January 16, 2018
The Santa Fe Desert Chorale (SFDC) announced the forthcoming release of its first commercial recording, The Road Home, on February 13, 2018. A CD release concert of repertoire selected from the recording will be held at Cristo Rey Church (1120 Canyon Road, Santa Fe, NM 87501) at 7:00 pm. Tickets are priced from $20 to $70, and are available for purchase at desertchorale.org, or by phone (505)988-2282.
December 18, 2017
Santa Fe Desert Chorale announces administrative updates: Joshua Habermann promoted to Artistic Director with five year contract extension, Executive Director Janice L. Mayer’s contract extended for five years lending administrative stability, Emma Marzen promoted to Assistant Director. Search announced for Box Office Manager and Marketing Assistant. Read full press release here >
September 21, 2017
Santa Fe Desert Chorale announced 35th Anniversary Tour to Dallas, Fort Worth, and Oklahoma City. American Voices program reflects four centuries of American repertoire. Commercial recording of the program to be released by Avie Records and distributed by NAXOS.
April 13, 2017
Santa Fe Desert Chorale presents 2nd Annual Santa Fe Sings!
Open to singers of all backgrounds, Santa Fe Sings! is a multi-generational community sing led by Music Director Joshua Habermann in fellowship with choral singers in New Mexico. The repertoire to be explored includes works by composers: Hildegard von Bingen, William Byrd, Jake Runestad, André J. Thomas, and Viktor Ullmann. Nathan Salazar, a native of Los Alamos, returns as the collaborative pianist.
February 3, 2017
Santa Fe Desert Chorale presents its 35th Anniversary Summer Festival
The Santa Fe Desert Chorale (SFDC) announced the schedule for its 35th Anniversary Summer Festival today. The season includes 24 Vocalists, 14 Performances, 4 Distinct Programs, 6 Venues, and 2 Films.
May 10, 2016
Santa Fe Desert Chorale presents sold-out Community Sing
One hundred and twenty-five participants ranging from 8th graders to amateur singers over 80 years of age will join together in a joyful exploration of choral music led by Music Director Joshua Habermann. Composers Samuel Barber, Aaron Copland, Heinrich Isaac and Antonio Salazar, as well as arranger Alice Parker, will be represented in the repertoire for the community sing.
March 1, 2016
Santa Fe Desert Chorale presents its 34th Annual Summer Festival
Festival Season Includes 17 Performances/ 5 Distinct Programs/ 6 Venues. In making the announcement, Music Director Joshua Habermann said, “with a festival ranging from new American music to Jewish folk traditions to Russian masterworks, the 2016 season is a wonderful opportunity to show the depth and breadth of Desert Chorale’s ability to sing in any style.”
February 8, 2016
Soprano Ailyn Pérez and pianist Gary Matthewman in their only 2016 U.S. recital appearance
The Santa Fe Desert Chorale announced today that soprano Ailyn Pérez andpianist Gary Matthewman will perform French and Spanish art songs in their only 2016 U.S. recital appearance. The program will be presented by the Santa Fe Desert Chorale.
July 14, 2015
Santa Fe Desert Chorale announces 2015 Summer Gala SUMMER SWING: A CELEBRATION OF THE BIG BAND ERA
Sheryl Kelsey, Ph.D, Vice President of the Board of Directors of the Santa Fe Desert Chorale (SFDC) and the Chair of the Development Committee, today announced plans for the 2015 Summer Gala.
June 25, 2015
Santa Fe Desert Chorale to open 33rd season on July 9, 2015
The Santa Fe Desert Chorale (SFDC) announced the schedule for its 33rd Summer Season today. The season encompasses four programs with sixteen performances, and includes appearances in both Santa Fe and Albuquerque.
May 12, 2015
Santa Fe Desert Chorale announces appointment of Janice L. Mayer as the New Executive Director
The Santa Fe Desert Chorale’s Board of Directors today announced the appointment of Janice L. Mayer as Executive Director following an extensive national search. Ms. Mayer’s leadership of the nonprofit, professional choral organization will be effective in early June, 2015. She succeeds Jerome (Jerry) B. Nelson who has served as the Chorale’s Interim Executive Director since October, 2014.