José Calvário

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José Carlos Calvário (1951, Porto - 17 June 2009, Oeiras) was a Portuguese songwriter and conductor.

He was also a composer, and conducted at many Portuguese festivals.[1]

In the Eurovision Song Contest he was the composer, lyricist and conductor of five Portuguese entries:

  • "A festa da vida" (1972)
  • "E Depois do Adeus" (1974)
  • "Portugal no coração" (1977)
  • "Penso em ti, eu sei" (1985)
  • "Voltarei" (1988)[1]


He died on 17 June 2009, aged 58, following a heart attack.