Joshua Habermann | Music Director Joshua Habermann | Music Director
Home for the Holidays December 16 - 23, 2017
35th ANNIVERSARY WINTER FESTIVAL
ABOUT OUR VENUES The Desert Chorale has the privilege of performing in some of the most beautiful, historic venues in New Mexico that provide the acoustic quality needed for excellent choral performances. While many of the venues and the music we sing represent specific religious or cultural traditions, we celebrate the diversity of faith, thought, artistry, and human experiences represented by the music performed in these spaces. We hope that this shared musical experience transcends and binds the audience, as we seek to be inspired by the power of great choral music. Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi 131 Cathedral Place, Santa Fe, NM Parking available in the St. Francis Cathedral Parking Lot or on the street of Cathedral Place. City of Santa Fe parking meters do not run after 6:00 p.m. Cristo Rey Church 1120 Canyon Road, Santa Fe, NM Parking available in the private lot at the church. Immanuel Presbyterian Church 114 Carlisle Boulevard SE, Albuquerque, NM Parking available in the private lot at Immanuel Presbyterian. Additional parking is available in the lots across Carlisle Boulevard. Construction is ongoing on Central Avenue; please allow extra time for parking. United Church of Los Alamos 2525 Canyon Road, Los Alamos, NM Free parking is accessed through entrances on both Rose Street and Canyon Road, however handicapped spots are best reached through the Rose entrance to the parking lot. Special Needs and Requests Our facilities are ADA compliant, and accommodate those with special needs and physical challenges. Please contact our Box Office at (505) 988-2282 or at boxoffice@ desertchorale.org to reserve a wheelchair location or for other special needs. While at the concert, our ushers are available to assist you. A limited number of large-type text and translation inserts are available at each concert.
Photo: Kitty Leaken
Lost and Found Any items found at the concert will be collected by our staff and will be available in our offices for one month following each season. Please contact us if youâ€™ve lost something at (505) 988-2282.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS About Our Venues Welcome from the Executive Director About the Desert Chorale A Word from the Board President Happy Holidays from the Music Director Board of Directors, Staff, and Artistic Services Home for the Holidays Winter Program Texts and Translations Joshua Habermann, Music Director Biography Vocalists’ Biographies Guest Artist Biography In Memorium - Craig Smith Donor Honor Roll The Road Home CD Launch Concert Ambassadors and Special Thanks 2018 Summer Festival Information Community Engagement
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SPONSORS The Santa Fe Desert Chorale receives generous support from the CHRISTUS St. Vincent Regional Medical Center, National Endowment for the Arts, New Mexico Arts, New Mexico Humanities Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs, the City of Santa Fe Arts Commission and the 1% Lodgers Tax, Santa Fe New Mexican, and other individuals, corporations, and foundations. For a full list of donors, please see page 31.
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THE SANTA FE DESERT CHORALE
311 East Palace Avenue Santa Fe, NM 87501 (505) 988-2282 desertchorale.org Cover photo: Ann Murdy SANTA FE DESERT CHORALE
T H E S A N TA F E O P E R A A Season To Remember
Leonard Bernstein CANDIDE Giacomo Puccini MADAME BUTTERFLY Music: John Adams Libretto: Peter Sellars DOCTOR ATOMIC Gioachino Rossini THE ITALIAN GIRL IN ALGIERS
Ken Howard photo
Richard Strauss ARIADNE AUF NAXOS
June 29 â€“ August 25
Photo: Steve Sherman
Welcome from the Executive Director
Dear Friends, The Santa Fe Desert Chorale’s Winter Festival offers a special opportunity to thank all of the volunteers and patrons who contribute so generously over the course of the year and allow the Santa Fe Desert Chorale to fulfill its mission “to excite, engage, and inspire diverse audiences with the beauty and power of great choral music.” The success that the Chorale has achieved in fulfilling its goal has been recognized in this, our 35th anniversary year, with proclamations from Governor Susana Martinez, Mayor Javier M. Gonzalez, and a Congressional Record citation from Senator Tom Udall. We are grateful for these prestigious acknowledgements. As our 35th anniversary year comes to a close, we are delighted to report that we are both reaching a wider audience, as shown by increased ticket sales, and realizing broader support from generous individuals, businesses, civic organizations, and foundations, as demonstrated by increased contributed income. These are signs of a healthy performing arts organization. Not only have patrons enjoyed our fully-professional concert presentations in Albuquerque, Los Alamos, and Santa Fe, but this fall we took the good news from Santa Fe on an unprecedented tour to Dallas, Fort Worth, and Oklahoma City, where large and enthusiastic audiences welcomed the Chorale. In the spring of 2018, invitational appearances at the American Choral Directors Association Regional conferences in Chicago and Los Angeles follow. Listeners worldwide will also be introduced to the Chorale through our first-ever commercial recording, which was created in Dallas, is soon-to-be- released on the London-based AVIE label, and will be distributed by NAXOS in both compact disc and digital formats.
Please plan to join us here in Santa Fe at Cristo Rey Church for our celebratory CD launch and concert on February 13, 2018! The Chorale seeks to inspire and uplift not only through performances, but also through our community engagement programming. In particular, I would draw your attention to our annual community sing, which brings together avocational singers from throughout New Mexico for a day of fellowship and joyful music-making under the leadership of Joshua Habermann. I also encourage you to note our new 2017 program, “Giving Voice to the Voiceless,” a weekly choral program at the Interfaith Community Shelter. Many other projects designed to provide arts access to those who would not otherwise have the opportunity are being planned for summer 2018, in conjunction with our programming themes. For more information on community engagement please see pages 38 and 39 and visit the “Community” tab on our website. As it is written in Placide Cappeau’s classic carol, “sweet hymns of joy in grateful chorus raise we,” to thank you for your continued support of the Santa Fe Desert Chorale. In sincere appreciation,
Janice L. Mayer Executive Director
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About the Desert Chorale
Founded in 1982 by Lawrence “Larry” Bandfield, the Santa Fe Desert Chorale is one of the longest continually performing professional music organizations in New Mexico, as well as one of the most distinguished. In his review of the “American Voices” program, Scott Cantrell of The Dallas Morning News wrote “The variety certainly displayed the ensemble’s impressive versatility. Habermann consistently got vivid performances, introspective music elegantly colored and shaped, extrovert fare delivered with great pizzazz. Individual singers got lots of solo exposure.” Now in his ninth 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 among the finest American chamber choirs. A recent highlight was an invitational appearance at the 2015 American Choral Directors Association National Conference in Utah, which was later broadcast by Minnesota Public Radio. In 2017-2018 the Chorale can be heard in Chicago, Dallas, Fort Worth, Los Angeles, and Oklahoma City as well as in regular winter and summer seasons in New Mexico. Now in its 35th year, the Desert Chorale summer festival season is a centerpiece of the cultural life of Santa Fe, and among the nation’s most significant choral events. 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 twenty-two works by eighteen 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, as well as other venues throughout the Southwest. The Desert Chorale prides itself on its strong relationships within the community of Northern New Mexico, and enjoys collaborations with the Center for Contemporary Arts, Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, Museum of Spanish Colonial Art, New Mexico History Museum, NDI-NM, Performance Santa Fe, Santa Fe Botanical Garden, Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, Santa Fe Symphony & Chorus, Santa Fe Pro Musica, and the Santa Fe Opera, among others. Community engagement and fostering the next generation of singers and arts administrators are integral parts of the Desert Chorale’s mission.
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Santa Fe Desert Chorale and Artistic Director Joshua Habermann pictured in the Renzo Piano Pavilion, Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas October 2017. Photo: Sean Johnson
Santa Fe Desert Chorale MISSION STATEMENT
The mission of the Santa Fe Desert Chorale, one of the nation’s premier professional vocal ensembles, is to excite, engage, and inspire diverse audiences with the beauty and power of great choral music.
A Word from the Board President
After four years, I am finishing my service as Board President and want to share some thoughts with you. First, thanks to all who have come together and worked faithfully in common purpose â€“ to help the Santa Fe Desert Chorale flourish. To begin, we have a great Board of Directors, soon to come under the leadership of my colleague, Dr. Sherry Kelsey. Next, a dedicated staff led by our exceptional Executive Director, Janice Mayer. Then, the superb professional ensemble led by our gifted Music Director, Joshua Habermann. Finally, the over 100 Ambassadors, our volunteers at every performance. Working together, we have been reaching out through our new community engagements and creative collaborations with other performing arts groups in Santa Fe, our first ever tours to perform in other major cities and the international distribution of our first commercial recording, The Road Home. I am deeply grateful for all of those achievements and for you being with us today to experience the joy in hearing great choral music in this, our 35th anniversary season. Kind regards,
Dave Bueschel Santa Fe Desert Chorale Board President
Happy Holidays from the Music Director
Photo: Gittings 2011, Courtesy of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Of all the traditions associated with the holidays, music, and singing in particular, are at the very heart of the season. Whether gathered around a piano in a family living room or bundled against the cold while caroling door to door, voices raised in song are an essential element to lift our spirits during these darkest days of the year. This yearâ€™s program, Home for the Holidays, features the variety and breadth of repertoire for which the Desert Chorale is known. From soaring renaissance music, to new carols, to beloved American melodies, there is something for everyone to enjoy and discover. We welcome you to our listening community, and this, our thirty-fifth anniversary season of bringing glorious choral music to New Mexico. We wish you all the joy of the season, and hope that the music that we share rekindles memories of happy days gone by, and inspires dreams for those yet to come. With warmest wishes,
Joshua Habermann Music Director, Santa Fe Desert Chorale
Dave Bueschel, Santa Fe Desert Chorale Board President presents the 2017 Civic Leadership Award to the City of Santa Fe. Accepting were District 1 Councilor Signe I. Lindell, Debra Garcia y Griego, Director of the Santa Fe Arts Commission, and The Honorable Javier M. Gonzales, Mayor of the City of Santa Fe. Photo: Sean Johnson SANTA FE DESERT CHORALE
Board of Directors, Staff, and Artistic Services BOARD OF DIRECTORS OFFICERS
David Bueschel, President Barry Lyerly, Vice President Laurie Meyer, Secretary Robert Gardner, Treasurer
Mary G. Brennan Margie Edwards Kirk Ellis Allison Elston Kathleen Davison Lebeck Dorothy Massey Ian McKee† Haydock Miller† Margaret K. Norton Jane Clayton Oakes Mary Lou Padilla, PhD Brooke Bandfield Taylor Frances White† Brahna Lauger Wilczynski Mac Wright†
Joshua Habermann, Music Director Janice L. Mayer, Executive Director
Richard C. Bentley Maureen Carusona, JD Douglas P. Clark, MD Allegra Derryberry Judith Donohue Erik Gustafson* Joshua Habermann* Nina Hinson Stephen Hochberg, JD Roxanne Howe-Murphy, EdD Sheryl Kelsey, PhD Lynn F. Lee Janice L. Mayer* Janet S. Sanders, PhD Judy Sherman Patricia Stanley Vincent Stenerson Patricia Thompson Rebecca Tobey Susie Wilson, DMA
*ex-officio member † in memoriam
Gabriella Ottersberg Enríquez, House Manager Sean Johnson, Assistant Company Manager Emma Marzen, Box Office Manager & Community Liaison Kyle Nielsen, Artistic Coordinator Matt Nielsen, Company Manager Charles Rountree, Accounting Manager Kathryn Schwaar, Administrative Assistant ARTISTIC SERVICES Zina Jundi, Graphic Design - Adverti-Zing! Matthew “Kabby” Kabakoff, Kabakoff Sound Clarissa Lovato, Elevate Media Janine Pearson, J9design Vincent Stenerson, Documentary Filmmaker
Members of the Santa Fe Desert Chorale Board and Desert Chorale Circle are pictured in Richard Serra’s sculpture “Vortex” at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth during the 2017 Patron Tour. Photo: Sean Johnson 8 WINTER FESTIVAL - 35TH ANNIVERSARY
2017 Winter Program
Joshua Habermann, Music Director and Conductor Debra Ayers, Piano Photo: Ann Murdy
Hail the Blessed Morn
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Brightest and Best
Traditional American arr. Kirchner
The Mother Ave Regina Caelorum
Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548-1611)
Riu Riu Chiu
Mateo Flecha (1481-1553)
Heaven’s Child A Lullaby
Ryan Murphy (b. 1971)
I am Changed
Will Todd (b. 1970)
Eric Whitacre (b. 1970)
The Great Mystery O Magnum Mysterium
Bryan Johanson (b. 1951)
INTERMISSION SANTA FE Saturday, December 16 • 8 pm
Beloved Carols I Wonder as I Wander
Dedicated to the memory of Bruce Noel Cristo Rey Church
John Jacob Niles arr. Rutter
O Holy Night
Adolphe Adam arr. Kirchner
Wednesday, December 20 • 8 pm
Ya Viene la Vieja
Traditional Spanish arr. Shaw/Parker
Traditional Spanish arr. Rutter
Dedicated to the memory of Arthur Cinader Thursday, December 21 • 8 pm Friday, December 22 • 8 pm Saturday, December 23 • 8 pm
An American Christmas
Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi
Sweet Little Jesus Boy
ALBUQUERQUE Sunday, December 17 • 4 pm
Traditional American arr. Pummill
Mary Had a Baby
Traditional American arr. Courtney
Immanuel Presbyterian LOS ALAMOS Tuesday, December 19 • 8 pm
United Church of Los Alamos
Home for the Holidays Have Yourself Merry Little Xmas
Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane arr. Bradford
One Sweet Little Baby
Christmas Spiritual Medley
Traditional American arr. Jennings SANTA FE DESERT CHORALE
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THE LIVING ROOM
35TH ANNIVERSARY WINTER FESTIVAL
Texts and Translations Brightest and Best Hail the bless’d morn, see the Great Mediator Down from the regions of glory descend. Shepherds go worship the babe in the manger Lo for his guard the bright angels attend. Brightest and best of the stars of the morning, Dawn on our darkness and lend us thine aid. Star in the East, the horizon adorning, Guide us where our infant redeemer is laid. Cold on his cradle the dewdrops are shining, Low lies his bed with the beasts of the stall. Angels adore him in slumber reclining, Maker and Monarch and Savior of all. Brightest and best of the stars of the morning…. Shall we not yield him in costly devotion Odors of Edom and offerings divine? Gems of the mountains and pearls of the ocean, Myrrh from the forest or gold from the mine? Brightest and best of the stars of the morning… -Reginald Heber (1783-1826)
Ave Regina Caelorum (sung in Latin) Ave Regina Caelorum Ave Domina Angelorum Salve radix sancta Ex qua mundo lux est orta
Hail Queen of Heaven Hail Mistress of Angels Hail, holy source From which the light of the world has risen
Gaude, gaude gloriosa Super omnes speciosa Vale, o valde decora Et pro nobis sempre Christum exora
Rejoice, rejoice glorious one Beautiful above all others Farewell, o gracious one And pray for us always to Christ.
-12 th century prayer
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Riu, riu, chiu (sung in Spanish) Riu, riu, chiu, la guarda ribera; Dios guardó el lobo de nuestra cordera.
Riu, riu, chiu, the river guards her; God kept the wolf away from our Lamb.
El lobo rabioso la quiso morder, Mas Dios poderoso la supo defender; Quísola hacer que no pudiese pecar, Ni aun original esta Virgen no tuviera. Riu, riu, chiu…
The raging wolf tried to bite her, But God almighty was able to defend her; He chose to make her so that she could not sin, No fault was found in that Virgin. Riu, riu, chiu…
Este que es nacido es el gran monarca, Cristo patriarca de carne vestido; Hanos redimido con se hacer chiquito Aunque era infinito, finite se hiciera. Riu, riu, chiu…
He that is born is the Great Monarch, Christ the Patriarch clothed in flesh; He redeemed us by making himself small Although He is infinite, He made himself finite. Riu, riu, chiu…
Muchas profecías lo han profetizado, Y aún en nuestros días lo hemos alcanzado. A Dios humanado vemos en el suelo, Y al hombre en el cielo porque El le quisiera. Riu, riu, chiu…
Many prophecies have foretold it, And even today we have achieved it. God became man and is seen here below, And man is in heaven because He wished it so. Riu, riu, chiu…
-Cancionero de Uppsala (1556)
A Lullaby The stars are twinkling in the skies, The earth is lost in slumbers deep; So hush, my sweet, and close thine eyes And let me lull thy soul to sleep. Compose thy dimpled hands to rest, And like a little birdling lie Secure within thy cosey nest Upon my loving mother breast And slumber to my lullaby, So hushaby – O hushaby. The moon is singing to a star The little song I sing to you; The father’s sun has strayed afar, As baby’s sire is straying too. And so the loving mother moon Sings to the little star on high; And as she sings, her gentle tune Is borne to me, and thus I croon For thee, my sweet, that lullaby Of hushaby – O hushaby.
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There is a little one asleep That does not hear his mother’s song; But angels watchers – as I weep – Surround his grave the night-tide long. And as I sing, my sweet, to you, Oh, would the lullaby I sing – The same sweet lullaby he knew While slumb’ring on this bosom too – Were borne to him on angel’s wing! So hushaby – O hushaby. -Eugene Field (1850-1895)
I Am Changed
I have found an earthly throne In this bare place, this humble home. The greatest love the world has known, Heaven’s child, here below.
little tree little silent Christmas tree you are so little you are more like a flower
I have found where I belong; I have heard the perfect song: Angel voices from above, Heaven’s child given by God’s love.
who found you in the green forest and were you very sorry to come away? see i will comfort you because you smell so sweetly
All my tears are wiped away, I awake in God’s new day, I am born again today.
i will kiss your cool bark and hug you safe and tight just as your mother would, only don’t be afraid
I will make a promise true In my life your work to do; I will give my all for you. Heaven’s child, I am changed in you; Heaven’s child, I am made anew; Heaven’s child, born again with you. -Will Todd (b. 1970)
look the spangles that sleep all the year in a dark box dreaming of being taken out and allowed to shine, the balls the chains red and gold the fluffy threads, put up your little arms and i’ll give them all to you to hold every finger shall have its ring and there won’t be a single place dark or unhappy then when you’re quite dressed you’ll stand in the window for everyone to see and how they’ll stare! oh but you’ll be very proud and my little sister and i will take hands and looking up at our beautiful tree we’ll dance and sing “Noel Noel” -e.e. cummings (1894-1962)
O Magnum Mysterium (sung in Latin) O magnum mysterium et admirabile sacramentum Ut animalia viderent Dominum natum jacentem in praesepio O beata Virgo, cujus viscera meruerunt portare Dominum Jesum Christum. Alleluia.
O great mystery and wonderful sacrament That animals should see the newborn Lord lying in a manger O blessed Virgin, who was worthy to bear Christ the Lord. Alleluia.
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I Wonder as I Wander
O Holy Night
I wonder as I wander out under the sky How Jesus the Savior did come for to die For poor orn’ry people like you and like I I wonder as I wander out under the sky.
O holy night, the stars are brightly shining, It is the night of our dear Savior’s birth. Long lay the world in sin and error pining, Till He appeared and the soul felt its worth.
When Mary birthed Jesus ‘twas in a cow’s stall With wise men and farmers and shepherds and all, And high from God’s heaven a star’s light did fall And the promise of ages it then did recall. If Jesus had wanted for any wee thing, A star in the sky or a bird on the wing, Or all of God’s angels in heav’n for to sing, He surely could have had it, ‘cause he was the King. I wonder as I wander out under the sky…. -Traditional American
A thrill of hope, the weary world rejoices, For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn. Fall on your knees! O hear the angel voices! O night divine, o night when Christ was born; O night divine, o holy night, o night Divine. Led by the light of faith serenely beaming, With glowing hearts by the cradle we stand. So led by light of a star sweetly gleaming, Here came the wise men from Orient land. The King of Kings lay thus in lowly manger; In all our trials born to be our friend. He knows our need, to our weaknesses is no stranger, Behold your King! Before the lowly bend! Truly He taught us to love one another; His law is love and His gospel peace. Chains shall He break; and all bonds burst asunder, For in His name all oppression shall cease. Sweet hymns of joy in grateful chorus raise we, Let all within us praise His holy name. Christ is the Lord, o praise His Name forever, His power and glory evermore proclaim! -Placide Cappeau (1808-1877) trans. John S. Dwight
Ya Viene la Vieja (sung in Spanish) Ya viene la vieja con el aguinaldo; Le parece mucho, le viene quitando. Pampanitos verdes hojas de limón, La Virgen María, madre del Señor.
Here comes the old lady with a little gift; It seems so much to her that she takes some away. Little green leaves, lemon leaves. The Virgin Mary, mother of the Lord.
Ya vienen los reyes por el arenal, Y le traen al niño un torre real. Pampanitos verdes…
Here come the kings, through the desert, And they bring to the child a royal tower. Little green leaves…
Ya vienen los reyes por aquel camino, Y le traen al niño sopitas en vino. Pampanitos verdes…
Here come the kings along that road, And they bring to the child sweet cakes in wine. Little green leaves….
-Traditional Spanish SANTA FE DESERT CHORALE
2017 | 2018 505.983.1414
The 2017–2018 season is funded in part by the Santa Fe Arts Commission and the 1% Lodgers’ Tax; New Mexico Arts, a Division of the Office of Cultural Affairs; and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Esta Noche (sung in Spanish) Esta noche nace un niño entre la escarcha y el hielo. Quien pudiera, niño mío, vestirte de terciopelo. Alegría, alegría, alegría, ¡Alegría, alegría qué placer! Esta noche nace un niño en el portal de Belén.
Tonight a child is born amidst ice and frost. If only one could clothe you, my child, in luxurious velvet. Joy, joy joy, Joy, joy, what happiness! That tonight a child is born in the stable at Bethlehem.
La Virgen está lavando con un poco de jabón. Se le picaron las manos, manos de mi corazón. Alegría, alegría, alegría, ¡Alegría, alegría qué placer! Esta noche nace un niño en el portal de Belén.
The Virgin is washing with a little bit of soap. Her hands are rough, dear hands of my heart. Joy, joy joy, Joy, joy, what happiness! That tonight a child is born in the stable at Bethlehem.
Sweet Little Jesus Boy
Shepherds rejoice, lift up your eyes and send your fears away, News from the region of the skies: Salvation’s born today. Jesus the God whom angels fear comes down to dwell with you. Today he makes his entrance known, but not as monarchs do.
Sweet little Jesus boy, they made you be born in a manger. Sweet little holy child, didn’t know who you was.
