Grupo Vocal Olisipo began its activity in 1987. The group’s repertoire is quite wide and eclectic and ranges from sacred and secular early music to contemporary works. Olisipo attended several masterclasses led by some of the world leading vocal ensembles, such as The King's Singers and the Hilliard Ensemble and was coached in the performance of Baroque music by Jill Feldman. In 1995, the group won an honorary mention in the Portuguese Musical Youth Contest and was a finalist in the Concorso Polifonico Internazionale "Guido d'Arezzo" finishing in second place and receiving the highest artistic score. The group was awarded first prizes in the XXIV International May Choir Competition (Varna, Bulgaria), the Tampere Choir Festival 97 (Tampere, Finland), the 36th International Contest of Choral Singing “C.A.Seghizzi” (Gorizia, Italy) and in the 5th Riva del Garda International Choir Competition (Riva del Garda, Italy).