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.