No gold nor purple swaddling bands nor royal shining things, A manger for his cradle stands and holds the King of Kings. Go shepherds where the infant lies and see his humble throne. With tears of joy in all your eyes go shepherds kiss the Son. Thus Gabriel sang and straight around the heav’nly armies throng, They tune their harps to lofty sound and thus conclude the song. Glory to God who reigns above, let peace surround the earth, Mortals shall know their maker’s love at their Redeemer’s birth.
Didn’t know you come to save us Lord, to take our sins away, O Lord our eyes was blind, we couldn’t see. We didn’t know who you was. Long time ago you was born, born in a manger low, sweet little Jesus boy. The world treat you mean, Lord, treat me mean too. O Lord, but that’s how things is down here. We don’t know who you is. You done told us how, we is a tryin’, Master, you done told us how, even when you was dyin’. Just seems like we can’t do right, look how we treated you, But please sir, forgive us Lord, we didn’t know it was you. Sweet little Jesus boy, born long ago Sweet little holy child, didn’t know who you was. -Robert MacGimsey (1898-1979)
-Sacred Harp (19th -century American)
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A Joyous Christmas From
THE UNITED CHURCH OF SANTA FE Whatever your journey, you are welcome!
Christmas Eve, Sunday, Dec. 24 8:30 am & 11:00 am M ORNING S ERVICES
with Mezzo-soprano Yasmeen Lookman & Violist Allie Norris Childcare and Children’s Ministry
Christmas Eve Services
5:00 pm CHILDREN’S CAROLS AND CANDLES
Childcare and a gift of light from Iraq for every child.
7:00 pm & 11:00 pm C ANDLELIGHT S ERVICES
Choir and childcare at 7:00. Communion and special music at 11:00.
THE UNITED CHURCH OF SANTA FE
The Rev. Talitha Arnold, Senior Minister; Jacquelyn Helin, D.M.A., Music Director; Prof. Bradley Ellingboe, Choral Director; Sally Strong, Children’s Choir 1804 Arroyo Chamiso (at St. Michaels Drive, near the hospital) 988-3295 |UnitedChurchofSantaFe.org
2017-2018 Season Saturday December 16th, 2017
Friday January 5th, 2018
Back by popular demand is A Children’s MESSIAH! Perfect for kids of all ages, this 45-minute FREE concert will include select movements from the Christmas portion of Handel’s beloved oratorio, interspersed with popular sing-along carols.
Polyphony: Voices of New Mexico with professional soloists Chatter, concertmaster David Felberg Maxine Thévenot, conductor
6:00pm pre-concert lecture 7:00pm concert
G. F. Handel: Messiah, Part I J. S. Bach: Christmas Oratorio, Parts I & III Tickets $35, $30, $25, $20, $10
Saturday January 27th, 2018 3:00pm
International Holocaust Remembrance Day Polyphony: VNM with Elizabeth Purvis, cello Maxine Thévenot, pianist and conductor Donald McCullough: The Holocaust Cantata Ernest Bloch: Prayer $25 premium seating, $20 general seating
Friday March 9th, 2018
6:00pm pre-concert lecture 7:00pm concert
An Evening with Johannes Brahms Liebeslieder Waltzes, Neue Liebeslieder Waltzes, and Cello Sonata in e minor. With Nate Salazar & Debra Ayers, piano James Holland, cello Maxine Thévenot, conductor $25 premium seating, $20 general seating
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Mary Had a Baby Mary had a baby, O Lord, Mary had a baby, O my Lord. Mary had a baby, O Lord, the people keep a-comin’ and the train done gone. Laid Him in a manger, O Lord, laid Him in a manger, O my Lord. Laid Him in a manger, O Lord, I’m singin’ glory hallelujah, The people keep a-comin’ and the train done gone. Shepherds came to see him, O Lord, shepherds came to see him, O my Lord. Shepherds came to see him, O Lord, I’m singin’ glory hallelujah. The people keep a-comin’ and the train done gone. Named him King Jesus, O Lord, named him King Jesus, O my Lord. Named him King Jesus, O Lord, the people keep a-comin’ and the train done gone! -Traditional American
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas Christmas future is far away, Christmas past is past. Christmas present is here today, bringing joy that will last. Have yourself a merry little Christmas, let your heart be light. From now on our troubles will be out of sight. Have yourself a merry little Christmas, make the Yuletide gay. From now on our troubles will be miles away. Here we are as in olden days, happy golden days of yore. Faithful friends who are dear to us gather near to us once more. Through the year we all will be together, if the fates allow. Hang a shining star upon the highest bough. And have yourself a merry little Christmas now. -Hugh Martin (1914-2011)
One Sweet Little Baby
Christmas Spiritual Medley
O Mary shining glory, the Lord smiles on you! What a blessing is this little baby that you brought to our world. O all for the love of one sweet little baby, all for the love of one sweet baby child. All for the love of one sweet little baby, we have come so far.
There’s a star in the East on Christmas morn, Rise up shepherd and follow. It will lead to the place where the Savior’s born, Rise up shepherd and follow.
Oh a good old man named Simeon said, “I’m never gonna rest till I see that Messiah child, and hold him to my breast.” O all for the love of one sweet little baby… Many gonna speak against you child, they’ll crucify all that’s true, And your mother Mary she will bear a pain that will pierce her heart through. O all for the love of one sweet little baby…
Leave your sheep and leave your lambs, Rise up shepherd and follow. Leave your ewes and leave your rams, Rise up shepherd and follow. There was no room found in the inn, It is the Star of Bethlehem. For Him who was born free from sin, It is the Star of Bethlehem. Behold that star, behold that star up yonder. Behold that star, it is the Star of Bethlehem. Rise up shepherd and follow.
O Jerusalem your children are so tired of war. My Lord it’s time to walk with your children once more. O all for the love of one sweet little baby… -Glen McClure and Wes Kinnseon
Church of the Holy Faith
Sweet little Jesus boy, they made you be born in a manger. Sweet little holy child, didn’t know who you was. It was poor little Jesus, born on a Christmas, laid in a manger I ask you wasn’t that a pity and a shame? Children go where I send thee. How shall I send thee? One for the little pretty baby, born of the Virgin Mary, Wrapped in swaddlin’ clothin’, layin’ in a manger. Go tell it on the mountain, over the hills and everywhere, Go tell it on the mountain that Jesus Christ is born! -Traditional American
Photo by Marty Buchsbaum
At Holy Faith, we honor our Anglican heritage and praise God with solemn liturgy, traditional Prayer Book worship, and music to exalt the spirit.
Sunday, December 24th
The Fourth Sunday of Advent 10:00 a.m. Advent Festival of Lessons and Carols The Nativity of Our Lord: Christmas Eve 4:00 p.m. Holy Eucharist with Christmas Pageant 7:30 p.m. Festive Holy Eucharist 10:00 p.m. Christmas Prelude 10:30 p.m. Solemn High Christmas Mass (with incense)
Monday, December 25th
The Nativity of Our Lord: Christmas Day 10:00 a.m. Choral Eucharist 311 E Palace Ave, Santa Fe, NM
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2018 S a n ta Fe Ch a mber Music Fes t i va l Marc Neikrug, Artistic Director Alan Gilbert, Artist-in-Residence
July 15 - August 20, 2018 Season 46 505.982.1890 SantaFeChamberMusic.com
Pictured clockwise from top right: Danish String Quartet, Shai Wosner, Sasha Cooke, and Alan Gilbert.
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Joshua Habermann Music Director Joshua Habermann, Music Director, is in his ninth season with the Santa Fe Desert Chorale. Since joining the Chorale he has raised the ensemble’s artistic profile and broadened its programming to include choral-orchestral masterworks as well as cutting-edge a cappella programs. Habermann has led honor choirs and choral festivals in North and Latin America, Europe, and Asia. As a singer (tenor) he has performed with the Oregon Bach Festival Chorus (Eugene, OR) and Conspirare (Austin, TX). Recording credits include three projects with Conspirare: Through the Green Fuse; Requiem, a GRAMMY® nominee for best choral recording in 2006; and Threshold of Night, a GRAMMY® nominee for best choral recording and best classical album in 2009. In 2011, Joshua Habermann was named Director of the Dallas Symphony Chorus, the official vocal ensemble of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, now in its 40th anniversary season. As Director, he prepares the 200-voice chorus for classical and pops series concerts. Highlights with the DSO include performances of Bach’s St. Matthew Passion, Verdi’s Requiem, Berlioz’ Te Deum, and Britten’s War Requiem, which was performed for the national meeting of the American Choral Directors Association in 2013.
Photo: Jennifer Esperanza
From 2008-2011 Joshua Habermann was Director of Choral Studies at the University of Miami Frost School of Music, where he led the graduate program in conducting and directed the Frost Chorale. Notable projects in Miami included an appearance at the Florida Chapter of the American Choral Directors Association convention, and collaborations with the New World Symphony and conductor Michael Tilson Thomas in music of Ives, Schubert, and Beethoven. During this same period, he led the Master Chorale of South Florida in performances of masterworks such as Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Haydn’s Creation, and Mozart’s Requiem. From 1996-2008 Joshua Habermann was Assistant Conductor of the San Francisco Symphony Chorus, and Professor of Music at San Francisco State University, where under his direction the SFSU Chamber Singers undertook international engagements in Havana, Cuba, and concert tours in Germany, the Czech Republic, and China. In 2006 he led a collaboration between the SFSU Chamber Singers and the l’Orchestre des Jeunes de la Méditerranée in music of Poulenc and the Requiem of Maurice Duruflé in concerts throughout France. National invitations include the Waging Peace Festival in Eugene, OR, multiple appearances at the California Music Educators convention, and an appearance at the American Choral Directors Association regional convention in 2008. A native of California, Joshua Habermann is a graduate of Georgetown University and the University of Texas at Austin, where he completed doctoral studies in conducting with Craig Hella Johnson. He lives in Dallas with his wife Joanna, daughter Kira, and son Kai. Photo during Dallas Independent School Choral Program. Estelí Gomez, Soprano; John Proft, Bass; Joshua Habermann, Music Director; Enrico Lagasca, Bass; Alissa Ruth, Soprano (L-R). Photo: Sean Johnson SANTA FE DESERT CHORALE
Vocalists ’ Biographies SOPRANOS SOPHIE AMELKIN (3rd Season) Hometown: Wilmington, NC Current Residence: St. Paul, MN Awards & Distinctions: 2017 St. Paul Schubert Club Special Music Grant. Upcoming Engagements: Santa Fe Desert Chorale 2017 Winter Festival Season; Concert season with VocalEssence Photo: Lu Zang Photography Ensemble Singers. Past Career Highlights: Professional Fellowship, SongFest, Los Angeles (CA); Soprano soloist, world premiere of Paul John Rudoi’s oratorio Sermon on the Mount; Despina in Così fan tutte with Opera Wilmington; Saint Teresa of Avila in Four Saints in Three Acts with VocalEssence and the Metropolitan Symphony. Educational Background: Master of Music (Vocal Performance), University of Minnesota; Bachelor of Music, University of North Carolina, Wilmington. Passion Outside of Singing: “Any opportunity to travel to new places! Spending time with my wonderful husband Matthew and my sweet beagle, Lucy.” Special Desert Chorale Memory: “My very first day of rehearsal of my very first season with the Desert Chorale. I will never forget the moment when we all opened our mouths and began to sing - it was a magical sensation to weave my voice into the fabric of such wonderful colleagues.” LINDSAY KESSELMAN (4th Season) Hometown: Wheaton, IL Current Residence: Winston Salem, NC Awards & Distinctions: 2016 Ontario Arts Council Commissioning Grant; 2015 Chamber Music America Classical Commissioning Grant. Upcoming Engagements: Performing Photo: Bo Huang Mr. Tambourine Man by John Corigliano, Charlotte Symphony; CD Release of The Pieces That Fall to Earth by Christopher Cerrone; Premiere performance of Three Portraits by Kieren MacMillan with the Haven Trio. Past Career Highlights: Seven seasons with the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble; World premiere of the Theatre of the Word by Louis Andriessen with the Los Angeles Philharmonic (released on the Nonesuch label) and the Dutch National Opera; QUIXOTE with HOWL Ensemble, Montclair State University Peak Performances (NJ). Educational Background: Master of Music (Vocal Performance), The Shepherd School of Music, Rice University; Bachelor of Music (Voice Performance and Music Education), Michigan State University. Passion Outside Of Singing: Family, cooking, and travel. Special Desert Chorale Memory: “The shining eyes of our supporters after our winter season concerts.”
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BETH PEREGRINE (Debut Season) Hometown: Melbourne, Australia Current Residence: Los Angeles, CA Awards & Distinctions: Richard and Johanna Baker College of the Arts Scholarship; CSULB Finalist in Opera in the Arts Competition, Australia. Upcoming Engagements: Guest Artist Photo: Natalie Moran Series, Recital of Suppressed Composers, Meredith College NC; Bach’s Motets with Los Angeles Master Chorale; Bernstein’s Mass, Los Angeles Philharmonic. Past Career Highlights: Handel’s Messiah HWV 56 (Soloist) LA Master Chorale Chamber Orchestra, Walt Disney Concert Hall, CA; Disgrace Soundtrack (Soloist), Adelaide Symphony, Australia; Orlando Di Lasso’s Lagrime di San Pietro, staged by Peter Sellars with the Los Angeles Master Chorale. Educational Background: Bachelor of Music (Opera Performance), California State University, Long Beach, CA; Diploma in Screen and Theatre Performance, National Theatre Australia. Passion Outside of Singing: “Animals—be it my own, taking care of others, or going out into the wild to try and spot a Moose!” KATHRYN RADAKOVICH (Debut Season) Hometown: Lewiston, ID Current Residence: Aurora, CO Awards & Distinctions: Handel’s Messiah HWV 56 with Colorado Chamber Players, St. John’s Cathedral, CO; Annie Booth’s Flowers of Evil, Dairy Arts Center, CO; Bach’s Mass in B minor, BWV 232 with Colorado Bach Ensemble. Past Career Highlights: Victoria Bach Festival; Bach’s Magnificat in D Major, BWV 243 (Soloist), Montana Early Music Festival; Zelenka’s Missa Votiva, (Soloist), Colorado Chorale. Educational Background: Master of Music (Vocal Performance), California State University, Fullerton, CA; Bachelor of Music (Vocal Performance) and Bachelor of Arts (Music Theory/Music History), University of Idaho. Special Desert Chorale Memory: “SFDC came through Denver in February 2015 and performed a joint concert with St. Martin’s Chamber Choir (a group with which I sing). That was the first time that I’d heard them perform and I remember being blown away by their nuanced, beautiful sound, attention to detail, and the phenomenal focus they had watching Josh. I knew then that I wanted to be part of that wonderful group of singers and friends!” (continued on next page)
Photo right page: Altos Keely Rhodes, Dianna Grabowski, Mitzi Westra, and Sarah Brauer (L-R Front Row); Tenors George Case and J.D. Burnett (L-R Back Row) in performance at the Renzo Piano Pavilion, October 2017, Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas. Photo: Sean Johnson
MEREDITH RUDUSKI (7th Season) Hometown: Conroe, TX Current Residence: Austin, TX Awards & Distinctions: Operations Coordinator with Texas Early Music Project; Music History Shorts (Creator) for YouTube. Upcoming Engagements: It’s About Time Photo: Cecily Johnson (Co-Producing and Performing), Texas Early Music Project; David Lang’s the little match girl passion with Seraphic Fire; Tour of Monteverdi’s Selva Morale e Spirituale with Seraphic Fire. Past Career Highlights: Role of Esther in Lidarti’s Esther, Chorus Austin; Handel’s Messiah HWV 56 (Soloist), Austin Symphony; Brahms’ Ein deutsches Requiem, Op 45 with Vox Humana. Educational Background: Master of Music, University of Houston; Bachelor of Music (Vocal Performance), University of Texas at Austin. Passion Outside of Singing: “Writing libretti! And stage directing, writing live staged shows, writing video shorts, painting, sketching, exercising, hiking as long as I get green chili cheeseburgers afterward as a reward, and listening to history podcasts.” Special Desert Chorale Memory: “Singing with Helen Karloski in semi-darkness at Loretto Chapel when all the power went out before a concert of Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater. THE BEST!” ALISSA RUTH (Debut Season) Hometown: Lexington, OH Current Residence: Columbus, OH Upcoming Engagements: Performances with the Santa Fe Desert Chorale; Performances with the Lancaster Chorale, (OH); Vocalist with Aire Born Recording Choir for Beckenhorst Press, Zionsville, (IN). Photo: Amanda Davis Kent Smith Photography Past Career Highlights: Soloist for Jake Runestad’s The Hope of Loving; Soloist for Eric Whitacre’s Alleluia; Soloist for Claudio Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610 with Lancaster Chorale, (OH). Educational Background: Bachelor of Music (Education), Capital University, (OH). Passion Outside of Singing: Running, cooking, and travel. Special Desert Chorale Memory: “I look forward to creating wonderful memories with the Chorale.”
ALTOS SARAH BRAUER (10th Season) Hometown: Portland, OR Current Residence: Eugene, OR Awards & Distinctions: GRAMMY® Award with Conspirare for “Best Choral Performance” for The Sacred Spirit of Russia. Upcoming Engagements: American premiere of Bononcini’s La Maddalena a’ Piedi di Photo: Blue Rose Photography Cristo with University of Oregon Oratorio Orchestra; Creating the role of Zeelah in Daniel Daly’s opera The Banshee; Performing at the 2017 International Symposium on Choral Music in Barcelona, Spain. Past Career Highlights: Mezzo-soprano Soloist Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezin, University of New Mexico; Christoph Willibald (Ritter von) Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice, New Mexico Philharmonic; Soloist, Houston Bach Society. Educational Background: Doctor of Music, University of Oregon (in progress); Master of Music, The Shepherd School of Music, Rice University; Bachelor of Music, University of Southern California. Passion Outside of Singing: My wonderful son, Luke. Special Desert Chorale Memory: “Josh’s 2009 Canticum Calamatatis (Maritimae) and Justorum Animae pairing in the Cathedral - the cathartic journey throughout and the moment between the pieces was unlike anything I had ever experienced it was impossibly beautiful.” RACHEL COLMAN (3rd Season) Hometown: Houston, TX Current Residence: Adrian, MI Awards & Distinctions: Winner, Kansas City Musical Club Competition and the MasterWorks Festival Vocal Competition; Semi-Finalist, Young Patronesses of the Opera Competition at Florida Grand Opera. Photo: Jenna K Photography Upcoming Engagements: Verdi’s Requiem and Celebration of Emily Dickinson with True Concord Voices & Orchestra (AZ); Handel’s Hercules with the Handel and Haydn Society of Boston (MA). Past Career Highlights: 9/11 Commemorative Concert at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (NY) with True Concord Voices & Orchestra; world premiere of Martin Bresnick’s Passions of Bloom with Yale Choral Artists; Brahms’ Alto Rhapsody with Musica Vocale in Kansas City (MO). Educational Background: Master of Music (Opera), University of Missouri-Kansas City (MO); Bachelor of Music (Voice Performance), Baylor University (TX). Passion Outside of Singing: “Keeping up with my favorite television shows, playing games with friends and family, and always finding better ways to organize every space in my home!” Special Desert Chorale Memory: “During the Winter Festival in 2016, we sang Josh’s arrangement of the Scottish Christ Child Lullaby that included special overtone singing meant to evoke the Northern Lights. My section didn’t even sing for most of the piece, but I felt that I had the best seat in the house to experience the other-worldly music making of my colleagues. It was breathtaking.” (continued on next page) SANTA FE DESERT CHORALE
KERRY GINGER (3rd Season) Hometown: Portland, OR Current Residence: Durango, CO Awards & Distinctions: Current Assistant Professor of Voice, Fort Lewis College, Durango, CO; Scholarly presentations at conferences of the College Music Society, Colorado Music Educators’ Association, Photo: Nancy Hall, Still in Motion Picure Company and West Central National Association of Teachers of Singing. Upcoming Engagements: True Concord Voices and Orchestra, Tucson, AZ; St. John’s Bach Project, Albuquerque, NM; Quadrivium Vocal Ensemble, Durango, CO. Past Career Highlights: Four seasons with GRAMMY® Award-winning Phoenix Chorale; Seven seasons with True Concord Voices and Orchestra; Engagements with Sounding Light, Spire, and Brevitas. Educational Background: Doctor of Musical Arts (Voice) and Master of Music (Opera Performance), Arizona State University; Bachelor of Arts (Politics), Whitman College, WA. Passion Outside of Singing: “Friends, family, cats, and finding a work-life balance in order to spend more time with the same.” Special Desert Chorale Memory: “When I first moved to southwestern Colorado in 2015, I was uprooted from so many things familiar to me. That winter was also my first season with the Desert Chorale. Now, returning to Santa Fe each year feels like coming home to family, and I look forward to it as part of a cherished holiday season.” ADELE GRABOWSKI (Debut Season) Hometown: Lancaster, PA Current Residence: Encinitas, CA Awards & Distinctions: First Place, Carnegie Mellon Baroque Concerto Competition, Pittsburgh, PA; First Place, Pittsburgh Civic Orchestra Young Artists Competition, Pittsburgh, PA; First Place, Photo: Adina Lehecka OperaLancaster Vocal Competition, Lancaster, PA; Finalist, Handel Aria Competition, Madison, WI; Semifinalist, 6th International Singing Competition Pietro Antonio Cesti, Innsbruck, Austria; Competitor (youngest female) VII Mirjam Helin International Singing Competition, Finland. Upcoming Engagements: San Diego Baroque Soloists; Project Willan West 2018, a Southern-California celebration of the Fifthieth Anniversary of the death of Anglo-Canadian composer, Healey Willan. Past Career Highlights: Reena Esmail’s This Love Between Us and Bach’s Magnificat in D major, BWV 243 (Soloist), Yale Schola Cantorum India Tour; Les Noces (Soloist) Princeton University, NJ; Hilary Purrington’s for your judicious and pious consideration (Soloist) with New Music New Haven, live on WQXR from the Jerome L. Greene Performance Space, NY. Educational Background: Master of Music, Yale University, CT; Bachelor of Fine Arts, Carnegie Mellon University, PA; Festival lyrique international de Belle-lle en Mer, France; Ezio Pinza Council for American Singers of Opera, Italy. Passion Outside of Singing: Teaching music, directing and conducting children’s choirs; baking paleo treats, and rock climbing with my fiancé.
JENNIFER RENTERIA MUÑOZ (Debut Season) Hometown: Bakersfield, CA Current Residence: Bakersfield, CA Upcoming Engagements: Soloist, “O Thou That Tellest Good Tidings to Zion” from Handel’s Messiah HWV 56 with the Cal State Bakersfield University Singers; Photo: Abigail Aguilar Performing with the Synergy Chamber Players, Bakersfield, CA; Vocal Coach, Bakersfield High School. Past Career Highlights: Engagements with the Hour of Power televised choir. Educational Background: Bachelor of Music (Vocal Performance and Italian Studies), California State University, Long Beach, CA. Passion Outside of Singing: Knitting, reading, and gardening. Special Desert Chorale Memory: “Being invited to perform with the Santa Fe Desert Chorale and to make my debut alongside my husband, who is singing bass for the first time with the ensemble. It’s really a dream come true!” SARAH NICKERSON (10th Season) Hometown: Fargo, ND Current Residence: Santa Fe, NM Upcoming Engagements: Tour and Recording with the Santa Fe Desert Chorale. Past Career Highlights: Recording of Provenance with Kinnara Ensemble, Photo: Kate Russell Princeton, (NJ); Duruflé’s Requiem with the Santa Fe Symphony and Chorus; Role of Mrs. Noye in Britten’s Noye’s Flood. Educational Background: Master of Business Administration (Arts Management), University of Cincinnati - College Conservatory of Music. Passion Outside of Singing: “Nia! I am a Black-belt Nia instructor and teach six classes a week in Santa Fe. Nia is a movement practice that offers conditioning for the body through dance, the martial arts, and the healing arts. I love sharing movement as medicine and find that it is a beautiful partner to my life as a singer.” Special Desert Chorale Memory: “I remember the first rehearsal with the Desert Chorale. I hadn’t sung in a chorus outside of college and that was years prior. I heard one concert of the Chorale and on a whim, auditioned. At the rehearsal, I remember sitting in the midst of my section and being completely overwhelmed by the voices around me. I don’t think I will ever forget the sensation of realizing that I was part of something so extraordinarily special.”
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TENORS MICHAEL BOSWELL (10th Season) Hometown: Grifton, NC Current Residence: Terre Haute, IN Awards & Distinctions: GRAMMY® Award with Conspirare for “Best Choral Performance” for The Sacred Spirit of Russia; Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College Faculty Excellence Awards for Service Photo: Wayne King and Scholarship. Upcoming Engagements: Conducting the Saint Mary-of-theWoods College Choirs in a 2018 tour to Ireland; Engagements with the Santa Fe Desert Chorale; Recording projects, choral workshops, and clinics. Past Career Highlights: Numerous live recordings, premieres, and performances with the Santa Fe Desert Chorale, including appearances with Patricia Racette and Susan Graham; Singing Bach’s St. Matthew Passion conducted by Helmuth Rilling at Carnegie Hall; Touring France as Conductor of the Saint Maryof-the-Woods College Madrigals, incorporating the commission and premiere of La Providence by composer Sydney Guillaume. Educational Background: Master of Music (Vocal Performance), Indiana State University; Bachelor of Music (Vocal Performance), East Carolina University. Passion Outside of Singing: Traveling with my family. Special Desert Chorale Memory: “My very first rehearsal. At that point, I had no idea that a rehearsal could be as musically fulfilling as a performance that was weeks in the making! Also, all the special people that I have come to know through the organization. Finally, every meal I ever had at Bobcat Bite.” J.D. BURNETT (6th Season) Hometown: West Point, NY Current Residence: Athens, GA Upcoming Engagements: Appearances as Artistic Director of the Kinnara Ensemble in Princeton, (NJ); Appearances with Conspirare, Austin, (TX); GMEA Appearance with UGA Women’s Glee Club. Photo: Paul Sirochman Past Career Highlights: Artistic Director, Kinnara Ensemble; Associate Director of Choral Activities, University of Georgia; Assistant Director, Dallas Symphony Chorus. Educational Background: Doctor of Musical Arts (Choral Conducting), University of North Texas; Master of Music (Choral Conducting), Westminster Choir College; Bachelor of Music (Music Education), Oklahoma State University. Passion Outside of Singing: College football. Special Desert Chorale Memory: “Driving to a concert with my black dress shoes on the roof of my car - they were gone when I got to Loretto, so I performed in black socks only.”
GEORGE CASE (6th Season) Hometown: Atlanta, GA Current Residence: Boston, MA Upcoming Engagements: 2017-2018 Season with Skylark Vocal Ensemble; 2017-2018 Season with Boston Conservatory at Berklee Choral Ensembles; 2017-2018 Season with Newburyport Choral Society (MA). Photo: Jonathan Cole Past Career Highlights: Kile Smith’s Canticle (Guest Conductor) with The Boston Cecilia, Member of Skylark Vocal Ensemble in residency at St. John’s Smith Square, London, UK, Director of Choral Programs, Cobb County Center for Excellence in the Performing Arts at Pebblebrook High School, 2007-2010. Educational Background: Doctor of Musical Arts (Conducting), University of Michigan; Master of Music and Bachelor of Music (Vocal Performance), Boston University. Passion Outside of Singing: Tennis, cooking, hiking. Special Desert Chorale Memory: “My special Desert Chorale memory is a general and recurring one: there is no other place in the world that I would rather be to sing with some of the greatest choral singers in the world and then spend so much time hiking, laughing, and deepening relationships with these extraordinary people.” ERIK GUSTAFSON (3rd Season) Hometown: Portland, OR Current Residence: Durango, CO Awards & Distinctions: 2015 Vocal Fellow, Oregon Bach Festival. Upcoming Engagements: Instructor of Voice, Fort Lewis College; Handel’s Messiah (Soloist), Musica Redemptor Orchestra, Austin, TX; Photo: Jon Simpson Photography True Concord Voices & Orchestra. Past Career Highlights: Bach’s St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244 (Soloist), Colorado Bach Ensemble, Denver; Bach’s St. John Passion, BWV 245 (Evangelist), Arizona Bach Festival; Handel’s Messiah HWV 56 (Tenor Soloist), Tucson Symphony Orchestra. Educational Background: Bachelor of Music (Vocal Performance), Arizona State University. Passion Outside of Singing: Visiting microbreweries – New Mexico has an EXCELLENT selection! Special Desert Chorale Memory: “My first live audition, having just arrived at 7,200 feet. Josh assured me I’d get used to it!”
Singer Representative, Erik Gustafson, acknowledges the audience. Photo: Chelsea Call (continued on next page) SANTA FE DESERT CHORALE
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ANDREW CRANE (6th Season) Hometown: Castro Valley, CA Current Residence: American Fork, UT Upcoming Engagements: 2018 tour to Vietnam and Indonesia with BYU Singers (Conductor); Seraphic Fire 2018 at Aspen Music Festival (Vocalist); 2018 Georgia All-State Men’s Chorus (Conductor). Photo: Hannah Tomlinson Past Career Highlights: BYU Singers performance at National Collegiate Choral Organization Conference in Baton Rouge, LA; World premiere of major choral/ orchestral work by Ivo Antognini in Carnegie Hall (Conductor); Performance with Seraphic Fire on concert of all six Bach Motets. Educational Background: Doctor of Musical Arts, Michigan State University; Master of Music and Bachelor of Music, Brigham Young University. Passion Outside of Singing: Eating great food, spending time with my wife and four kids. Special Desert Chorale Memory: The magic of the city, the wonderful food, singing with great friends. BRADLEY NAYLOR (8th Season) Hometown: Houston, TX Current Residence: Athens, OH Awards & Distinctions: Conducting the Ohio University Holiday Concert; Spring 2018 Santa Fe Desert Chorale performances; Conducting Mozart’s Mass in C Major, K.317 “Coronation Mass.” Photo: Matthew Fried Past Career Highlights: Bach’s St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244 with the Dallas Symphony Chorus (Soloist and Chorus); Bach’s St. John Passion, BWV 245 (Evangelist) at First United Methodist Church, Henderson, (KY); Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610 (Soloist and Chorus), Santa Fe Desert Chorale. Passion Outside of Singing: Dreaming of beating Josh at tennis. Special Desert Chorale Memory: Potentially hazardous/ exhausting: hiking to the top of Wheeler Point (elevation 13,159 - the highest point in New Mexico) on the morning of an evening Desert Chorale concert.
BASSES STEVEN BERLANGA (Debut Season) Hometown: Salinas, CA Current Residence: Easthampton, MA Awards & Distinctions: Associate Instructor, Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University Bloomington, IN; Associate Conductor, NOTUS: Contemporary Vocal Ensemble; Associate Chorus Master, Photo: Wiley Jung IU Opera Theater – Die Fledermaus and Assistant Chorus Master, South Pacific; Assistant Chorus Master, Oratorio Chorus – Vaughan Williams’ A Sea Symphony and Beethoven’s Symphony 9 in D minor, Op. 125; Assistant Conductor, The Singing Hoosiers. Upcoming Engagements: 2017 Winter Festival Season, Santa Fe Desert Chorale. Past Career Highlights: Bass solos in the Mozart’s Requiem in D minor, K. 626, with Westfield State University; Role of
Stranger in The Forest of Dreams by Nic Chuaqui with New Voices Opera, IN; Roles of Colline in La bohème and Dick Deadeye in The S.M.S. Pinafore with IU Opera. Educational Background: Doctor of Music (Choral Conducting), Indiana University, IN (in progress, finished with coursework); Master of Music (Choral Conducting), CollegeConservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati, OH; Bachelor of Music (Vocal Performance), California State University – Long Beach; Associate of Arts (Music), Cabrillo College, CA. Passion Outside of Singing: Coaching volleyball. ELIJAH BLAISDELL (Debut Season) Hometown: Seattle, WA Current Residence: Brooklyn, NY Upcoming Engagements: Bach’s St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244 with The Bach Society of St. Louis; Role of Schlendrian in Bach’s “Coffee Cantata,” BWV 211 with Madison Bach Musicians (WI). Photo: Alexa Jarvis Past Career Highlights: 2017 Virginia Best Adams Fellow, Carmel Bach Festival, Carmel, (CA); Baritone soloist for Lansing D. McLoskey’s Zealot Canticles with The Crossing (PA); Vaughn Williams’ Dona Nobis Pacem with the MIT Symphony Orchestra (MA). Educational Background: Master of Music (Vocal Performance), New England Conservatory; Bachelor of Music (Vocal Performance), Central Washington University. Passion Outside of Singing: Food and sustainable farming. Special Desert Chorale Memory: This will be my first chance to make any, as it is my first concert with the Chorale! HARRIS IPOCK (10th Season) Hometown: Chesapeake, VA Current Residence: Winchester, VA Awards & Distinctions: Resident Conductor, Harvard Glee Club, Harvard University. Upcoming Engagements: Visiting choral artist and Conservatory Choir director at Shenandoah University (VA); 2018 Photo: Stefanie Moore appearances at the American Choral Directors Conferences in Chicago and Los Angeles with the Santa Fe Desert Chorale; Yale Choral Artists; Considering Matthew Shepard tour with Conspirare; Stravinsky’s Oedipus Rex with the Harvard Glee Club and Choir of Emmanuel Music, Boston. Past Career Highlights: Harvard Glee Club tour of East Asia: venues in Taiwan, South Korea, and Japan; performances of Craig Hella Johnson’s composition Considering Matthew Shepard with Conspirare at Symphony Hall, Boston; conducting Haydn’s Creation with the combined choirs of Boston University. Educational Background: Doctor of Musical Arts (Conducting), Eastman School of Music; Master of Music (Voice and Conducting), East Carolina University (NC); Bachelor of Music (Music and Economics), University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Passion Outside of Singing: Cooking, golf, and jazz piano. Special Desert Chorale Memory: “Asking a certain Chorale soprano to marry me.”
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FERNANDO MUÑOZ (Debut Season) Hometown: Bakersfield, CA Current Residence: Bakersfield, CA Awards & Distinctions: 2016 First Place winner of the “Choir of the World” Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod, Wales; 2017 First Place winner of the Internationaler Chorwettbewerb Photo: Abigail Aguilar Spittal an der Drau, Austria; Full Scholarship to Bob Cole Conservatory of Music, California State University, Long Beach, CA. Upcoming Engagements: Concert with California State University, Bakersfield University Choir and Chamber Singers, Doré Theatre, Bakersfield, CA.; Release of Kings College Chapel of London recording session album, Bob Cole Chamber Choir; Vivaldi’s Gloria with the Bakersfield High School Alumni Chorale, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Bakersfield, CA. Past Career Highlights: 2016-17 Director of Choral Activities, Compton Jr. High & Sequoia Middle School, Bakersfield, CA; Member of the Bob Cole Chamber Choir; Handel’s Messiah HWV 56, (Bass Soloist), First Presbyterian Church of Bakersfield, CA. Educational Background: Bachelor of Music (Vocal Performance and Music Education), California State University, Long Beach, CA. Passion Outside of Singing: “I love cooking and gardening at home with my beautiful wife and our two miniature schnauzers!” Special Desert Chorale Memory: “Receiving via email the official offer to JOIN the Santa Fe Desert Chorale for the 2017 Winter Festival (My first season)!” TOBIN SPARFELD (5th Season) Hometown: St. Louis, MO Current Residence: Los Angeles, CA Awards & Distinctions: Participant in ACDA International Choral Exchange Program at Central China Normal University in Wuhan, China; Los Robles Master Chorale Young Composer’s Photo: AQIYL Photography Competition Award for composition of O sacrum convivium. Upcoming Engagements: 2017 Santa Fe Desert Chorale Winter Festival; Busy schedule of church and school concerts. Past Career Highlights: World-Premiere of David Conte’s The Nine Muses (Soloist) the Raymond W. Brock Commission, ACDA National Convention. Educational Background: Doctor of Musical Arts, (Choral Conducting), University of Miami, FL; Master of Music (Vocal Performance), Illinois State University; IL; Bachelor of Arts (Physics, Music), Principia College, IL. Passion Outside of Singing: Reading and hiking. Special Desert Chorale Memory: Singing Nesciens mater by Jean Mouton, an 8-part double canon; Singing from the Cathedral balcony.
BRENT WELLS (10th Season) Hometown: Fountain Valley, CA Current Residence: Caldwell, ID Upcoming Engagements: Continuing as Director of Choral Activities at the College of Idaho; Continuing as Associate Dean and Music Director of Treasure Valley Millennial Choirs & Orchestra. Photo: Liz Rowley Photography Past Career Highlights: Performing at the American Choral Directors Association national conventions with the Santa Fe Desert Chorale, Brigham Young University Singers, and the Michigan State University Chorale; Leading over one thousand singers and instrumentalists in six sold-out performances in the historic Salt Lake City Tabernacle; Publishing several articles on the folk-song collecting methodology and compositions of Percy Grainger, and serving a Guest Editor of the Choral Journal for the Grainger-focused issue. Educational Background: Doctor of Musical Arts (Choral Conducting), Michigan State University; Master of Music (Choral Conducting), Brigham Young University; Bachelor of Music (Music Education), Brigham Young University. Passion Outside of Singing: Spending time with my family, composing, and golfing. Special Desert Chorale Memory: “My greatest memories singing with the Santa Fe Desert Chorale are linked to making music with the truly remarkable people that make up this ensemble. The feeling of community and collegiality that exists in this group is rare. I look forward to it every season.”
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Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument. Photo by Enrico Lagasca, Bass Vocalist with the Santa Fe Desert Chorale.
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DEBRA AYERS, Pianist Returning to the Santa Fe Desert Chorale for her fourth season, pianist Debra Ayers is recognized for her recital appearances with instrumentalists, singers, and chamber music ensembles throughout the world.
Pianist and Director of Montage Music Society, Miss Ayers also performs with Abiquiu Chamber Music Festival, Albuquerque Chamber Soloists, New Mexico Woodwind Quintet, Serenata of Santa Fe, Sunday Chatter, and Taos Chamber Music Group. She has enjoyed collaborations with Aspen Music Festival Chamber Players; American, Apple Hill, La Catrina and Vega string quartets; Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, Ballet Pro Musica’s Chamber Ballet, Breckenridge Music Festival, the International Piatti Cello Festival, and at Denver’s annual JAAMM Festival. A proponent of contemporary music, premieres include works by Ofer Ben-Amots, Matthew Aucoin, William Bolcom, Paul Elwood, Jeff Harrington, Andrew List, Daniel Schnyder, Ronald Strauss, Bruce Wolosoff and Yehudi Wyner. The pianist and cellist Marc Moskovitz presented the North American premiere of the rediscovered Zemlinsky’s Cello Sonata at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC. An alumna of the University of Southern California and the University of Wisconsin, her teachers include Gwendolyn Koldofsky, Jean Barr, André-Michel Schub, Brooks Smith, Martin Katz, and John Barrows. Debra Ayers can be heard on a number of criticallyacclaimed recordings, including Montage Music Society’s “STARRY NIGHT Project…music based on visual art” (MSR), Music of Ernst Krenek with soprano Ilana Davidson, and Music by Ofer Ben-Amots (Milken Archive).
In Memoriam Craig Smith Santa Fe Desert Chorale expresses deep sorrow over the passing of Craig Smith, a member of the Chorale in its first season under Founder Lawrence “Larry” Bandfield. In Craig’s own words, captured by SantaFe.Com, he said “I came to Santa Fe in 1983 to sing in the first season of the Santa Fe Desert Chorale and fell in love with northern New Mexico. In no time to speak of, I quit a doctoral program in my hometown of Kansas City, MO, shipped my books here, and embarked on a love affair for life with this place. Lucky me! Since then, I’ve worked for nonprofit organizations in various roles; as a freelance writer for a variety of publications; as an arts lecturer and pundit; and for 20 years, as a reporter and arts critic for The New Mexican’s arts magazine, Pasatiempo.” Recently Craig wrote a blog vividly describing Santa Fe Sings!, the Chorale’s annual community sing. He also reviewed each of the programs in the 2017 Summer Festival Season. His writing was wellinformed, nuanced, and a pleasure to read. It came from his heart – he loved choral music. The articles may be found on desertchorale.org if you missed the initial postings. This fall, he wrote the program note for the Santa Fe Desert Chorale’s tour to Oklahoma City, Dallas, and Fort Worth. I think he was pleased to see the Chorale branching out beyond New Mexico, and proud to be part of it through his note in the American Voices program book. Today’s ensemble stands on the shoulders of the artists who performed in the early years. Craig Smith is part of that legacy. For all that he contributed to the Santa Fe Desert Chorale, and music in Santa Fe overall, he will be missed.
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Donor Honor Roll
The Santa Fe Desert Chorale’s celebration of its 35th Anniversary Season is enriched by our generous family of donors comprised of individuals, businesses, foundations, and government agencies. With gratitude, we recognize gifts received between November 28, 2016 and November 28, 2017. VIRTUOSO Gifts of $50,000+ Nina Hinson Rasmussen and Dr. Scott Rasmussen Faith Strong Susie and Jerry Wilson
FOUNDER Gifts of $25,000 - $49,999 Habermann Koehn Foundation Ted and Betsy Rogers
FESTIVAL Gifts of $10,000 - $24,999 American Airlines David and Betsy Bueschel Arthur and Johanna Cinader City of Santa Fe Arts Commission and the 1% Lodgers Tax David Nathan Meyerson Foundation Bob Gardner and Ken Marvel Joanna and Joshua Habermann Stephen and Jane Hochberg Inn and Spa at Loretto, Heritage Hotels and Resorts, Inc. Sheryl Kelsey and George Duncan Barry and Margaret Lyerly Marlene Nathan Meyerson Family Foundation James Murphy and Roxanne Howe-Murphy National Endowment for the Arts
MAESTRO Gifts of $5,000 - $9,999 Richard C. Bentley CHRISTUS St. Vincent Regional Medical Center Douglas P. Clark MD and Scott J. Allocco Dorothy B. Davis Allegra and Jim Derryberry C. Terry Hendrix David K. and Kay Duke Ingalls Phil Martin Laurie and Dick Meyer New Mexico Arts, Division of the Department of Cultural Affairs Susan Noel Janet S. Sanders PhD Santa Fe New Mexican Vincent and Carolyn Stenerson Bradley and Patricia Thompson Thornburg Investment Management Rebecca Tobey
ARTIST Gifts of $2,500 - $4,999 Ann Aceves Dr. J. Randle Adair DO, PhD Rick Andrew and Diane Buchanan
Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation Lynn Bickley MD and Randy Schiffer Peggy B. Bonner Jane Carson and Karen Kleeman Christopher and Maureen Carusona Curtiss T. and Mary G. Brennan Foundation Norbert and Dedria Dickman Margie Edwards and Ellie Edelstein Evelyn L. Petshek Arts Fund, Santa Fe Community Foundation Lynn F. Lee William H. Lynn and Russell M. Coffield Shirley MacLaine New Mexico Humanities Council Mary Lou and Alex Padilla Judy and Doug Rhodes Charles Rountree and John Jones Judith and Bob Sherman The Bueschel Standley Family Foundation Suzanne Timble
CHOIRMASTER Gifts of $1,000 - $2,499 Catherine and John Alsip Lawrence and Maria Baca Backshore Artists Project, Inc. Robert Barton and Sharon Scanlin Barton Dr. Julio R. Blanco and Dr. David J. Manno Boeckman Family Foundation Helen and Richard Brandt Chelsea Call Photography Dick and Sharon Cooper Sue-Ellen de Beer Susan and Conrad De Jong Josef Díaz and Malcolm Purdy The Reverend Canon Robin Dodge and Mrs. Thérèse Saint-André Judith Donohue Mary Dudley and Greg Wortman Sheila and Kirk Ellis David W. Ellwanger and Thomas F. McGuire Ruth Anne and Halley Faust Mary and Joe Ferguson Jim I. and Nita T. Frank Richard and Chris Frenk Len Goodman Guy and Catherine Gronquist Gruet Winery, Santa Fe Tasting Room Valerie and Bud Hamilton Frank and Cynthia Herr Dora and Clinton Horn Ronald and Mary Lee Hull Marsha Hunter and Brian Johnson Jewish Federation of New Mexico Paul and Sylvia Johnson Kathryn H. Jordan Phyllis and Thomas Keller
Lackner Family Endowment Fund Ellen Lacy Donald and Jean Lamm J. David and Lucy Levy Los Alamos National Bank Rev. Hampton Mabry and Cha Foxhall Susan and Philip Marineau Erin Mathews and Russell Davis McCune Charitable Foundation Elaine W. Meyerhoffer William Nerenberg and Dorothy Rosenthal New Mexico Bank & Trust Margaret K. Norton Catherine Oppenheimer Ashwani and Sunita Rajput Donna and Jay Ralph Richard W. Rew Sally and Andy Ritch Don and Sally Roberts Alan Rolley Daniel Rusthoi Seahollow Family Gift Fund, Santa Fe Community Foundation James R. Seitz Jr. Patricia B. Stanley Charles and Jane Stringfellow Lee and David Takagi Thorne Family Fund, New Mexico Community Foundation United Church of Santa Fe Larry F. Widmer DC and Daniel J. Bigelow Janusz and Brahna Lauger Wilczynski
PATRON Gifts of $500 - $999 John Ashcraft May R. and Larry C. Ball Ann and Ed Barker Sallie Bingham Grace Bloomfield Tom Bloomfield David Carney Casa Rondeña Winery, LLC Casas de Santa Fe Larry Clendenin Benjamin F. Crane George and Marcia deGarmo Dr. and Mrs. Cameron Haight Fund, Santa Fe Community Foundation Eldorado Hotel, Heritage Hotels and Resorts, Inc. Gwen and Ralph Fuller Joel E. Gallant and Joel Meneses Sarah Henderson Prof. Patricia Henning Hogan Jewelry and Leather Richard W. Hughes Rita Leard Elisabeth and Alan Lerner Lexus of Santa Fe Robert Lynn MD and Janet Braziel
Janice L. Mayer William McArthur and Jennifer Martinez Chris and Paula Miller Patricia Romer Richard and Barbara Rotto Santa Fe Symphony & Chorus John and Susan Shaffer Andrea Slade Allen and Andrea Steele Paul Strid Brooke Bandfield Taylor Robert and Barbara Taylor The Metropolitan Opera The Mickey Inbody Charitable Foundation Russell Toal Vivác Winery Brenda Yates
BENEFACTOR Gifts of $250 - $499 Anonymous Loretto Armer Kathy Armijo Etre PhD Rev. Talitha Arnold Connie Axton Debra Ayers and Greg DePrince Burck and Sandra Bailey Christine Bassett Linda and Jim Beck Boots and Boogie Erin Bunkley George and Carol Burleson Café Pasqual’s Lorna and Earl Calles Julie Canepa Joyce Castle Cicada Collection Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Santa Fe James T. and Mary B. Coffman Isabel and Raul Delgado Dr. Paul DeStefano and Dr. Patricia Bacha Gregory Dove John and Lucy Draper Lorna Dyer and Jerry D. Watts Greg and Mary Ann Edwards Susan Feder and Todd Gordon Jane and Ernest Godlove Janis and Howard Gogel Cynthia Griffin David and Mary Hartley Ellie and Trevor Hawkins Donna and Robert Helmholz Don and Audrey Hinsman Michelle and Douglas Hinson Sam and Gloria Hocking Marcia Hymer Joyce Idema Inn of the Mountain Gods Brenda and Michael Jerome Jinx and Bruce Connell Foundation Dorothy and Plato Karayanis
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Bill Keller Robert Kyr Alan and Kathleen Davison Lebeck Anne and Bruce Legler Steven Lustig and Jessie R. Groothuis MD Charles MacKay and Cameron McCluskey Ed and Anne Maglisceau Karen and Rick McMichael David E. McNeel Milagro Vineyards and Winery Jane Gray Morrison and Michael Tobias Elizabeth O’Brien John Pakula Dr. Jane E. Phillips-Conroy and Dr. Glenn C. Conroy Nyla and Larry Rasmussen Jack and Clare Ratliff Reflective Jewelry Julia Rhymes and Sally Whiteley Jessica Rivera Russell and Mary Roberts Paul Rodenhauser Dot Rose Jane and Bill Sandlin Santa Fe Dry Goods and Workshop Santa Fe Opera Santa Fe Style Builders LLC William Singer and Joanne Cicchelli David and Maureen Smith James and Sue Sprague Karen D. Stone The Compound The Ranch House Sarah Titus and Tilda Morris Trailhead Design Source John and Retha J. Turner Hywel White Kay Whitman Whoo’s Donuts Wilder Landscaping, Inc. Sylvia Wittels and Joseph Alcorn Mary Beth Yates
SUSTAINER Gifts of $100 - $249 Anonymous (2) Mark and Cheryl Alldredge Dr. Lawrence and Katherine Anderson Richard Andre Dr. Edward Angus Janice J. Arrott Aspen Wellness Robert Authur Back at the Ranch Robert and JoAnn Balzer Kay Barber Mitzi and Tom Barker Sue Barnum Pat and Stuart Barton Anne E. Beckett Walter Beckham Jill Bee and Loren Glasser MD Linda H. Bein Norma Bekowies Martha Benson Eileen Berry Lynne L. Bixler Georgia Sue Black Joseph and Katherine Blagden Jr. Donald G. Blair Rachel Blank and Ed Marks Martha Blomstrom and Hugh Balaam Susan and Ken Bower
Michael Brewer Constance Burke Michael L. Bustamante and Cheryl Hall Nancy Byrd and Jane S. Sherborne Christy Calderwood, United Way of Central New Mexico Dave and Lisa Caldwell Lowell Mark Carver Joseph and Nancy W. Cella Mark Edw. Childers Chocolate Maven Bakery & Cafe Robert Clark Charles Edward Cole Collected Works Bookstore & Coffeehouse Nancy Cooper and Curtis Porter Cutting Edge Flowers Michael D’Alfonso PC Sherry and Jim Davis Patricia Dean Ann Dilworth and John Lathrop El Farol El Meson Restaurant and Tapas Bar Embassy Suites Hotel, Dallas/Love Field Gail and Douglas Fine Hollis and Candace Fitch Charles and Joyce Freuden Debra and Robert Garcia y Griego Rochanya Generous Georgia O’Keeffe Museum M. Charles and Mary Carol Gilbert Joann and James Gillula Julius and Suzan Glickman Good Folk Art Gallery Fr. Jim Gordon and Andi Shapiro Susan Graham Paula A. Greer Jeffrey and Barbara Griffith Diane and Gerald Gulseth Gusterman Silversmiths Flora Gutierrez and Navid Fatemi Hafner Vineyard Garnis Hagen Jim and Pat Hall Handwoven Originals Dr. Robert and Nora Hillier Cyril and Ginger Hirt Joshua Hopkins and Zoe Tarshis Barbara Horowitz Rick and Marleen Horsey Deirdre Howley and Ira Eisenstadt Beth Hurst-Waitz Pamela R. Jackson Susan Jewell and Jon Lellenberg Jinja Bar and Bistro Joyce Robins Jewelry Mary Kushnir La Fogata Grill, LLC La Posada de Santa Fe Mary Lamy Connie Langston Catherine and Bertrand LeBlanc Liquid Light Glass Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm Carol and Bob Lounsbury James Lowry Donald and Judith Machen Maize Restaurant Michael McCafferty Virginia and Ralph McCallum Michael and Frances Meier Mercedes Benz of Santa Fe Judy and Lance Mikkelsen Jeanette (Boo) Miller
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Paul and Gudrun Wright Lyle York and Matthew Wilson Janet and Everett Zlatoff-Mirsky
FRIEND Gifts up to $99 Anonymous 315 Restaurant & Wine Bar Albuquerque Isotopes Mary Allaway Amazon Smile Inc. David Anderson Albert Antonson Arroyo Vino LLC Thomas and Yoko Arthur Atrisco Cafe Mary Azcuenaga Patricia Bailey Caryl Baron Sue Baum Elizabeth S. Bayne Constance Beck Norma Bell Bette Betts Boxcar Eleanor Briggs Barbara Brooks Muriel Brown Bumble Bee’s Baja Grill Cafe Fina Casa Nova Suzanne B. Cate Peggy Catron Center for Contemporary Arts Barbara Chatterjee Chez Mamou Clafoutis Laraine Clark Rebecca Clay Nancy and James Clopton Companions Grooming & Downtown Doggie Daycare Margaret and John Connerly Core Movement Collective Candida and Dennis Covington Winnie Devore Linda W. Dillman Dinner for Two Restaurant Douglas Dodson Dona Durham Janice Duval Ecco Espresso and Gelato El Nido Susan English Gail Evans Gregory and Roberta Favis Marilyn Fifield Rick Fortner Anne and Reese Fullerton Gabriel’s Restaurant Eric and Valerie Garton Madeleine Gehrig Lister Suzanne George B. David Gibbons Steven Hecht High Desert Dog Hikes Joyce Hren Stan and Jess Hulse-Lee S Jambo Cafe James Kallas Jewelers Joe’s Dining Reverdy Johnson Deborah Jones William and Kathy Kain
Kakawa Chocolate House Tiia Kari and George McLaughlin Joyce Kaser Kaune’s Neighborhood Market Lynn and Michael Kelly Bo Keppel La Choza Restaurant La Unica Dry Cleaners Jan Lanterman David LaPlantz Le Troquet Melissa Lewis Virginia Lee and Maurice Lierz Joyce Lilly Marian Lloyd Los Alamos Concert Association Emily and Jimmy Lucero Ann MacVicar Douglas Madison Ginnie Maes Lois M. Manno Don McCaffrey Sherry McClung Robert McCullough Saba McWilliams Midtown Bistro Timothy and Mary Mitchell Thomas M. Morales Jeanne Morris Sarah Moyer Eugene and Nancy Mroz Museum Hill Cafe Music from Angel Fire Natural Nails Patricia and Arthur Newman Newman’s Nursery Sarah and James Nickerson Jane Clayton Oakes and Joa Dattilo Payne’s Nursery Sam Pemberton Kirste Plunket Polyphony: Voices of New Mexico Lauren Prescott David Prochnow and Gail Reitenbach Raaga Radish & Rye Rancho de Chimayó Karl and Lisa Ray Restaurant L’Olivier Restaurant Martín Cardinal Rieger Stephanie Roybal Mary Rudd Karren Sahler Salon Pura Vida Sangre de Cristo Chorale Santacafé Santa Fe Bar & Grill Santa Fe Bite Restaurant Santa Fe Capitol Grill Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival Santa Fe Honey Salón Santa Fe Pro Musica Santa Fe Women’s Ensemble Saveur Bistro Carole and Juliett Scott-Baker Ruth Simms Dennis and Patricia Smith Mary Jane Sobel Susan’s Christmas Shop Sweetwater Harvest Kitchen Evangeline Swift Michael and Dacia Taday Teca-Tu, A Pawsworthy Pet Emporium Ten Thousand Waves
The Betterday Coffee Shop The Bull Ring of Santa Fe The Loyal Hound The Pantry Tiny’s Restaurant and Lounge Carol Tucker Trelease Tribes Coffeehouse Tune Up Cafe Upper Crust Pizza Betty and Lloyd Van Horn Glenn Verdi Laura C. Waller Tobi Watson Stephen and Sarah Weld Bill and Janislee Wiese Catherine Willmott Clara Winter Jim and Lori Winter Elisabeth J. Wood Lynne Xavier Yoga Source
In Honor of Margaret K. Norton Kathryn H. Jordan
While we endeavor to appropriately recognize all of our donors in the program book, please inform us if we have inadvertently omitted your name or listed it incorrectly by emailing development@ desertchorale.org. Thank you.
In Memory of John Greenspan Mary Lou and Alex Padilla
HONORARIAMS In Honor of David Bueschel Robert Barton and Sharon Scanlin Barton The Bueschel Standley Family Foundation Susan and Philip Marineau In Honor of Mark Edw. Childers Peggy B. Bonner In Honor of Douglas P. Clark MD William Nerenberg and Dorothy Rosenthal In Honor of Bob Gardner Cynthia Griffin In Honor of Cheryl Graham Anonymous
In Honor of the 50th Wedding Anniversary of Nina Hinson Rasmussen and Dr. Scott Rasmussen Richard C. Bentley Janice L. Mayer In Honor of Pat Thompson Barbara and Richard Rotto
IN MEMORIAM In Memory of Larry Bandfield Brooke Bandfield Taylor In Memory of Dr. Lauren Breese Lorna Dyer and Jerry D. Watts In Memory of John de Beer Van and Dora Horn In Memory of Jim Elston Brooke Bandfield Taylor
In Memory of Fran Contreras Hartley David and Mary Hartley In Memory of Mickey Inbody Mickey Inbody Charitable Foundation Inc. In Memory of Bobby Lee Jane and Bill Sandlin In Memory of Jeffrey Manns Margaret K. Norton In Memory of Marlene Nathan Meyerson David Nathan Meyerson Foundation Marlene Nathan Meyerson Family Foundation In Memory of Dr. Bruce Noel Eric and Valerie Garton Sherry McClung Susan Noel Mary Lou and Alex Padilla Janet S. Sanders, PhD In Memory of Craig A. Smith Janice L. Mayer Nadine Stafford
THE LEGACY CIRCLE We salute the foresight and generosity of the following individuals who have chosen to include support for the Desert Chorale in their estate plans. Anonymous Rev. Talitha J. Arnold Dorothy B. Davis Margaret Edwards Allison Elston Dorothy Harroun Arnold and Evelyn Kupec Lynn F. Lee Nancy and Raymond Lutz Janice L. Mayer Thomas F. McGuire Jerome B. Nelson Susan Noel Margaret K. Norton Nina Hinson Rasmussen and Dr. Scott Rasmussen Don and Sally Roberts Nadine Stafford Brooke Bandfield Taylor Bradley and Patricia Thompson Hywel White Margaret White
The Desert Chorale has been the grateful recipient of the following estate gifts which provide for the future of the Santa Fe Desert Chorale. Margaret Arrott Lawrence Bandfield John de Beer Martin Dieter James Elston Robert Fisher Ian McKee Dorothea Morgan Paul Resnick Joseph P. Schitter Ann Marie Shaw Robert C. Smith Frances White
In Honor of Joshua, Joanna, Kira and Kai Habermann Habermann Koehn Foundation In Honor of Stephen and Jane Hochberg Alan and Elisabeth Lerner In Honor of Kay Duke Ingalls Jane Gray Morrison In Honor of Sheryl Kelsey Eileen Berry Patricia Dean In Honor of Barry and Margaret Lyerly Carol and Bob Lounsbury In Honor of William H. Lynn and Russell M. Coffield Cheryl Plavnick In Honor of Janice L. Mayer Thomas and Yoko Arthur Maureen and Christopher Carusona Susan Feder and Todd Gordon Dick and Laurie Meyer Margaret K. Norton Bradley and Patricia Thompson In Honor of Laurie Meyer James T. and Mary B. Coffman
Rev. Hampton Mabry, one of our Desert Chorale Ambassadors, greets a guest. Photo: Chelsea Call
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Desert Chorale Ambassadors
Ambassadors are individuals who have an appreciation of the beauty and power of great choral music. They promote and support the mission of the Santa Fe Desert Chorale and foster a sense of community by introducing friends and neighbors to the Chorale, and are positive spokespeople in the community. They share their excitement and reflect a culture of kindness and respect. Santa Fe Desert Chorale programming would not be possible without the support of many individuals in the community who give generously of their time and talent. Thank you. Helene Aarons Kathy Adelsheim Shirley Anderson Barbara Anderson Acosta Ann Anthony Dr. Patricia Bacha Diana Baker Hugh Balaam Virginia Barsky Terry Beery Ken Beier Sue Benedict Kay Bird Patricia Boies Suzi Borgo Pam Brandes Lauren Breden Mary Cernicek Donna Clark Jane and Brad Clements Chip Conway Doug Conwell Judy Costlow Coleen Davidson Colleen Davidson Betty Lou Dent Paul DeStefano Kay Dorko Norah Doss Patricia Emerson Doug Escue Laura Escue April Fair Susan Feiner Batsheva Fenster Mary Ferguson* Dick Forbes Margaret Forbes Helaine Foster Douglas Fraser Kathy Fraser Stephanie Fredenburg Rosie Fritzsche Gwen Fuller Ralph Fuller KC Garrett Pam Gilchrist Ellen Goldberg Eileen Gorman Jim Gorman David Grayson
Claudia Grayson Jeanne Grealish Janet Harris Martha Heard Cyndi Heller Barbara Herrington Enid Howarth Victoria Hudimac Julia Hudson Jonathan Ice Karla Ice Rose Ann James Brian K. Johnson* Christine H. Johnson Jeff Karsh Anna Katherine Bo Keppel Alex Klebenow Margaret Krahenbuhl Denise Kusel Barbara Kuzminska Joan Lamarque Susan Latham Marquisa LaVelle Renate Lewis Rev. Hampton Mabry Molly MacKinnon Ann MacVicar Arin McKenna Arlene Mestas Estelle Miller Kathy Moore-Gregory Katherine Nelson Marie Newsom Barbara Nicholson Lib O’Brien Tom O’Brien Maggie Odell Tina Ossorgin Carole Owens Nancy Paraskevas Linda Pasternacki Aleks Pasulka Kasia Pasulka Cindy Piatt Susan Pippin Rob Pine Ross Pope Madeline Pryor Chantal Quincy Larry Rasmussen
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Nyla Rasmussen Donna Rigano David Rile Andy Ritch* Pat Roach Laurie Romero Barbara Roush Karren Sahler Michelle Sandoval Diana Segara Mahoney Helen Senesac Mary Jo Sharp Gretchen Shore Deb Smith-Davis Sandy Sparks Elizabeth Schwitz Isa Spoonheim Jay Spoonheim Charles Spring Janet Spring Linda Stanford Allen Steele Andrea Steele Jane Steinberg Ann Stinchcomb Dave Stinchcomb Judy Tiedmann Alice Tinkle Jolanta Tuzel Gail Twilegar Carrie Vogel Ginny White Patricia Whitney Paul Widick Carol Widick Linda Wieseman Denise Wilder Jean Withers John Withers
Special Thanks Maureen Carusona, JD Carlos Martinez and Carmen Florez-Mansi, Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi Kathy Armijo Etre, PhD and Gillian Corcoran, CHRISTUS St. Vincent Regional Medical Center Mark Edw. Childers and Donna Lukacs, Church of the Holy Faith Nylea Butler-Moore and Sarah Brazfield, Coro de Cámara Carlos Martinez and Yvette Lujan, Cristo Rey Church Sue-Ellen de Beer Betty Lou Dent Jordan Bernal, Enterprise Rent-A-Car Jennifer Lind, Immanuel Prebyterian Church Joseph Jordan-Berenis, Interfaith Community Shelter Tony Bennett, Kakawa Chocolate House Kathy Keith, Community Partnerships Office, Los Alamos National Laboratory Sheryl Kelsey, PhD Shellie Pierini, Kingston Residence of Santa Fe Ann McLaughlin, Los Alamos Concert Association Nina Hinson Rasmussen and Dr. Scott Rasmussen Kathlene Ritch, KHFM Janet S. Sanders, PhD Johanna Fisher and Paul Thompson, Santa Fe Valet Sally Rodgers, Santa Fe Opera The Honorable Tom Udall, Senator from New Mexico and Barbara “Bobbie” Ferrell, Constituent Services Representative Paul Strid Rebecca Carrier and Michael Nelson, Thornburg Investment Management Rebecca Tobey Tjett Gerdom, United Church of Los Alamos
*Board Committee Community Member
The Santa Fe Desert Chorale depends on ambassadors, such as Christine Johnson (on right), for assistance in the office, with hospitality, community engagement, and as ushers. Photo: Chelsea Call
Photo: Fabiana Van Lente
Joshua Habermann | Music Director
Led by Music Director Joshua Habermann, the Santa Fe Desert Choraleâ€™s 2018 Summer Festival programming includes compositions spanning four centuries: from Latin American Baroque of the 17th century, presented in collaboration with Caminos del Inka and incorporating multi-media, to leading composers of today. Included is a tribute to Leonard Bernstein in celebration of the 100th Anniversary of his birth led by Guest Conductor Craig D. Jessop. 37 WWW.DESERTCHORALE.ORG WINTER FESTIVAL - 35TH ANNIVERSARY
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7787 SINCE 2015, THE SANTA FE DESERT CHORALE HAS TAKEN SIGNIFICANT
steps to initiate innovative collaborations with other leading arts and culture institutions, and increase creative engagement with a broader and more diverse audience. Partners in these artistic initiatives have included the Center for Contemporary Arts, Creativity for Peace, the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, the International Shakespeare Center, Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, NDI-NM, the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, the Santa Fe Opera, and the Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, among others. Additional projects are being developed with the New Mexico History Museum, Museum of Spanish Colonial Art, the Santa Fe Botanical Garden, and other new partners in conjunction with future artistic programming. First produced by the Desert Chorale in 2016, Santa Fe Sings! draws participants ranging in age from eighth graders to octogenarians from across Northern New Mexico, singing together under the direction of Joshua Habermann. In addition to individual singers, area choruses represented included: Coro de Cámara, the New Mexico Peace Choir, the Sangre de Cristo Chorale, Santa Fe Music Works, Santa Fe Men’s Camerata, the Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, and the Santa Fe Women’s Ensemble. With ongoing sponsorship from Stephen and Jane Hochberg, Santa Fe Sings! continues into its third year — scheduled for May 12, 2018 at United Church of Santa Fe. Please visit our website desertchorale.org to watch videos of past Santa Fe Sings!
Top photo: Nathan Salazar and Joshua Habermann rehearse before Santa Fe Sings! Middle photo: Santa Fe High School students participate in the Sing under choir teacher, Marilyn Barnes Bottom photo: Community Engagement Chair Roxanne Howe-Murphy and Santa Fe Sings! Sponsor Stephen Hochberg share a laugh Photos: Sean Johnson
The Community Engagement program, “Giving Voice to the Voiceless,” was initiated in summer 2017 in collaboration with the Interfaith Community Shelter. Following a successful pilot program, weekly choral sings are now continuing year-round at Pete’s Place, raising spirits and self-esteem. We are deeply grateful to CHRISTUS St. Vincent Regional Medical Center for underwriting this alternative wellness program, and to the McCune Charitable Foundation for its additional support. For more information about specific community engagement programs, please visit our website at www.desertchorale.org and click on the “Community” tab.
The Santa Fe Desert Chorale is embracing its mission to “excite, engage and inspire diverse audiences with the beauty and power of great choral music!”
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Whether our community engagement audience is comprised of underserved adults or youth, the Santa Fe Desert Chorale is committed to providing arts access to those who would not have the opportunity to experience the “beauty and power of great choral music,” otherwise. Please join us in this effort: we welcome your interest and encourage you to volunteer to help us better serve our greater community.
LewAllen Galleries supports the Santa Fe Desert Chorale’s Community Engagement Program “Giving Voice to the Voiceless” in collaboration with the Interfaith Community Shelter.
Linda Stojak, “Untitled (LS15-313),” 2015, oil & mixed media on canvas, 72 x 48 in
Top photo: Brandon Boyd leads rehearsal with Jonathan Palant, Founder of the Dallas Street Choir and Consultant to SFDC, and Shelter Guest John Mandujano, Jr. Bottom photos: Brandon Boyd leads Interfaith Community Shelter Chorus including Shelter Soloist LaToya Chism, with SFDC singers and Board Members joining in. Photos: Kathryn Schwaar
We welcome your interest and encourage you to volunteer to help us better serve our greater community.
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