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PROGRAM Joshua Habermann | Artistic Director


“The great stars and the little ones shall shine out again, they endure. The vast immortal suns and the long-enduring pensive moons shall again shine.” — Walt Whitman

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MISSION STATEMENT ARTISTIC DIRECTOR JOSHUA HABERMANN SPRING PROGRAM SUMMER FESTIVAL WINTER FESTIVAL VOCAL CHAMBER CONCERTS LA MASTER CHORALE LATE NIGHTS INSIGHTS & SOUNDS COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT FUND-A-NEED and HOLD THE DATES LEGACY CIRCLE 2019 PROGRAM SCHEDULE BY DATE VENUE SEATING ABOUT THE DESERT CHORALE

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Cover and this page photos: J. David Levy

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JOSHUA HABERMANN

Joshua Habermann leading the choral workshop Santa Fe Sings! Photo: Sean Johnson

WELCOME

Santa Fe Desert Chorale, Conductor Joshua Habermann, and Pianist Jeff Lankov pictured in the Renzo Piano Pavilion, Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, TX, October 2017. Photo: Sean Johnson

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.

“It is a pleasure to introduce you to our 2019 programming. We have a rich and broad selection of music to offer, ranging from early music to a new commission written especially for the glorious voices of the Desert Chorale. Indeed it is the breadth and depth that distinguishes our extraordinary musicians. In an era of everincreasing specialization, the Desert Chorale continues to expand its repertoire.” — Joshua Habermann

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS 4 2019 PROGRAM

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PROGRAM “Thank you and the Chorale for an unforgettable experience at yesterday’s performance in Albuquerque. It was inspiring, evocative, and spell-binding, and proof indeed that the human voice is music’s most expressive and versatile instrument. I look forward to attending more performances from your extraordinary Chorale in the future.”

Illuminating the Dome: a cappella Choral Music from the Eastern Orthodox Tradition Program sponsored by Susan Noel

Illuminating the Dome is devoted to Orthodox

— Robert Woltman

a cappella repertoire from the 17th century

Albuquerque Patron

through Santa Fe Desert Chorale’s commission composed by Ivan Moody and premiered in 2015. Building on the nearly sold-out recent performances of Rachmaninov’s All-Night Vigil, Op. 37, the Chorale reprises three movements from the “Vespers” programmed alongside one of Alexander Gretchaninov’s best-known sacred works, Svete Tihily “Gladsome Light,” and Estonian composer Cyrillus Kreek’s Psalms of David. SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 8 pm Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi

ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO Sunday, April 28, 2019 at 2 pm Cathedral Church of St. John

DALLAS, TEXAS

Photo: elen1

Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at 7 pm Highland Park Presbyterian Church

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FESTIVAL In the Court of the Sun King: Shining a Light on the French Baroque Stephen Redfield, Violin; Dana Winograd, Cello; David Solem, Organ Instrumentalists sponsored by Ann Aceves and Phil Martin

The splendor of the Reign of the Sun King, France’s Louis XIV, shimmers throughout this program as the early music specialists in the Santa Fe Desert Chorale shine a light on the French Baroque. Favored at the Palace of Versailles, François Couperin’s Leçons de Ténèbres is a central work on the program that also features compositions by contemporaries Marc-Antoine Charpentier and Jean-Philippe Rameau. SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 4 pm Ticket includes Opening Night Dinner at La Posada de Santa Fe, A Tribute Portfolio Resort & Spa Immaculate Heart of Mary Chapel Friday, July 26, 2019 at 8 pm Immaculate Heart of Mary Chapel

“The Santa Fe Desert Chorale’s interpretation of Baroque music is a joyful union of words and music that exhibits the exuberance, texture, and harmony of this art form.”

Sunday, August 4, 2019 at 4 pm Immaculate Heart of Mary Chapel Thursday, August 8, 2019 at 8 pm Immaculate Heart of Mary Chapel Photo: Sebastien Durand

— Curtiss T. Brennan

Pre-concert Lecturer: Dr. George Case Pre-concert lectures sponsored by Janusz and Brahna Lauger Wilczynski Pre-concert lectures will occur at the performance venues 90 minutes before each summer concert. SANTA FE DESERT CHORALE 9


