2016 Summer Festival

Hold the dates! The 2016 Summer Festival will be held July 19 – August 14, 2016. Concert details soon to be announced.

Tickets on sale March 1st, 2016.

  • Meet

    Meet the 24 singers that come together this winter to form the Santa Fe Desert Chorale

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ABOUT US

Celebrating its 34th 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.

Keely Rhodes

“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.”

Keely RhodesMezzo Soprano
David Farwig

“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.”

David FarwigBaritone
J.D. Burnett

This ensemble typifies the spirit of the land of enchantment. Warm, curious and enduring. What a treat to rejoice in beauty together through singing!

J.D. BurnettTenor
Kathlene Ritch

“I don’t have enough superlatives to describe this group. Fabulous talent, artistry, incredible repertoire…it’s all there!”

Kathlene RitchSoprano

2016 SUMMER FESTIVAL PERFORMERS

Meet the singers who come together this summer to form the Santa Fe Desert Chorale.

Desert Chorale performances are made possible, in part, by: