A sonic treasure trove spanning centuries and continents

Summer Festival Sponsor

Anonymous

Program Sponsor

Suzanne M. Timble

Conductor

Joshua Habermann

Artistic Director
Sponsored by Carmen Paradis and Brian McGrath

July 14–August 1, 2024

Embark on a musical expedition as sixteen professional Desert Chorale artists, accompanied by strings, guitar, organ and percussion, explore the rich heritage of 17th and 18th century music from North and South America. Experience the toe-tapping melodies and soul-stirring harmonies of works by Latin American Baroque composers. Then, return to the present with selections from the modern Mass of the Americas by Frank La Rocca, in which he melds together “tones of Western church music with those of traditional Mexican folk songs.” Debuted in 2018, this “cornerstone of modern liturgical composition” (Mark Nowakowski) incorporates texts in Spanish, Latin, and Nahuatl (the indigenous language of the Aztecs).

Click here to view the planned repertoire for this program.

Performances

Guest Artists

Lisa Grodin

Violin

Carla Kountoupes

Violin

Kimberly Fredenburgh

Viola

Dana Winograd

Cello

Sam Brown

Double Bass

Jesse Acker-Johnson

Guitar

Joseph Ripka

Organ

Jeff Cornelius

Percussion

Santa Fe Desert Chorale Singers

Chelsea Helm

Soprano

Sarah Moyer

Soprano

Savannah Porter

Soprano

Alissa Ruth Suver

Soprano

Sarah Brauer

Alto

Kerry Ginger

Alto

Dianna Grabowski

Alto

Kate Maroney

Alto

Brad Diamond

Tenor

Michael Jones

Tenor

Erik Gustafson

Tenor

Bradley Naylor

Tenor

Simon Barrad

Bass

James K. Bass

Bass

Enrico Lagasca

Bass

Marques Jerrell Ruff

Bass

Singer Sponsors

Murray and Nancy Bern

Brad Diamond

Sallie Bingham

Kate Maroney

Allegra and Jim Derryberry

Sarah Moyer

Gregory Dove

Erik Gustafson

Jeffrey Fort and Diane Locandro

Marques Jerrell Ruff

Rick Gustafson

Kerry Ginger

Roxanne Howe-Murphy and James Murphy

Enrico Lagasca

Sheryl Kelsey and George Duncan

Dianna Grabowski

Laurie Meyer

Savannah Porter

Carmen Paradis and Brian McGrath

Bradley Naylor

Dr. Donald Shina and J. Kevin Waidmann

James K. Bass

Patricia Stanley

Chelsea Helm

Bradley and Patricia Thompson

Alissa Ruth Suver