FESTIVAL “The long-enduring pensive moons”: A Bicentenary Celebration of Walt Whitman and Other Esteemed American Poets Program sponsored by Suzanne M. Timble Commission by Composer Paul John Rudoi is sponsored in part by Douglas P. Clark, MD and Scott J. Allocco Nathan Salazar, Piano Instrumentalist sponsored by Ann Aceves and Phil Martin

In 2019 we celebrate the bicentenary of Walt Whitman, whose verse is at the heart of the American experience. In response to Whitman, composer Paul John Rudoi sets Francisco X. Alarcón’s poem Canto in a world premiere for the Desert Chorale. Also included is music on poetry of Emily Dickinson and e.e. cummings, as well as William Averitt’s Afro-American Fragments

“When Josh approached me about composing a piece for the Santa Fe Desert Chorale, I was elated. I’ve written for many ensembles over the years, and my favorite commissions are with those like the Chorale that equally value musical excellence, relevant subject matter, and thematic concert experiences. I look forward to working with them on my setting of Francisco X. Alarcón’s incredibly vibrant and timely poetry.”

on words of Langston Hughes. SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO Sunday, July 28, 2019 at 4 pm Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 8 pm Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi

— Paul John Rudoi Composer

Photo: J. David Levy

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at 8 pm Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi

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Pre-concert Lecturer: Dr. Robert Kyr, Composer Pre-concert lectures will occur at the performance venues 90 minutes before each summer concert.

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FESTIVAL Luminosity: The Nature of Celestial Light

“Choral music is not part of my heritage so I was totally unprepared for how deeply affected I would be when attending my first Desert Chorale performance. This extraordinary ensemble, under the direction of Joshua Habermann, continues to deliver unmistakable depth and transcendent power, illuminating the mysteries of the heart and soul which often move me to tears.”

David Solem, Organ; Kim Fredenburgh, Viola; Kyle Nielsen, Percussion, Amplified Tanpura Instrumentalists sponsored by Ann Aceves and Phil Martin Choreographer sponsored by Janice L. Mayer

— Roxanne Howe-Murphy

James Whitbourn’s 25-minute work, Luminosity, gives

Santa Fe Desert Chorale Board of Directors

title to the final program in 2019 Summer Festival. “The word ‘luminosity’ describes the nature of celestial light, and the music of composer James Whitbourn is a celebration of that light — peaceful, radiant, and clear.’’ (NPR’s All Things Considered) Mendelssohn’s Ave Maria, Op. 23 and J.S. Bach’s motet Der Geist hilft unser Schwachheit auf, BWV 226 are followed by the “Santiago” movement from Joby Talbot’s pilgrimage composition Path of Miracles (with movement directed by Nicola Bowie), which completes the audience’s journey.

SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO Saturday, August 3, 2019 at 8 pm Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi Concert sponsored by James Murphy and Roxanne Howe-Murphy

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Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at 8 pm Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi

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Friday, August 9, 2019 at 8 pm Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi Pre-concert Lecturer: Dr. Gregory Grabowski Pre-concert lectures will occur at the performance venues 90 minutes before each summer concert. SANTA FE DESERT CHORALE 13


FESTIVAL

“Celtic music has such beautiful, simple lines that are usually sung by one or two voices... so I’m very eager to sing these melodies in settings for choir. I’m sure they will be exquisitely sung by my amazing artistic colleagues in the Desert Chorale!”

Sacred Fire: The Celtic Tradition

— Kathlene Ritch Soprano, Santa Fe Desert Chorale and On-air Announcer, KHFM

In the darkness of mid-winter, when the sun seems to stand still, we warm the hearth with traditional music from Ireland, Scotland, Wales, and other Celtic lands. Celebrate the solstice with the Santa Fe Desert Chorale at concerts throughout Northern New Mexico. LOS ALAMOS, NEW MEXICO Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 4 pm United Church of Los Alamos

ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 4 pm Immanuel Presbyterian Church

SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at 8 pm Concert sponsored by

Wednesday, December 18, 2019 at 8 pm Cristo Rey Church Thursday, December 19, 2019 at 8 pm Photo: AridOcean and Lukas Gojda

Friday, December 20, 2019 at 8 pm

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Saturday, December 21, 2019 at 8 pm Sunday, December 22, 2019 at 4 pm and 8 pm Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi

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CONCERTS Friday, July 19, 2019 at 2 pm The Church of the Holy Faith

CHORALE

LAGRIME DI SAN PIETRO

This vocal chamber program introduces the superb musicians of the Santa Fe Desert Chorale in close collaboration with a string quartet of Santa Fe’s finest instrumentalists. Repertoire to be performed spans centuries from excerpts of Joseph Haydn’s “Maria quaerit Christum filium” (Arianna a Naxos Hob.XXVIb:2) and J.S. Bach’s Tilge, Höchster, meine Sünden, BWV 1083 to works by two of America’s finest composers. The delicate filigree of Korean-American composer Earl Kim’s Three Poems in French contrasts with Dover Beach, Samuel Barber’s first work in an extended form for voice and ensemble which predated his Knoxville: Summer of 1915 and his opera, Vanessa – American classics. String Quartet: Stephen Redfield, Violin David Felberg, Violin Kim Fredenburgh, Viola Dana Winograd, Cello

Vocalists: Alissa Ruth Suver, Soprano Dianna Grabowski, Mezzo-soprano Angela Smucker, Mezzo-soprano John Buffett, Baritone

Friday, August 9, 2019 at 2 pm St. Bede’s Episcopal Church Program sponsored by Allegra and Jim Derryberry

Created by the visionary Director Peter Sellars, 21 professional choral singers from the renowned LA Master Chorale give a sweeping staged performance of Orlando di Lasso’s masterpiece Lagrime di San Pietro (Tears of St. Peter).

Enrico Lagasca performing during The Road Home CD Launch Concert at Cristo Rey Church. Photo: Steven Ovitsky

The 75-minute a cappella Renaissance work includes 20 sacred madrigals and the concluding motet which gives title to the piece. In the production LA Master Chorale states that, “Sellars translates Lagrime through a contemporary lens, suggesting a powerful allegory that by taking responsibility and facing our past head-on, we can forge a more resolved and fulfilling future.” Join fellow Santa Fe Desert Chorale patrons at the May 31st performance that features Chorale Baritone John Buffett. Marc Swed of the LA Times reviewed the premiere, writing: “Lagrime is a major accomplishment for the

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Whether German lieder, French chanson, or the American Songbook, the voices of the Santa Fe Desert Chorale vocalists shine in this most intimate of musical forms – the vocal recital. Los Alamos treasure, Nathan Salazar, is the collaborative pianist in a program of repertoire ranging from three James Joyce settings in Samuel Barber’s Three Songs, Op. 10 to Benjamin Britten’s Les Illuminations, Op. 18. Vocalists: Sarah Moyer, Soprano Kate Maroney, Mezzo-soprano Paul John Rudoi, Tenor Enrico Lagasca, Bass Nathan Salazar, Piano

General admission for both concerts is $40. Space is limited.

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Photo: Tao Ruspoli & Marie Noorbergen

Friday, May 31, 2019 at 7:30 pm The Lensic Master Chorale, which sang and acted brilliantly. It is also a major accomplishment for music history.” Your ticket, purchased through the Santa Fe Desert Chorale, for this special event includes a post-performance reception, with the artists and our colleagues at Performance Santa Fe, at the Eldorado Hotel’s Santa Fe Lounge, Cava. Lagrime di San Pietro is being performed in prestigious venues from London, Paris, and Melbourne to leading performing arts series throughout the United States – don’t miss this once in a lifetime appearance in Santa Fe presented by Performance Santa Fe!

Tickets (including orchestra level seat and reception) $135; limited availability

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NIGHTS

WITH THE SANTA FE DESERT CHORALE Thursday, July 25 and Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 7 pm El Mesón Miss Helm’s and Miss Radakovich’s appearances are sponsored by Laurie and Dick Meyer.

July 25, 2019 Chelsea Helm, Soprano, made her debut with the Santa Fe Desert Chorale in the Spring of 2018 with The Road Home CD launch concert in Santa Fe and on tour to Chicago, (IL) and Pasadena, (CA). A superb musician, her classical engagements take her from the Bach Society of Houston (Bach’s St. Matthew Passion) to the Grand Rapids Symphony (Orff’s Carmina Burana). An alumna of the vocal jazz ensemble, “Gold Company,” from Western Michigan University, she recorded a DownBeat award-winning album with vocal jazz quartet, Four Corners. July 27, 2019 Kathryn Radakovich, Soprano, made her debut with the Santa Fe Desert Chorale in the 2017 Winter Festival. A versatile artist, Kathryn has been heard in wide-ranging repertoire: from appearing as the soloist in a Bernstein on Stage and Screen concert with the Colorado Springs Philharmonic to Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo with the Baroque Chamber Orchestra of Colorado. Kathryn is the featured artist in an ongoing Nina Simone Tribute Residency at the Nocturne Jazz & Supper Club in Denver, (CO).

Chelsea Helm

Photo: Brent Hetherington

Sunday, April 7, 2019 at 3 pm Singing Under the Dome of Heaven Holy Trinity Orthodox Church of Santa Fe Please join Reverend Talitha Arnold of The United Church of Santa Fe and Father John Bethancourt of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in a panel discussion exploring liturgical and musical traditions. Singing Under the Dome of Heaven will be moderated by Canon Mark Edw. Childers of The Church of the Holy Faith. Pre-recorded musical selections reflective of the Santa Fe Desert Chorale’s upcoming program, Illuminating the Dome, will illustrate the presentation. Established in 1996, Holy Trinity Orthodox Church of Santa Fe was embraced and nourished in the

Photo: Courtesy of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archidiocese of North America

faith by the Antiochian Archdiocese of North America, which in turn is a jurisdiction of the Antiochian Patriarchate, one of the ancient Christian churches and after two millennia still headquartered in Damascus, Syria. The architecture features iconography adorning its dome and ceilings.

Free to the public. Space is limited to 60; please reserve at desertchorale.org.

Thursday, July 25, 2019 at 10:30 am and 1:30 pm Liquid Light Glass Kathryn Radakovich Photo: Kelly Maxwell

July 25 and 27, 2019 Pianist and Arranger Bert Dalton is a recipient of the 2013 Santa Fe Mayor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts. Bert has performed with leading jazz artists such as Chris Calloway, Regina Carter, and Herbie Mann, and has opened for Tito Puente, Pete Escovedo, Grover Washington Jr., Pancho Sanchez, and the Count Basie Orchestra. His latest disc, Café Colombo: The Music of Manfredo Fest, is part of the Brazil Project. He is joined by Rob “Milo” Jaramillo, a Bert Dalton Trio resident of the Isleta Indian Reservation on bass, and Photo: Roger Baker Albuquerque-based drummer John Bartlit. 18 2019 PROGRAM

& SOUNDS

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Subsidized by the Stephen and Jane Hochberg Youth and Family Programming Initiative

A recipient of the 2016 New Mexico Governor’s Award of Excellence in the Arts, internationally acclaimed artist Elodie Holmes offers a glass blowing demonstration and class at her company Liquid Light Glass. Participants will create their own New Mexican glass chilies to take home with them. Appropriate for children and adults 12 years and older. Each session is 2.5 hours.

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Photo: Elodie Homes, courtesy of Liquid Light Glass

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& SOUNDS Friday, July 26, 2019 at 4 pm “Song of Myself” Counter Culture Café

Sponsored by The New Mexico Humanities Council and the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs

Sponsored by Janet S. Sanders PhD

“Song of Myself” is an exploration of identity in poetry of Walt Whitman and Francisco X. Alarcón with Composer-in-Residence Paul John Rudoi and Michael J. Adee, PhD, a human rights advocate who directs the Global Faith & Justice Project of the Horizons Foundation, San Francisco. Dr. Adee has been working in the LGBT and HIVAIDS communities since 1988. A contemporary poet will also join the program.

Paul John Rudoi, Composer and Tenor Santa Fe Desert Chorale

Free to the public; space is limited, seating on a first come basis.

In conjunction with the City of Santa Fe Arts Commission’s Community Gallery 2019 summer exhibit Happy Little Clouds: Skyscapes of New Mexico, an octet of vocalists from Santa Fe Desert Chorale will preview works from its 2019 Summer Festival, Illumination. Select artists represented in the exhibit will introduce their works on display.

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Dr. Bruce Noll, a nationallyrecognized expert on the poetry of Walt Whitman, currently teaches in the Department of Educational Leadership and Organizational Learning in the College of Education at the University of New Mexico. With appearances throughout North America to his credit, Dr. Noll will recite Walt Whitman poetry in celebration of the 200th anniversary of the poet’s birth. An octet of singers from the Santa Fe Desert

Walt Whitman

Photo: Everett Historical

Chorale will perform selections from the concert program “The long enduring pensive moons”: A Bicentenary Celebration of Walt Whitman and Other Esteemed American Poets.

Free to the public.

