. It’s part of a beautiful historical building that belongs to Círculo Católico dos Operários do Porto, an ancient association founded in 1898. In 2001, the Porto City Council awarded the institution the Medal of Sporting Value – Gold Grade for its work on behalf of the city's youth. CCOP directly serves a group of approximately 500 associates in various activities; theater, cinema, fado groups, choral groups, table tennis, among others.

Live every Thursday at 9pm in Porto at Auditório CCOP

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