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here are some of the 2019 publications, in this website



Premiered in the USA


 My new work "Playing with the Universe" will be premiered and played by the incredible Cantus, with performances from October 10-20 at five Twin Cities venues.
"One Giant Leap" celebrates the allure of upward exploration, the triumph of the human spirit and the pursuit of excellence through innovation and technology."


Golden Day Performance Wins Reading Cultural Award


"The world premiere performance of Gerson Batista’s Golden Day given by Reading Phoenix Choir at the Reading Concert Hall as part of their annual concert was awarded Performance of the Year at the recent Reading Cultural Awards dinner at the Hilton hotel.

Walter Hussey Composition Competition organiser Howard Jenner and Reading Phoenix Choir chair Chris Riley were there to collect the award from the representative of the award’s sponsor Berkeley, the home developers.

BBC Radio 3’s Fiona Talkington announced the win as the performance of a new piece written to celebrate a Reading institution, performed in a Reading institution, as part of a global competition with wide-reaching impact.  The performance was conducted by David Crown in the presence of composer Gerson Batista who had travelled from his home in Portugal to be there and who accepted his award on stage following the performance to rapturous applause from both the audience and the choir.

The inaugural Walter Hussey Composition Competition winning piece Golden Day has now been professionally published by Scherzo Editions, enabling it to be performed by choirs across the world; each edition explaining the background of the piece, and its place in the history of the Reading Phoenix Choir and the town of Reading.

On 13th July, the same day as Reading Phoenix Choir’s 50th Anniversary Gala Concert at the Great Hall at the University of Reading, the world premiere of yet another Gerson Batista piece Wandering the Seven Seas took place at the amazing Colyer-Fergusson Hall in Canterbury by the Caritas Chamber Choir."


Tedx Aveiro 2019


Thank you very much for the invitation TedxAveiro! Congratulations to all the involved, it was a fantastic event and it exceeded all my expectations.


Golden Day is now published


Golden Day is now published!

Many, many thanks to the Reading Phoenix Choir, for the opportunity, because if it were not for them this piece would never have been composed, and of course, many thanks to João Vidinha and Scherzo Editions for the brilliant editing work.
"Let's sing our souls out!"

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Wandering the Seven Seas  in the UK


My piece "Wandering the Seven Seas" will be premiered on 13th July by the Caritas Chamber Choir at the Colyer Fergusson HallCanterbury.

"It's our great pleasure to announce the finalists and their works for Caritas International Emerging Composer Competition 2019. The theme this year is The Sea! The final will take place on 13th July at the Colyer Fergusson Hall, Canterbury.

Wandering the Seven Seas - Gerson Batista from Portugal 
Common Sailors - Daniel Edwards from U.K. 
The Submerged Citadel - Andrew Egan from Australia 
The Sea - Anthony Esland from U.K. 
The Sea and the Sailor - Harley Jones from U.K. 
Wild Water - Emma Wilde from U.K.

Tickets are already available from here

Please join us for our biggest event of the year!"


Os Suspiros de Dédalo is now published!



Fantástica notícia! É com muita alegria que anuncio que "Os Suspiros de Dédalo" se encontram agora publicados pelo mpmp (movimento patrimonial pela música portuguesa).


Great news! It's with great joy that I announce that my piece "Os Suspiros de Dédalo" [Daedalus sighs], for solo accordion, is now published by mpmp.

you can purchase the music score in:

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CATATÓNIA is Now Published


Very good news! My piece Catatónia is now published by Scherzo Editions!

You can get the paper version in the Store or in the Scherzo Editions website.


My work "Bonfire Memories" will be premiered this Sunday (April 7th) by the Coro Universitario de Sant Yago in Valencia (Spain). The premiere will take place at the closing concert of the International Choral Workshop with Eriks Esenvalds.


Great news!

My piece GOLDEN DAY was the 1st Prize Winner of the Walter Hussey Composition Competition. I want to congratulate all the Reading Phoenix Choir, for the INCREDIBLE concert and event, which included many beautiful works from Anton Bruckner, Ola Gjeilo, Ralph Vaughan Williams and so many other incredible composers. I was really overwhelmed by the amazing quality and professionalism of the choir, directed by the incredibly charismatic David Crown. It was an epic day surrounded by incredible singers and people! It all felt like home!


Great news!
My work "Volta à Terra" was awarded with the 1st prize in the National Arts Competition "Aveiro Young Creator 2018" in the Music Category. After all, it was worth the risk of making this crazy piece of music. 
Congratulations to all the other participants and organizers for bringing so much color to Aveiro with this amazing event.


VOLTA À TERRA [2018]  for 4 male voices and 6 synthesizers plugged to Halion One and Massive


It is with great joy that I announce that my work for Choir "Bonfire Memories" was the winner of the International Composition Competition of Coro Universitario Sant Yago in Valencia (Spain), and it will be premiered on the 7th of April in Valência.

"El jurado, presidido por el director del coro, Pau De Luis, ha decidido que del total de 102 obras participantes en el Concurso de Composicion Coral, provenientes de los cinco continentes, las ganadoras son:

- Primer Premio: “Bonfire Memories”
Autor: Gerson De Sousa Batista (Portugal)

- Mención de honor: “Irish Blessing”
Autor: Francisco Jr. De Guzman (Filipinas)

El estreno de las obras tendrá lugar el día 7 de Abril, como parte del programa del concierto de clausura del taller Coral Internacional..."

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Almost finishing this HUGE edition/encryption work "Circuitus II" for ensemble. A commission made by Casa da Música do Porto to Virgilio Melo, composed for the Remix Ensemble.

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