José Calvário

José Carlos Barbosa 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, some of them are A festa da vida (1972), E Depois do Adeus (1974), Portugal No Coração (1977), Penso em ti, eu sei (1985) and Voltarei (1988).[1]


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


  1. ^ a b Obituary Archived 2010-02-09 at the Wayback Machine