Sunday, August 4, 2019 at 3 pm Earth, Moon, and Sun The Planetarium at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at 6 pm Skycapes of New Mexico Community Gallery

Free to the public; space is limited and reservations are required at desertchorale.org.

Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 3 pm Walt Whitman’s America Santa Fe Public Library Southside Branch

Subsidized by the Stephen and Jane Hochberg Youth and Family Programming Initiative

Photo: Courtesy of the City of Santa Fe Community Gallery

It’s free family day at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science! Join us for the Planetarium show Earth, Moon, and Sun, followed by a panel discussion on light pollution by Ed Barker, Santa Fe Desert Chorale Board Member and PhD in Astrophysics, and Julio Blanco, Desert Chorale Circle Member and PhD in Physics.

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Moderated by Jim Greenhouse, Director of Space Planetarium. A performance of select repertoire from the Chorale’s 2019 Summer Festival, Illumination, follows.

Free to the public; capacity is limited to 100, seats available on a first come basis.

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ENGAGEMENT Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 8:30 am Underwritten by SANTA FE SINGS! Stephen and Jane Hochberg United Church of Santa Fe 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 for a day of joyful community singing. Led by Artistic Director Joshua Habermann, this year’s choral workshop will focus on repertoire reflecting the Santa Fe Desert Chorale’s upcoming 2019 Summer Festival. Jacquelyn Helin will be the collaborative pianist.

Tickets: Adults $20 and Students $5 (8th grade and above with valid student ID), includes purchase of music.

Kim Fowler and Suzanne M. Timble enjoy singing together at Santa Fe Sings! Photo: Zina Jundi

Register by May 1, 2019. Enrollment will be on a first come basis. Capacity is limited. Register online at desertchorale.org/santa-fe-sings.

We are grateful for the generous sponsorship of CHRISTUS St. Vincent Regional Medical Center, the Mission and Outreach Committee of The Church of the Holy Faith, and the Santa Fe Community Foundation. 22 2019 PROGRAM

YOUR DONATIONS SUPPORT THE CHORALE AND INVEST IN GREAT MUSIC FOR YEARS TO COME. $50 $150 $250 $500 $1,000 $2,500 $3,500 $5,000 $7,500 $10,000 $12,000 $25,000 $50,000

Subsidize a student ticket Sponsor one night of housing for a singer Sponsor a pre-concert lecture Sponsor a singer’s travel expenses Sponsor an instrumentalist Sponsor a singer for a season Sponsor a concert Thank You Sponsor a season program book for Your Support! Sponsor a composer commission Sponsor a full concert program (L to R) Sopranos Emily Noël and Sophie Amelkin. Sponsor instrumentalists for a season Photo: Kyle Nielsen Sponsor the Winter Festival season Sponsor the Summer Festival season

If you would like your donation to be attributed to a specific need, please contact Janice L. Mayer, Executive Director, at (505) 988-2282 or janice@desertchorale.org.

THE DATES!

Wednesdays at 10 am Interfaith Shelter (Pete’s Place) “Hearts in Harmony” continues as a weekly choral program at the Interfaith Shelter. Now celebrating its 70th weekly choral sing, guests, staff, and volunteers join together to create a sense of community through song.

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2019 SUMMER GALA Tuesday evening, August 20, 2019 “Singing with folks at the homeless shelter — what a profoundly moving experience, something that inspires me to seek more of this type of community engagement and service work in all areas of life!”

Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado, Santa Fe Reservations accepted: June 1, 2019

2019 WINTER EVENT Friday evening, December 13, 2019 The Club at Las Campanas, Santa Fe Reservations accepted: October 15, 2019

— Kate Maroney Alto, Santa Fe Desert Chorale

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CIRCLE

“In this time of animosity, choral music in particular can create a sense of like-mindedness and foster harmony.” — Brooke Bandfield Taylor Trustee Emerita

PROGRAM SCHEDULE TICKETS NOW ON SALE!

CHOOSE YOUR OWN SEAT ONLINE AT DESERTCHORALE.ORG OR FOR ASSISTANCE CALL (505) 988-2282. Singing Under the Dome of Heaven Holy Trinity Orthodox Church of Santa Fe Panel discussion with Rev. Talitha Arnold, 231 East Cordova Road Fr. John Bethancourt and Santa Fe, NM 87505 Canon Mark Edw. Childers Sunday, April 7, 2019 at 3 pm Illuminating the Dome: A cappella Choral Music from the Eastern Orthodox Tradition

Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi 131 Cathedral Place Santa Fe, NM 87501 Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 8 pm

Why Join the Legacy Circle? The Santa Fe Desert Chorale honors the rich choral tradition extending over five centuries in its concert performances and expands the choral canon by commissioning new works by leading composers of today. In the same spirit, by including the Santa Fe Desert Chorale in their estate planning, members of the Legacy Circle honor the history and accomplishments of the Chorale over the past four decades by providing a secure mesa from which the Chorale will ascend to new heights in the future. Legacy Giving demonstrates your personal interest and commitment to the Chorale. It evidences those values and priorities to your family and to your community. Legacy Giving can benefit your spouse or partner, children, grandchildren or others for whom you care, as well as the Chorale. Legacy Giving comes from donors of different interests and income levels.

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Watercolor painting by Aija Jundi

For many, there are income and estate tax benefits which result from these gifts. Legacy Giving supports the Chorale as do gifts during your lifetime, potentially at an even higher level and well into the future. Members of The Legacy Circle are recognized in our season program books, on our website, and included in other donor listings. There are many ways to make your Legacy Gift. We are ready to talk with you about your charitable goals and the planned giving vehicles which might best fulfill those goals. We also recommend you consult with your estate planning and investment advisors.

Please contact: Janice L. Mayer, Executive Director 311 East Palace Avenue Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501 janice@desertchorale.org (505) 988-2282 desertchorale.org

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Illuminating the Dome: A cappella Choral Music from the Eastern Orthodox Tradition

Cathedral of St. John 318 Silver Avenue SW Albuquerque, NM 87102 Sunday, April 28, 2019 at 2 pm

Illuminating the Dome: A cappella Choral Music from the Eastern Orthodox Tradition

Highland Park Presbyterian Church 3821 University Boulevard Dallas, TX 75205

Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at 7 pm

Santa Fe Sings! Fourth annual, multigenerational choral workshop led by Joshua Habermann Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 8:30 am

Lagrime di San Pietro with the LA Master Chorale Friday, May 31, 2019 at 7:30 pm

Vocal Chamber Music Program Voice and String Quartet Friday, July 19, 2019 at 2 pm

In the Court of the Sun King: Shining a Light on the French Baroque Ticket includes Opening Night Dinner at La Posada de Santa Fe, A Tribute Portfolio Resort & Spa Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 4 pm

The United Church of Santa Fe 1804 Arroyo Chamiso Road Santa Fe, NM 87505 The Lensic 211 West San Francisco Street Santa Fe, NM 87501 The Church of the Holy Faith 311 East Palace Avenue Santa Fe, NM 87501 Immaculate Heart of Mary Chapel 50 Mount Carmel Road Santa Fe, NM 87505

Liquid Light Glass with Master Artist Elodie Holmes Thursday, July 25, 2019 at 10:30 am and 1:30 pm

Liquid Light Glass 926 Baca Street, Suite 3 Santa Fe, NM 87505

Late Nights Chelsea Helm and the Bert Dalton Trio Thursday, July 25, 2019 at 7 pm

El Mesón 213 Washington Avenue Santa Fe, NM 87501

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“Song of Myself”

Counter Culture Café Panel discussion with Michael J. Adee 930 Baca Street and Paul John Rudoi Santa Fe, NM 87505 Friday, July 26, 2019 at 4 pm

In the Court of the Sun King: Immaculate Heart of Mary Chapel Shining a Light on the French Baroque Friday, July 26, 2019 at 8 pm

Late Nights

El Mesón

Kathryn Radakovich and the Bert Dalton Trio Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 7 pm

“The long-enduring pensive moons”: Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi A Bicentenary Celebration of Walt Whitman and Other Esteemed American Poets Sunday, July 28, 2019 at 4 pm

Skyscapes of New Mexico Community Gallery Chorale Illumination preview 201 West Marcy Street with Artist Gallery Talk Santa Fe, NM 87501 Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at 6 pm Walt Whitman’s America

Dr. Bruce Noll reads Walt Whitman poetry with musical excerpts performed by SFDC octet Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 3 pm

Santa Fe Public Library Southside Branch 6599 Jaguar Drive Santa Fe, NM 87507

“The long-enduring pensive moons”: A Bicentenary Celebration of Walt Whitman and Other Esteemed American Poets

Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at 8 pm

In the Court of the Sun King: Immaculate Heart of Mary Chapel Shining a Light on the French Baroque Thursday, August 8, 2019 at 8 pm

Vocal Recital Voice and Piano Friday, August 9, 2019 at 2 pm

Luminosity: The Nature of Celestial Light Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi Saturday, August 3, 2019 at 8 pm

Earth, Moon, and Sun

Planetarium show, panel discussion, and musical excerpts Sunday, August 4, 2019 at 3 pm

The Planetarium, New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science 1801 Mountain Road NW Albuquerque, NM 87104

In the Court of the Sun King: Immaculate Heart of Mary Chapel Shining a Light on the French Baroque Sunday, August 4, 2019 at 4 pm

Luminosity: The Nature of Celestial Light Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at 8 pm

Hearts in Harmony Showcase Shelter Chorus with SFDC Quartet Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at 10:30 am

Pete’s Place, Interfaith Community Shelter 2801 Cerrillos Road Santa Fe, NM 87505

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St. Bede’s Episcopal Church 550 West San Mateo Road Santa Fe, NM 87505

Luminosity: The Nature of Celestial Light Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi Friday, August 9, 2019 at 8 pm

Summer Gala Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at 5:30 pm

Four Seasons Rancho Encantado 198 NM-592 Santa Fe, NM 87506

Winter Event Friday, December 13, 2019 at 5:30 pm

The Club at Las Campanas 132 Clubhouse Drive Santa Fe, NM 87506

Sacred Fire: The Celtic Tradition

United Church of Los Alamos 2525 Canyon Road Los Alamos, NM 87544

Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 4 pm

Sacred Fire: The Celtic Tradition

Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 8 pm

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“The long-enduring pensive moons”: Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi A Bicentenary Celebration of Walt Whitman and Other Esteemed American Poets

Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 4 pm

Immanuel Presbyterian Church 114 Carlisle Boulevard SE Albuquerque, NM 87106

Sacred Fire: The Celtic Tradition Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at 8 pm

Cristo Rey Church 1120 Canyon Road Santa Fe, NM 87501

Sacred Fire: The Celtic Tradition Wednesday, December 18, 2019 at 8 pm

Cristo Rey Church

Sacred Fire: The Celtic Tradition

Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi

Thursday, December 19, 2019 at 8 pm

Sacred Fire: The Celtic Tradition

Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi

Friday, December 20, 2019 at 8pm

Sacred Fire: The Celtic Tradition

Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi

Saturday, December 21, 2019 at 8 pm

Sacred Fire: The Celtic Tradition

Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi

Sunday, December 22, 2019 at 4 pm and at 8 pm

TURQUOISE - Main Stage Concerts RED - Ancillary Activity Pre-concert lectures will occur at the ORANGE - Community Engagement performance venues 90 minutes BLUE - The Lensic & Late Nights GREEN - Galas & Special Events before each summer concert.

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SEATING

IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY CHAPEL SANTA FE

CATHEDRAL BASILICA OF ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI SANTA FE

CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF SAINT JOHN ALBUQUERQUE

CRISTO REY CHURCH SANTA FE

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IMMANUEL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH ALBUQUERQUE

THE SANTA FE 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 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. In the 2017-2018 season, the Chorale toured to Chicago, Dallas, Fort Worth, Los Angeles, and Oklahoma City, and presented regular winter and summer seasons in New Mexico. Now in its 37th 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. 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.

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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, 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 Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, Museum of International Folk Art, Museum of Spanish Colonial Art, New Mexico History Museum, Performance Santa Fe, Santa Fe Botanical Garden, Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, Santa Fe Pro Musica, Santa Fe Opera, and Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, among others. Community Engagement programming partners the Chorale with other musical, artistic, social services, and educational organizations in Santa Fe and on tour. Other important goals include fostering the next generation of singers and arts administrators. Photo back cover: Santa Fe Desert Chorale, Artistic Director Joshua Habermann and Pianist Jeff Lankov pictured during a performance in the Renzo Piano Pavilion, Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, TX, in October 2017. Photo: Sean Johnson

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Santa Fe Desert Chorale 2019 Program - illumination  

“It is a pleasure to introduce you to our 2019 programming. We have a rich and broad selection of music to offer, ranging from early music t...

Santa Fe Desert Chorale 2019 Program - illumination  

“It is a pleasure to introduce you to our 2019 programming. We have a rich and broad selection of music to offer, ranging from early music t...

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