The vocal sextet Ordinarius offers a varied repertoire, with the voice as its primary instrument. The group’s original and exclusive arrangements are the work of Augusto Ordine, musical director and founder. The repertoire includes both acapella pieces and songs with guitar, ukulele and percussive instrumental accompaniment. Works are drawn from Brazilian and international sources, from American pop music by Stevie Wonder to the rock music of the Beatles, from Brazilian bossa nova by Johnny Alf to traditional “choro” by Ernesto Nazareth to samba by Gilberto Gil.
With the repertoire of their first CD, considered to be one of the best CDs of Brazilian music in 2012 by the music site “O embrulhador”, they have toured in Brazil and Europe. The group’s music clips have more than 300 thousand visualizations on YouTube and are drawing in fans from all over the world. The Ordinarius version of “As long as you love me”, originally performed by the Backstreet Boys, was recommended by the American group itself on Twitter and Facebook, drawing additional attention to the group’s rendition of the song, which ended up being included in the soundtrack of the popular TV drama Salve Gorge, on Brazil’s Rede Globo.
Over the last few years, besides showcasing their first CD in live performances, Ordinarius has expanded its presence on social networks through music clips that have proven very popular. Besides a number of clips of live performances and the extremely successful “As long as you love me”, they have produced clips of Gilberto Gil’s “Ladeira da preguiça”, “Baião de quatro toques”, a song by José Miguel Wisnik e Luiz Tatit that accompanies images of the group’s trip to Germany, and the classic “Carinhoso” by Pixinguinha and João de Barro, which incorporates voices and images of the group’s fans.
ORDINARIUS goal is to offer quality vocal music that draws on many styles and sources. Their performances offer the audience the opportunity to sit back and enjoy the best that vocal arrangment can offer, as well as a chance to sing along and join the fun!