The SANTA FE DESERT CHORALE
“The singing from the Chorale engaged the audience to create a community of shared experience.” – Eric Von Starck
Come share in that unique experience of sumptuous live music from one of the nation’s most prestigious and renowned professional choruses. The Santa Fe Desert Chorale welcomes you to join us for concerts that transcend time through a symphony of voices that surround and envelope the audience, allowing each concert-goer a thoughtful and intimate “conversation” with composers spanning six centuries, united by a common thread of great music.
From Medieval polyphony to avant garde contemporary composition, the Chorale deftly delivers a program of soulful, musical glimpses that – woven together – offer the audience a carefully curated moment in time that only the live musical performance experience can convey.
Lauded by critics, we hope that you will come to concerts to be transported into a musical experience like no other in a city rich with history, art and spirit. Welcome to the Santa Fe Desert Chorale.
Carols and Lullabies. Rejoice in the sounds of the holiday season with The Desert Chorale’s signature program, Carols and Lullabies. We follow up our Summer Festival with traditional favorites, featuring best-loved carols including “Angels We Have Heard On High,” “God Rest You Merry Gentlemen,” “Deck the Halls” and of course the Desert Chorale’s heartwarming “Silent Night.” Relish the glorious festivities in one of Santa Fe’s most popular seasonal events.
The Big Holiday Sing. A big hit in its inaugural year, we welcome back The BIG Holiday Sing, a concert for the entire family featuring singers of all ages. The perfect holiday excursion, this unique collaboration will fill your hearts with song! Enjoy performances by the Desert Chorale; the University of New Mexico Concert Choir, conducted by Bradley Ellingboe; and the UNM Children’s Choir, conducted by Regina Carlow. Each choir will perform its own set of seasonal favorites.
The Lighter Side of Christmas. This year, Kathlene Ritch and members of the Desert Chorale celebrate a “Rat Pack” Christmas, complete with a saucy rhythm section and plenty of swinging tunes bringing back the nostalgia of ‘50s and ‘60s favorites. Enjoy champagne and hors d’oeuvres while listening to standards from your favorite crooners. Be sure to arrive early for the best silent auction in town, benefiting the Santa Fe Desert Chorale!
In the Midnight Hour with Voasis, produced by Deke Sharon. Deke, a talented music producer of NBC’s The Sing-Off along with musical comedy Pitch Perfect, comes to Santa Fe for a special New Year’s weekend program of contemporary a cappella music. Voasis is the Santa Fe Desert Chorale’s newest professional contemporary a cappella ensemble. Voasis will also include a special New Year’s Eve performance complete with champagne toasts.