Showcasing Howells’ reflective and personal Requiem, stunning repertoire for double choir, and five centuries of great German music including works by Schütz, Brahms, and Buchenberg.
Celebrating its 33rd year, the Santa Fe Desert Chorale is one of the nation’s premiere professional vocal ensembles. Now in his seventh season as Music Director, Joshua Habermann leads the Chorale in repertoire spanning seven centuries, from Medieval polyphony to contemporary works. The critically-acclaimed ensemble performs at historical sites in Santa Fe such as the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis and the Loretto Chapel, as well as other venues throughout the Southwest. A recent highlight was an appearance at the American Choral Director’s National Conference in 2015 which was later broadcast by Minnesota Public Radio.
The Chorale presents both summer and winter festivals of concerts featuring a wide range of literature from around the world. The composition of the Chorale is truly national in scope with artists drawn from coast to coast; many sharing the stage with peer groups from Boston’s Handel and Haydn Society to the Los Angeles Master Chorale, and including Chanticleer, Conspirare, and Seraphic Fire.
Hear what our singers have to say about the Desert Chorale.
“It is a privilege to be part of a group whose focus on artistry cultivates a greater generosity of self and giving to the entirety of repertoire and to the audiences.”
“Working with this level of talent is truly something special for us, and ultimately, for our audiences. Our collective goal to make music greater than any one could do alone is what makes this such a unique experience.”
This ensemble typifies the spirit of the land of enchantment. Warm, curious and enduring. What a treat to rejoice in beauty together through singing!
“I don’t have enough superlatives to describe this group. Fabulous talent, artistry, incredible repertoire…it’s all there!”
2015 SUMMER FESTIVAL PERFORMERS
Desert Chorale performances are made possible, in part, by: