Sacred Fire: Celtic Tradition The
Winter Festival Joshua Habermann | Artistic Director
DECEMBER 14 -22 , 2019
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Joshua Habermann | Artistic Director
SANTA FE DESERT CHORALE 311 East Palace Avenue Santa Fe, NM 87501 (505) 988-2282 desertchorale.org
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS Santa Fe Desert Chorale receives generous support from the CHRISTUS St. Vincent Regional Medical Center, the City of Santa Fe Arts Commission and the 1% Lodgers Tax, National Endowment for the Arts, New Mexico Arts (a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs), Santa Fe Community Foundation, Santa Fe New Mexican, and other individuals, corporations, and foundations. For a full list of donors, please see page 42.
Welcome from the Executive Director
Board of Directors, Directors Emeriti, Staff, and Artistic Services
About the Desert Chorale
2019 Winter Festival Program and Schedule 10 Sacred Fire: The Celtic Tradition Sacred Fire: The Celtic Tradition 13 Texts & Translations 2020 February/March Program and Schedule 18 Strength and Refuge: A Joyous Exploration of the Psalms Strength and Refuge: A Joyous Exploration of the Psalms Texts & Translations
Joshua Habermann, Artistic Director
Soundwaves - Singer Sponsorship Program
Donor Honor Roll
Community Engagement 2019 Winter Festival cover photo: Arid Ocean and Lukas Gojda 2020 February/March Program cover photo: J. David Levy
2020 Program - Unlikely Partners
The Santa Fe Desert Chorale performing in a private cultivation event at the home of Gene and Jerry Jones, Dallas, TX.
Photo: Kelly Alexander
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A WORD ABOUT OUR PERFORMANCE VENUES
The Desert Chorale has the privilege of performing in some of the most beautiful and historic venues in the Southwest 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 131 Cathedral Place, Santa Fe, New Mexico Parking available in the St. Francis Cathedral parking lot, or on the street of Cathedral Place. Do not park in restricted spots, which are subject to towing. City of Santa Fe parking meters do not run after 6 pm.
Cathedral of St. John 318 Silver Avenue SW, Albuquerque, New Mexico Parking available in the private lot behind the Cathedral, on Silver Avenue in the MFA lot south of the Cathedral, the lot adjacent to the Cathedral Annex (NW corner of 3rd & Silver), and the parking garage across Silver Avenue.
Cristo Rey Catholic Church 1120 Canyon Road, Santa Fe, New Mexico Parking available in the private lot at the church. Limited street parking is available on Canyon Road. City of Santa Fe parking meters do not run after 6 pm.
Highland Park United Methodist Church 3300 Mockingbird Lane, Dallas, Texas Free parking is available behind the Sanctuary and paid parking below Meadows Museum at the corner of Bishop and Schlegel.
Immanuel Presbyterian Church 114 Carlisle Boulevard SE, Albuquerque, New Mexico Parking available in the private lot at Immanuel Presbyterian. Additional parking is available in the lots across Carlisle Boulevard.
Temple Beth Shalom 205 East Barcelona Road, Santa Fe, New Mexico Parking for special needs assistance is available in the lot at the front of the Temple. Overflow parking is available next door in Immanuel Lutheran Church's parking lot (209 E Barcelona Rd, Santa Fe, NM). Parking attendants will direct audience members parking curbside along Barcelona Road.
United Church of Los Alamos 2525 Canyon Road, Los Alamos, New Mexico 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.
Santa Fe Desert Chorale performing at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi. Photo: Rebecca Tobey
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 email@example.com 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 from the ticket-taker at each concert.
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, then donated to charity. Please call the office about lost items at (505) 988-2282.
Recycle and Reuse To minimÂÂize printing costs and save paper, please recycle or reuse your program book by saving it for a future concert, or by returning it to an usher at the end of the concert.
W E LCO M E W E LC O M E F R O M T H E E X E C U T I V E D I R E C TO R
Dear Friends: It is my pleasure to welcome you to the 2019 Winter Festival. This will be my last with the Santa Fe Desert Chorale, as I step down from my post in 2020. Over the past five years, I have enjoyed working with colleagues and partnering with arts and social service organizations to give back to this remarkable city of Santa Fe. It is a beautiful place to live, and providing arts access to all has been a goal of my tenure. • The Chorale’s “Hearts in Harmony” weekly choral sing at the Interfaith Community Shelter will have celebrated its 100th weekly sing by the time you read this program book. Founded in 2017, it is now led by the dynamic duo of SFDC Alto Sarah Nickerson and Angela Gabriel, who also leads ParkinSingers here in Santa Fe. As Shelter Director Joseph JordanBerenis reports, the program continues to improve the overall ambience of the shelter by “calming the whole when the participants are singing as the music saturates the environment.” He added that “participants come away in a much better space, and their interactions and connections with others improve noticeably.” We are grateful for cross-sector funding from CHRISTUS St. Vincent Regional Health Services, The Mission and Outreach Committee of The Church of the Holy Faith, pro bono support from The Candyman Strings & Things, and individual contributions from civic-minded donors just like you. •L ast spring’s Santa Fe Sings!, the idea of longtime Board Member Lynn Lee, welcomed 171 participants from across the southwest, including 23 students from Santa Fe High School. Master clinician Joshua Habermann leads the annual choral workshop for avocational singers from eighth graders to octogenarians. The joyful day of music-making is underwritten by a generous gift from Stephen and Jane Hochberg. Rev. Talitha Arnold will welcome the gathering at United Church of Santa Fe for its fourth session on Saturday, May 16, 2020. And the Chorale was seen in exciting new concert formats and venues: •N ew vocal chamber music programs at The Church of the Holy Faith and St. Bede’s Episcopal Church featured Santa Fe Desert Chorale singers in intimate performances of classical repertoire. Attendance at those debut events doubled our goal. They will be repeated in summer 2020. •O ur new “Insights & Sounds” series expanded on the “Illumination” programming theme with
Photo: Steve J. Sherman
ancillary appearances at the City of Santa Fe Arts Commission’s Community Gallery, The Planetarium at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science, and Santa Fe Public Library’s Southside Branch, among other venues. The 2020 season will offer an exciting array of intimate appearances in conjunction with the Nüart Gallery, the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, and The Museum of International Folk Art. Watch for details on these and other ancillary events in our 2020 brochure which will be issued in early January. • We ‘packed ‘em in’ at “Late Nights” at El Méson with the Bert Dalton Trio. Versatile soprano Chelsea Helm will perform selections from the American Songbook in summer 2020! • In September, Chorale vocalists enjoyed performing in a spectacular sold-out appearance as part of icon George R.R. Martin’s Game of Thrones Concert Experience at the Santa Fe Opera. This out-of-thisworld experience (literally) falls on the heels of sold-out tour performances in Dallas, Fort Worth, Oklahoma City, and standing room-only appearances at the American Choral Directors’ Conferences in Chicago (IL) and Pasadena (CA) over the past few years. • Listeners worldwide have heard the Santa Fe Desert Chorale’s first commercial recording, The Road Home, released at No. 3 on the Classical and Classical Crossover Billboard Charts. It goes without saying that the Chorale’s mainstage concerts represent the finest choral singing in America, as well as heartfelt music-making by the incredible vocalists in the ensemble. It’s no wonder that ticket sales have increased nearly 10% since 2015. Of course, none of this would be possible without the generous support of patrons who serve on the Board of Directors, attend our sold-out galas, sponsor programs and concerts, volunteer as Ambassadors, and make individual contributions throughout the year. I also want to acknowledge one of the hardest working staffs in New Mexico – thank you to all for your commitment and effort. The Santa Fe Desert Chorale is a family celebrating its 37th year – and one that I have been proud to lead for the last five years. With gratitude and all best wishes for continued success,
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BOARD OF DIRECTORS, DIRECTORS EMERITI, STAFF, AND ARTISTIC SERVICES BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Patricia Stanley, President Barry Lyerly, Vice President Laurie Meyer, Secretary Catherine Gronquist, Treasurer Sherry Kelsey PhD, Past President
Mary G. Brennan Mark Edw. Childers Margie Edwards Kirk Ellis Allison Elston† Christopher Ihlefeld John Greenspan† Kathleen Davison Lebeck JD William H. Lynn Dorothy Massey Ian McKee† Haydock Miller† Margaret K. Norton Jane Clayton Oakes Mary Lou Padilla PhD Nina Hinson Rasmussen† Don Roberts Brooke Bandfield Taylor Jane Thomson Frances White† Brahna Lauger Wilczynski Mac Wright†
Joshua Habermann, Artistic Director Janice L. Mayer, Executive Director
Ed Barker PhD Murray M. Bern MD Jeffrey C. Fort JD Joshua Habermann* Stephen Hochberg JD Patricia Salazar Ives JD Janice L. Mayer* William McArthur Carmen Paradis Kathlene Ritch* Judy Sherman Susie Wilson DMA *ex-officio member † in memoriam
Laura Alvarado, Box Office Assistant Rachel Baker, House Manager Matthew Brown, Social Media Coordinator Tina Gibson, CPA, Accounting Consultant Kim Jevertson, Accounting Manager Yavar Moradi, Box Office Manager & Marketing Assistant Kyle Nielsen, Artistic Administrator Nadine Philips, Development Associate Andrea Steele, Office Assistant Heidi Webb, Company Manager
ARTISTIC SERVICES Zina Jundi, Adverti-Zing! Jesse Fisher, Cut Print Video Production Matthew “Kabby” Kabakoff, Kabakoff Sound Clarissa Lovato, Elevate Media Janine Pearson, J9design
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.
(L-R) Board President Patricia Stanley, Community Engagement Committee Member Mary Ferguson, and Community Engagement Chair Patricia Thompson. Photo: Zina Jundi
Box Office Manager Yavar Moradi celebrating his second anniversary with the Desert Chorale. Photo: Cut Print Video Production
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Joshua Habermann addressing the audience with Santa Fe Desert Chorale pictured during performance at Highland Park United Methodist Church, Dallas, TX.
Photo: Sean Johnson
ABOUT 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 11th 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.
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 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.
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. DESERTCHORALE.ORG 9
Sacred Fire: The Celtic Tradition Program sponsored by Stephen and Jane Hochberg In the darkness of mid-winter, when the sun seems to stand still, we warm the hearth with traditional music from Ireland, Scotland, 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 Concert sponsored by Carmen Paradis and Brian McGrath Cristo Rey Church Photo: AridOcean and Lukas Gojda
Thursday, December 19, 2019 at 8 pm Friday, December 20, 2019 at 8 pm Saturday, December 21, 2019 at 8 pm Sunday, December 22, 2019 at 4 pm Concert in memory of Dr. Scott Rasmussen and Nina Hinson Rasmussen Sunday, December 22, 2019 at 8 pm Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi 10 SANTA FE DESERT CHORALE
FESTIVAL Sacred Fire: The Celtic Tradition The Darkest Midnight in December Traditional Irish Ecce Quod Natura Michael McGlynn (b. 1964) O Radiant Dawn James MacMillan (b. 1959) Incantations Michael McGlynn Three Motets Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924) I. Justorum Animae II. Beati Quorum Via III. Coelos Ascendit Hodie Our Wedding Day Traditional Irish (arr. McGlynn) Traditional Irish ‘Si do Mhaimeo Í (arr. McGlynn) Sliabh Geal gCua Traditional Irish (arr. Gerard Victory) The Rocky Road to Dublin Traditional Irish (arr. Martin Eikesef) O Magnum Mysterium Javier Busto (b. 1949) Wexford Carol Traditional Irish (arr. Kallman) O Holy Night Traditional Carol (arr. McGlynn) Ding Dong Merrily on High Traditional Carol (arr. McGlynn) God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen Traditional Carol (arr. Bram) Taladh Chriosda Traditional Hebridean (arr. Habermann) Jerusalem Traditional Irish (arr. McGlynn) The Parting Glass Traditional Scottish (arr. Ross/Lunstad) DESERTCHORALE.ORG 11
THE BARBER OF SEVILLE Gioachino Rossini
THE MAGIC FLUTE Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
TRISTAN UND ISOLDE Richard Wagner
RUSALKA Antonín Dvořák
M. BUTTERFLY Music Libretto
Huang Ruo David Henry Hwang
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TRANSLATIONS The Darkest Midnight in December The darkest midnight in December, No snow, no hail, nor winter storm, Shall hinder us for to remember, The Babe that on this night was born. With shepherds we are come to see, This lovely Infant’s glorious charms, Born of a maid as prophets said, The God of love in Mary’s arms.
Ecce Quod Natura
(sung in Latin)
See How Nature
Ecce quod natura mutat sua jura, Virgo parit pura Dei Filium.
See how nature changes her laws, A virgin pure bears the Son of God.
Ecce novum gaudium, ecce novum mirum Virgo parit Filium, quae non novit virum Quae non novit virum; sed ut pirus pirum Gleba fert saphirum, Dei Filium.
Behold the new joy, see the new wonder, A virgin gives birth to a son without knowledge of man But as the pear comes from a pear tree, She bears a sapphire, the Son of God.
Mundum Deus flebilem videns in ruina, Rosam dilectabilem produxit de spina, Quae caele Regina nostra medicina et salus hominum.
God, seeing the world in ruins Has brought forth a precious rose from thorns A heavenly queen, remedy and salvation of man.
Nequivit Divinitas plus humiliari; Nec nostra fragilitas magis exaltari, Quam caelo locari, Deo coequari per conjugina.
The divine could not be more humbled, Nor our frailty more exalted And set on a divine level through this joining.
O Radiant Dawn O Radiant dawn, splendor of eternal light, Sun of justice, come, shine on those Who dwell in darkness and the shadow of death.
(sung in Irish)
Aililú, aililú, aililú Tusa an dámh, tusa an éan Tusa an tiasc, tusa an ghaoth Tusa an fuacht, tusa an mhuir Tusa an ghrian, tusa an reált Tusa an spéir, tusa an fear Tusa an bláth, tusa na crainn Aililú, aililú, aililú Aililú mo Íosa, aililú mo chroí Aililú mo Chríost
Incantations Halelu, halelu, halelu You are the stag, you are the bird You are the fish, you are the wind You are the cold, you are love You are the sun, you are the star You are the sky, you are the grass You are the flower, you are the tree Halelu, Son of God, halelu my heart Halelu my all, halelu my Christ.
(sung in Latin)
The Souls of the Just
Justorum animae in manu Dei sunt, Et non tanget illos tormentum mortis. Visi sunt oculis insipientium mori, Illi autem sunt in pace.
The souls of the just are in the hand of God, And the torment of death shall not touch them. In the sight of the unwise they appear to die, But they are at peace.
Beati Quorum Via
Blessed Are the Undefiled
(sung in Latin)
Beati quorum via integra est Qui ambulant in lege Domini.
Blessed are the undefiled in the way Who walk in the law of the Lord.
Coelos Ascendit Hodie (sung in Latin)
Today into the Heavens Has Ascended
Coelos ascendit hodie Jesus Christus Rex Gloriae: Sedet ad Patris dexteram, gubernat coelum et terram. Iam finem habent omnia patris Davidis carmina. Iam Dominus cum Domino sedet in Dei solio: In hoc triumpho maximo benedicamus Domino. Laudatur Sancta Trinitas, Deo dicamus gratias. Alleluia, amen.
Today into the heavens has ascended Jesus Christ, the King of Glory. He sits at the Father’s right hand and rules heaven and earth. Now have been fulfilled all of Father David’s songs. Now the Lord is with the Lord, He sits upon the royal throne of God, In this, his greatest triumph let us bless the Lord. Let the Holy Trinity be praised, let us give thanks to the Lord. Alleluia. Amen.
Our Wedding Day I once had a true love, I loved her so well I loved her far better than my tongue could tell And I dreamt that she whispered to me and did say, “It will not be long, love, till our wedding day.” I dreamed last night that my true love came in. She entered so softly her feet made no din And I thought that she whispered to me and did say, “It will not be long, love, till our wedding day.” If I were an eagle and I had wings to fly I would fly to my love’s castle and it’s there I would lie. On a bed of green ivy I would lay myself down And it’s with two fond wings I would my love surround.
Susie and Jerry Wilson, recipients of the Desert Chorale's 2018 Angel Award. Photo: Courtesy of the Wilsons
‘S i do Mhaimeo Í (sung in Irish)
She Is Your Granny
‘S í do mhaimeo í cailleach an airgid ‘S í do mhaimeo í ó Bhail’ Iorrais Mhóir í ‘S chuir-feadh sí cóistí ‘r bhóithre Chois Fharraige.
She is your Granny the hag with the money, She is your Granny from the town of Iorrais Mór And she would put coaches on the roads of Cois Farraige
‘bhFeicfeása ‘n “steam” ‘ga’l siar Tóin Uí Loing’ ‘S na rothaí gh’l timpeall siar óna ceathrúnaí, Caithfeadh sí’n stiúir naoi n-uair’ar a cúl ‘S ní choinneodh sí siúl le cailleach an airgid.
If you’d see the steamboat going past Tóin Uí Loing’ And the wheels turning speedily at her flanks, She’d scatter the store nine times to the rear But she never keeps pace with the hag with the money. (continued on next page)
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‘Measann tú ‘bpósfa cailleach an airgid? Tá ‘s a’m nach ‘bpósfa tá ‘s a’m nach ‘bpósfa Mar tá sé ró-og ‘gus dólfadh sé’n tairgead.
Do you reckon he’d marry the hag with the money? I know he’ll not marry, I know he’ll not marry Because he’s too young and he’ll drink the money.
‘S gairid go ‘bpósfa beirt ar an mbaile seo. ‘S gairid go ‘bpósfa ‘s gairid go ‘bpósfa Séan Séamas Mhóir agus Máire Ní Chathasaigh.
We’ll soon have a wedding by two in the village We’ll soon have a wedding, we’ll soon have a wedding Between Séan Séamais Mór and Máire Ní Chathasaigh.
O Magnum Mysterium
O Great Mystery
(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.
O Holy Night
Good people all, this Christmas time consider well and bear in mind What our good God for us has done in sending his beloved Son. With Mary holy we should pray to God with love this Christmas Day, In Bethlehem upon that morn there was a blessed Messiah born.
O holy night, the stars are brightly shining, It is the night of the dear Savior’s birth. Long lay the world in fear and error pining ‘Til He appeared and the soul felt its worth.
The night before that happy tide the noble Virgin and her guide Were long time seeking up and down to find a lodging in the town. But mark how all things came to pass: from every door repelled alas! As long foretold their refuge all was but an humble ox’s stall. Near Bethlehem did shepherds keep their flocks of lambs and feeding sheep To whom God’s angels did appear, which put the shepherds in great fear. “Prepare and go,” the angels said, to Bethlehem, be not afraid. For there you’ll find this happy morn a princely babe, sweet Jesus born. With thankful heart and joyful mind the shepherds went the babe to find, And as God’s angel had foretold, they did our Savior Christ behold. Within a manger he was laid, and by his side the Virgin Maid Attending on the Lord of Life who came on earth to end all strife.
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. Led by the light of faith serenely beaming, With glowing hearts by his cradle we stand. So led by light of a star sweetly gleaming, Here come the wise men from Orient land. The King of Kings lay thus in lowly manger, For all our trials born to be a friend. Fall on your knees! O hear the angel voices, O night divine, O night when Christ was born.
Kathlene Ritch photographed in a contemplative moment.
Photo: Zina Jundi
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Ding Dong Merrily on High
Ding dong merrily on high in heav’n the bells are ringing. Ding dong verily the sky is riv’n with angels singing. Gloria, Hosanna in excelsis.
Jerusalem our happy home When shall we come to thee? When shall our sorrow have an end? Thy joy, when shall we see?
E’en so here below below let steeple bells be swungen. And io io io, by priest and people sungen. Gloria, Hosanna in excelsis. Pray you dutifully prime your matin chime, ye ringers. May ye beautifully rhyme your evetime song, ye singers. Gloria, Hosanna in excelsis.
God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen God rest ye merry, gentlemen, let nothing you dismay. For Jesus Christ our Savior was born upon this day To save us all from Satan’s power when we were gone astray, O tidings of comfort and joy. In Bethlehem, in Israel, this blessed Babe was born, And laid within a manger upon this blessed morn, The which His mother Mary did nothing take in scorn, O tidings of comfort and joy. “Fear not then,” said the angel, “let nothing you affright.” This day is born a Savior of a pure Virgin bright To free all those who trust in Him from Satan’s pow’r and might, O tidings of comfort and joy.
The Christ Child Lullaby My love and treasured one are you, My sweet and lovely Son are you, You are my love and darling you, Unworthy I of you. Alleluia. Your mild and gentle eyes proclaim The loving heart from which you came, A tiny tender helpless babe With boundless gifts of love. Alleluia. Kings of Kings, most holy one, Father, Son, eternal one, You are my God and helpless Son, High ruler of mankind. Alleluia.
There’s cinnamon that scenteth sweet; There palms spring on the ground. No tongue can tell, no heart can think, What joy do there abound. For evermore the trees bear fruit, And evermore they do spring And evermore the saints are glad, And evermore they sing. There Magdalen she has less moan; Likewise there she doth sing. There happy saints in harmony Through every street doth ring.
The Parting Glass Of all the money that e’er I had I spent it in good company. And all the harm I’ve ever done, alas it was to none but me. And all I’ve done for want of wit to mem’ry now I can’t recall, So fill to me the parting glass; goodnight and joy be to you all. So fill to me the parting glass and drink a health whate’er befall. Then gently rise and softly call, “goodnight and joy be to you all.” Of all the comrades that e’er I had they’re sorry for my going away. And all the sweethearts that e’er I had they’d wish me one more day to stay. But since it fell into my lot that I should rise and you should not, I’ll gently rise and softly call, “goodnight and joy be to you all.” So fill to me the parting glass and drink a health whate’er befall, Then gently rise and softly call, “Goodnight and joy be to you all.”
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ST REN GT H AND R EF UGE : A JOYO U S Ex p lo r ation Of the P s a l ms SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO
February 28, 2020|4:00 pm Temple Beth Shalom
Credidi Juan de Lienas (1617-1654) Die mit Tränen säen Johann Schein (1586-1630) Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck Chantez à Dieu Noveau Cantique (1562-1621) Haleluyah ashrei ish Salamone Rossi (1570-1630) From Singet dem Herrn ein Neues Lied III. Lobet den Herrn Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
February 29, 2020|2:00 pm Cathedral of St. John
From All Night Vigil Sergei Rachmaninov VII. Shestopsalmiye (1873-1943) VIII. Hvalite Imia Ghospodne
Beati Quorum Via Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924)
March 1, 2020|6:00 pm Highland Park United Methodist Church
From Vespers Claudio Monteverdi VIII. Nisi Dominus (1567-1643) Santa Fe Vespers 2010 Robert Kyr I. Heaven Hear My Words (b. 1952) II. Hail, Star of the Sea III. Seraphim Make Me to Know Shawn Kirchner (b. 1970) From Requiem IV. Psalm 121 Herbert Howells (1892-1983) Jubilate Deo No. 2 Vytautas Miskinis (b. 1954) DESERTCHORALE.ORG 19
PROGRAM NOTES The psalms have long been a source of comfort and inspiration to people of many faiths. Common to the Jewish and Christian traditions, and also mentioned in the Koran, they are woven into the cultural heritage of the three Abrahamic traditions. The Psalms were written not only as poetry, but as songs to be sung; the word itself comes from the Greek psalmoi, meaning “words to accompany music.” Some of the psalms are so familiar that they have entered into our national conversation. This line from Psalm 23, for example, has been invoked in contexts ranging from collective prayer to calls to social action in honor of Martin Luther King: Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death I shall fear no evil Whatever our background, the Psalms are a rich source, transcending barriers of place, language, and time, and speaking to our shared human experience. Our program begins with Credidi of Mexican composer Juan de Lienas. The vigorous polyphony is an example of the sophistication of Latin American composers who were writing complex music for the cathedrals of the New World at a time when the colonies of North America had only the most rudimentary musical culture.
writing of Rossi demonstrates his grounding in the renaissance, Bach’s Baroque style has the voices leaping in a virtuosic dance. Rachmaninov’s All Night Vigil (also sometimes called Vespers) is a staple of the Desert Chorale’s repertoire. The two movements excerpted here mark the opening of the matins section of the work, and flow seamlessly into Stanford’s Beati Quorum Via, also a jewel in the choral canon. In 2010 as the Desert Chorale prepared to mark the 500th anniversary of Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610, we reached out to Oregon-based composer Robert Kyr, who spends a part of his year in Northern New Mexico. Drawing inspiration from Monteverdi, Robert wrote for us a companion piece: Santa Fe Vespers 2010. Now, on the work’s tenth anniversary we are pleased to bring it back, alongside the Nisi Dominus from Monteverdi’s famous 1610 collection. English language settings by Shawn Kirchner and Herbert Howells, along with an energetic setting of Psalm 66 by the Lithuanian composer Vytautas Miskinis bring this “joyful noise” to an exciting conclusion. - Joshua Habermann
We turn next to Europe for two Psalms by Protestant composers. Johann Schein’s Die mit Tränen säen (They that Sow with Tears) begins with a chromatic line that is taken up in turn by each of the voices, contrasting with a celebratory dance in triple meter for “werden mit Freuden ernten” (“shall reap with joy”). In Sweelinck’s setting of Psalm 98, the Dutch organist demonstrates his mastery of counterpoint by weaving the original Calvinist psalm tune into an energetic web of interlocking parts. Salamone Rossi was a renowned violinist and composer whose music has been rediscovered in recent decades. Rossi’s output spans the range from secular Italian madrigals to music for the Jewish liturgy, and will be explored in greater depth this summer in a program pairing him with his contemporary Claudio Monteverdi. Here, Rossi’s setting of Psalm 112 stands alongside an excerpt from Johann Sebastian Bach’s Motet No. 1. Both are written for double chorus, but where the smooth part Winner of the 2019 Chicago Oratorio Award, Tenor Patrick Muehleise enjoys a relaxed moment in rehearsal. Photo: Zina Jundi 20 SANTA FE DESERT CHORALE
TEXTS & TRANSLATIONS Credidi (sung in Latin)
Credidi, propter quod locutus sum; ego autem humiliatus sum nimis. Ego dixi in excelsu meo: omnis homo mendax. Quid retribuam Domino pro omnibus quae retribuit mihi? Calicem salutaris accipiam, et nomen Domini invocabo. Vota meo Domino reddam coram omni populo ejus. Pretiosa in conspectu Domini mors sanctorum ejus. O Domine, quia ego servus tuus; ego servus tuus, et filius ancillae tuae. Dirupisti vincula mea: tibi sacrificabo hostiam laudis, et nomen Domini invocabo. Vota meo Domino reddam in conspectu omnis populi ejus; In atriis domus Domini, in medio tui, Jerusalem. Gloria Patri et Filio, et Spiritui Sancto, Sicut erat in principio, nunc et semper, et in saecula saeculorum, amen.
I believed, therefore I have spoken; I was greatly afflicted. I said in my haste: all men are liars. What shall I render unto the Lord for all his benefits toward me? I will take the cup of salvation and call upon the name of the Lord. I will pay my vows unto the Lord in the presence of all his people. Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints. O Lord, truly I am thy servant; I am thy servant and the son of thy handmaid. Thou hast freed me. I will offer a sacrifice of thanksgiving, and will call on the name of the Lord. I will pay my vows unto the Lord in the presence of all his people In the courts of the Lord’s house, in the midst of thee, O Jerusalem. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, now and ever shall be, world without end, amen.
Die mit Tränen säen (sung in German)
They That Sow with Tears
Die mit Tränen säen werden mit Freuden ernten. Sie gehen hin und weinen, und tragen edlen Samen, Und kommen mit Freuden, und bringen ihre Garben.
They that sow with tears shall reap with joy. They go forth and cry, bearing precious seeds, And return with joy, bringing their sheaves with them.
Chantez à Dieu Nouveau Cantique (sung in French)
Sing to God a New Song
Chantez à Dieu nouveau cantique Car il a puissamment ouvré, Et par sa force magnifique Par soi meme il s’est delivré. Dieu a fait le salut connaître Par lequel sommes garantis, Et sa justice fait paraître En la présence des Gentils
Sing to God a new song For he has powerfully shown forth, And by his magnificent power Is himself delivered. God has made his saving health known By which we are saved, And his justice is shown In the presence of all people.
De sa bonté plus cordiale Il lui a plu se souvenir, Et de sa verité loyale Pour son Israël maintenir.
He has been pleased to remember His most gentle goodness And to maintain his abiding truth for his Israel. (continued on next page) The health that God sends us DESERTCHORALE.ORG 21
Le salut que Dieu nous envoie Jusqu’au bout du monde s’est vu. Sus donc, qu’en plaisir et en joie Tout cet univers soit ému.
Is seen unto the ends of the earth. Let now all the universe Be moved to happiness and joy.
Qu’on crie, qu’on chant’ et resonne De la harp’ et de la voix. Que devant Dieu, di-je, on entonne Nouveaux cantiques cette fois Devant sa face glorieuse Cors et clairons soient éclatants. Tonne la grand’ mer spatieuse Et le mond’ et ses habitants
Make a joyful noise, let the harp and singing be heard, That before God, I say, let new songs now be sung. Before his exalted glorious countenance Let horns and trumpets sound forth. Let the broad sea resound And the earth and all those therein.
Que devant Dieu les fleuves même Frappent des mains tous éjouïs Voir crier, de joie extrême Les plus durs rochers soient ouïs. Car il vient régir et conduire Tout cet univers, et sera Just’ et droiturier son empire Quand tout peupl’ il gouvernera
That before God even the rivers Clap their hands in celebration. Let the rocks be heard, Crying out in great joy. For he comes to rule this sphere and all its people, And his reign shall be just and righteous.
-After Psalm 98
Haleluyah ashrei ish (sung in Hebrew)
Praise Ye the Lord
Haleluyah ashrei ish yare et hashem Adonai bemitzvotav chafetz meod. Gibbor baaretz yiheyeh zaro; dor yesharim yeborach. Hon vaosher beveto; vetsidkato omedet laad. Zarach bashoshech or layesharim; channun verachum vetsaddik. Tobish chonen umalveh; yechalkel debarav bemishpat. Ki leolam lo yimmot; lezecher olam yiheyeh tsaddik. Mishemuah raah loyira; nacho libbo batuach badonai. Samuch libbo lo yira; ad asher yireh vetsarav. Pizzar natan laebyonim tsid ka to omedet laad; karno tarum bechabod. Rasha yireh vecha as shinna yacharok venamas; taavat reshaim toved.
Praise ye the Lord; blessed is the man who fears the Lord, that delights greatly in his commandments. His seed shall be mighty upon earth, the generation of the upright shall be blessed. Wealth and riches shall be in his house and his righteousness endureth forever. There arises in the darkness light unto the upright; he is gracious, full of compassion and righteous. Good is a man who deals graciously and lendeth; he will guide his affairs with discretion. Surely never will he be moved, the righteous shall be in everlasting remembrance. He shall not fear evil tidings: his heart is steadfast, trusting in the Lord. His heart is established, he shall not be afraid until he sees his desire upon his enemies. He has shared, he has given to the poor; his righteousness endureth forever. His horn shall be exalted with honor. The wicked will see it and be grieved. They shall gnash their teeth and melt away; the desire of the wicked shall perish.
Lobet den Herrn (sung in German)
Praise the Lord
Lobet den Herrn in seinen Taten, lobet ihn in seiner grossen Herrlichkeit. Alles was Odem hat lobe den Herrn, hallelujah!
Praise the Lord in his sanctuary, praise him in his great majesty. Let everything that has breath praise the Lord, hallelujah!
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All Night Vigil
VII. Shestopsalmiye (sung in Russian)
VII. Verses Before the Six Psalms
Slava v vyshnih Bogu, i na zemli mir, v chelovetseh blagovoleniye. Ghospodi, ustne moi otverzeshi, i usta moya vozvestiat hvalu Tvoyu.
Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will among men. O Lord, open Thou my lips, and my mouth shall proclaim Thy praise.
VIII. Hvalite Imia Ghospodne
VIII. Praise the Name of the Lord
Hvalite imia Ghospodne, alliluia. Hvalite, rabi Ghospoda, alliluia. Blagosloven Ghospod ot Siona, zhiviy vo Iyerusalime, alliluia. Ispovedaytesia Ghospodevi, yako blag, alliluia. Yako v vek milost Yego, alliluia. Ispovedaytesia Bogu nebesnomu, alliluia. Yako v vek milost Yego, alliluia.
Praise the name of the Lord, alleluia. Praise the Lord, o you His servants, alleluia. Blessed be the Lord from Zion, He who dwells in Jerusalem, alleluia. O give thanks unto the Lord, for He is good, alleluia. For His mercy endures forever, alleluia. O give thanks unto the God of Heaven, alleluia. For His mercy endures forever, alleluia.
-Psalm 135, Luke 2:14
Beati Quorum Via (sung in Latin)
Blessed Are the Undefiled
Beati quorum via integra est qui ambulant in lege Domini.
Blessed are the undefiled in the way who walk in the law of the Lord.
Nisi Dominus (sung in Latin) Nisi Dominus aedificaverit domum, in vanum laboraverunt qui aedificant eam. Nisi Dominus custodierit civitatem, frustra vigilat qui custodit eam. Vanum est vobis ante lucem surgere; surgite postquam sederitis, qui manducatis panem doloris. Cum dederit dilectis suis somnum. Ecce haereditas Domini, filii; merces, fructus ventris. Sicut sagittae in manu potentis, ita filii excussorum. Beatus vir qui implevit desiderium suum ex ipsis, non confundetur cum loquetur inimicis suis in porta. Gloria Patri et Filio et Spiritui Sancto, Sicut erat in principio, et nunc et semper, et in saecula saeculorum, amen. -Psalm 127
Lest the Lord Lest the Lord build the house, those who work labor in vain. Unless the Lord keeps watch over the city, the watchman stands guard in vain. It is vain for you to rise early; rise up after you have rested, you who eat the bread of sorrow. For he gives sleep to those he loves. Behold, children are a gift from the Lord, a reward, the fruit of the womb. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the sons of one’s youth. Happy is the man who has them at his side. He shall not be confounded when he speaks with his enemies at the gate. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
Santa Fe Vespers 2010 (sung in Latin)
Santa Fe Vespers 2010
I. Audi Coelum Verba Mea
I. Heaven Hear My Words
Deus in adjutorium meum intende. Laudate, pueri, Dominum; laudate nomen Domini. Audi coelum verba mea, plena desiderio et perfusa gaudio. Sit nomen Domini benedictum ex hoc nunc, et usque in saeculum.
Lord, make haste to save me. Praise, ye children, the Lord; praise the name of the Lord. Hear, O heaven, my words, full of longing and suffused with joy. May the name of the Lord be blessed from this time forth, and for evermore.
II. Ave Maris Stella
II. Hail, Star of the Sea
Magnificat anima mea Dominum et exultavit spiritus meus in Deo salutari meo. A solis ortu usque ad occasum, laudabile nomen Domini. Ave maris stella, ora pro nobis.
My soul doth magnify the Lord, and my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Savior. From the rising of the sun to the setting of the same the Lord’s name is to be praised. Hail, Star of the Sea, pray for us.
Duo seraphim clamabant alter ad alterum: Sanctus Dominus Deus Sabaoth. Plena est omnis terra Gloria ejus.
Two seraphs called one to another: Holy God, Lord of Hosts. Heaven and earth are full of his glory.
Excelsus super omnes gentes Dominus, et super caelos gloria ejus. Quis sicut Dominus Deus noster, qui in altis habitat, et humilia respicit in caelo et in terra? Sicut erat in principio, et nunc et semper, et in saecula saeculorum. Amen.
The Lord is above all nations, and his glory is above the heavens. Who is like the Lord our God, who dwelleth on high, and stoops to regard heaven and earth? As it was in the beginning, now and ever shall be, world without end, amen.
-Texts assembled from Psalms 70, 113, the books of Luke, Isaiah and John, and Latin Hymns
Make Me to Know
I Will Lift Up Mine Eyes
Make me to know the measure of my days, O maker of my mortal frame. I would survey life’s brief and narrow space and learn how frail I am. The smallest span, all that we can boast is none but an inch or two of all Thy time. We are but dust and foolish vanity in all our flow’r and prime. See how the rushing race of mortals move as mere shadows o’er th’eternal plain. How they rage and strive, desire and love, but all their noise is vain. Make me to know the measure of my days, O maker of my mortal frame. I would survey life’s brief and narrow space and learn how frail I am.
I will lift us mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the Lord which made heaven and earth. He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: He that keepeth thee will not slumber. Behold: He that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep. The Lord himself is thy keeper; He is thy defense upon thy right hand. The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night. The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil, yea it is even He that shall preserve thy soul. The Lord shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth and forever more.
-Based on Psalm 39
Jubilate Deo (sung in Latin)
Jubilate Deo universa terra, psalmum dicite nomini ejus. Venite et audite, et narrabo vobis omnes qui timetis Deum quanta fecit Dominus animae meae. Alleluja. -Psalm 66
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Make a Joyful Noise Make a joyful noise unto God all ye lands, sing forth the honor of his name. Come and hear, all ye that fear God, and I will declare what he hath done for my soul. Alleluia.
A RT I S T I C
A R T I S T I C D I R E C TO R JOSHUA HABERMANN
Joshua Habermann, Artistic Director, is in his 11th 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. Having joined the Dallas Symphony Orchestra in 2011, Joshua Habermann has held the Jean D. Wilson Chorus Director Chair since 2015. As Director, he prepares the 200-voice chorus for classical and pops series concerts. Highlights with the DSO include performances of Johann Sebastian Bach’s St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244, Guiseppe Verdi’s Requiem, Hector Berlioz’ Te Deum, Op. 22, and Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem, Op. 66, which was performed for the national meeting of the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) in 2013. In demand for honors choirs, choral festivals, choral institutes, and workshops worldwide, recently Joshua Habermann traveled to southeastern China to lead seminars and masterclasses in Shenzhen at the invitation on the Guangdong Chorus Association. From 2008 to 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 Charles Ives, Franz Schubert, and Ludwig van Beethoven. During this same period, Joshua Habermann led the Master Chorale of South Florida in performances of masterworks such as Felix Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Op. 70, Franz Joseph Haydn’s
Photo: Gittings, Courtesy of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Die Schöfung, Hob. XX1:2 ("The Creation"), and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Requiem in D minor, K. 626. From 1996-2008 he 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 Orchestre des Jeunes de la Méditerranée in music of Francis Poulenc and the Requiem, Op. 9, 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 appearances at several American Choral Directors Association regional conventions. 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. Joshua Habermann conducted the Santa Fe Desert Chorale’s recording, The Road Home, released in 2018 at No. 3 on the Billboard Classical Chart. 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.
Joshua Habermann conducting the Santa Fe Desert Chorale at a dress rehearsal this summer at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi.
Photo: Zina Jundi
* = 2019 WINTER FESTIVAL
SOPRANOS Sophie Amelkin (3rd Season) * *
Hometown: Wilmington, NC Current Residence: Washington, DC Upcoming Engagements: Englebert Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel, Opera Wilmington (NC); George Frideric Handel’s Messiah, HWV 56 and Johann Photo: Lu Zang Photography Sebastian Bach’s St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244, Washington National Cathedral (Washington, DC) Past Career Highlights: Diana in Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre production of My Princess Diana (NY); “Old Traditions,” a program of Laddino, Yiddish, and Czech song, University of Minnesota Recital Series (MN); Johann Sebastian Bach’s Schweigt stille, plaudert nicht, BWV 211 (“Coffee Cantata”), Skål Chamber Collective (MN) Educational Background: Master of Music, University of Minnesota (MN); Bachelor of Music, University of North Carolina Wilmington (NC) Passion Outside of Singing: “Traveling, reading, hanging out with my lovely husband and sweet beagle.” Special Desert Chorale Memory: “We were singing a concert in Cristo Rey during the middle of a raging thunderstorm and the power went out at the exact moment the choir finished the piece. It was incredible!”
Meg Dudley (2nd Season) *
Hometown: Denver, CO Current Residence: New York, NY Upcoming Engagements: Core Member, Lorelei Ensemble, National Tour; Francis Poulenc’s Gloria FP 177, Orchestra of St. Luke’s and Paul Taylor Dance Company, Photo: Elizabeth Smith Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (NY); Johann Sebastian Bach’s Der Herr denket an uns, BWV 196, Georg Philipp Telemann’s Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied, Berkshire Bach Society (MA) Past Career Highlights: Soprano Soloist, Antonio Vivaldi’s Gloria in D Major, RV 589 and Joseph Haydn’s Mass No. 9 in C Major XXII/9, ("Paukenmesse") at Carnegie Hall (NY); World Premiere of Julia Wolfe’s Fire in my mouth with The Crossing and the New York Philharmonic conducted by Jaap van Zweden; performing with 50 Cent, Radio City Music Hall (NY) Educational Background: Master of Music, Mannes School of Music (The New School) (NY); Bachelor of Music, University of Denver (CO) Passion outside of singing: “I love to cook and discover new recipes, travel with family and friends, explore historic sites, and hang out with my Siamese cat, Frankie.” Special Desert Chorale Memory: “Sharing the holiday spirit with patients at the CHRISTUS St. Vincent Regional Medical Center in Santa Fe last December.” 26 SANTA FE DESERT CHORALE
* = 2020 SPRING PROGRAM
(2nd Season) *
Hometown: Dallas, TX Current Residence: Albuquerque, NM Upcoming Engagements: Los Angeles Master Chorale’s world tour of Orlando di Lasso’s Lagrime di San Pietro with performances of the Peter Sellars production Photo: GB Photographers in Auckland, Hong Kong, and Montreal Past Career Highlights: Frequent soloist with the Los Angeles Master Chorale including George Frideric Handel’s Messiah HWV 56, Johannes Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem, Op. 45, and Respighi’s Lauda per la Natività del Signore; role of Barbara Conti in LA Opera’s (CA) Off-Grand multi-cultural adaptation of Mozart’s iFigaro! (90210); recording over a dozen film soundtracks including Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Frozen, Big Hero 6, and Smallfoot Educational Background: Master of Music and Graduate Certificate (Vocal Arts), University of Southern California; Bachelor of Arts (Music), Pomona College (CA) Passion Outside of Singing: “Baking!” Special Desert Chorale Memory: “Singing on the Game of Thrones Concert Experience with George R.R. Martin in the audience!”
(2nd Season) * Hometown: ‘Navy Kid’ Current Residence: New York, NY Awards & Distinctions: Barbara Bonney Liedersänger Preis Upcoming Engagements: World Symposium of Choral Music with Anúna, Photo: McKenzie Stewart New Zealand; Robert Kyr 16-voice commission, Conspirare (TX); Featured Soloist recording project, Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church (NY) Past Career Highlights: Rivers of the World Festival at Three Gorges Dam, China; Featured Soloist Xenogears LIVE Tokyo tour (Japan); debut solo recital, Carnegie Hall (NY) Educational Background: Master of Performance (with Distinction), Royal College of Music, London (UK); Bachelor of Music, Florida State University Passion outside of singing: “Knitting and figure skating.”
Sopranos Alissa Ruth Suver and Cait Frizzell share a light moment during rehearsal. Photo: Zina Jundi
Chelsea Helm (3rd Season) *
Hometown: West Bloomfield, MI Current Residence: New York, NY Awards & Distinctions: “Keeping all of my house plants alive for another year!” Upcoming Engagements: Concert and recording projects with the Santa Fe Photo: Brent Hetherington Desert Chorale, Conspirare (TX), Seraphic Fire (FL), and True Concord Voice & Orchestra (AZ) Past Career Highlights: One-on-a-part performance of Johann Sebastian Bach’s St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244 with the Bach Society of Houston (TX); Conspirare 2018 program of Johann Sebastian Bach motets and selections by Ted Hearne; studio recording of a full-length album of original arrangements with the jazz quartet Four Corners Educational Background: Master of Music (Vocal Performance), The Shephard School of Music, Rice University (TX); Bachelor of Music (Voice Performance and Music Education), Western Michigan University Passion Outside of Singing: “Yoga and indoor rock climbing.” Special Desert Chorale Memory: “Singing Phil Mattson’s arrangement of “I’ll Be Seeing You” in my first rehearsal with the Desert Chorale – a special timeline stamp on a piece with which I have a cherished history.”
Sarah Moyer (4th Season) *
Hometown: Bixby, OK Current Residence: Boston, MA Awards & Distinctions: Soloist on GRAMMY® Award-nominated Skylark Vocal Ensemble recording Seven Words from the Cross; recipient of the 2015 Photo: Kate Lemmon Photography St. Botolph Emerging Artist Award; Finalist in the 2019 Handel Aria Competition Upcoming Engagements: Leipzig Bach Festival with Emmanuel Music; recital program “Celestial Sprites” with Nathan Salazar, Piano; full season of engagements with Conspirare (TX), Seraphic Fire (FL), Skylark Vocal Ensemble (MA), and True Concord Chorus & Orchestra (AZ) Past Career Highlights: George Frideric Handel’s Messiah, HWV 56 with Bourbon Baroque (KY); Recital program “Celestial Sprites” with Nathan Salazar, Piano, on the Skylark Spotlight Series (MA); Tenebrae Holy Week Festival, Skylark Vocal Ensemble (MA) Educational Background: Master of Music, New England Conservatory (MA); Bachelor of Music, Oklahoma State University Passion Outside of Singing: “I enjoy training for triathlons with my husband, spending time outdoors, and expanding on my refrigerator magnet collection.” Special Desert Chorale Memory: “Making music with the Dallas Street Choir.”
Kathryn Radakovich (3rd Season) *
Hometown: Lewiston, ID Current Residence: Philadelphia, PA Upcoming Engagements: Appearance at the Oregon Bach Festival (OR) and the Victoria Bach Festival (BC) Past Career Highlights: Montana Early Photo: Kelly Maxwell Music Festival; Soloist, Bernstein on Stage and Screen concert with the Colorado Springs Philharmonic; Featured Artist in Residence at Nocturne Jazz & Supper Club (CO) 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 Passion Outside of Singing: “Hiking, cooking, and reading.” Special Desert Chorale Memory: “My first winter season with SFDC happened to coincide with learning that my father had officially gone into a state of remission for leukemia. I found out his status minutes before we sang a concert in Los Alamos and was quite moved. My SFDC family rallied around me with hugs and congratulations shortly before singing what became one of the most meaningful concerts of my life. It was a very special holiday, to say the least.”
Kathlene Ritch (11th Season) * *
Kathlene Ritch’s appearance is sponsored by Margie Edwards and Ellie Edelstein, as part of the Santa Fe Desert Chorale’s Soundwaves program.
Hometown: Kerrville, TX Current Residence: Santa Fe, NM Photo: Summer Maulden Awards & Distinctions: 2017 New Mexico Broadcaster “Golden Mike” Award Upcoming Engagements: Craig Hella Johnson’s Considering Matthew Shepard with Conspirare at the Oregon Bach Festival; Santa Fe Desert Chorale 2019 Winter Festival and Spring Tour; leading a KHFM Patron Tour to music capitols of Prague, Salzburg, and Vienna Past Career Highlights: Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd with George Hearn and Patti Lupone, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (NY); Hermione in Richard Strauss’ Die ägyptische Helena, Op. 75 with Deborah Voigt and the American Symphony Orchestra (NY); Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel with Audra McDonald and Hugh Jackman and the Orchestra of St. Luke’s at Carnegie Hall (NY) Educational Background: Bachelor of Music Studies, University of Texas at Austin Passion Outside of Singing: “My family and cooking.” Special Desert Chorale Memory: “Hearing/Seeing/FEELING the swell of the immediate standing ovation at our Chicago ACDA appearance. It was such a proud moment for us all.”
Alissa Ruth Suver (3rd Season) * *
Alissa Ruth Suver’s appearance is sponsored by Bradley and Patricia Thompson, as part of the Santa Fe Desert Chorale’s Soundwaves program.
Hometown: Lexington, OH Current Residence: Nashville, TN Upcoming Engagements: Performances Photo: Kent Smith Photography with Santa Fe Desert Chorale; performances with Skylark Ensemble (MA); John Mackey’s Places We Can No Longer Go with the Capital University Symphonic Winds (OH) Past Career Highlights: Santa Fe Desert Chorale’s recording The Road Home; Soprano Soloist, Scarlatti’s 7 Arie Con Tromba Sola; performances with The Crossing (PA), True Concord Voices & Orchestra (AZ), Skylark Ensemble (MA), and Vocal Arts Ensemble (OH) Educational Background: Bachelor of Music (Education), Capital University (OH) Passion Outside of Singing: “Running, cooking, yoga, and reading.” Special Desert Chorale Memory: “My very first rehearsal with the Desert Chorale is a memory that I will always treasure. Being in a room with such fabulous musicians never gets old, but experiencing the group for the first time was so much fun!”
ALTOS Sarah Brauer
(13th Season) *
Sarah Brauer’s appearance is sponsored by Mary and Phil Delk, as part of the Santa Fe Desert Chorale’s Soundwaves program.
Hometown: Portland, OR Current Residence: Eugene, OR Awards & Distinctions: GRAMMY® Award Photo: Blue Rose Photography with Conspirare (TX) for “Best Choral Performance” for The Sacred Spirit of Russia Upcoming Engagements: Soloist, Giovanni Battista Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater and Salve Regina, International Musicking Conference (OR); Director, Craig Hella Johnson’s Considering Matthew Shepard with the Charlotte Master Chorale (NC); performances and recording of Nico Muhly series with Conspirare (TX); completing my dissertation Past Career Highlights: Mezzo-soprano Soloist in Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezin, University of New Mexico; role of Judy in Craig Hella Johnson’s Considering Matthew Shepard with Conspirare at the Ravinia Festival (IL); Soloist in the premiere of Cara Haxo’s Pretty Pretty Princess and the Underworld with the Composers of Oregon Chamber Orchestra (COCO); Vocal Fellow, Oregon Bach Festival Composers Symposium Educational Background: Doctor of Music, University of Oregon (in progress); Master of Music, The Shepherd School of Music, Rice University (TX); Bachelor of Music, University of Southern California Passion Outside of Singing: “My wonderful son, Luke.” Special Memory: “Singing with Josh and this ensemble is one of the greatest joys of both my personal and professional lives!” 28 SANTA FE DESERT CHORALE
Alexandra Colaizzi (2nd Season) *
Hometown: Ft. Lauderdale, FL Current Residence: Memphis, TN Upcoming Engagements: Role of Cherubino in Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro, K. 492, University of Memphis (TN) Photo: Liz Strack Past Career Highlights: U.S. Premiere of Mark Simpson’s The Immortal with GRAMMY® Award-winning ensemble Roomful of Teeth at the Cincinnati May Festival (OH); Santa Fe Desert Chorale 2018 Winter Festival Educational Background: Master of Music (Vocal Pedagogy), University of Memphis Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music (TN) (2020); Bachelor of Music (Music Education), University of Miami Frost School of Music (FL) Passion Outside of Singing: “Writing, petting cats, and sampling fine Mexican cuisine.” Special Desert Chorale Memory: “Experiencing Kakawa Chocolates for the first time with some of the greatest people ever.”
Kerry Ginger (4th Season) *
Hometown: Portland, OR Current City: Sewanee, TN Awards & Distinctions: 2019 National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Intern Program; 2018 College Music Society national presenter; 2019 recipient Photo: Nancy Hall of grant for undergraduate research mentorship from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; NATS Artist Award Upcoming Engagements: Assistant Professor of Voice, University of the South (TN); True Concord Voices & Orchestra (AZ); Mezzo-soprano soloist, Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125 with the Idaho Falls Symphony (ID); Element Ensemble, her professional quartet with husband, Erik Gustafson Past Career Highlights: Oregon Bach Festival (OR); Kinnara Ensemble (NJ); Phoenix Chorale (AZ) Education: Doctorate of Music and Master of Music, Arizona State University; Bachelor of Arts, Whitman College (WA). Passion Outside of Singing: “Cats.” Special Desert Chorale Memory: “Having lived in Durango until this summer, it is a welcome homecoming to join the Chorale in this beautiful part of the country for the holidays!”
A focused Meg Dudley rehearses with the soprano section.
Photo: Zina Jundi
Dianna Grabowski (8th Season) *
Hometown: Humble, TX Current Residence: Selinsgrove, PA Upcoming Engagements: Santa Fe Desert Chorale’s 2019 Summer Festival; Soloist in Johannes Brahms’ Liebeslieder Waltzes, Op. 52 with Stuart Malina and Photo: Jared Rey Ya-Ting, Piano; Featured Soloist “Bach at Bucknell” festival (PA), including music of Johann Sebastian Bach and François Couperin, and David Lang’s little match girl passion; Baroque and Renaissance music of Spain, Portugal, and the New World with Mountainside Baroque (MD) Past Career Highlights: Concert and recording of Johann Schmelzer’s Le Memorie Dolorose with TENET (NY); Premiere of Jeremy Gill’s Six Pensées de Pascal with Variant 6 (PA) on tour to Boston, New York City, and Philadelphia; World Premiere of Julia Wolfe’s Fire in my mouth with The Crossing (PA) and the New York Philharmonic; touring and recording Udite, amanti and The Rebel Queen for the Centaur label with the Baroque ensemble Armonia Celeste (MD) Educational Background: Master of Music and Bachelor of Music (Vocal Performance), University of North Texas Passion Outside of Singing: “Gardening, cooking, and reading.” Special Desert Chorale Memory: “Bringing my family (husband Greg, two sons Ben and Sam) to Santa Fe with me for the last three Summer Festivals!”
Zerrin Agabigum Martin (3rd Season) *
Hometown: Fenton, MI Current Residence: Philadelphia, PA Awards & Distinctions: 2019 Winner Top Educator Delaware Mainline Today; Reading session presenter at American Choral Directors Association Delaware State Conference 2019 Upcoming Engagements: Director of Choral and Vocal Studies at the Tower Hill School; performing with Red Shift (LA) in 2020; Oregon Bach Festival Chorus Past Career Highlights: NAfME 2019 All-Eastern Division Conference solo performance with Tower Hill School 7th and 8th Grade Concert Choir; Alto Soloist in Herbert Howells' Requiem, Heinrich Schütz’s Symphoniae Sacrae III, Op. 12, Aaron Copland’s In the Beginning, George Frideric Handel’s Messiah, HWV 56, Felix Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Op. 70, Franz Joseph Haydn’s Mass No. 11 in D Minor, Hob XXII/11 (“Lord Nelson Mass”), Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Mass No. 15 in C Major, K. 31 (“Coronation Mass”), Dieterich Buxtehude’s Membra Jesu Nostri, and Johann Sebastian Bach’s St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244 and St. John Passion, BWV 245; European engagements at Internationale Weimar Bachakademie and JSB Stuttgart (Germany) Educational Background: Master of Music (Conducting) Westminster Choir College (NJ); Bachelor of Music (Voice Performance with Teaching Certification), University of Michigan
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Passion outside of singing: “Reading, running/training for races, hiking, baking, knitting, traveling with my spouse, and spending time with my family. I am an avid fan of mystery literature/television programming and true crime documentaries!” Special Desert Chorale Memory: “It is difficult to single out a favorite memory, since the first time singing during the 2016 Winter Festival encompassed some of my most joyful musical and non-musical experiences. In my time performing at Santa Fe, I felt a deep connection to the wonderful people in the ensemble and organization, the beautiful community in which we performed, and the inspiring musical programming of the festival.”
Heather McMurray (6th Season) *
Hometown: Fountain Valley, CA Current Residence: Colorado Springs, CO Upcoming Engagements: Member of the Colorado Vocal Arts Ensemble; a thriving private music studio where I teach “Let’s Play Music” programs for children Photo: Josie Fish 0-12 years old, in addition to advanced private voice and piano students; Accompanist for the Upper School Vocal Ensemble at The Colorado Springs School Past Career Highlights: Soloist, Chamber Orchestra of the Springs and Colorado Vocal Arts Ensemble performance of Marc-Antoine Charpentier’s Te Deum in D Major, H. 146; Santa Fe Desert Chorale; Adjunct Faculty, University of Mary Washington (VA) Educational Background: Master of Music (Vocal Performance), Brigham Young University (UT); Bachelor of Music (Vocal Performance), Brigham Young University (UT) Passion outside of singing: “Hiking in the beautiful Colorado mountains with my husband and our three amazing children.” Special Desert Chorale Memory: “Performing in Salt Lake City with the Santa Fe Desert Chorale at the 2015 ACDA Convention was unforgettable!”
Jennifer Muñoz (2nd Season) *
Hometown: Bakersfield, CA Current Residence: Boston, MA Upcoming Engagements: Collaboration with Cøda Ensemble as part of Nightingale Vocal Ensemble (MA); recording projects with composers in Boston (MA); graduating Photo: Wesley Verge with a Master of Music (Vocal Pedagogy) Past Career Highlights: Participating in Steve Reich’s Music for 18 Musicians (a masterwork of minimalism that is not often performed live) with the Boston Conservatory Percussion ensemble and New Music Ensemble (MA); Founding Member of the proto-professional, Boston-based Nightingale Vocal Ensemble (MA); Santa Fe appearance in George R.R. Martin’s Games of Thrones Concert Experience with the Santa Fe Desert Chorale (continued next page) DESERTCHORALE.ORG 29
Educational Background: Master of Music (Vocal Pedagogy) (2020), Boston Conservatory at Berkelee (MA); Bachelor of Music (Vocal Performance), Cal State University, Long Beach (CA); Bachelor of Arts (Italian Studies), Cal State University, Long Beach (CA) Passion outside of singing: “Knitting patterns that I’ve underestimated, gardening, and spending time with my family.” Special Desert Chorale Memory: “My most special Chorale memory was the group dinner at the end of the 2017 Winter Festival. We had a gift exchange and Michael Boswell, SFDC Tenor, gifted me a haiku to commemorate my first season with the Chorale.”
(12th Season) *
Sarah Nickerson’s appearance is sponsored by Kay Duke Ingalls, as part of the Santa Fe Desert Chorale’s Soundwaves program.
Hometown: Fargo, ND Current Residence: Santa Fe, NM Upcoming Engagements: “Immortal Photo: James Nickerson Bach” with Kinnara Ensemble (NJ); Alto Soloist in Johann Sebastian Bach’s Actus Tragicus, BWV 106 with The St. John’s Bach Project (NM); Soloist in Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem in D minor, Op. 48 with the Alpine Choir (CO) Past Career Highlights: Alto Soloist for Igor Stravinsky’s Mass with the New Mexico Philharmonic; “Gravity & Levity” program and first commercial recording, Provenance, with Kinnara Ensemble (NJ); recording with The Thirteen (Washington, DC); Co-Director of SFDC’s “Hearts in Harmony” choral program at the Interfaith Community Shelter in Santa Fe Educational Background: Master of Business Administration (Arts Administration), University of Cincinnati-College Conservatory of Music (OH); Bachelor of Arts (Theatre Arts Management), Minnesota State University Moorhead (MN) Passion Outside of Singing: “Nia! I’m a first-degree BlackBelt Nia and teach five classes a week at StudioNia in Santa Fe. Nia is a holistic movement practice that brings joyful, sustainable fitness to everybody.” Special Desert Chorale Memory: “I have so many, but a special moment for me was during the summer of 2018 when we performed selections from West Side Story. Watching the Desert Chorale men become the Jets and the Sharks wasn’t something I ever thought I would witness. On top of that, hearing the amazing voices of our men sing selections from one of my favorite musicals was a real high for me. I loved being a listener every night.”
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Lindsay Pope (2nd Season) * *
Lindsay Pope’s appearance is sponsored by Mount Holyoke Alumna Sherry Kelsey, as part of the Santa Fe Desert Chorale’s Soundwaves program.
Hometown: Westwood, MA Current Residence: Northampton, MA Photo: Julianna Emansk Awards & Distinctions: 2019 Toulouse Dissertation Award for “Beyond the Binary: The Intersection of Gender and Cross-Cultural Identity in Reena Esmail’s Life and Choral Works,” University of North Texas; 2017 Conducting Fellow, Oregon Bach Festival Upcoming Engagements: Visiting Director of Choral Ensembles, Williams College (MA); George Frideric Handel’s Messiah, HWV 56, and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Great Mass in C minor, K. 427 with The Handel and Haydn Society (MA); performances with Santa Fe Desert Chorale and True Concord Voices and Orchestra (AZ) Past Career Highlights: Mezzo-soprano Soloist, Dallas Symphony Chorus’ Scando-Baltic Tour; Assistant Conductor, Dallas Symphony Chorus (TX) (2016-2018); Director of Choral Ensembles, Mount Holyoke College (MA) (2011-2016) Educational Background: Doctor of Musical Arts (Choral Conducting), University of North Texas; Master of Music (Choral Conducting) Westminster Choir College (NJ), Bachelor of Arts (Music), Mount Holyoke College (MA) Passion Outside of Singing: “Yoga, meditation, hiking, writing, food, family.” Special Desert Chorale Memory: “Sending Josh an audition tape in 2008, and serendipitously getting an invitation to sing 10 years later!”
Angela Young Smucker (3rd Season) *
Hometown: Ellis Grove, IL Current Residence: Chicago, IL and DeLand, FL Awards & Distinctions: 2015 NATS Intern Program Alumna; Virginia Best Adams Fellow, Carmel Bach Festival (CA); Photo: Gary Payne Photography Executive Director and Co-Founder of Third Coast Baroque (IL) Upcoming Engagements: Staunton Music Festival (VA); Grant Park Music Festival (IL) Past Career Highlights: George Frideric Handel’s Il trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno, HWV 46a with Third Coast Baroque (IL); Johann Sebastian Bach’s St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244, conducted by Hermann Max; Recording of Giuseppe Verdi’s Otello with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Riccardo Muti Educational Background: Doctor of Musical Arts (in progress), Northwestern University (IL); Master of Music, University of Minnesota; Bachelor of Music Education, Valparaiso University (IN) Passion Outside of Singing: “Roller-skating, boxing, and attending baseball games.” Special Desert Chorale Memory: “SFDC was one of my first professional engagements as a singer. I’m looking forward to returning to the ensemble to make new friends.”
TENORS Michael B. Boswell
(16th Season) *
Hometown: Grifton, NC Current Residence: Terre Haute, IN Awards & Distinctions: Conductor of the 2019 Mayo (Ireland) International Festival Premier Competition Winners; the Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College Madrigals Photo: Wayne King (IN); multiple Faculty Excellence Awards in Service and Scholarship from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College; Chorister on Conspirare’s GRAMMY® Award-winning recording, The Sacred Spirit of Russia Upcoming Engagements: Artistic Director, Conductor of the Wabash Valley College and Community Choral Workshop (IL); conducting the Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College Choirs in France; various recording projects and choral workshops/clinics Past Career Highlights: Conducting in the Notre Dame Cathedral (Paris); Johann Sebastian Bach’s St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244 under Helmuth Rilling in Carnegie Hall (NY); Randall Thompson’s Testament of Freedom with the President’s Own Marine Band Educational Background: Master of Music (Vocal Performance), Indiana State University; Bachelor of Music (Vocal Performance), East Carolina University (NC) Passion Outside of Singing: “Studying issues of personal finance and traveling with my family.” Special Desert Chorale Memory: “Singing at the ACDA conferences in Chicago and Pasadena, and traditional singing of duets by the Indigo Girls with fellow tenor and roommate Bradley Naylor.”
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(8th Season) * * Hometown: West Point, NY Current Residence: Athens, GA Upcoming Engagements: Conducting Giuseppe Verdi’s Requiem with the University of Georgia (UGA) Combined Choirs and Symphony Orchestra; Photo: Paul Sirochman conducting John Corigliano’s Fern Hill with the UGA Choral Project (GA); Conductor of Kinnara’s performances in Georgia, South Carolina, and New Jersey Past Career Highlights: Performing George Frideric Handel’s L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato, HWV 55 with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (NY); conducting Kinnara’s performance of Sergei Rachmaninoff’s All-Night Vigil, Op. 37 in Atlanta (GA); multiple performances of Craig Hella Johnson’s Considering Matthew Shepard with Conspirare and UGA Choirs Educational Background: Doctor of Musical Arts (Choral Conducting), University of North Texas; Master of Music (Choral Conducting), Westminster Choir College (NJ); Bachelor of Music (Music Education), Oklahoma State University Passion Outside of Singing: “My dog Nesbit (a Vizsla).” Special Desert Chorale Memory: “The formation of a lifetime of friendship with Doug Hairgrove and Woody Wood, my hosts from summer season 2000.”
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(10th Season) * Hometown: Castro Valley, CA Current Residence: American Fork, UT Awards & Distinctions: Associate Professor of Choral Conducting and Ensembles at Brigham Young University (UT) Photo: Hannah Tomlinson Upcoming Engagements: Singing with Seraphic Fire at the 2019 Aspen Music Festival (CO); conducting the Utah High School All-State Choir; conducting the New Mexico High School All-State Choir Past Career Highlights: Soloist with Susan Graham in Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Requiem in D minor, K. 626 with the Santa Fe Desert Chorale; conducted BYU Singers at the 2019 ACDA National Conference in Kansas City (MO); conducting my festival choir in the world premiere of Mack Wilberg’s Requiem at Carnegie Hall (NY) Educational Background: Doctor of Musical Arts (Choral Conducting), Michigan State University; Master of Music (Choral Conducting), Brigham Young University (UT); Bachelor of Music (Music Education), Brigham Young University (UT) Passion Outside of Singing: “Taking naps and watching basketball.” Special Desert Chorale Memory: “I love seeing the Plaza all lit up for the first time in December. It really ushers in the holidays for me.”
Zach Finkelstein (Debut Season) *
Hometown: Seattle, WA Current Residence: Seattle, WA Awards & Distinctions: 2016 Virginia Best Adams Fellow, Carmel Bach Festival (CA); Finalist, Tafelmusik Vocal Competition (ON); Tanglewood Music Photo: Dan Abramovici Center Fellow (MA) (two seasons); Opera at Banff Centre (AB); participant, The Britten–Pears Young Artist Programme at the Aldeburgh Festival (UK) Upcoming Engagements: Soloist, Johann Sebastian Bach’s Herz, das seinen Jesum lebend weiß, BWV 134, Seattle Symphony (WA); Evangelist, Johann Sebastian Bach's St. John Passion, BWV 245, The Florida Orchestra; Soloist, Franz Joseph Haydn’s Die Schöpfung, Hob. XXI:2 (“The Creation”), Sequoia Symphony Orchestra (CA) Past Career Highlights: New York City Opera debut in Gioachino Rossini’s Mosè in Egitto, City Center (NY); Soloist, Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana, Seattle Symphony (WA); Craig Hella Johnson’s Considering Matthew Shepard with Conspirare (TX)in 20th anniversary commemorative concert Educational Background: Artist Diploma (Vocal Performances), Royal Conservatory of Toronto (ON); Bachelor of Arts cum laude (Political Science), McGill University (QC) Passion Outside of Singing: “My baby boy, Remy.” Special Desert Chorale Memory: “None yet!”
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Erik Gustafson (5th Season) * *
Hometown: Portland, OR Current Residence: Sewanee, TN Upcoming Engagements: Voice Instructor, Sewanee: The University of the South (TN); Soloist, Johann Sebastian Bach’s Mass in B minor, BWV 232, with Spire Chamber Photo: Jon Simpson Photography Ensemble (MO); Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125 with the Idaho Falls Symphony Past Career Highlights: Evangelist, Johann Sebastian Bach’s St. John Passion, BWV 245, True Concord Voices and Orchestra (AZ); Soloist, George Frideric Handel’s Messiah, HWV 56 with the Arizona Symphony; Vocal Fellow, Oregon Bach Festival Educational Background: Bachelor of Music (Vocal Performance), Arizona State University Passion Outside of Singing: “Since I get to sing with my wife all over the country (including in Santa Fe), the answer is obviously my cat, Sweet Pea.” Special Desert Chorale Memory: “The tour when the only performance shoes I packed were two left feet from two different pairs of shoes. I soldiered on, and I’m willing to bet not a single one of you in the audience noticed!”
(Debut Season) * Hometown: Peoria, IL Current Residence: Philadelphia, PA Awards & Distinctions: GRAMMY® Award for “Best Choral Performance,” Zealot Canticles, with The Crossing Choir (PA) Upcoming Engagements: Michael Photo: Carl Alexander Gordon’s Travel Guide to Nicaragua with The Crossing Choir, Carnegie Hall debut (NY); Pop Up Brass Band, Nantucket Wine Festival (MA); Month of Moderns with The Crossing Choir (PA) Past Career Highlights: Soloist, Christopher Deviney’s Imaginary Day based on the music of renowned jazz guitarist Pat Metheny, The Philadelphia Orchestra (PA); 30-city European tour with Youngblood Brass Band; Aniara: fragments of time and space, a choral-theater work over three years in the making with The Crossing Choir, in collaboration with Klockriketeatern and composer Robert Maggio, Haarlem Choral Biennale (The Netherlands), and Finnish National Opera (Helsinki) Educational Background: Master of Music (Jazz Trumpet Performance), Northwestern Bienen School of Music (IL); Bachelor of Music (Jazz Trumpet Performance), University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (OH) Passion Outside of Singing: “I am a gigging jazz trumpet player and I love to multitrack myself singing/playing. I also love running and going to the gym, am an avid traveler and explorer, and I am also interested in learning new languages.”
Patrick Muehleise (9th Season) *
Hometown: Schoolcraft, MI Current Residence: New York, NY Awards & Distinctions: Winner of the 2019 Chicago Oratorio Award; 2016 GRAMMY® Nomination in the category of “Best Choral Performance” for Far in the Photo: Todd Rosenberg Heavens: The Choral Music of Stephen Paulus with True Concord Voices and Orchestra (AZ) Upcoming Engagements: Recital Lake Wales Arts Council (FL); George Frideric Handel’s complete Messiah, HWV 56 with Seraphic Fire (FL); Soloist, Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic (IN) Past Career Highlights: Johann Sebastian Bach’s cantata Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit, BWV 106 with the Aspen Festival Orchestra (CO), conducted by Robert Spano; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Requiem in D minor, K. 626 with the Aspen Chamber Orchestra (CO), conducted by Xian Zhang; Claudio Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610 with Music of the Baroque (IL), conducted by Jane Glover Educational Background: Bachelor of Music (Vocal Performance), Western Michigan University Passion Outside of Singing: “Sports and home renovation.” Special Desert Chorale Memory: “Golfing with my colleagues at Cochiti Pueblo.”
Bradley Naylor (11th Season) * *
Bradley Naylor’s appearance is sponsored
by Barry and Margaret Lyerly, as part of the Santa Fe Desert Chorale’s Soundwaves program.
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Hometown: Houston, TX Current Residence: Athens, OH Awards & Distinctions: Ohio Choral Photo: Matthew Fried Directors Association Student Activities Chair Upcoming Engagements: Ohio University Choirs shared performance with Cantus Vocal Ensemble (MN); Singing Men of Ohio shared performance with Harvard Glee Club Past Career Highlights: Santa Fe Desert Chorale’s recording The Road Home, and performances on tour to Oklahoma City, Dallas, and Fort Worth (TX), and at American Choral Directors conferences in Chicago (IL) and Pasadena (CA); Conductor of The Singing Men of Ohio for the ensemble’s 30th Anniversary Tour to Montreal, Ottawa, and Toronto, Canada Educational Background: Doctor of Musical Arts (Conducting), Yale University School of Music (CT); Master of Music (Choral Conducting), Indiana University Jacob School of Music; Bachelor of Music, magna cum laude, Brown University (RI) Passion outside of singing: “Following my Houston Astros with my dad and brother.” Special Desert Chorale Memory: “Driving my car with my children singing along to Shawn Kirchner’s “I’ll Be On My Way” from The Road Home disc. They got to hear the Chorale live for the first time this past summer.”
Stephen Soph (7th Season) *
Hometown: Denton, TX Current Residence: Philadelphia, PA Awards & Distinctions: 2016 Oregon Bach Festival Young Artist; vocals on Maná’s 2015 Latin GRAMMY® Awardwinning Album Cama Incendiada; Photo: Amanda Webber 2014 Virginia Best Adams Fellow, Carmel Bach Festival (CA) Upcoming Engagements: Soloist, George Frideric Handel’s Messiah, HWV 56 with the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra (NC); Soloist, Johann Sebastian Bach’s Weihnachts-Oratorium, BWV 248 ("Christmas Oratorio") with Apollo’s Fire (OH); Benjamin Britten’s Serenade for Tenor, Horn, and Strings, Op. 31 with Philip Munds, Principal Horn, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (MD) Past Career Highlights: Soloist, Igor Stravinsky’s Threni with The Cleveland Orchestra (OH), Severance Hall Orchestra premiere, conducted by Franz Welser-Möst; Soloist, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Requiem in D minor, K. 626 with The Cleveland Orchestra, led by Patrick Quigley; Soloist, George Frideric Handel’s Dettingen Te Deum, HWV 283, The Cleveland Orchestra, conducted by Ton Koopman; Evangelists in Johann Sebastian Bach’s St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244 and St. John Passion, BWV 245, Utrecht Seizoen de Oude Muziek with Cut Circle, The Netherlands Educational Background: Master of Music, Yale School of Music and Institute of Sacred Music (CT); Bachelor of Arts, University of North Texas; Texas Boys Choir School Passion Outside of Singing: “Travel, design, literature, art, food and drink.” Special Desert Chorale Memory: “The George Olympiad.”
BASSES Steven Berlanga (3rd Season) *
Hometown: Salinas, CA Current Residence: Bloomington, IL Upcoming Engagements: Soloist, David Lang’s the little match girl passion with Kinnara Ensemble (GA); Immortal Bach Project with Kinnara Ensemble (NJ); Photo: Wiley Jung “Tallis Through the Looking Glass,” a program of all English-language composers including the work Tallis Gaude Gloriosa Dei Mater with The Thirteen Vocal Ensemble (Washington DC); The Outer Edge of Youth, a semistaged, new choral opera from composer-writer-director Scott Ordway commissioned by The Thirteen Vocal Ensemble for tour performances around the Beltway (Washington DC) Past Career Highlights: The Path of Miracles with Brevitas (UT); Osvaldo Golijov’s La Pasión según San Marcos with the Minnesota Orchestra, Minnesota Choral and Border Crossing (MN); Santa Fe Desert Chorale 2017 and 2018 Winter Festivals
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Educational Background: Doctor of Musical Arts (ABD) (Choral Conducting), Indiana University (IN); Master of Music (Choral Conducting), The University of Cincinnati – CollegeConservatory of Music (OH); Bachelor of Music, California State University, Long Beach (CA); Associate of Arts (Music), Cabrillo College (CA) Passion Outside of Singing: “Running, video games, volleyball, and conducting.” Special Desert Chorale Memory: “Getting lost in Meow Wolf!”
(6th Season) * Hometown: Hudson, OH Current Residence: Los Angeles, CA Upcoming Engagements: Johann Sebastian Bach’s St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244 with San Diego Bach Collegium (CA); Benjamin Britten’s Photo: Lucia Gill Photography War Requiem, Op. 66 with La Jolla Symphony (CA); George Frideric Handel’s Messiah, HWV 56 with Seraphic Fire (FL) Past Career Highlights: Recording John Williams’ score Star Wars: The Last Jedi; multiple engagements with Los Angeles Master Chorale (CA); Seraphic Fire’s Professional Choral Institute at the Aspen Music Festival (CO) Educational Background: Master of Music and Bachelor of Music, Eastman School of Music (NY) Passion Outside of Singing: “Cleveland Sports.” Special Desert Chorale Memory: “Finally getting Josh out on the golf course!”
David Farwig (23rd Season) *
Hometown: Denver, CO Current Residence: Denver, CO Awards & Distinctions: Austin Critics Table Award, “Best Singer 2011 & 2012; performing with Conspirare (TX) and True Concord Voices and Orchestra (AZ), Photo: Audrey Michelle can be heard on four GRAMMY® Award nominated and two GRAMMY® Award-winning recordings; Soloist on Conspirare’s (TX) 2006 Edison Award-winning Requiem recording; 2003 Virginia Best Adams Fellow, Carmel Bach Festival (CA) Upcoming Engagements: Soloist with the Colorado Bach Ensemble (CO); Ludwig van Beethoven’s Fantasia in C minor, Op. 80 (“Choral Fantasy”) and Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125 with the Denver Philharmonic Orchestra (CO); Christmas concert with the Alpine Chorale (CO) Past Career Highlights: Jesus in Johann Sebastian Bach’s St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244 with True Concord Voices and Orchestra (AZ); solo opportunities with Santa Fe Pro Musica, Santa Fe Symphony, and the Santa Fe Desert Chorale, including Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Five Mystical Songs with Guest Conductor Jonathan Wilcocks; featured soloist in Samuel Barber’s The Lovers on Conspirare’s recording of Barber works conducted by Craig Hella Johnson (continued page 36)
ORCHESTRA SERIES Lensic Performing Arts Center HEROIC BEETHOVEN with violinist Colin Jacobsen September 21-22 Works by Beethoven, Korngold, and Adolphe
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MOZART AND HAYDN with pianist and conductor Anne-Marie McDermott November 2-3 Works by Haydn and Mozart
THE BRANDENBURG CONCERTOS “The most stupendous miracle in all of music” (Richard Wagner) December 29-30 | St. Francis Auditorium J.S. BACH The Complete Brandenburg Concertos
JOURNEYS with pianist Jeremy Denk January 25-26 Works by Wagner, Mendelssohn, Schumann and Haydn
THE CREATION with Clara Rottsolk, Brian Giebler and Andrew Garland April 25-26 HAYDN The Creation
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Educational Background: Doctor of Musical Arts (Conducting), University of Missouri Kansas City; Master of Music (Conducting), University of Denver Lamont School of Music (CO); Bachelor of Arts (Vocal Performance), Adams State University (CO) Passion Outside of Singing: “Conducting, skiing, traveling, and food.” Special Desert Chorale Memory: “Listening to the first 2019 SFDC cameo summer concert under the direction of Joshua Habermann in Santa Fe. I was so moved to see and hear all of my colleagues make such amazing music. It was a rare pleasure to be in the audience!”
(2nd Season) * Hometown: Bemidji, MN Current Residence: Washington DC Upcoming Engagements: Doctor of Musical Arts (Choral Conducting), University of Maryland, in progress Past Engagements: Four seasons with Photo: Ben Kusler acclaimed vocal chamber ensemble Cantus (MN); GRAMMY® Award nomination with True Concord Voices and Orchestra (AZ) for recording Far in the Heavens: Choral Music of Stephen Paulus Educational Background: Doctor of Musical Arts (in progress) (Choral Conducting), University of Maryland; Master of Music (Choral Conducting), University of Arizona; Bachelor of Arts (Music), Bemidji State University (MN) Passion Outside of Singing: “Cooking for my friends and family. Cooking for anyone, really.” Special Desert Chorale Memory: “My favorite Desert Chorale memory happened on August 7, 2017, before I was even a member of the ensemble. My wife, Sophie Amelkin, and I got married in Santa Fe when she was singing the Summer Festival that year.”
Aaron Harp (2nd Season) *
Hometown: Dallas, TX Current Residence: Broomfield, CO Upcoming Engagements: Soloist, Johann Sebastian Bach’s Mass in B minor, BWV 232 with Pro Musica Colorado Chamber Orchestra; Soloist, Photo: Allison Oehler Cantata Insights Series with Colorado Bach Ensemble Past Career Highlights: Performing at the 2017 Bachfest Leipzig; Soloist in Johann Sebastian Bach’s Mass in B minor, BWV 232, St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244, St. John Passion, BWV 245, and Weihnachts-Oratorium, BWV 248 ("Christmas Oratorio"), as well as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Requiem in D minor, K. 626, and George Frideric Handel’s Messiah, HWV 56 Educational Background: Doctor of Musical Arts (in progress) (Choral Conducting and Literature), University of Colorado; Master of Music (Vocal Performance), University of North Texas; Bachelor of Music (Vocal Performance) Ouachita Baptist University (AR)
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Passion Outside of Singing: “Hiking, skiing, traveling, board games, spending time with my wife and three daughters.” Special Desert Chorale Memory: “Singing Vaughan Williams’ “Wassail Song” at the restaurant during our final party.”
(5th Season) * Hometown: Ozark, AL Current Residence: Albuquerque, NM Awards & Distinctions: Third Place Winner, American Prize in the 2018 Oratorio and Art Song Performance; Thomas Hampson Award for Song Photo: Talitha Tarro Research, American Musicological Society (NY); Vocal Fellow, Tanglewood (MA) Upcoming Engagements: Soloist, Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125, Roswell Symphony (NM); Johannes Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem, Op. 45, Mid Columbia Symphony (WA); Oregon Bach Festival Past Career Highlights: Soloist, Johann Sebastian Bach’s St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244 with Oregon Bach Festival; Soloist, International Haydn Festival, Vienna (Austria); Soloist, John Rutter’s Mass of the Children, Carnegie Hall (NY) Educational Background: Doctorate of Music (Voice), Master of Music (Voice Performance), and Master of Musicology, Florida State University; Bachelor of Music (Music Theory) Furman University (SC) Passion Outside of Singing: “Traveling the world with my wife Ingela Onstad.” Special Desert Chorale Memory: “I love meeting the Desert Chorale patrons after concerts during the winter season. Everyone is always in such a festive mood.”
(8th Season) * Hometown: Chesapeake, VA Current Residence: Columbus, OH Awards & Distinctions: Former Resident Conductor, Harvard Glee Club (MA); Former Interim Director of Undergraduate Choirs, Boston University (MA) Photo: Stefanie Moore Upcoming Engagements: Director of Choral Activities, Denison University (OH) Past Career Highlights: Led Harvard Glee Club’s Tour to Taiwan, Japan, and South Korea; Chorus Master, Richard Wagner’s Rienzi, Odyssey Opera (MA); Recorded GRAMMY® Award-winning disc The Sacred Spirit of Russia with Conspirare (TX); Craig Hella Johnson’s Considering Matthew Shepard tours with Conspirare (TX) Educational Background: Doctor of Musical Arts (Choral Conducting), Eastman School of Music (NY); Master of Music (Choral Conducting and Voice), East Carolina University (NC); Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Arts (Music and Economics), University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Passion Outside of Singing: “Golf, travel, and family.” Special Desert Chorale Memory: “Hiking Wheeler Peak and camping at Williams Lake with several Desert Chorale singers.”
(5th Season) * Hometown: Manila, Philippines Current Residence: New York, NY Awards & Distinctions: Finalist in the Das Lied International Song Competition headed by acclaimed baritone Thomas Quastoff in Berlin, Germany, and in the Photo: Enrico Lagasca 24th International Vocal Competition Le Centre Lyrique in Clermont-Ferrand, France; participant in the inaugural year of the Renee Fleming SongStudio at Carnegie Hall (NY) Upcoming Engagements: Appearances as a soloist and chorister in New York City with the New York Philharmonic, American Classical Orchestra, Choir of St. Ignatius Loyola, Choir of Trinity Wall Street, Cathedral Choir of St. John the Divine, and TENET Vocal Artists; choral seasons with Seraphic Fire (FL), Conspirare (TX), Skylark Vocal Ensemble (MA), The Thirteen (Washington DC), Bach Collegium San Diego (CA), and Ensemble VIII (TX); release of Julian Wachner’s Epistle Mass and Claudio Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610 with the Choir of Trinity Wall Street (NY); recital tour in the Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand Past Career Highlights: Soloist in Johann Sebastian Bach’s Mass in B minor, BWV 232, Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125, Johann Sebastian Bach’s St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244, Arvo Pärt’s Passio, Franz Joseph Haydn’s Die Schöfung Hob. XXI:2 ("The Creation"), Gioachino Rossini’s Stabat Mater, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Requiem in D minor, K. 626; performances with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s (NY), New York Philharmonic, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, American Classical Orchestra (NY), and American Symphony Orchestra (NY); world concert tours and competitions with the Philippine Madrigal Singers; Daedulus in the U.S. Premiere of Jonathan Dove’s The Monster in the Maze with the Baltimore Choral Arts and Orchestra (DE); chorus in the World Premiere of David Lang’s prisoner of the state Educational Background: Bachelor of Music, Mannes College the New School of Music (NY); Diploma in Performing Arts, University of the Philippines Passion Outside of Singing: “Cooking and traveling.” Special Desert Chorale Memory: “A lot! First summer performances of Rachmaninov's All-Night Vigil, Op. 37, Community Engagement at the Interfaith Community Shelter, The André Thomas experience, Kate Maroney singing Aaron Copland’s In the Beginning, Kathlene Ritch singing Chilcott’s arrangement of Randy Newman’s Texas Girl at the Funeral of Her Father, David Farwig singing Shawn Kirchner’s I’ll Be On My Way, all of the Bernstein program, NIA classes led by Sarah Nickerson, all the hiking and green chile, The Road Home recording in Dallas, and the Chicago ACDA tour!”
Brian Mextorf (2nd Season) *
Hometown: Williamsport, PA Current Residence: Astoria, NY Awards & Distinctions: Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions First Place Winner, North Carolina District; Metropolitan Opera National Council Photo: Michael Kuhn Auditions Second Place Winner, Southeast Region; Career Bridges Award (NY) Upcoming Engagements: Soloist, George Frideric Handel’s Messiah, HWV 56 (KS); Jesus, Johann Sebastian Bach’s St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244 (KS); song recital featuring works by Jean Sibelius, Brooklyn Art Song Society (NY) Past Career Highlights: Soloist, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Requiem in D minor, K. 626, Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (NY); Soloist in Joseph Haydn’s Mass No. 10 in C Major, Hob. XXII/9 and Franz Schubert’s Mass No. 2 in G Major, D 167 at Carnegie Hall (NY); Baron Duphol in Giuseppe Verdi’s La traviata, Rose Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center (NY) Educational Background: Master of Music, Westminster Choir College (NJ); Bachelor of Music, Oberlin Conservatory of Music (OH) Passion Outside of Singing: “Cooking, playing golf (not very well...), and the Pittsburgh Steelers! Special Desert Chorale Memory: “Hiking Tent Rocks for the first time with new Chorale friends in my first season in 2019.”
Marques Jerrell Ruff (Debut Season) *
Hometown: Hartford, CT Current Residence: Columbia, MO Awards & Distinctions: Member of Phi Mu Alfa Sinfonia Fraternity of America Upcoming Engagements: Executive Producer and Performer, Freedom Bound: Photo: Blake Stoppel Photography The Evolution of the Afro-American Spiritual (MO) Past Career Highlights: Former member of GRAMMY® Awardwinning ensemble, Chanticleer (CA) Education Background: Master of Music (in progress), (Choral Conducting), University of Missouri; Master of Music (Choral Conducting), University of Missouri; Bachelor of Arts (Music Education and Vocal Performance), Central Connecticut State University Passion Outside of Singing: “Cooking and baking (specifically Southern cuisine), advocating for equal representation of people of color in classical music arenas, analyzing the incredible and sometimes complex nature of Beyoncé’s background vocals.”
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Paul Tipton (Debut Season) *
Current Residence: Boston, MA Awards & Distinctions: Lorraine Hunt Lieberson Fellow at Emmanuel Music (MA) Upcoming Engagements: Soloist, Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125 with the Grand Rapids Symphony (MI); Joseph Haydn’s Mass No. 10 in C Major, Hob. XXII:9, (“Paukenmesse”) with the Yale Camerata (CT); George Frideric Handel’s Te Deum in D Major, HWV 283, Carnegie Hall (NY) Past Career Highlights: Soloist, Johann Sebastian Bach’s Weihnachts-Oratorium, BWV 248 (“Christmas Oratorio”), Discovery Series at the Oregon Bach Festival (OR); Judas in Johann Sebastian Bach’s St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244 under Helmuth Rilling, Carnegie Hall (NY); Soloist, William Bolcom’s Songs of Innocence and of Experience conducted by Leonard Slatkin on the GRAMMY® Award-winning Naxos recording; Soloist, Johannes Brahms’ Requiem, Op. 45 on the 2012 GRAMMY®-nominated Seraphic Fire (FL) recording; appearances with Cut Circle (CA) at early music festivals in Maastricht and Utrecht (The Netherlands), and Antwerp (Belgium) Educational Background: Master of Music, Yale Institute of Sacred Music, Yale University (CT); Bachelor of Music, University of Michigan Passion outside of singing: “Museums, other people’s dogs, and exotic food and drink to satisfy my adventurous palate.” Special Desert Chorale Memory: “I’m looking forward to tasting the local tamarind margaritas.”
(11th Season) * Hometown: Fountain Valley, CA Current Residence: Caldwell, ID Upcoming Engagements: Director of Choral Activities, College of Idaho; Associate Dean and Musical Director of Treasure Valley Millennial Choirs & Photo: Liz Rowley Photography Orchestra (ID) Past Career Highlights: Performing at American Choral Directors Association National Conventions with the Santa Fe Desert Chorale, Brigham Young University Singers (UT), and the Michigan State University Chorale; conducting over one thousand singers and instrumentalists in six sold-out performances in the historic Salt Lake City Tabernacle (UT); Conductor of choirs from five states at Carnegie Hall (NY) Educational Background: Doctor of Musical Arts (Choral Conducting), Michigan State University; Master of Music (Choral Conducting) and Bachelor of Music (Music Education), Brigham Young University (UT) 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 center on making music with the truly remarkable people that define this ensemble. The feeling of community and collegiality that exists in this group is rare. I look forward to it every season!” DESERTCHORALE.ORG 39
Santa Fe Women’s Ensemble
Nylea Butler-Moore | Artistic Director
Linda Raney, Music Director
Coming May 1 - 3, 2020
from around the World
December 6, 9, 11 & 13, 6:30pm Loretto Chapel
Stirring music of the heavens, with leading Mars scientists sharing recent discoveries from the Red Planet
December 14, 3pm Immaculate Heart of Mary Chapel
Songs of the
Magnificent Creation May 3, 3pm First Presbyterian Church
39 th Season — 2019-2020
Celebrating 30 Years of Enchanting Choral Music for Northern New Mexico
This project is made possible in part by New Mexico Arts, a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs, and the National Endowment for the Arts. It is partially funded by the 1% Lodger’s Tax and the City of Santa Fe Arts Commission.
hope FOR THE PLANET
Sunday, March 15
4:00 pm at the lensic
For tickets call 983–1414
Embark on a hope-filled, prayerful exploration of our planet, celebrating the Earth, our children, and our collective future. Featuring compelling multimedia visuals, the full Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra & Chorus and outstanding soloists perform DEBUSSY’s La Mer and RUTTER’s Mass of the Children—led by Principal Conductor GUILLERMO FIGUEROA and Choral Director CARMEN FLÓREZ-MANSI. Tickets start as low as $22! CO-PRESENTER:
Hope For the Planet is jointly presented by The Symphony and WildEarth Guardians in their first collaboration celebrating the richness of our natural world!
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ANONYMOUS STAY CONNECTED!
This season is funded in part by the Santa Fe Arts Commission and New Mexico Arts, a Division of the Office of Cultural Affairs.
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Carelle Flores soprano
Michael Anthony McGee, baritone
SOUNDWAVES Singer Sponsorship Program
JOIN SOUNDWAVES Sponsor a Singer at Any of the Three Levels! Level 1 - $1500 contribution: Select the singer that you would enjoy having sing Happy Birthday to you on your special day, and have your photo taken with the same artist during the summer season. Level 2 - $2000 contribution Level 1, plus one of the following: either lunch with the singer during the summer season or a shared music playlist from the singer with background information on why the particular music resonates for him/her.
Level 3 - $5000 contribution Levels 1 and 2, plus invite your chosen singer into your home, at a mutually-agreeable time during the summer season, to give a private musical performance for family and friends.
Mezzo-soprano Kate Maroney pictured at a recent Desert Chorale Circle Salon in the home of Eva and Lenz Neuhauser. Photo: George Duncan
Each participating singer will have only one dedicated patron. Please contact Nadine Phillips, Development Associate by phone (505) 988-2282 ext. 2 or by e-mail Nadine@desertchorale.org
In addition to the Soundwaves: Singer Sponsorship Program described above, you can have a direct impact by funding one of these program areas:
$50 Subsidize a student ticket $150 Sponsor a session of SFDC’s “Hearts in Harmony” weekly choral program $250 Sponsor a pre-concert lecture $500 Sponsor a singer’s travel expenses $1,200 Sponsor an instrumentalist $1,600 Sponsor a singer’s housing for a season $3,500 Sponsor a concert $5,000 Sponsor a season program book $8,000 Sponsor a composer commission $10,000 Sponsor a full concert program $12,000 Sponsor instrumentalists for a season $25,000 Sponsor the Winter Festival season $50,000 Sponsor the Summer Festival season
If you would like your donation to be attributed to a specific need, please contact Nadine Phillips, Development Associate by calling (505) 988-2282 or by e-mailing Nadine@desertchorale. org.
Thank You for your support! Sopranos Emily Noël and Sophie Amelkin share a moment.
Photo: Kyle Nielsen
DONOR HONOR ROLL With gratitude, the Santa Fe Desert Chorale recognizes gifts received from individuals, businesses, and government agencies received between November 15, 2018 and November 15, 2019. VIRTUOSO Gifts of $50,000 Susie and Jerry Wilson
FOUNDER Gifts of $25,000 - $49,999 Catherine and Guy Gronquist Habermann Koehn Foundation Stephen and Jane Hochberg Sherry Kelsey and George Duncan Judy and Bob Sherman
FESTIVAL Gifts of $10,000-24,999 Dave and Betsy Bueschel Johanna Cinader City of Santa Fe Arts Commission and the 1% Lodgers Tax Evelyn C. Kupec Trust David K. and Kay Duke Ingalls Barry and Margaret Lyerly Laurie and Dick Meyer National Endowment for the Arts Susan Noel Carmen Paradis and Brian McGrath Patricia Stanley Suzanne M. Timble Bradley and Patricia Thompson
MAESTRO Gifts of $5,000-9,999 Ann and Ed Barker Capitol Lincoln Carol Franc Buck Foundation CHRISTUS St. Vincent Regional Health System Russell Davis Elevate Media David W. Ellwanger and Thomas F. McGuire Mary and Joe Ferguson Jeffrey Fort and Diane Locandro Jean Ann Frenk Joanna and Joshua Habermann Frank and Cynthia Herr Lynne and Joseph Horning Patricia Salazar Ives, Esq. and Peter N. Ives, Esq. Lynn F. Lee Phil Martin Erin Mathews Janice L. Mayer William McArthur and Jennifer Martinez Elaine Wang Meyerhoffer James Murphy and Roxanne Howe-Murphy Dr. Scott Rasmussen† Santa Fe Community Foundation Brooke Bandfield Taylor Jean Ann Titus Rebecca Tobey † in memoriam
2019 Winter Festival Sponsors Jane and Stephen Hochberg pictured with Lillian Montoya, CEO of CHRISTUS St. Vincent Regional Heath System (center). Photo: Zina Jundi
ARTIST Gifts of $2,500-4,999 Ann Aceves Anonymous Richard Bentley Curtiss T. and Mary G. Brennan Foundation Allegra and Jim Derryberry Josef Díaz and Malcolm Purdy Evelyn L. Petshek Arts Fund Halley Faust Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado Valerie and Bud Hamilton C. Terry Hendrix Thomas Illgen and Rick Otto Phyllis Lehmberg Madeleine Gehrig Lister Missions and Outreach Committee of The Church of the Holy Faith New Mexico Arts, Division of the Department of Cultural Affairs Lee and David Takagi Thornburg Investment Management Richard White Janusz and Brahna Lauger Wilczynski
CHOIRMASTER Gifts of $1,000-2,499 Catherine and John Alsip Nancy and Murray Bern MD John and Jean Berndt Bette Betts Dr. Julio R. Blanco and Dr. David J. Manno Grace Bloomfield Boeckman Family Foundation Peggy Bonner Dmitri Bovaird and Maggie Edmondson Dr. Andrea Bueschel Roberto Ceriani Douglas P. Clark MD and Scott J. Allocco Mary and Phil Delk Elizabeth Crittenden
Dorothy B. Davis Susan and Conrad De Jong Margaret M. Detwiler Gregory Dove Dr. and Mrs. Cameron Haight Fund Margie Edwards and Ellie Edelstein eLJay Foundation David Frank and Kuzukuni Sugiyama W. Peyton George Jane and Ernest Godlove John Gray Gruet Winery, Santa Fe Tasting Room Susan and CT Herman Sam Hocking Dora and Clinton Horn IBM Matching Grants Brian K. Johnson and Marsha Hunter Lane and Phyllis Keller Mary Katherine Kelton Steven Kerchoff Lackner Family Endowment Fund Donald and Jean Lamm Darren LaPorte and James Tarr Bruce and Anne Legler J. David and Lucy Levy Kathryn Lowerre Steven Lustig and Jessie R. Groothuis, MD McCune Foundation Andrea Meditch James and Sarah Nickerson Mary Lou and Alex Padilla Dr. John Petricciani Nyla and Larry Rasmussen Richard Rew Kathlene Ritch and Scott Noakes Don and Sally Roberts Patricia Romer Richard and Carol Rudman Janet S. Sanders PhD Richard Schacht and Judith Rowan Richard and Enika Schulze Allen and Andrea Steele The Kim Jordan Foundation
The Mickey Inbody Charitable Foundation, Inc. The Robert and Sharon Barton Charitable Fund Thorne Family Fund Larry F. Widmer, D.C. and Daniel J. Bigelow Don and Sue Wills Dr. Jeremy Wirths and Dr. James Botros
PATRON Gifts of $500-999 Hazel Aker American Express Foundation Employee Matching Anchorum St Vincent Rick Andrew and Diane Buchanan Arrediamo Santa Fe Ann Ash John Ashcraft Patricia Assimakis May R. and Larry C. Ball Marilyn and Cris Barnes Christine Bassett Blue Rain Gallery Patricia Carlton Christopher and Maureen Carusona James T. and Mary B. Coffman Fran and Larry Collmann Winnie Devore The Reverend Canon Robin Dodge and Mrs. Thérèse Saint André Feder Gordon Family Fund Gwen and Ralph Fuller Robert Gardner Catherine Garland Julius and Suzan Glickman Susan Gustafson Prof. Patricia Henning Nicole Hixon Van and Jeanne Hoisington Richard W. Hughes Ronald and Mary Lee Hull (continued next page)
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(L-R) Patron Diane Buchanan, Legacy Circle Chair Dave Bueschel, Patron Rick Andrew, and Finance Committee Community Member, Margaret Lyerly. Photo: Zina Jundi
PATRON (continued) Hunter and Stephanie Hunt Marcia Hymer Bruce Jackson Robert Kyr Rita Leard Alan and Kathleen Davison Lebeck Lexus of Santa Fe Jeff Littrell Lyric Opera of Chicago Rev. Hampton Mabry and Cha Foxhall Pamela and Don Michaelis Lenz and Eva Neuhauser Margaret K. Norton Jane Clayton Oakes and Joa Dattilo Steven and Camille Ovitsky Julia Rhymes and Sally Whiteley David Rubenstein and Marty Braniff Daniel Rusthoi Seahollow Family Gift Fund, Santa Fe Community Foundation Andrea Slade Linda and Gary Smith Robin Smith Andrew Stuehrk David Thomas Robert Walker and Ernest Phinney The Honorable Alan Webber, Mayor of Santa Fe and Frances Diemoz Bill and Kay Whitman Lyle York and Matthew Wilson
BENEFACTOR Gifts of $250-499 Page Allen Keith Anderson and Barbara Lenssen Helen Brandt Cafe Pasqualâ€™s Julie Canepa Stephen Canny Michael Carter Charles Case Elizabeth Case Harriet Christian Ann Church Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Santa Fe
Nancy Colalillo Anne Conner Isabel and Raul Delgado Janet Desforges Greg and Mary Ann Edwards Embassy Suites Hotel - Dallas/Love Field Norman and Suzanne George James W. Goodrich Douglas Gould Marilynn and Ronald Grais Diane Graves Peter and Francine Gray Paula Greer Hacienda Del Cerezo, Ltd. Thomas and Nancy Hanson David and Mary Hartley Ellie and Trevor Hawkins Hogan Jewelry and Leather Honda Subaru of Santa Fe Susana Howard Deirdre Howley and Ira Eisenstadt Samuel and Margaret Hubbard Jolie and Bart Humphrey Jinx and Bruce Connell Foundation Cathy Kalenian Terry and RenĂŠe Kershner Carolyn Lankford David LaPlantz Ann Livingston Ginnie Maes Steven Marquart and Audrey La Fehr Suzanne Masson Robert and Roseann McCullough Terry and Walter Melendres Chris and Paula Miller Jeanette (Boo) Miller Michael Ogg Sandra and Russell Osterman Pam and Bob Pierce Bradyn Podhajsky Sarah Raisbeck Reflective Jewelry Sally and Andy Ritch Sara Sacra Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival Edward and Kathy Schulz Frank Shelton
James and Anne Shute Marie Silverman William Singer and Joanne Cicchelli Thomas and Carol Stephens Dorothy Stermer John and Cynthia Stetson Laura Sulak and Dr. Richard Brown Donna Swindell Patricia and James Thompson Tresa Vorenberg Goldsmiths Volante & Rochford Jon & Rosemary Wallace We Do Windows Santa Fe Paul and Carol Widick Bill and Janislee Wiese Janis and San Williams Mary Wright
SUSTAINER Gifts of $100-249 Absolute Nirvana Spa and Gardens Betsye Ackerman Nancy Ackermann Judith and Bill Alger Miguela Altneros Freda Anderson Angel Fire Vodka Kathy Armijo Etre, PhD Rev. Talitha Arnold Janice J. Arrott Pat Asay Jamie Ashley Aspen Santa Fe Ballet Jane Aten Leslie and Edward Atler Brent Ault Avalon Salon Robert and JoAnn Balzer Caryl Baron Linda and Jim Beck Walter Beckham Susan and Howard Berman Louis Bernstein Chris and Rebecca Biemesderfer Georgia Sue Black Donald G. Blair Martha Blomstrom and Hugh Balaam
Perry and Patsy Bolin Richard Borchers Jeannie Bowman Yvonne Boyer Daniel Breheny and Karen Kraemer Muriel Brown Cafe Fina Dave and Lisa Caldwell Jean Callaghan Jane Carson and Karen Kleeman Casa Nova Joseph and Nancy Cella Colston Chandler and Susan Craig Charlotte Jewelry: Ehinger Schwarz 1876 I Santa Fe Eddie Chavez Mark Edw. Childers Chocolate Maven Bakery & Cafe Carson Christiano Colleen Church Cicada Collection Clafoutis Dennis Clements Martha Collins Laurel Colvin Nancy Cooper Janet Coplin Mona Corcoran Sherrell Kenneth Costello Hugh Dangler Trayton Davis Sue-Ellen de Beer Cece Derringer Dr. Paul DeStefano and Dr. Patricia Bacha Ben DuBose Rev. Dr. Harry Eberts III and Jennifer Harland Susan English Gail Evans Sabrina Ezzell Gail and Douglas Fine Jo Fisher Florian Art Rick Fortner Charles R. Freuden Jonathon Gerson B. David Gibbons DESERTCHORALE.ORG 43
SUSTAINER (continued) Gwen and Sean Gilligan James and JoAnn Gillula Gerald and Diane Gulseth Gusterman Silversmiths Garnis Hagen Carl Leigh and Kathryn Ann Harris Steve Harrison Harry’s Roadhouse Susan Haynes Donna and Robert Helmholz Sarah Henderson Richard Henderson Nicole Hixon Kim Hogan William Horwitz Douglas Howe Bill Hultquist Ms. Bobby Huskey Joyce Ice Il Piatto Timothy and Phyllis Jachowski Pamela Jackson Javier’s Gourmet Mexicano Brenda and Michael Jerome Jinja Bar & Bistro Tom Johnson Kathleen Jones Deborah Jones Dorothy and Plato Karayanis Ted Karpf Sue Katz Bill Keller Susan and Thomas Kingston Peggy Klaus Rita Koger La Posada de Santa Fe Connie Langston Ann LeMay Richard Lenz Ronnie Lesser Catherine and Henry Lewis Jane Lipman Liquid Light Glass Brenna and John Lissoway Christine Lorillard Kay Lutes Robert Lynn MD and Janet Braziel Donald and Judith Machen Deanna Martinez Tony Masters David and Jane McGuire Joan Mcilyar Martina McLarney Karen and J. Richard McMichael Sabra Minkus Judith Mitchell Alexander and Donna Morgan Richard Moriarity Linda Morsman Moss Collection Eugene and Nancy Mroz Museum Hill Cafe Nambé - Downtown Elizabeth O’Brien Dylan O’Reilly and Sara Montgomery Ortega’s on the Plaza James and Severene Orth Eleanor Ortiz Melinne Owen and Paul Giguere Laura Pancoast 44 SANTA FE DESERT CHORALE
(L-R) Dr. Julio R. Blanco and Dr. David J. Manno pictured with Sherry Kelsey, Immediate Past President of the Board of Directors. Photo: Zina Jundi
Performance Santa Fe Robert and Mary Platt PNM Resources Foundation Marianne Potts Willow Powers Elizabeth Price Quail Run Golf Course Barry Qualls Raaga Rancho de Chimayó Robert Reid Richard Renaldo Charles Rodriguez Bernard and Ann Rubenstein Salon Santa Fe Inc. Santa Fe Dry Goods and Workshop Santa Fe Pro Musica Santa Fe School of Cooking Santa Fe Spa Sazón Spirited Goods at Shelby House Squeaky Clean Car Wash Merry Schroeder Michael Schwab Maryellen Schwartz Michael and Kathy Serk Richard Silver Barbara and Glen Smerage Mary Jane Sobel Sock Magic Luciana Souza Dr. Peter and Jody Spalding Herbert Steinhardt Street Feet Paul Strid Matthew and Cynthia Svigals Cindy Talcott The Ranch House The Richard G and Janet J Andre Charitable Foundation Evelyne Thomas Hubert and Deborah Van Hecke Elizabeth and Mark Varhaug Steina Vasulka Mary Wachs Ann Wallace William Werner White Orchid Skincare
Whole Hog Cafe Dan Winske Clara Winter John and Jean Withers Sylvia Wittels and Joe Alcorn Dr. Margaret Wolak Ms. Katherine Zang Janet and Everett Zlatoff-Mirsky
FRIEND Gifts of up to $99 Dr. Lawrence and Katherine Anderson Aspen Dry Cleaners Andreja Austin Dana Baer Camille C. Barnett Alice Barthel Sue Baum Anne E. Beckett Norma Bekowies Sue Benedict Selina Blake Bourbon Grill Boxcar Bumble Bee’s Baja Grill Abby Bussel
Nylea Butler-Moore Christy Calderwood, and Catherine and Joey Vigil Genevieve Caldwell Lewis Cantrell Chez Mamou Jay Clack Wesley Coast Collected Works Bookstore & Coffeehouse Companions Grooming & Downtown Doggie Daycare Core Movement Collective Anna Creamer Cutting Edge Flowers Ryan Darr Valerie Davis Melissa Davis Julia W. Dawson George and Marcia DeGarmo Ecco Espresso and Gelato El Mesón Restaurant and Tapas Bar Judy Elder Pat Emerson Patti Etzkin Barbara Fields Veronique Firkusny
(L-R) Dave Ellwanger, Thomas F. McGuire, Allegra Derryberry, Jerry Wilson, Board Secretary Laurie Meyer, Dick Meyer, and Board Member Ed Barker pictured at a Summer Gala. Photo: The Photography Studio
FRIEND (continued) Lisa Fisher Carol Fitzpatrick Alicia Fletcher Robert Florek Bob and Diana Forman Kim Fowler Anne and Reese Fullerton Gabriel’s Restaurant Yvette Garcia Marta Gentry Munger Geronimo Restaurant Marian Goad Arline Goldberg Rev. Pam Graham Jeffrey and Barbara Griffith Ciana Grove Handwoven Originals Patricia Hannigan Roseann Hanson Frances Hatfield Douglas Hendry Jill Heppenheimer Robert and Wendy Hill Cyril and Ginger Hirt Sue Hobart Judith Hodell Constance Holderer Linda Hummingbird Elizabeth Hurst-Waitz Joe’s Dining Tiia Kari and George McLaughlin Kaune’s Neighborhood Market Susan Kelly Ms. Gayle Kenny Connie Kinsey Keith Kirby Kathy Knorr Kenneth Krasity La Boca La Fogata Grill, LLC La Unica Dry Cleaners Monte and Patricia Levaque Robert and Joan Lindsey Marv Lishchynsky Lawrence Logan and Linda Donnels Jose and Rhonda Lopez Los Amigos Restaurant Scott Loudder Loyal Hound Pub Barbara Lucas Ann MacVicar Anne D. Mansfield Richard Marsden Emma Marzen and Sean Johnson Coralea McKenzie and Laverne Hanes Miller Stratvert P.A. Janet Mitchell Tana Monaco Shannon Montano Mary Montano Tiffany Montavon Nancy Morgan Museum of New Mexico Foundation New York Deli Regina Nordquist Sarah Noss Steven Oakey Kathryn Oliver Paper Dosa Mary Partlow
Patina Gallery Wallis Peterson Plaza Cafe Restaurant Martín John Rogers Jean Rooke Patsie E. Ross Nancy Rowland Paul John Rudoi Santa Fe Bar & Grill Santa Fe Tennis and Swim Club Santacafé Santarepa Cafe Anthony Sarconi Benjamin Schuster Rebecca Shankland Dennis and Patricia Smith Meredith Speers Rebecca Steele Victoria Stevens Roy Stone Studio Nia Sunrise Springs Blue Heron Susan’s Fine Wine & Spirits Michael Tait Teca-Tu, A Pawsworthy Pet Emporium France Temkin The Artichoke Cafe The Bull Ring of Santa Fe The Pantry The Santa Fe Symphony and Chorus, Inc. Tía Sophia’s Restaurant Tiny’s Restaurant and Lounge Tonsorial Services Trader Joe’s Carol Trelease Upper Crust Pizza Benita & Paul Vassallo Vinaigrette Mark and Brian Wade Robin Ward Yzar Wehbe Gwen Wiens Julie and Dan Willging James and Lori Winter Paul and Gudrun Wright Glenn Yocum Virginia & Madres York
COMMISSIONING CLUB* Douglas P. Clark, MD Halley Faust Stephen Hochberg Steven Kerchoff Kathryn Lowerre William McArthur Joshua Habermann, ex officio Janice L. Mayer, ex officio Yavar Moradi, Staff Liaison *Members as of November 15, 2019
Alto Sarah Nickerson, who also serves as Co-Director of SFDC’s “Hearts in Harmony” weekly choral program at the Interfaith Community Shelter, pictured with Tenor Andrew Crane. Together they have contributed 19 years of performances with the Chorale! Photo: Zina Jundi
In Honor of Stephen Hochberg's 75th Birthday Susan and Howard Berman Sherry Kelsey and George Duncan Jeffrey Fort and Diane Locandro Catherine and Guy Gronquist Lynn F. Lee Janice L. Mayer Laurie and Dick Meyer Sabra Minkus Jim Murphy and Roxanne Howe-Murphy Judy and Bob Sherman In Honor of Sherry Kelsey Robert and JoAnn Balzer In Honor of Barry and Margaret Lyerly Judith and Bill Alger In Honor of Janice L. Mayer Elizabeth Crittenden Rev. Dr. Harry Eberts III and Jennifer Harland Veronique Firkusny Margaret K. Norton In Honor of Jerry Nelson David and Jane McGuire In Honor of Judy Sherman Susan and CT Herman In Honor of Patricia Stanley Jill Heppenheimer In Honor of Brooke Bandfield Taylor Suzanne Masson In Honor of Susie Wilson's 75th Birthday Carolyn Lankford In Honor of Jean Withers Patti Etzkin
In Honor of Dave and Betsy Bueschel James W. Goodrich
In Memory of Frances Contreras Hartley and Mary Graham Hartley David and Mary Hartley
In Honor of Dave Bueschel Thomas and Nancy Hanson In Honor of Alexandra Colaizzi Wallis Peterson
In Memory of Mickey Inbody The Mickey Inbody Charitable Foundation, Inc. In Memory of Russell F. Mayer and David Mayer Janice L. Mayer In Memory of Craig A. Smith Jo Fisher In Memory of Tarla and Tom Thiel Brooke Bandfield Taylor Janusz and Brahna Lauger Wilczynski In Memory of Alexandra Ward Allegra and Jim Derryberry In Memory of Frances and Hywel White Richard White
THE LEGACY CIRCLE We salute the foresight and generosity of the following individuals who have chosen to indicate support for the Desert Chorale in their estate plans. Anonymous Rev. Talitha J. Arnold Dorothy B. Davis Margaret Edwards Halley Faust Dorothy Harroun Lynn F. Lee Nancy and Raymond Lutz Janice L. Mayer Thomas F. McGuire Jerome B. Nelson Susan Noel Margaret K. Norton Don and Sally Roberts Nadine Stafford Brooke Bandfield Taylor Bradley and Patricia Thompson Margaret Wright
In Memory of Gloria Hocking Allegra and Jim Derryberry
NINA HINSON RASMUSSEN FUND FOR SINGERS Rick Andrew and Diane Buchanan Kathy Armijo Etre Debra Ayers and Greg DePrince Constance Burke Ann and Ed Barker Marilyn and Cris Barnes Linda and Jim Beck Nancy and Murray Bern MD Dr. Julio R. Blanco and Dr. David J. Manno Jennifer Bodenweber Dmitri Bovaird and Maggie Edmondson Betsy and Dave Bueschel Constance Burke Patricia Carlton Jane Carson and Karen Kleeman Mark Edw. Childers Douglas P. Clark MD and Scott J. Allocco James T. and Mary B. Coffman Richard Cox Allegra and Jim Derryberry Margaret M. Detwiler Winnie Devore Gregory Dove Suzanne Dunaway Margie Edwards and Ellie Edelstein Mary and Joe Ferguson Jeffrey Fort and Diane Locandro David Frank and Kazukuni Sugiyama Madeleine Gehrig Lister Norman and Suzanne George Jane and Ernest Godlove Fr. Jim Gordon and Andi Shapiro Catherine and Guy Gronquist Joanna and Joshua Habermann C. Terry Hendrix Susan and CT Herman Winston Himsworth Stephen and Jane Hochberg Sam Hocking Dora and Clinton Horn Lynne and Joseph Horning Samuel and Margaret Hubbard Tom Johnson Sherry Kelsey and George Duncan Terry and Renée Kershner Robert Kyr Lynn F. Lee Barry and Margaret Lyerly
Phil Martin Janice L. Mayer William McArthur Laurie and Dick Meyer James and Sarah Nickerson Susan Noel Margaret K. Norton Sandra and Russell Osterman Carmen Paradis and Brian McGrath Dr. Scott Rasmussen† Richard Renaldo Patricia Romer David Rubenstein and Marty Braniff Janet S. Sanders PhD Edward and Kathy Schulz Judy and Bob Sherman Andrea Slade Patricia Stanley Bradley and Patricia Thompson Suzanne M. Timble Rebecca Tobey James and Barbara Vail Vincent Verga
205 E. Barcelona Rd. Santa Fe, NM 87505 505.982.1376 www. sftbs.org
Temple Beth Shalom is a welcoming, inclusive community, celebrating Reform Judaism, exploring our connection with God, and dedicated to learning and pursuing justice.
