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PROGRAM WELCOME AND MISSION STATEMENT ABOUT THE DESERT CHORALE BOARD OF DIRECTORS EARLY SPRING PROGRAM SUMMER FESTIVAL WINTER FESTIVAL VOCAL CHAMBER CONCERTS LATE NIGHT INSIGHTS & SOUNDS COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT FUND-A-NEED COMMISSIONING CLUB GALA HOLD THE DATES DESERT CHORALE CIRCLE 2019 PROGRAM SCHEDULE BY DATE VENUE SEATING MAPS

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THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

Front cover: painting courtesy of Nüart Gallery by artist Hyunmee Lee, Consonant, acrylic on canvas 72” x 44” Back cover: Joshua Habermann conducting the Santa Fe Desert Chorale at a dress rehearsal at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi. Photo: Zina Jundi


WELCOME “The Santa Fe Desert Chorale is a treasure! Every performance demonstrates a level of professionalism that elevates us all and celebrates Santa Fe as an artistic capitol of America. They never fail to inspire me!” — The Honorable Alan Webber, Mayor of the City of Santa Fe

Santa Fe Desert Chorale performing at Cristo Rey Catholic Church in front of the retablo, carved in 1760 by artisans in the employ of the Governor Franciso Antonio Mari del Valle. Photo: Steven Ovitsky

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. SANTA FE DESERT CHORALE 3


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 12th 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 38th year, the Desert Chorale Summer Festival season is a centerpiece of the cultural life of Santa Fe, and among the nation’s most significant choral events. The Chorale’s first commercial release, The Road Home, launched at No. 3 on the Billboard Classical Chart following a sold-out CD launch program in Santa Fe. 4 2020 PROGRAM

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 24 works by 20 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 Cristo Rey Catholic Church, as well as other venues throughout the Southwest. The Desert Chorale prides itself on its strong relationships within the community of Northern New Mexico, and enjoys collaborations with the Center for Contemporary Arts, Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, The Jewish Film Museum, Museum of International Folk Art, and galleries throughout Santa Fe, 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.


BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND DIRECTORS EMERITI BOARD OF DIRECTORS

DIRECTORS EMERITI

Patricia Stanley, President Barry Lyerly, Vice President Laurie Meyer, Secretary Catherine Gronquist, Treasurer

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†

Ed Barker PhD Murray M. Bern MD Gregory Dove Jeffrey C. Fort JD Chris Frenk Joshua Habermann* Janice L. Mayer* William McArthur Carmen Paradis MD Kathlene Ritch* Judy Sherman Susie Wilson DMA *ex-officio member † in memoriam

“Joshua Habermann is in demand throughout the world as a choral conductor and master clinician. As a choral director myself, I recognize the exceptional artistic leadership that he brings to the Santa Fe Desert Chorale through his compelling programming and recruitment of the finest professional vocalists in America today.” Joshua Habermann conducting the Santa Fe Desert Chorale at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi. Photo: Zina Jundi

— Susie Wilson DMA Chair of the Dallas Task Force Santa Fe Desert Chorale Board of Directors SANTA FE DESERT CHORALE 5


“I always go to hear the Desert Chorale when I can, and who better to introduce the Psalms – a timeless collection of reflections from praise to celebration, from trepidation to sorrow – to the Santa Fe community than they? We are overjoyed to have them back to Temple Beth Shalom once again, to breathe new life into the most musical aspect of the Bible. Through delightful harmony, I am certain that everyone present will see why the Psalms have continued to move people around the world for thousands of years.”

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— Rabbi Neil Amswych Temple Beth Shalom, Santa Fe


PROGRAM ST RENGTH AN D RE F U GE : A JOYOUS Ex p lo ra t i on Of the Psa l m s 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.’ Join the Chorale in its return to Temple Beth Shalom for a special Friday matinee, and a Saturday matinee at the Cathedral of St. John in Albuquerque.

SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO

February 28, 2020|4 pm Temple Beth Shalom

Albuquerque

February 29, 2020|2 pm Cathedral of St. John

Dallas, Texas

March 1, 2020|6 pm Highland Park United Methodist Church

Ancestral Pueblo dwellings at Bandelier National Monument. Photo: J. David Levy

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“The Santa Fe Desert Chorale’s interpretation of Baroque music is a joyful union of words and music that exhibits exuberance, texture, and harmony of this art form.” — Curtiss T. Brennan Santa Fe Patron

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FESTIVAL T HE J EW AN D TH E GE N T I L E : S a la m o n e Ro ssi a nd Cl a ud i o Mo n te v er d i Explore the compositions of Jewish composer Salamone Rossi (1570-1630) and his Christian counterpart Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643). Both employed at the Court in Mantua, Monteverdi and Rossi came from different backgrounds, but they shared a common musical language. Excerpts from Rossi’s Hashirim Asher Li-Sh’lomo and Monteverdi’s Selva Morale e Spirituale demonstrate that our common shared artistic heritage is greater that our cultural divisions. Sixteen of the Desert Chorale’s Early Music specialists will be joined by period instrumentalists: Maxine Thévenot, Organ; Stephen Redfield, Violin; Lorenzo Colitto, Violin; and Katie Redman, Cello.

Sunday, July 19, 2020|4 pm Opening Night sponsored by Stephen and Jane Hochberg Temple Beth Shalom

“A Banquet in the Court of the Duke of Mantua” Opening Night Dinner beginning at 5:30 pm at the Inn and Spa at Loretto

Stained glass: L. Bradford Prince, the 14th Governor of New Mexico Territory (1889 to 1893) and a lay leader of The Church of the Holy Faith, spearheaded a drive to build a church for the young parish. As told by the docents at Holy Faith, “Prince and others sought out ten businessmen in Santa Fe who were then encouraged to donate $100 each for building the structure. Other generous donors included several members of the local Jewish community, including Abraham Staab whose home became the neighboring La Posada de Santa Fe. Holy Faith memorialized its Jewish friends with the crescent-shaped stained glass window over the entrance. Central to the window’s design is a Star of David. To this day, the window makes Crescent-shaped stainedapparent glass window. such interfaith collaboration.” Photo:Photo: Zina Jundi Zina Jundi

Tuesday, July 28, 2020|8 pm Temple Beth Shalom

Friday, July 31, 2020|8 pm Immaculate Heart of Mary Church

Thursday, August 6, 2020|8 pm Immaculate Heart of Mary Church Pre-concert Lecturer: Kerry Ginger DMA SFDC Alto and Assistant Professor, University of the South (TN) Pre-concert lectures will occur at the performance venues 90 minutes before each summer concert. SANTA FE DESERT CHORALE 9


“The amazing renaissance of the American vocal ensemble is echoed in the programming of the Santa Fe Desert Chorale. As a singer I love presenting the diverse repertoire composed for our instrument, the vocal ensemble. Being involved with such a high-level group allows me to experience and share some of the greatest music written for singers.”

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— James K. Bass DMA Santa Fe Desert Chorale in his 6th Season Professor and Director of Choral Studies at UCLA


FESTIVAL ROA RI N G ‘ 2 0 s Program sponsored by Suzanne M. Timble

With this program, the Santa Fe Desert Chorale looks back 100 years and compares works by classical and popular composers of the 1920s. Representing the classical genre, Lili Boulanger’s Hymne au Soleil, Claude Debussy’s Salut Printemps, Francis Poulenc’s “Lenten Motets,” and movements from Frank Martin’s Mass for Double Choir contrast with American Songbook arrangements by Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, George Gershwin, and Jerome Kern. Popular Los Alamos native, Nathan Salazar, will be the collaborative pianist.

Sunday, July 26, 2020|4 pm Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi

Saturday, August 1, 2020|8 pm Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi

Tuesday, August 4, 2020|8 pm Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi Muse with Violin Screen, 1930. Paul Fehér (Hungarian, 18981990), Rose Iron Works, Inc. (American, established 1904). Wrought iron, brass; silver and gold plating; overall: 156.2 x 156.2 cm (61 1/2 x 61 1/2 in.). The Cleveland Museum Art, 1930. Muse with ViolinofScreen, On loanPaul fromFehér the Rose Iron Works1898-1990), (Hungarian, Collections, © (American, RoseLLC Iron352.1996 Works, Inc. Rose Iron Works Collections, LLC established 1904). Wrought iron, brass; “Courtesy of The Cleveland silver and gold plating; overall: Museum of Art.”

156.2 x 156.2 cm (61 1/2 x 61 1/2 in.). The Cleveland Museum of Art, On loan from the Rose Iron Works Collections, LLC 352.1996 © Rose Iron Works Collections, LLC. Courtesy of The Cleveland Museum of Art.

Friday, August 7, 2020|8 pm Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi

Pre-concert Lecturer: Gregory Grabowski DMA Assistant Professor, Stephen F. Austin State University (TX) Pre-concert lectures will occur at the performance venues 90 minutes before each summer concert. SANTA FE DESERT CHORALE 11


“I have been bringing Indian and Western classical musicians into dialogue with one another in my music for the past decade. As our world becomes increasingly interconnected, it becomes more and more important to build relationships across cultures, and listen deeply to one another. I cannot wait to bring the incredible singers of Santa Fe Desert Chorale into a vibrant conversation with one of the most iconic instruments of Hindustani classical music: the tabla.� — Reena Esmail 2020 Composerin-Residence

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FESTIVAL EA ST ME E TS W E ST Program sponsored by Elaine Wang Meyerhoffer

Contrasting musical styles by composers representing China, Japan, Korea, and the Philippines are featured on this multi-cultural program. The Santa Fe Desert Chorale will premiere a commissioned work for mixed chorus and tabla by its first female Composer-in-Residence in over a decade, Indian-American musician Reena Esmail – a program highlight!

Thursday, July 30, 2020|8 pm Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi

Sunday, August 2, 2020|4 pm Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi

Wednesday, August 5, 2020|8 pm Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi

Pre-concert Lecturer: Robert Kyr PhD Professor, University of Oregon and Founder, Pacific Rim Gamelan (OR) Artist Hyunmee Lee, Appearing Disappearing #8, Acrylic on Canvas, 72 x 72 inches. Painting courtesy of NĂźart Gallery

Pre-concert lectures sponsored by Janusz and Brahna Lauger Wilczynski Pre-concert lectures will occur at the performance venues 90 minutes before each summer concert. SANTA FE DESERT CHORALE 13


“The Santa Fe Desert Chorale is a gift to New Mexico!” That was the initial thought I had after hearing the ensemble in concert for the first time four years ago. As a musician myself, I continue to enjoy their concerts and learn from the love, energy, and mastery the Chorale has for the music they share with us.” — Flora Gutierrez Albuquerque Patron

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FESTIVAL N OC HE B U E N A In its 2020 Winter Festival, the Santa Fe Desert Chorale builds on its long-standing commitment to music by Hispanic composers. New works and beloved carols from South, Central, and North America make for a joyful celebration of the season, and a Santa Fe tradition not to be missed!

Saturday, December 12, 2020|8 pm Cristo Rey Catholic Church

Sunday, December 13, 2020|4 pm Immanuel Presbyterian Church

Tuesday, December 15, 2020|8 pm Wednesday, December 16, 2020|8 pm Concert sponsored by Susan Noel

Cristo Rey Catholic Church

Thursday, December 17, 2020|8 pm Friday, December 18, 2020|8 pm Saturday, December 19, 2020|8 pm Sunday, December 20, 2020|4 pm Tuesday, December 22, 2020|8 pm Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi Nochebuena, also known as the Poinsettia, is a flower of pre-hispanic heritage and a popular symbol of the holidays. Photo: Zina Jundi SANTA FE DESERT CHORALE 15


concerts If Music be the Food of Love Friday, July 17, 2020 at 2 pm The Church of the Holy Faith Program sponsored by Phyllis Lehmberg

This vocal chamber program brings the superb musicians of the Santa Fe Desert Chorale into close collaboration with Maxine Thévenot, Director of Cathedral Music and Organist at the Cathedral of St. John, Albuquerque.

Portrait of Henry Purcell, oil on canvas, 1695, by or after John Closterman. Photo courtesy Granger Historical Picture Archive

Henry Purcell’s If Music be the Food of Love gives title to this program of Baroque masters. Love songs by British composer Henry Purcell (1659-1695) are performed alongside works by his compatriots George Frideric Handel (1685-1759) and John Blow (1685-1759). Johann Sebastian Bach’s well-known Bist du bei mir, geh ich mit Freuden mir, BWV 508 and “Quia Fecit Mihi Magna” from Magnificat in D Major, BWV 243 add to this delightful program. Harpsichord and Organ: Vocalists: Alissa Ruth Suver, Soprano Maxine Thévenot Steven Soph, Tenor Kate Maroney, Mezzo-soprano John Buffett, Baritone

Salute to American Music Friday, August 7, 2020 at 2 pm St. Bede’s Episcopal Church Program sponsored by Allegra and Jim Derryberry

Aaron Copland’s compositions A Lincoln Portrait, Appalachian Spring, Rodeo, and Billy the Kid captured the essence of Aaron Copland at his desk. the American spirit. The recipient of the Photo courtesy of copelandhouse.org Presidential Medal of Freedom for his ‘’uniquely American’’ contributions to music once said, “so long as the human spirit thrives on this planet, music in some living form will accompany and sustain it and give it expressive meaning.” In this recital program, the Chorale’s professional vocalists will perform selections from Copland’s Old American Songs, as well as selections by American composers Lee Hoiby, Jessica Krash, and Cole Porter. Nathan Salazar returns as the collaborative pianist for this salute to American music. Vocalists: Emily Noël, Soprano Sarah Brauer, Mezzo-soprano 16 2019 2020 PROGRAM

Patrick Muelheise, Tenor David Farwig, Baritone

Piano: Nathan Salazar

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Friday, July 24, 2020 at 7 pm El Mesón After summer 2019’s sold-out appearance, Chelsea Helm returns to El Mesón with the Bert Dalton Trio in a performance of the American Songbook. Songs by Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Jerome Kern, and Rogers & Hart will be performed by the versatile Santa Fe Desert Chorale soprano who is also known for her DownBeat award-winning album with the vocal jazz quartet, Four Corners. 2019 Platinum Music Awards honoree and a recipient of a 2013 Santa Fe Mayor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts, pianist Bert Dalton is joined by Rob “Milo” Jaramillo, a resident of the Isleta Indian Reservation on bass, and Albuquerque-based drummer John Bartlit. Reservations available at El Mesón (505) 983-6756. Free will offering to support the Desert Chorale.

Late Nights 2019 at El Mesón with the Bert Dalton Trio. Photo: Enrico Lagasca, Santa Fe Desert Chorale Bass in his 5th season.

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& sounds Thursday, July 23, 2020 at 6 pm Jewish Film Festival – Albert Einstein Documentary & Panel Discussion Center for Contemporary Arts The German-born theoretical physicist who developed the theory of relativity and was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1921, personifies the genius at work in the Roaring ‘20s. An accomplished amateur violinist, Albert Einstein once said, “If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music.”

Albert Einstein. Photo: Courtesy of the Jewish Film Festival.

In this two part event, the film Einstein in the Holyland, a documentary directed by Noa Ben Hagai that has been shown at film festivals from Toronto, Canada to Sydney, Australia, and in Washington DC in America will be screened. The film chronicles Einstein’s 12-day tour of Jerusalem in 1932 with material taken from his personal travel log. A talk discussing the relationship between science, math, and music will follow. Tickets: Adults $12 in advance, $15 at the door; and students $8 in advance and $10 at the door. Reservations will be accepted through the Jewish Film Festival. santafejff.org

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Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at 6 pm Georgia O’Keeffe Essence of Modernity – 1920s Style with Musical Selections Georgia O’Keeffe Museum A member of the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum’s curatorial staff will introduce the collection’s newest acquisition: Georgia O’Keeffe’s Ritz Tower, 1928. During Georgia O’Keeffe’s New York period (1918 - 1928), the period when the artist “found inspiration and popular success in urban skylines… She visualized the skyscrapers as an essentially American symbol of modernity.” The Roaring ‘20s program is a cross-sector examination of the genius at work in music, fine art, and sciences in the 1920s. This Insights & Sounds session explores artistic expression in the period through a study of Georgia O’Keeffe’s paintings coupled with musical selections from the Chorale’s Roaring ‘20s concert program. Capacity is limited; reservations required: $25 at desertchorale.org

Georgia O’Keeffe. Ritz Tower, 1928. Oil on canvas, 40 1/4 x 14 inches. Museum Purchase. © Georgia O’Keeffe Museum. [2018.14.1]

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Thursday, July 30, 2020 at 5 pm TAI Modern: Director Talk with Musical Selections TAI Modern Margo Thoma, Gallery Owner/ Director of TAI Modern, will introduce Isohi Setsuko’s bamboo art exhibit. Isohi is only one of a handful of Japanese women to earn recognition in the bamboo arts. She has exhibited at the Tichigi Art Festival, Japan Traditional Craft Arts Exhibition’s Eastern Division, and has won several major awards. Adding to the event, vocalists from the Desert Chorale will perform selections from the East Meets West program.

Isohi Setsuko Kouka, 2013, ISO1004 (23893) Madake and rattan, 8.5 x 20.5 x 9.5 in. Photo courtesy TAI Modern

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Friday, July 31, 2020 at 4 pm Hyunmee Lee: Artist Talk with Musical Selections Nüart Gallery Hyunmee Lee’s paintings embody the Santa Fe Desert Chorale’s 2020 theme of Unlikely Partners. In reviewing an early show at the Nüart Gallery, art historian Courtney Davis wrote that Lee’s paintings reflect her signature technique of uniting “meditative gesture, a distinctive technique that accommodates two opposing energies: the meditative process which is slow deliberate, and akin to repetition, and gesture which is painterly and spontaneous. Her pictorial language, not limited to any one dialect or vernacular, speaks of contrast and harmony, contemplation and sentiment, emptiness and fullness.” Ms. Lee will introduce her latest work in this artist talk which will be supplemented by Santa Fe Desert Chorale vocalists performing music from the East Meets West program. 20 2020 PROGRAM

Hyunmee Lee at her studio. Courtesy of Hyunmee Lee

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Sunday, August 2, 2020 at 1 pm Yokai: Ghosts & Demons of Japan with Musical Selections The Museum of International Folk Art Program sponsored by Stephen and Jane Hochberg

“Yokai generally refers to demons, ghosts, shapeshifters, and ‘strange’ and supernatural beings - at once ghastly and comical.” The Santa Fe Desert Chorale joins in the fun at the Museum of International Folk Art’s Free Family Day, offering selections from the East Meets West concert program in conjunction with the Yokai exhibit. Free to the public; seating is on a first-come basis.

“White Hannya” (Noh mask), by Ichiyu Terai. Kyoto, Japan. 2017. Museum of International Folk Art, International Folk Art Foundation (T.2017.101.1a-d). Photograph by Shuhei Terai

Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at 2:30 pm Animation Shorts Mini-Festival & Conversation Program sponsored in part by Elaine Wang Meyerhoffer

Brian Neil Hoff, Founder of the Palm Springs International Festival & Expo, brings the best of this year’s juried Animation Shorts to Santa Fe. Chosen from over 2,500 entrees representing more than 100 countries, these showcased films represent the creative work of some of today’s hottest new animated filmmakers from Asia and beyond. Elaine Wang Meyerhoffer will interview the curator about the films he selected and the trajectory of his highly successful festival, now celebrating its tenth anniversary. An event that you will not want to miss!

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Tickets: Adults $15 and Students $5, General Admission Seating. SANTA FE DESERT CHORALE 21


Engagement Saturday, May 16, 2020 at 8:30 am SANTA FE SINGS! United Church of Santa Fe Underwritten by Stephen and Jane Hochberg First produced by the Desert Chorale in 2016, Santa Fe Sings! draws participants ranging in age from eighth graders to octogenarians from across Northern New Mexico for a day of joyful community singing. Led by Artistic Director Joshua Habermann, this year’s choral workshop will focus on repertoire reflecting the Santa Fe Desert Chorale’s upcoming 2020 Summer Festival. Jacquelyn Helin will be the collaborative pianist. Tickets: Adults $20 and Students $5 (8th grade and above with valid student ID), includes purchase of music. Register by May 1, 2020. Enrollment will be on a first come basis. Capacity is limited. Register online at desertchorale.org/santa-fe-sings.

“We all need what choral music offers us – beauty, hope, reminders that we are not alone in this world. It also teaches us how to get along; that my part is important, but it is not any more important than anyone else’s part – and boy do we need that today!” — Rev. Talitha Arnold Host of Santa Fe Sings! and Senior Minister, United Church of Santa Fe 22 2020 PROGRAM

Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at 10:30 am HEARTS IN HARMONY SHOWCASE with Reena Esmail Interfaith Community Shelter Sponsored by CHRISTUS St. Vincent Regional Medical Center, McCune Foundation, the Mission and Outreach Committee of The Church of the Holy Faith, and individual donors. “Hearts in Harmony” continues as a weekly choral program at the Interfaith Shelter. Now celebrating its 105th weekly choral sing, guests, staff, and volunteers join together to create a sense of community through song. Free and open to the public.

Every Wednesday morning a group of singers gathers at the Interfaith Community Shelter to share their voices, their stories, and their hearts. We call ourselves “Hearts in Harmony” and we have become a community that lifts each other up through song. No matter how many times guests sing with us, they share that “Hearts in Harmony” is their weekly refuge and place of healing. We share, we cry, we laugh (a lot), and we sing. — Sarah Nickerson Santa Fe Desert Chorale Alto in her 12th season and Co-Director of SFDC’s “Hearts in Harmony”

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Subsidize a student ticket Sponsor one night of housing for a singer Sponsor a pre-concert lecture Sponsor a singer’s travel expenses Thank You Sponsor an instrumentalist for Your Support! (L to R) Sopranos Emily Noël and Sponsor a singer for a season Sophie Amelkin. Photo: Kyle Nielsen Sponsor a concert If you would like your Sponsor a season program book donation to be attributed Sponsor a composer commission to a specific need, please Sponsor a full concert program contact Nadine Phillips, Sponsor instrumentalists for a season Development Associate, Sponsor the Winter Festival season at (505) 988-2282, ext. 2 Sponsor the Summer Festival season or nadine@desertchorale.org.

CLUB JOIN THE DESERT CHORALE’S COMMISSIONING CLUB AND IMPACT CONCERT PROGRAMMING. Would you enjoy playing a part in advancing the composers of our time? If so, the Chorale’s Commissioning Club is the place for you! The Commissioning Club’s goals are to identify and advance emerging composers, to expand the choral canon for choruses around the world, and to insure the legacy of the Desert Chorale as one of the country’s leading chamber choirs. The Club will build on the Desert Chorale’s rich tradition – in its 38 years, SFDC has commissioned 24 works by 20 composers. Board Member Bill McArthur will chair the group’s quarterly gatherings. A composer for the next programming season will be chosen after reviewing scores and listening to selections suggested by Artistic Director Joshua Habermann. A $1,000 contribution per person toward the composer’s commissioning fee is all that is required to join. The result is an enduring addition to the repertoire.

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Commissioning Club Members are invited to attend the dress rehearsal of the new work together, enjoy a private dinner with the composer, and take home an archival recording of the commissioned work – for your ears only. If you are a curious music lover, and want to share your adventurous spirit with other like-minded Desert Chorale patrons, join the Commissioning Club today! For more information, please e-mail commissioningclub@ desertchorale.org.

Grammy® Award-winning Brazilian composer and vocalist Luciana Souza, pictured with Bill McArthur at the 2019 Summer Gala. Photo: Rebecca Tobey SANTA FE DESERT CHORALE 23


THE DATES 2020 SUMMER GALA Tuesday, August 25, 2020 at 5 pm Santa Fe Desert Chorale’s 2020 Summer Gala featuring internationally-acclaimed soprano Ailyn Pérez. Abdiel Vazquez will be the collaborative pianist. Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado, Santa Fe Reservations accepted: June 1, 2020

2020 WINTER EVENT Friday, December 11, 2020 Information to follow.

Ailyn Pérez. Photo: Fay Fox

“The phrase ‘an embarrassment of riches’ might have been invented to describe the combination of talents that belong to Ailyn Pérez, … who truly seems to have it all.” — Opera News

CIRCLE On behalf of the Board of Directors, staff, and artists of the Santa Fe Desert Chorale, we are pleased to invite you to join the Desert Chorale Circle. We will be gathering in private clubs, homes, galleries, and museums throughout Northern New Mexico to enjoy vocal chamber music performances and special events in intimate settings. Enjoy exclusive benefits and share your passion for music with friends –

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longstanding and new – as a Desert Chorale Circle Member. Santa Fe Desert Chorale patrons, who contribute $1,000 or more between March 1, 2019 through February 29, 2020 will be considered members of the Desert Chorale Circle. For more information, please contact Nadine Phillips, Development Associate, at (505) 988-2282 ext. 2 or Nadine@desertchorale.org.

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SCHEDULE TICKETS NOW ON SALE! CHOOSE YOUR OWN SEAT ONLINE AT DESERTCHORALE.ORG OR FOR ASSISTANCE CALL (505) 988-2282. Strength and Refuge: A Joyful Exploration of the Psalms Friday, February 28, 2020 at 4 pm

Temple Beth Shalom 205 East Barcelona Road Santa Fe, NM 87505

Strength and Refuge: A Joyful Exploration of the Psalms Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 2 pm

Cathedral of St. John 318 Silver Avenue SW Albuquerque, NM 87102

Strength and Refuge: A Joyful Exploration of the Psalms Sunday, March 1, 2020 at 6 pm

Highland Park United Methodist Church 3300 Mockingbird Lane Dallas, TX 75205

Santa Fe Sings!

The United Church of Santa Fe 1804 Arroyo Chamiso Road Santa Fe, NM 87505

Fifth annual, multigenerational choral workshop led by Joshua Habermann Saturday, May 16, 2020 at 8:30 am

If Music be the Food of Love Vocal Chamber Music Program Friday, July 17, 2020 at 2 pm

The Church of the Holy Faith 311 East Palace Avenue Santa Fe, NM 87501

The Jew and the Gentile Temple Beth Shalom Sunday, July 19, 2020 at 4 pm “A Banquet in the Court of the Duke of Mantua” Inn and Spa at Loretto Opening Night Dinner at 5:30 pm 211 Old Santa Fe Trail (follows concert) Santa Fe, NM 87501 Jewish Film Festival – Albert Einstein Documentary Thursday, July 23, 2020 at 6 pm

Late Night with the Bert Dalton Trio - American Songbook Friday, July 24, 2020 at 7 pm

Center for Contemporary Arts 1050 Old Pecos Trail Santa Fe, NM 87505 El Mesón 213 Washington Avenue Santa Fe, NM 87501

Roaring ‘20s Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi Sunday, July 26, 2020 at 4 pm 131 Cathedral Place Santa Fe, NM 87501 Georgia O’Keeffe Essence of Modernity - Georgia O’Keeffe Museum 1920s Style with Musical Selections 217 Johnson Street Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at 6 pm

Santa Fe, NM 87501

The Jew and the Gentile

Temple Beth Shalom

Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at 8 pm

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Hearts in Harmony Showcase with Reena Esmail Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at 10:30 am

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

TAI Modern: Director Talk with Musical Selections

TAI Modern 1601 Paseo de Peralta Santa Fe, NM 87501

Thursday, July 30, 2020 at 5 pm

East Meets West Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi Thursday, July 30, 2020 at 8 pm Hyunmee Lee Artist Talk with Musical Selections

Nüart Gallery 670 Canyon Road Santa Fe, NM 87501

Friday, July 31, 2020 at 4 pm

The Jew and the Gentile

Immaculate Heart of Mary Chapel 50 Mount Carmel Road Santa Fe, NM 87505

Friday, July 31, 2020 at 8 pm

Roaring ‘20s Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi Saturday, August 1, 2020 at 8 pm

Yokai: Ghosts & Demons of Japan with Musical Selections

The Museum of International Folk Art 706 Camino Lejo (on Museum Hill) Sunday, August 2, 2020 at 1 pm Santa Fe, NM 87505 (Free Family Day)

East Meets West Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi Sunday, August 2, 2020 at 4 pm Animation Shorts Mini-Festival & Conversation Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at 2:30 pm

The Screen Santa Fe University of Art and Design 1600 St. Michael’s Drive Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505

Roaring ‘20s Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at 8 pm

East Meets West Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at 8 pm

Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi

The Jew and the Gentile

Immaculate Heart of Mary Chapel

Thursday, August 6, 2020 at 8 pm

Salute to American Music

Vocal Recital Friday, August 7, 2020 at 2 pm

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

Roaring ‘20s Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi Friday, August 7, 2020 at 8 pm

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2020 Summer Gala Tuesday, August 25, 2020 at 5 pm

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

2020 Winter Event Friday, December 11, 2020 at 5:30 pm

Venue to be announced

Nochebuena

Saturday, December 12, 2020 at 8 pm

Cristo Rey Catholic Church 1120 Canyon Road Santa Fe, NM 87501

Nochebuena Sunday, December 13, 2020 at 4 pm

Immanuel Presbyterian Church 114 Carlisle Boulevard SE Albuquerque, NM 87106

Nochebuena

Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at 8 pm

Cristo Rey Catholic Church

Nochebuena Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at 8 pm

Cristo Rey Catholic Church

Nochebuena Thursday, December 17, 2020 at 8 pm

Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi

Nochebuena Friday, December 18, 2020 at 8 pm

Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi

Nochebuena Saturday, December 19, 2020 at 8 pm

Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi

Nochebuena Sunday, December 20, 2020 at 4 pm

Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi

Nochebuena Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at 8 pm

Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi

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