Joshua Habermann, Music Director and Leader
Living and composing as a Catholic in Protestant England during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, William Byrd (1543 – 1623) practiced his religion clandestinely. The intimate Immaculate Heart of Mary Chapel adjoining the cloistered Carmelite Monastery provides the perfect atmosphere for Music from a Secret Chapel; a vocal chamber program featuring eight of the Santa Fe Desert Chorale’s early music specialists. They will perform works of Byrd and Sistine Chapel composers including Giovanni Palestrina’s Surge Illuminare Jerusalem.
The Pre-Concert Talk for this performance will be given by Dr. Harris Ipock during the Opening Night Dinner at Quail Run Resort.