ESTATE GIFTS The Desert Chorale has been the grateful recipient of the following estate gifts from these generous patrons. Margaret Arrott Lawrence Bandfield John de Beer Martin Dieter James Elston Evelyn C. Kupec Trust Robert Fisher Ian McKee Dorothea Morgan Dr. Scott Rasmussen and Nina Hinson Rasmussen Paul Resnick Joseph P. Schitter Ann Marie Shaw Robert C. Smith Frances White
Friday Shabbat Service Saturday Morning Torah Study Saturday Morning Service
6:30 p.m. 9:00 a.m. 10:30 a.m.
Church of the Holy Faith
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 e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photo by Marty Buchsbaum
Welcomes all people into an ever-deepening relationship with Jesus Christ At Holy Faith, we honor our Anglican heritage and praise God with solemn liturgy, traditional Prayer Book worship, and music to exalt the spirit. (Home to the Desert Chorale offices, the church also benefits from regular Chorale bolstering of its already fine choir.) We worship together in peace, to praise and thank God, to transcend division, and to celebrate the mystery of faith. B
Remembering dedicated Santa Fe Desert Chorale patrons the late Dr. Scott Rasmussen and Nina Hinson Rasmussen. Their legacy will continue long into the future. 46 SANTA FE DESERT CHORALE
Services Sunday: 7:30, 8:30 and 11 B Tuesday, 6 p.m. (Taizé Eucharist with prayers for healing) B Wednesdsay and Thursday, 12:10 p.m. 505-982-4447 B holyfaithchurchsf.org
SPECIAL THANKS Freda Anderson, A Touch of Class Travel Michelle Bonito, Arizona Lithographers Ann Meier Baker and Anya Nykyforiak, Art Works, National Endowment for the Arts Marc Brandt, Jr. and Mamie Donnell, Capitol Lincoln Rev. Timothy A. Martinez, Carlos Martinez, Carmen Florez-Mansi. and Tom Mansi, Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi The Rev Chuck Jones, Canon Precentor Maxine Thevenot, and Travis Rourk, Cathedral of St. John Lillian Montoya, Kathy Armijo Etre, and Jesse Cirolia, CHRISTUS St Vincent Regional Health System The Honorable Alan Webber, Mayor, Brian “Chip” Chippeaux, Pauline Kamiyama, City of Santa Fe Kathy Keith, Community Partnerships Office, Los Alamos National Laboratory Yvette Lujan, Cristo Rey Church Sue-Ellen de Beer Allegra and Jim Derryberry Mary and Joe Ferguson Rev. Dr. Harry Eberts III, Dr. Linda Raney, and Jenny Harfield, First Presbyterian Church Catherine and Guy Gronquist Justin Pichardo, Gruet Winery Sam Hocking Susan Howard
Rev. Douglas K. Escue, Pastor, Immanuel Lutheran Church Rev. Drew Henry, Pastor and Mary E. Garcia Immanuel Presbyterian Church Joseph Jordan-Berenis and Sue Carr, Interfaith Community Shelter Tony Bennett, Kakawa Chocolate House Sherry Kelsey and George Duncan Kathlene Ritch, KHFM J. David Levy Barry and Margaret Lyerly Laurie Meyers Cheryl Russell and Gail Ranchor, Newcomers Club of Santa Fe Max E. Myers, Jody Soper, and Joel G. Baca, New Mexico Bank & Trust Marja Martin, Paloma Cassie Cohn, PSAV Marc Choyt, Reflective Jewelry Margaret Bost, Santa Fe Floral Tracy Mobley-Martinez, Editor, Santa Fe New Mexican Pasatiempo Yvette De La O, Santa Fe Opera Paul Thompson, Santa Fe Valet & Limousine Bob and Judy Sherman Paul Strid
Rabbi Neil Amswych and Wendy Steinberg, Temple Beth Shalom The Reverend Canon Robin D. Dodge, Fr. Jim Gordon, Mother Pamela Gordon, Canon Mark Edw. Childers, and Donna Lukacs, The Church of the Holy Faith The Honorable Alan Webber, Mayor, Brian “Chip” Chippeaux, Pauline Kamiyama, and Rod Lambert, The City of Santa Fe Jared Hopkins and Executive Chef Jacob Judd, CEC The Club at Las Campanas Alan Raines and Amy Dunivan-Wainscott, The David R. Davidson Tower Arts Series, Highland Park United Methodist Church Govenor Michelle Lujan Grisham, Sentator Peter Wirth, Representative Romero, Debra Garcia y Griego, and Jenice Gharib, The State of New Mexico Bradley and Patricia Thompson Rebecca Tobey Tjett Gerdom, United Church of Los Alamos Ben Ray Lujan, U.S. Representative from the State of New Mexico Martin Heinrich U.S. Senator from the State of New Mexico Tom Udall U.S. Senator from the State of New Mexico Bedford Shelmire Wynne, Jr., Wynne Transportation
SFDC 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. They are positive spokespeople in the community. Ambassadors 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. If you would like to join the Ambassadors, please contact Nadine Phillips by emailing Nadine@desertchorale.org. Thank you. Helen Aarons Shirley Anderson Diana Baker Hugh Balaam Kenneth Beier Catherine Bellanca Sue Benedict Patricia Boies Sheryl Brewer Susan Breyer Nan Burke Mireya Cirici Donna Clark Brad Clements Jane Clements Christine Cloyd Barbara Cohen Kenneth Alan Collins Judy Costlow Charlene Cox-Clifton Rebecca Dempsey Betty Lou Dent Kay Dorko Dan Dorr Mary Jo Dorr Molly Dorr Patricia Emerson Doug Escue Laura Escue
Mary Ferguson Cha Foxhall Gwen Fuller Ralph Fuller Pamala Gilchrist Eileen Gorman Jennifer Graves Jeanne Grealish Janet Harris Viktoria Hudimac Ann James Rose Ann James Brian K. Johnson Chris Johnson Anna Katherine Plato Karayanis Bo Keppel Barbara Kuzminska Rev. Hampton Mabry Arin McKenna Ann MacVicar Christine Marchand Estelle Miller Linda J. Miller Kathy Moore-Gregory Barbara Nicholson Lib O’Brien Tom O’Brien Tina Ossorgin
Mary Partlow Linda Pasternacki Julie Peters JD Brian Patterson Cindy Piatt Rob Pine Susan Pippin Madeline Pryor Chantal Quincy Larry Rasmussen Nyla Rasmussen Elizabeth Rickert Donna Rigano Andy Ritch Pat Roach Laurie Romero Pat Roach Barbara Roush Karren Sahler Carmen Salazar Elizabeth Schwitz John Schwitz Diana Segara Helen Sensac Chris Snyder Sandra Sparks Dr. Allen Steele Andrea Steele Paul Strid
Erin Taylor Suzanne Timble Alice Tinkle Carolyn Tuzel Jolanta Tuzel Sara Tuzel Szymon Tuzel Tony Vazquez Isolina Viloria Carrie Vogel
Ginny White Paul Widick Gwen Wiens Isaac Wiens Roger Wiens Linda Wieseman Denise Wilder Jean Withers John Withers
Sue Benedict, Ambassador and Community Member on the Community Engagement Committee. Photo: Zina Jundi DESERTCHORALE.ORG 47
Sings! UNDERWRITTEN BY STEPHEN AND JANE HOCHBERG The chorus will be open to singers of all backgrounds. The choral workshop, focused on repertoire reflecting the Santa Fe Desert Chorale’s upcoming 2020 Program, will be led by Artistic Director Joshua Habermann. Jacquelyn Helin will be the collaborative pianist.
SATURDAY, maY 16, 2020 Choral Workshop 8:30 am – 1:15 pm Free showcase at 12:45 pm for friends and family United Church of Santa Fe Rev. Talitha Arnold, Senior Minister
Registration will close May 1, 2020 and will be on a first-come basis. Capacity is limited. Call (505) 988-2282, ext. 3 or visit desertchorale.org. For more information about Community Engagement, please visit our website at desertchorale.org and click on the “Community” tab.
Photos from top: Joshua Habermann leads the fourth annual joyful Santa Fe Sings!, bottom photos (L-R): Santa Fe Sings! Sponsor Stephen Hochberg greets Tenor Roger Wiens who attended with his wife, Alto Gwen Wiens, and son Isaac Wiens, a Bass. The Wiens made the event a family affair!; Joshua Habermann with Santa Fe High School Choral Director Maryiln Barnes and her students; Santa Fe Sings! vocalists reflect on their musical selection. Photos: Cut Print Video Production
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Please join us in this effort; we welcome your interest and encourage you to volunteer to help us better serve our greater community.
“Hearts in Harmony” continues as a weekly choral program at the Interfaith Shelter. Now celebrating its 100th weekly choral sing, guests, staff, and volunteers join together to create a sense of community through song. We are grateful for the generous support of CHRISTUS St. Vincent Regional Health System, McCune Foundation, the Mission and Outreach Committee of The Church of the Holy Faith, the Santa Fe Community Foundation, and The Candyman Strings & Things.
A quartet of Chorale vocalists performed carols for second graders at the Genoveva Chavez Community Center and then joined the children ice skating. Photo: Andy Ritch
Santa Fe Desert Chorale Board Members, staff, artists and Pete’s Place guests during the joyful culminating showcase. Photo: Courtesy Santa Fe New Mexican.
A quartet of Santa Fe Desert Chorale vocalists illustrates a talk about artistic inspiration by Composer Jake Runestad at the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum. Photo: Emma Marzen
Photos (L-R): Crowd gathers at Counter Culture Café to hear a panel Song of Myself comprised of Poet Erin Northern, Composer Paul John Rudoi, and LGBT Activist Michael Adee PhD speak about identity in the poetry of Walt Whitman and Francisco X Alarçon. Photo: Elaine Wang Meyerhoffer; Artistic Administrator Kyle Nielsen introduces Santa Fe Desert Chorale Vocalists Harris Ipock, Kerry Ginger, Patrick Muehleise, Sarah Moyer, Rebecca Myers, Bradley Naylor, Angela Young Smucker, and James Bass at a free public appearance at the City of Santa Fe Arts Commission’s Community Gallery. Photo credit: Christopher Mason; Santa Fe Public Library Southside Branch free appearance by Chorale vocalists Alissa Ruth Suver, Emily Noël, Sarah Brauer, Kate Maroney, Stephen Soph, George Case, John Buffett, Enrico Lagasca (L-R), Nathan Salazar, Piano and Kyle Nielsen, Conductor, in celebration of Walt Whitman’s Bicentenary; Poet Dr. Bruce Noll recited Leaves of Grass as part of the program (Dr. Noll’s appearance was funded by the Chautauqua program of the New Mexico Humanities Council.)
Legacy Circle Watercolor painting: Aija Jundi
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 continue to ascend to new heights in the future.
Ways to Give to the Legacy Circle
Many donors make a Legacy Gift by naming the Santa Fe Desert Chorale as a beneficiary on their life insurance policies, retirement plans, or other forms of gifts. Legacy Giving may be included in your will or trusts and be specified as revocable or irrevocable. Many donors have expressed interest in using Charitable Gift Annuities. This type of annuity involves an irrevocable transfer of cash or other assets, and provides an income stream to the designated annuitants during their lifetime. At death, the Chorale receives the remainder of the gift. 50 50 SANTA FE DESERT DESERT CHORALE 2018 WINTER CHORALE FESTIVAL 50 SANTA FE
WhyJoin the Legacy Circle?
Legacy Giving supports the mission of the Santa Fe Desert Chorale, one of the nationâ€™s premier professional vocal ensembles, which is to excite, engage, and inspire diverse audiences with the beauty and power of great choral music. 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. 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. Members retain control of assets during their lifetime. Most Legacy Gifts can be modified at any time. Most important, you will have your own reasons for joining the Legacy Circle and gain satisfaction in doing so. 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. We are delighted to respond to your letter, email, or phone call. Please contact Dave Bueschel, Legacy Circle Chair. 311 East Palace Avenue, Santa Fe, NM â€˘ 505-988-2282 LegacyCircle@desertchorale.org â€˘ desertchorale.org
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Painting courtesy of Nüart Gallery by artist Hyunmee Lee, Consonant, acrylic on canvas 72” x 44”
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