2019 Santa Fe Desert Chorale marks it’s 37th year!
Now in its 37th year, the Desert Chorale summer festival season is a centerpiece of the cultural life of Santa Fe. It’s also considered among the nation’s most significant choral events. The Santa Fe Desert Chorale is one of the longest continually performing professional music organizations in New Mexico- founded in 1982 and should be highly considered for a major reason to travel to Santa Fe, New Mexico this July thru August! The 2019 season is scheduled to kick off on July 19th and go through August 20th. Summer Festival is a highlight which dates July 20th thru August 9th with three distinctive sessions.
Now in his eleventh season, Artistic Director Joshua Habermann leads the Chorale in repertoire spanning seven centuries, from early polyphony to contemporary works. The composition of the Chorale is truly national in scope and the ensemble is recognized as one of the finest American chamber choirs. A recent highlight was an invitational appearance at the American Choral Directors Association National Conference, which was later broadcast by Minnesota Public Radio. . The Chorale’s first commercial release, The Road Home, launched at No. 3 on the Billboard Classical Chart following a sold-out CD Launch program in Santa Fe.
Throughout its history, the Chorale has maintained a commitment to give voice to music from Hispanic and Native American communities. Dedicated to advancing the composers of our time, the Chorale has commissioned 23 works by 19 composers; three-quarters of the composers commissioned have been American. In addition, another seven works have been given their world or American premieres by the Santa Fe Desert Chorale. The ensemble performs at historical sites in Santa Fe such as the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi and Loretto Chapel. Come join us at Pueblo Bonito b&b inn in downtown Santa Fe for a memorable historic Santa Fe vacation featuring one of these outstanding performances… you”ll be glad you did!