Desert Chorale in the News

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Desert Chorale announces National ACDA Performance and Tour

The Santa Fe Desert Chorale has announced a special touring and performance project in February 2015. The Desert Chorale has been invited to perform a complete, 70-minute concert at the prestigious national conference of the American Choral Directors Association in Salt Lake City. The Desert Chorale will mark the special invitation with a tour taking them through New Mexico and Colorado. The Chorale will perform the successful program “Dancing the Mystery” with a full ensemble of 24 singers. More information about the ACDA performance, tour and “Dancing the Mystery” will be available in August as we launch our “Dancing the Mystery Tour” campaign.

Santa Fe New Mexican: 

Romance in the air: Santa Fe Desert Chorale & VOASIS

Let’s say Group A consists of choral music lovers who have no qualms about squeezing into church pews to hear sacred music from the Renaissance, and Group B is made up of young a cappella fans who tweet one another before, during, and after episodes of TV shows Glee and The Sing-Off. Joshua Habermann, music director of the Santa Fe Desert Chorale…

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Albuquerque Journal: 

Desert Chorale’s 33rd season offers a variety of festival programs

Variety is a key element in the Santa Fe Desert Chorale’s 33rd summer festival season. Starting Thursday, July 10, audiences get a chance to hear five varied festival programs over five weeks. The variety of choral music – an over-arching goal of the Desert Chorale – is itself enough to excite Desert Chorale artistic director Joshua Habermann. “There is variety in terms of sacred and secular…

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Mozart Requiem with Susan Graham

The Desert Chorale presents this masterwork along with Mozart arias and choral works with members of the Santa Fe Symphony and world-renowned Mezzo Soprano Susan Graham. Mozart never finished the Requiem, and some scholars argue that he thought it foretold his own demise. A student, Franz Xaver Süssmayr, completed the Mass and delivered it to the anonymous commissioner of the piece, Count Franz von Walsegg, soon after Mozart’s death. Music Director Joshua Habermann will lead the chorus, orchestra and soloists in a modern completion and realization of the work by Robert D. Levin in a period-inspired performance with a chamber choir and players. Don’t miss this breathtaking performance of Mozart’s haunting last work in both Santa Fe and Albuquerque.

In collaboration with the Santa Fe Symphony. Underwritten by the Aceves-London Family Fund and the Mammel Foundation (Esperanza del Corazon Fund) through the Santa Fe Community Foundation.  

There will be a pre-concert lecture 60 minutes prior to each performance. For more details please see our 2014 Summer Festival page.

Soaking up the Summer with VOASIS

VOASIS returns for a summer run in “Soaking up the Summer” at Warehouse 21. Lauded by audience-goers in December for their unique blend, snazzy stage presence and fine-tuned arrangements of popular hits and jazz standards, the group will perform four special concerts in August to celebrate summer fun. VOASIS will perform favorites such as Sting’s “Fields of Gold”, Katy Perry’s “Firework”, The B52′s “Loveshack”, and The Beach Boys’ “Their Hearts Were Full of Spring” as well as many others. Don’t miss another program of top-notch vocal pyrotechnics to close out your summer concert season. Produced by Deke Sharon from NBC’s The Sing Off and the film Pitch Perfect.

For more details please see our 2014 Summer Festival page.

It’s never too early! Get your 2014 Winter Festival Tickets today!

The Santa Fe Desert Chorale will be back for a heartwarming series of concerts in its critically acclaimed program “Carols & Lullabies” on December 16, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, and 23.  As an added treat, we invite you to kick off the winter festival with “Christmas & Cabaret” at the Inn and Spa at Loretto onDecember 9. This pre-season cabaret performance of holiday favorites will be accompanied by a lovely dinner and benefit auction for the Chorale. Bring your friends to this candlelit, romantic evening of Yuletide gems. Finally, we invite you to one of six performances of the magical vocal a cappella group VOASIS, produced by Deke Sharon, to ring in your New Year. The group presents “Endings & Beginnings” from December 27–31, including a special New Year’s Eve performance followed by a champagne reception at LewAllen Galleries in Santa Fe’s trendy Railyard District.

For more information see our 2014 Winter Festival page by clicking here!

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