Ordinarius offers a varied repertoire, using the voice as its primary instrument and the brazilian percussion as its perfect combination. The group’s original and exclusive arrangements are the work of Augusto Ordine, musical director and founder. The repertoire includes pieces by Ary Barroso, Antônio Carlos Jobim, Vinícius de Moraes, Rosa Passos, Joyce and other essential brazilian composers. The arrangements are both acapella and also with guitar, ukulele and percussive instrumental accompaniment. Brazilian rhythms such as choro, baião, samba and ijexá are visited by the septet that is a modern representation of a timeless brazilian culture.
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.
The second CD, Rio de Choro, was dedicated to this important brazilian music style, the Choro, and took Ordinarius to represent the brazilian culture in countries like Panama, Paraguai and Switzerland.
The third CD, Extra, is a digital one and carries some of the songs that are known by the fans through the clips on youtube, but many of them were not yet recorded by the septet.
The forth CD is Notável, a jorney through Carmen Miranda's repertoire, regarding important brazilian songs from the decades 1920 to 1940. This CD was nominated to Brazil's most important music award, the Prêmio da Música Brasileira. With this project, Ordinarius travelled to a tour in United States and to music festivals in France.
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 arrangement can offer, as well as a chance to sing along and join the fun!