Join the Chorale for seven performances of its annual “Carols + Lullabies” program in Santa Fe and Albuquerque beginning December 16. Tickets for this classical concert of music for the season range from $20 to $70. The Desert Chorale will perform the program at both the Cathedral Basilica and Cristo Rey Church in Santa Fe and at Immanuel Presbyterian Church in Albuquerque.
2014 WINTER FESTIVAL
The Desert Chorale once again welcomes VOASIS, its ensemble of eight pop and jazz singers performing the latest in vocal a cappella in six performances of “Endings + Beginnings: Chilling with VOASIS” to ring in the New Year beginning December 27 and ending with a special New Year’s Eve performance on the 31st. Tickets range from $40 to $100 for this concert of a cappella favorites at The Lodge at Santa Fe.
As one of the nation’s premiere professional ensembles comprising 24 singers from across the country, critics have lauded the Santa Fe Desert Chorale as a first-class performer of excellence in choral music. Currently under the baton of music director Joshua Habermann, the Chorale has assembled in New Mexico for more than 33 years to perform repertoire spanning seven centuries, from Medieval polyphony to contemporary and avant garde works.
The Chorale presents both summer and winter festivals of concerts, performing both challenging and entertaining literature from around the world. The Chorale is a mainstay of Santa Fe’s vast visual and performing arts scene, adding yet another rich cultural layer to the colors of the northern New Mexico arts landscape.
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!”
WINTER FESTIVAL PERFORMERS
Desert Chorale performances are made possible, in part, by: