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Joshua Habermann | Artistic Director


A Word About Our Performance Venues The Desert Chorale has the privilege of performing in some of the most beautiful and historic venues in New Mexico that provide the acoustic quality needed for excellent choral performances. While many of the venues and the music we sing represent specific religious or cultural traditions, we celebrate the diversity of faith, thought, artistry, and human experiences represented by the music performed in these spaces. We hope that this shared musical experience transcends and binds the audience, as we seek to be inspired by the power of great choral music.

Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis 131 Cathedral Place, Santa Fe, NM Parking available in the St. Francis Cathedral Parking Lot or on the street of Cathedral Place. City of Santa Fe parking meters do not run after 6 pm.

Church of the Holy Faith 311 East Palace Avenue, Santa Fe, NM Parking available in the private lot off of Faithway Avenue, behind the Church. Overflow parking is available in First Citizens Bank parking lot.

Cristo Rey Church 1120 Canyon Road, Santa Fe, NM 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.

Niman Fine Art 125 Lincoln Avenue, Suite #116 Parking available in the Sandoval Municipal Parking Garage, entrance on San Francisco Street; Water Street Parking Lot, entrance on Water Street; Santa Fe Convention Center parking can be accessed from the back of the Convention Center on Federal Street. City of Santa Fe parking meters do not run after 6 pm.

United Church of Santa Fe 1804 Arroyo Chamiso Road, Santa Fe, NM Parking available in the private lot at the Church.

Museum of Spanish Colonial Art 750 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, NM Parking available in the Museum’s lot.

Special Needs and Requests Our facilities are ADA compliant, and accommodate those with special needs and physical challenges. Please contact our Box Office at (505) 988-2282 or at to reserve a wheelchair location, or for other special needs. While at the concert, our ushers are available to assist you. A limited number of large-type text and translation inserts are available at each concert.

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: (505) 988-2282.

Recycle and Reuse To minim­­ize 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. Santa Fe Desert Chorale performing at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi. Photo: Chelsea Call

Joshua Habermann | Artistic Director

Table of Contents

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

Thank You To Our Sponsors Santa Fe Desert Chorale receives generous support from the CHRISTUS St. Vincent Regional Medical Center, National Endowment for the Arts, New Mexico Arts (a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs), New Mexico Humanities Council, the City of Santa Fe Arts Commission and the 1% Lodgers Tax, Santa Fe New Mexican, and other individuals, corporations, and foundations. For a full list of donors, please see page 65.

Venue Information


Welcome from the Executive Director


About the Desert Chorale


Board of Directors, Staff, and Artistic Services


Bernstein, Bolcom, and Barber: Twentieth Century American Masters


Summer Gala - Reflections


“Sure on this Shining Night”: Choral Works that Evoke the Beauty of the Natural World


The New World: Journey from the Inca Trail


Insights & Sounds Informative Collaborative Programming


Caminos del Inka Chamber Music Concert


The Road Home CD


Joshua Habermann, Artistic Director


Vocalists’ Biographies


Guest Artists


2018 Winter Festival


Donor Honor Roll


Special Thanks




Community Engagement


SANTA FE DESERT CHORALE 311 East Palace Avenue Santa Fe, NM 87501 (505) 988-2282 Cover photo: Fabiana Van Lente


WE ARE INVESTED IN SANTA FE All of us at Thornburg are proud members of the Santa Fe community. We appreciate and support institutions and organizations who, like us, pursue excellence in everything they do. Which is why we are proud to sponsor Santa Fe Desert Chorale.




Photo: Steve Sherman

Dear Friends, Twenty years ago in The Unanswered Question: Six Talks at Harvard, Leonard Bernstein said that “music, because of its specific and far-reaching metaphorical powers, can name the unnamable and communicate the unknowable.” The Santa Fe Desert Chorale’s 2018 Summer Festival programming and the journey that Joshua Habermann has designed for our audiences, affirm his assertion. In the Bernstein, Bolcom, and Barber: Twentieth Century American Masters program, we gain an understanding of “what makes American music, American.” In the Sure on this Shining Night program, Morten J. Lauridsen, Jake Runestad, and Aaron Copland’s compositions evoke the beauty of the natural world and charge us with responsibility for stewardship of the environment. Our collaboration with Caminos del Inka, Inc. examines music of the “New World,” tracing its migration from Spain and Africa through the Caribbean, into the six countries that border the Inca Trail, and on through Central America, Mexico, and into New Mexico. Images culled from the Caminos del Inka archive in Peru will offer insight into how a sense of place influences music and art. Over the past year, the Santa Fe Desert Chorale has been on its own remarkable journey, as we celebrated our 35th anniversary with important milestones: • The Chorale’s first commercial recording, The Road Home, launched here in Santa Fe, appeared at No. 3 on the Classical and Classical Crossover Billboard Charts. (Our “Hot Shot Debut” album followed John Williams’ soundtrack for the blockbuster film: Star Wars: The Last Jedi in the No. 1 spot!) • Near capacity audiences in Dallas, Fort Worth, and Oklahoma City welcomed the Chorale in its regional debut performances. Building on that success, the Chorale will return to Dallas in the spring of 2019.

• Standing ovations at the American Choral Directors Regional Conferences in Chicago (IL) and Pasadena (CA) signaled the approval of our peer ensembles in these sold-out performances. • Community Engagement initiatives continue to connect the Santa Fe Desert Chorale with the community in Northern New Mexico. Of particular note are weekly choral workshops at the Interfaith Community Shelter sponsored by CHRISTUS St. Vincent Regional Medical Center, with additional support from the Mission and Outreach Committee of The Church of the Holy Faith as an “alternative wellness program.” The annual multi-generational community sing for avocational singers, Santa Fe Sings!, generously sponsored by Stephen and Jane Hochberg and hosted by Rev. Talitha Arnold at United Church of Santa Fe, reached nearly 200 participants. • Partnerships with the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, Museum of International Folk Art, Museum of Spanish Colonial Art, New Mexico History Museum, the Rio Grande Chapter of the Sierra Club, and the Santa Fe Botanical Garden, expand our reach and benefit all of the participating organizations. Support of the Santa Fe Desert Chorale’s programs from government at all levels, foundations, businesses, and especially individuals continues to increase. We are truly grateful for your invaluable contributions, as they help to make Santa Fe — as Bernstein’s Candide says — “the best of all possible worlds.” With gratitude for your support and all best wishes for a memorable 2018 Summer Festival,

Janice L. Mayer


Santa Fe Desert Chorale pictured during performance of the American Voices Tour at Highland Park United Methodist Church, Dallas, TX in 2017.

Photo: Sean Johnson

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

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 tenth season, Artistic Director Joshua Habermann leads the Chorale in repertoire spanning seven centuries, from early polyphony to contemporary works. The composition of the Chorale is truly national in scope and the ensemble is recognized among the finest American chamber choirs. A recent highlight was an invitational appearance at the 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 36th 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 this spring, following a sold-out CD Launch program here in Santa Fe.

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.

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, Interfaith Community Shelter, Museum of International Folk Art, Museum of Spanish Colonial Art, New Mexico History Museum, Performance Santa Fe, Santa Fe Botanical Garden, Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, Santa Fe Pro Musica, Santa Fe Opera, and Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, among others. Community engagement and fostering the next generation of singers and arts administrators are integral parts of the Chorale’s mission.


2018 Pictured left to right: Gloria Chien, Sasha Cooke, Artist-in-Residence Alan Gilbert, Paul Groves, Ida Kavafian, Lucy Shelton, John Rubinstein, Shai Wosner, and Hsin-Yun Huang.

Sa n ta Fe Ch amber Music Fes t ival Marc Neikrug, Artistic Director Alan Gilbert, Artist-in-Residence

July 15 - August 20, 2018 Season 46

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Sheryl Kelsey PhD, President Barry Lyerly, Vice President Janet S. Sanders PhD, Secretary David Bueschel, Treasurer & 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

BOARD OF DIRECTORS Ed Barker Richard C. Bentley Maureen Carusona JD Douglas P. Clark MD Allegra Derryberry D Erik Gustafson* Joshua Habermann* Stephen Hochberg JD Roxanne Howe-Murphy D EdD Lynn F. Lee Janice L. Mayer* Laurie Meyer Judy Sherman Patricia Stanley Patricia Thompson Rebecca Tobey Susie Wilson DMA

Jane Barry, Associate Director of Development Jaclyn Gomez, Accounting Manager Simon Hill, Company Manager Yavar Moradi, Box Office Manager & Marketing Assistant Kyle Nielsen, Artistic Coordinator Kathryn Schwaar, House 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 Schuyler Van Gunten, Van’s Events

*ex-officio member † in memoriam D leave of absence

Julianne Bodner (widow of Trustee Emeritus, John Greenspan), Board Member Lynn F. Lee, Trustee Emerita Brahna Lauger Wilczynski, Trustee Emerita Kathleen Davison Lebeck JD, and Patron Phil Martin pictured at the 2018 Trustee Emeriti Induction Event. Photos: The Photography Studio


Twentieth Century American Masters

Bernstein, Bolcom, and Barber:


Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the birth of Leonard Bernstein, the 80th birthday of William Bolcom, and the music of Samuel Barber Conducted by Craig Jessop Program Sponsors: Stephen and Jane Hochberg Pre-concert Lecturer: Kathlene Ritch Pre-concert Lecture Sponsors: Margie Edwards and Ellie Edelstein Pre-concert Lecture (90 minutes before concert time) Pre-concert Lectures are made possible in part by a grant from the New Mexico Humanities Council.

Church of the Holy Faith

Saturday, July 21 – 8pm Wednesday, July 25 – 8pm Saturday, August 4 – 4pm Wednesday, August 8 – 8pm

Photos credits from top: Leonard Bernstein image by Paul de Hueck, Courtesy of The Leonard Bernstein Office, Inc., William Bolcom image by Katryn Conlin, and Samuel Barber image Courtesy of G. Schirmer Archives Photo right page: A national landmark, New York City’s Art Deco Chrysler Building opened in 1930 as the World’s Tallest Building.



Craig Jessop


Nathan Salazar


Nathan Salazar’s performances are sponsored by Suzanne M. Timble.

Kyle Nielsen


A Simple Song from Mass Erik Gustafson

Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990)

Missa Brevis

Leonard Bernstein


Samuel Barber (1910-1981)

May Day

William Bolcom (b. 1938)

Take Care of This House from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue

Leonard Bernstein

Selections from West Side Story

Leonard Bernstein

Diana Grabowski I. Kyrie II. Gloria III. Sanctus III A. Benedictus IV . Agnus Dei IV A. Dona Nobis Pacem 1. Mary Hynes 2. Anthony O’Daly 3. The Coolin Emily Noël, Sarah Brauer, Patrick Michael Muehleise, Harris Ipock

Kate Maroney

I Feel Pretty Sarah Moyer, Emily Noël, Kathlene Ritch, Meredith Ruduski, Diana Grabowski, Sarah Nickerson Jet Song J.D. Burnett, Erik Gustafson, John Buffett, Harris Ipock America Sarah Brauer, Sarah Nickerson Tonight Quintet Meredith Ruduski, Sarah Nickerson, J.D. Burnett, John Buffett, Enrico Lagasca Somewhere arr. Arthur Harris

Make Our Garden Grow from Candide

Leonard Bernstein


PROGRAM Note We all know that opera and musical theater are a somewhat reluctant set of fraternal twins, but upon reasonably close inspection, these two art forms are much more alike than different. In fact, in the brilliant hands of a select few, the lines often blur to the point of nonexistence. Musicals, according to the most typically drawn distinctions, have a greater reliance on spoken dialogue, dance and lighter, more “popular” melodies. It is interesting that all of these elements, and many others associated specifically with Broadway, can also be found in opera (see the works of Mozart, Bizet, many others). They are twins indeed, reluctant or not. So, the bulk of tonight’s program explores the distinct compositional voice of Leonard Bernstein, a voice where this blending of high art and entertainment happened so easily and with a style that has never been matched, before or since. The Golden Age of the musical occurred in New York City during the 1940s, 50s, and 60s, and Leonard Bernstein defined the period with three legendary shows. On the Town (1944), Wonderful Town (1953), and the incomparable West Side Story (1957) captured New York City’s multifarious soul and settled Bernstein’s reputation as one of America’s preeminent stage music luminaries. Many of the songs Bernstein created during that time (like “I Feel Pretty” and “Tonight” from West Side Story) enjoy a timeless popularity of the sort reserved only for the most accomplished masterpieces of vocal art. He wasn’t finished though. Bernstein wrote his groundbreaking Mass in 1971, and among the most memorable moments in that revolutionary score is “A Simple Song.” Mass didn’t do so well with critics, but it has enjoyed many revivals in recent years. Later, in 1976, Bernstein attempted to comment on race relations in the context of White House history with 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, but again failed to create another hit. Though the whole did not succeed, parts like “Take Care of this House” still resonate today. In an example of the aforementioned line-blurring, Bernstein called Candide (1956) a comic operetta even though it was premiered on Broadway. Based on a Voltaire novella, the work was not as immediately successful as his musicals of the same vintage. Regular revision and timely revival would eventually set things right and Candide is now a legitimate member of the composer’s canon. Also built from literary material (at least originally) and not ultimately meant for

Composer, Leonard Bernstein photo: Al Ravenna, 1955, Courtesy of the Library of Congress, Courtesy of The Leonard Bernstein Office, Inc.

the Broadway stage was the Missa Brevis. Intended as incidental music for The Lark by Lillian Hellman in 1955, these delightful choral anachronisms were collected into their present form at the suggestion of Robert Shaw in 1988. They display yet another aspect of Bernstein’s virtuosity and his ability to make old forms sound fresh and new. Samuel Barber found inspiration in the written word as well, particularly in words written by Irish poet James Stephens, a favorite of the composer. Reincarnations is based on a work by Stephens that bears the same name, in which the author had taken a few older Gaelic works of Raftery and given them a “rebirth” as modern poems. The first of the three madrigals was performed at the Curtis Institute in 1938, but the complete set did not premiere as a single work until 1949. In May-Day (2003), composer William Bolcom created an anthem for the Ralph Waldo Emerson Bicentennial in Boston. The text comes from Emerson’s 1867 ode to springtime but the lines were likely composed over the course of many years. —Jeff Counts Photo right page: Leonard Bernstein’s handwritten notes in preparation for his iconic Young People’s Concerts at the New York Philharmonic. “What Is American Music?,” Courtesy of Leonard Bernstein Collection, Music Division, Library of Congress.



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TEXTS & Translations Simple Song Sing God a simple song: Lauda, Laude Make it up as you go along: Lauda, Laude Sing like you like to sing God loves all simple things, for God is the simplest of all.

I will lift up my eyes to the hills From whence comes my help I will lift up my voice to the Lord, Singing Lauda, Laude.

I will sing the Lord a new song To praise Him, to bless Him, to bless the Lord. I will sing His praises while I live All of my days.

For the Lord is my shade, Is the shade upon my right hand And the sun shall not smite me by day Nor the moon by night.

Blessed is the man who loves the Lord, Blessed is the man who praises Him. Lauda, Lauda, Laude And walks in His ways.

Blessed is the man who loves the Lord, Lauda, Lauda, Laude And walks in His ways. Lauda, Lauda, Laude, Lauda, Lauda di da di day All of my days. -Steven Schwartz (b. 1948)

Missa Brevis

(sung in Latin)

Missa Brevis

I. KYRIE Kyrie Eleison, Christe Eleison, Kyrie Eleison

I. KYRIE Lord, have mercy. Christ, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.

II. GLORIA Gloria in excelsis Deo. Et in terra pax hominibus bonĂŚ voluntatis. Laudamus te; benedicimus te; Adoramus te; glorificamus te. Gratias agimus tibi propter magnam gloriam tuam.

II. GLORIA Glory be to God on high, And on earth peace, good will towards men. We praise thee, we bless thee, We worship thee, we glorify thee, We give thanks to thee for thy great glory.

Domine Deus, Rex coelestis, Deus Pater omnipotens. Domine Fili unigenite Jesu Christe. Domine Deus, Agnus Dei, Filius Patris.

O Lord God, heavenly King, God the Father Almighty. O Lord, the only-begotten Son, Jesus Christ. O Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father.

Qui tollis peccata mundi, miserere nobis. Qui tollis peccata mundi, Suscipe deprecationem nostram. Qui sedes ad dexteram Patris, miserere nobis.

Thou that takest away the sins of the world, Have mercy upon us. Thou that takest away The sins of the world, receive our prayer. Thou that sittest at the right hand of God the Father, Have mercy upon us.

Quoniam tu solus Sanctus, tu solus Dominus, Tu solus Altissimus, Jesu Christe. Cum Sancto Spiritu In gloria Dei Patris. Amen.

For thou only art holy; thou only art the Lord; Thou only, O Christ, With the Holy Ghost, art most high in the glory of God the Father. Amen.

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III. SANCTUS Sanctus, Sanctus, Sanctus, Dominus Deus Sabaoth. Pleni sunt coeli et terra gloriae tuae. Osanna in excelsis.

III. SANCTUS Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of Hosts. Heaven and earth are full of your glory. Hosanna in the highest.

III A. BENEDICTUS Benedictus qui venit in nomine Domini. Osanna in excelsis.

III A. BENEDICTUS Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest.

IV. AGNUS DEI Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi, miserere nobis.

IV. AGNUS DEI Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.

IV A. DONA NOBIS PACEM Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi, dona nobis pacem.

IV A. DONA NOBIS PACEM Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world, grant us peace.

Alleluia, amen.

Alleluia, amen.

Reincarnations MARY HINES


She is the sky of the sun! She is the dart of love! She is the love of my heart! She is a rune! She is above the women of the race of Eve As the sun is above the moon!

Come with me, under my coat, and we will drink our fill of the milk of the white goat, or wine if it be thy will.

Lovely and airy the view from the hill that looks down Ballylea! But no good sight is good, until by great good luck you see the blossom of branches walking towards you, airily.

ANTHONY O’DALY Anthony! Since your limbs were laid out the stars do not shine! The fish leap not out in the waves! On our meadows the dew does not fall in the morn, for O’Daly is dead! Not a flow’r can be born! Not a word can be said! Not a tree have a leaf! On our meadows the dew does not fall in the morn, for O’Daly is dead! Anthony! After you there is nothing to do! There is nothing but grief!


And we will talk, until talk is a trouble too, out on the side of the hill; And nothing is left to do, but an eye to look into an eye, and a hand in a hand to slip; and a sigh to answer a sigh; And a lip to find out a lip! What if the night be black! And the air on the mountain chill! Where the goat lies down in her track And all but the fern is still! Stay with me, under my coat! and we will drink our fill of the milk of the white goat, out on the side of the hill! -James Stephens (1825-1901) after the Irish of Raftery

May Day Daughter of Heaven and Earth, coy Spring, With sudden passion languishing, Teaching barren moors to smile, Painting pictures mile on mile, Holds a cup with cowslip-wreaths, Whence a smokeless incense breathes. Come the tumult whence it will, Voice of sport, or rush of wings, It is a sound, it is a token That the marble sleep is broken, And a change has passed on things. April cold with dripping rain Willows and lilacs brings again, The whistle of returning birds, And trumpet-lowing of the herds. The scarlet maple-keys betray What potent blood hath modest May; What fiery force the earth renews, The wealth of forms, the flush of hues; What joy in rosy waves outpoured Flows from the heart of love, the Lord. The million-handed sculptor molds Quaintest bud and blossom folds, The million-handed painter pours Opal hues and purple dye; Azaleas flush the island floors, And the tints of heaven reply. Best gems of Nature’s cabinet, With dews of tropic morning wet, Beloved of children, bards, and Spring, O birds, your perfect virtues bring, Your song, your forms, your rhythmic flight, Your manners for the heart’s delight, Nestle in hedge, or barn, or roof, Here weave your chamber weather-proof, Forgive our harms, and condescend To man, as to a lubber friend, And, generous, teach his awkward race Courage, and probity, and grace!

Cleanse the torrent at the fountain, Purge alpine air by towns defiled, Bring to fair mother fairer child, Not less renew the heart and brain, Scatter the sloth, wash out the stain, Make the aged eye sun-clear, To parting soul bring grandeur near. Under gentle types, my Spring Masks the might of Nature’s king, An energy that searches thorough From Chaos to the dawning morrow; Into all our human plight, The soul’s pilgrimage and flight; In city or in solitude, Step by step, lifts bad to good, Without halting, without rest, Lifting Better up to Best; Planting seeds of knowledge pure, Through earth to ripen, through heaven endure. -Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Take Care of This House Take care of this house Keep it from harm If bandits break in sound the alarm Care for this house Shine it by hand And keep it so clean The glow can be seen all over the land Be careful at night Check all the doors If someone makes off with a dream The dream will be yours Take care of this house Be always on call For this house is the hope of us all -Alan Jay Lerner (1918-1986)

For thou, O Spring! canst renovate All that high God did first create. Be still his arm and architect, Rebuild the ruin, mend defect; Chemist to vamp old worlds with new, Coat sea and sky with heavenlier blue, New-tint the plumage of the birds, And slough decay from grazing herds, Sweep ruins from the scarped mountain,


Selections from West Side Story



When you’re a Jet, you’re a Jet all the way From your first cigarette to your last dyin’ day. When you’re a Jet, if the spit hits the fan You got brothers around, you’re a family man! You’re never alone, you’re never disconnected! You’re home with your own, when company’s expected You’re well protected! Then you are set with a capital J Which you’ll never forget till they cart you away. When you’re a Jet you stay a Jet!

I feel pretty, oh, so pretty. I feel pretty and witty and bright! And I pity any girl who isn’t me tonight. I feel charming, oh, so charming. It’s alarming how charming I feel! And so pretty that I hardly can believe I’m real. See the pretty girl in that mirror there, Who can that attractive girl be? Such a pretty face, such a pretty dress Such a pretty smile, such a pretty me! I feel stunning and entrancing, Feel like running and dancing for joy, For I’m loved by a pretty wonderful boy! Have you met my good friend María, The craziest girl on the block? You’ll know her the minute you see her. She’s the one who is in an advanced state of shock. She thinks she’s in love, She thinks she’s in Spain. She isn’t in love, she’s merely insane. It must be the heat, or some rare disease. Or too much to eat, or maybe it’s fleas. Keep away from her, send for Chino! This is not the Maria we know! Modest and pure, polite and refined, Well-bred and mature, and out of her mind!

When you’re a Jet you’re the top cat in town, You’re the gold-medal kid with the heavyweight crown! When you’re a Jet you’re the swingin’est thing, Little boy, you’re a man; little man, you’re a king! The Jets are in gear, our cylinders are clickin’! The Sharks’ll steer clear ‘cause every Puerto Rican’s a lousy chicken! Here come the Jets, like a bat out of hell. Someone gets in our way, someone don’t feel so well! Here come the Jets: little world, step aside! Better go underground, better run, better hide! We’re drawin’ the line so keep your noses hidden! We’re hangin’ a sign says “Visitors forbidden,” and we ain’t kiddin’! Here come the Jets, yeah, and we’re gonna beat Every last buggin’ gang on the whole buggin’ street! One the whole, ever, mother, lovin’ street!

I feel pretty, oh, so pretty That the city should give me its key. A committee, should be organized to honor me. I feel dizzy, I feel sunny. I feel fizzy and funny and fine, And so pretty Miss America can just resign! See the pretty girl in that mirror there What mirror where? Who can that attractive girl be? Which? What? Where? Whom? Such a pretty face, such a pretty dress Such a pretty smile, such a pretty me! I feel stunning, and entrancing, Feel like running and dancing for joy. For I’m loved by a pretty wonderful boy!


Baritone David Farwig enters his 21st year with the Desert Chorale. Photo: Chelsea Call

AMERICA Puerto Rico, you lovely island Island of tropical breezes Always the pineapples growing Always the coffee blossoms blowing Puerto Rico, you ugly island Island of tropic diseases Always the hurricanes blowing Always the population growing And the money owing And the babies crying And the bullets flying I like the island Manhattan Smoke on your pipe And put that in! I like to be in America Okay by me in America Everything free in America For a small fee in America!

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Automobile in America, Chromium steel in America, Wire-spoke wheel in America, Very big deal in America! I’ll drive a Buick through San Juan. If there’s a road you can drive on. I’ll give my cousins a free ride. How you get all of them inside? Immigrant goes to America, Many hellos in America, Nobody knows in America Puerto Rico’s in America!


I’ll bring a T.V. to San Juan. If there’s a current to turn on! I’ll give them new washing machine. What have they got there to keep clean? I like the shores of America! Comfort is yours in America! Knobs on the doors in America, Wall to wall floors in America! When I will go back to San Juan When will you shut up and get gone! Everyone there will give big cheer! Everyone there will have moved here!



Summer Gala Jill Cooper Udall, Honorary Gala Chair

August 21, 2018 • 5pm Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado Santa Fe

Photo: Kyle Lemaitre Photography

Photo: Simon Pauly

With Guest Artists

William Burden Tenor Christopher Frisco Piano GRAMMY® Award-Winning Metropolitan and Santa Fe Opera Artist

2018 Award Presentations To: Reverend Talitha Arnold, United Church of Santa Fe Civic Leadership Award

Faith Strong, Barry & Margaret Lyerly and Susie & Jerry Wilson Angel Awards

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TONIGHT The Jets and the Sharks: The Jets are gonna have their day, tonight. The Sharks are gonna have their way, tonight. The Puerto Ricans grumble, ‘fair fight’ but if they start a rumble, we’ll rumble’em right. We’re gonna hand’em a surprise, tonight. We’re gonna cut’em down to size, tonight. We said ‘OK no rumpus, no tricks,’ but just in case they jump us, we’re ready to mix. Tonight! We’re gonna rock it tonight. We’re gonna jazz it up and have us a ball. They’re gonna get it tonight. The more they turn it on the harder they’ll fall. Well they began it Well they began it And we’re the ones to stop’em once and for all, tonight!

SOMEWHERE There’s a place for us Somewhere a place for us Peace and quiet and open air Wait for us somewhere. There’s a time for us Someday a time for us Time together with time to spare Time to learn, time to care Someday, somewhere We’ll find a new way of living We’ll find a way of forgiving Somewhere There’s a place for us A time and a place for us Hold my hand and we’re half way there Hold my hand and I’ll take you there Somehow, someday, somewhere

Anita: Anita’s gonna get her kicks, tonight. We’ll have our private little mix, tonight. He’ll walk in hot and tired, so what? Don’t matter if he’s tired as long as he’s hot, tonight!

-Stephen Sondheim (b. 1930)

Tony: Tonight, tonight, won’t be just any night. Tonight there will be no morning star. Tonight, tonight, I’ll see my love tonight And for us stars will stop where they are.

Candide: You’ve been a fool, and so have I, but come and be my wife. And let us try, before we die, to make some sense of life. We’re neither pure, nor wise, nor good; we’ll do the best we know. We’ll build our house and chop our wood, and make our garden grow.

Today the minutes seem like hours, the hours go so slowly and still the sky is light. Oh moon, grow bright, and make this endless day endless night. Tonight! The Jets: I’m counting on you to be there tonight. When Diesel wins it fair and square tonight. That Puerto Rican punk’ll go down, And when he’s hollered “Uncle” we’ll tear up the town So can I count on you boy? (All right) Womb to tomb! Sperm to worm! I’ll see you there about eight. María: Tonight, tonight, won’t be just any night. Tonight there will be no morning star. Tonight, tonight, I’ll see my love tonight And for us stars will stop where they are. All: Tonight!

Make Our Garden Grow

Cunegonde: I thought the world was sugar cake, for so our master said. But, now I’ll teach my hands to bake our loaf of daily bread. Both: We’re neither pure, nor wise, nor good; we’ll do the best we know. We’ll build our house and chop our wood and make our garden grow. All: Let dreamers dream what worlds they please; those Edens can’t be found. The sweetest flowers, the fairest trees are grown in solid ground. We’re neither pure, nor wise, nor good; we’ll do the best we know. We’ll build our house and chop our wood and make our garden grow! -Richard Wilbur (1921-2017), after Voltaire


Choral Works that Evoke the Beauty of the Natural World

“Sure on this Shining Night”:


“Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves.” — John Muir Conducted by Joshua Habermann Program Sponsors: Susie and Jerry Wilson Pre-concert Lecturer: David Bashwiner, PhD Pre-concert Lecture (90 minutes before concert time) Pre-concert Lectures are made possible in part by a grant from the New Mexico Humanities Council.

Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi

Sunday, July 29 – 4pm Concert Sponsor: Janice L. Mayer in memory of Russell F. Mayer and David Russell Mayer

Friday, August 3 – 8pm Concert Sponsors: Judy and Bob Sherman

Tuesday, August 7 – 8pm Concert Sponsored in part by: Guy and Catherine Gronquist Photos from top: Greek statue surrounded by gardens. Photo: mita728; Milky way over the canyon. Photo: Narathip12 ; The sun shining down from heaven on the mountain. Photo: Anan Punyod Photo on right: Trail through redwoods in Muir Woods National Monument. Photo: Mariusz Blach



Joshua Habermann Nathan Salazar



Nathan Salazar’s performances are sponsored by Suzanne M. Timble.

The Garden of Aphrodite Ecco Mormorar L’Onde Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643) The Blue Bird Charles Stanford (1852-1924) Il Giardino d’Afrodite Ildebrando Pizzetti (1880-1968)

Another Glorious Day Come to the Woods Jake Runestad (b. 1986)

A Little Night Music I La Nuit en Mer from Henk Badings Trois Chansons Bretonnes (1907-1987) Abendständchen Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) O Schöne Nacht Johannes Brahms Soir d’Été from Henk Badings Trois Chansons Bretonnes

A Little Night Music II

“Two Falling Stars” from Song of Sea and Sky Paul John Rudoi Arrangement commissioned by the (b. 1985) Santa Fe Desert Chorale (2018) Diana Grabowski, Patrick Michael Muehleise Sure on this Shining Night Morten Lauridsen


In the Beginning Aaron Copland Kate Maroney (1900-1990)


PROGRAM Note In New Mexico we are fortunate to live in a place of extraordinary beauty. The natural world has long been a source of inspiration for composers, who attempt to paint with notes the wonder that the eye perceives. Sure on this Shining Night is conceived as a love song to the earth; a sonnet to praise our planet’s many-faceted beauty. In Il Giardino d’Afrodite (the Garden of Aphrodite) we find ourselves in the verdant landscape described in one of the only remaining odes of the ancient poet Sappho, who lived from 630 to 570 B.C. Ildebrando Pizzetti’s lush harmonic language is a perfect fit for the languorous dreamland inspired by the goddess of love. Claudio Monteverdi’s style is equally well suited to the words of his contemporary Torquato Tasso (1544-1595) in Ecco Mormorar L’Onde, the madrigal which opens the concert. The intermezzo between the two Italians is Charles Stanford’s much-loved choral miniature The Bluebird. By setting a single soprano line floating high above the choral texture, Stanford deftly captures the image of a bird, caught in a split second as it soars above a placid lake. Over the last several seasons, the Desert Chorale has been pleased to perform multiple pieces by the American composer Jake Runestad. For Come to the Woods, Runestad has adapted words of the Scottish-American naturalist John Muir. Muir, who is known in large measure for advocacy of preservation in the Sierra Nevada mountain range, describes a sun-drenched hike that turns suddenly stormy (an experience familiar to most New Mexicans). After thunder and lightning depicted in the piano, the storm passes, and we are left with Muir’s invitation: “come to the woods, for here is rest.” For “A Little Night Music” we pair the Dutch composer Henk Badings with the great German romantic Johannes Brahms. This is music of intimacy and longing, and by moonlight all that seemed unthinkable by the light of garish day is once again possible. The craft of Bading’s Soir d’Éte is especially memorable; the composer begins with a playful scherzo, invoking the Greek sun-god Phoebus, the beauty of the summer night, and even the Virgin Mary, all to win his beloved’s heart. In addition to being a composer, Paul John Rudoi is a singer who has performed with the Desert Chorale, as well as many seasons with the all-male vocal group Cantus. “Two Falling Stars” is excerpted from the larger work “Song of Sky and Sea: A Song of Realization,” which was written


for Cantus in 2012. In this adaption, created especially for the mixed voices of the Desert Chorale, Rudoi sets the words of Persian mystic Hafiz (1315-1390), whose poetry lives on the threshold of everyday life and spiritual ecstasy. This sense of awe and wonder is taken up, then, in Morten Laurdisen’s Sure on this Shining Night, in music that is at once imaginative and inspired. We close our program with a rarity: a performance of Aaron Copland’s a cappella masterwork In the Beginning. Written in 1947, this piece is seldom heard due to the technical demands of sustaining 17 minutes of unaccompanied singing, a feat beyond the skills of all but a select few ensembles. The role of the narrator, which is sung in these performances by Mezzo-soprano Kate Maroney, is to frame the various episodes of creation. Copland instructs her to sing “in a gentle, narrative manner, like reading a familiar and oft-told story.” As the choir moves through each day of creation, the words of Genesis depict the appearance of day and night, heaven and earth, land and sea, plants, and animals of various kinds. In the great melodic leaps and open intervals one can hear the distinctly American voice of the composer of Appalachian Spring and Fanfare for the Common Man. Copland reserves a particularly exciting effect for the creation of stars in which the soloist, instructed to sing “almost breathlessly,” is freed from regular meter, and launches into a rapid-fire declamation, which is then taken up with equal fervor by the choir. Whales and beasts of the earth and cattle all have their turn, until Copland turns his attention to the creation of man, which he depicts first in a muscular unison passage. Then, in one of the most dramatic crescendos in a cappella choral literature, the singers extend to the very top of their range, and man is made “a living soul.” —Joshua Habermann

TEXTS & Translations Ecco Mormorar L’Onde

(sung in Italian)

See How the Waves Murmur

Ecco mormorar l’onde e tremolar le fronde a l’aura mattutina e gli arborscelli, e sovra i verdi rami i vaghi augelli cantar soavemente e rider l’oriente.

See how the waves murmur and the fronds tremble at the morning’s breeze, and the shrubs and above the green limbs the gentle birds sing sweetly at the laughing dawn.

Ecco già l’alba appare e si specchia nel mare, e rasserena il cielo e imperla il dolce gelo, e gli alti monti indora. O bella e vaga Aurora, L’aura è tua messaggera, e tu de l’aura ch’ogni arso cor ristaura.

Behold, the light appears and is mirrored in the sea and becalms the skies and dazzles the sweet ice adorning the high mountains. O beautiful and sweet Dawn the breeze is your messenger, and you are hers refreshing every troubled heart.

-Torquato Tasso (1544-1595)

The Blue Bird The lake lay blue below the hill, O’er it, as I looked, there flew Across the waters cold and still, A bird whose wings were palest blue. The sky above was blue at last, The sky beneath me blue in blue, A moment, ere the bird had passed, It caught his image as he flew. -Mary E. Coleridge (1861-1907)

Il Giardino d’Afrodite

(sung in Italian)

Un boschetto di meli; sugli altari bruciano incense. Mormora fresca l’acqua tra i rami tacitamente; tutto il luogo è ombrato di rose. Stormiscono le fronde e ne discende molle sopore. E di fiori di loto come a festa fiorisce il prato; esalano gli aneti sapore di miele. Questa è la tua dimora, Cipride: qui tu recingi le infule sacre, e in auree coppe versi copiosamente nettare e gioia.

The Garden of Aphrodite An apple grove; on the altar frankincense burns. Water murmurs cool and quiet among the trees Shaded everywhere by roses. The limbs sway, inviting sweet sleep. And with lotus flowers as if in celebration the field is in bloom; the blossoms give forth the scent of apples. This is your resting place, goddess, here you gather us for sacred rites, and in golden cups you pour generously nectar and joy.

-Sappho (630 B.C.-580 B.C.) in Italian translation by Manara Valgimigli SANTA FE DESERT CHORALE 25

Come to the Woods Another glorious day, the air as delicious To the lungs as nectar to the tongue. The day was full of sparking sunshine, And at the same time enlivened with one of the most bracing wind storms.



The mountain winds bless the forests with love. They touch every tree, not one is forgotten. When the storm began to sound I pushed out into the woods to enjoy it. I should climb one of the trees for a wider look. The sounds of the storm were glorious with wild exuberance of light and motion. Bending and swirling backward and forward, round and round, In this wild sea of pines.





The storm-tones died away, and turning toward the east, I beheld the trees, hushed and tranquil. The setting sun filled them with amber light, and seemed to say, “Come to the woods, for here is rest.” -Taken from writings of John Muir (1838-1914), adapted by the composer

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Santa Fe Desert Chorale performing at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi.

Partially funded by the City of Santa Fe Arts Commission and the 1% Lodgers Tax, and made possible in part by New Mexico Arts, a Division of the Department of Cultural Affairs, and the National Endowment for the Arts. PHOTO: SHALINI JAIN

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La Nuit en Mer

(sung in French)

La brise enfle notre voile Voici la première étoile Qui luit; sur le flot qui nous balance Amis, voguons en silence Dans la nuit Tous bruits viennent de se taire, On dirait que tout sur terre est mort: Les humains comme les choses Les oiseaux comme les roses, Tout s’endort Mais la mer, c’est la Vivante C’est l’immensité mouvante Toujours prenant d’assaut les jetées Dédaigneuse des nuitées Et des jours Hormis Elle, rien n’existe que le grand Phare et son triste reflet A la place la meilleure Mes amis, jetons sur l’heure Le filet Puis, enroulé dans nos voiles Le front nu sous les étoiles, dormons! Rêvons, en la paix profonde A tous ceux qu’en ce bas monde Nous aimons

On the Sea at Night The wind fills our sails Here is the first star Shining on the sea that rocks us Friends, let us sail the night in silence All noises are stilled One could say that all on earth is dead People, things, birds, flowers, All sleep But the sea, she is the Living One She is moving enormity Continuously taking aim at pier and jetty Disdainful of night and day Other than Her, nothing exists But the great Lighthouse, and its sad reflection In the best place My friends, let us throw now the nets Then, wrapped in our sails Our faces bare under the stars, let us sleep! Let us dream in the deep peace Of all those who in this base world we love Let us sleep on our ships Like in the cradles of our childhood And tomorrow on the high tide We will return to the shore triumphant!

Dormons sur nos goélettes Comme en nos bercelonnettes d’enfants Et demain à marée haute Nous rallierons à la côte Triomphants! -Théodore Botrel (1868-1925)


(sung in German)

Evening Serenade

Hör, es klagt die Flöte wieder, und die kühlen Brunnen rauschen, golden wehn die Töne nieder, stille, stille lass uns lauschen!

Listen, the flute sighs again And the cool leaves rustle, Golden, sounds waft down, Quiet, quiet let us listen!

Holdes Bitten, mild Verlangen, wie es süss zum Herzen spricht! durch die Nacht, die mich umfangen blickt zu mir der Töne Licht!

Holy longing and sweet supplication How sweetly they speak to the heart! Through the night that surrounds me Shines music’s light!

-Clemens von Brentano (1878-1842)


O schöne Nacht

(sung in German)

O lovely night!

O schöne Nacht! am Himmelmärchenhaft erglänzt der Mond in seiner ganzen Pracht um ihn der kleinen Sterne liebliche Genossenschaft

O lovely night! In the magical sky the moon shines in all its glory Around him, the lovely company of tiny stars

Es schimmert hell der Tau am grünen Halm mit Macht im Fliederbusche schlägt die Nachtigall der Knabe schleicht zu seiner Liebsten sacht o schöne Nacht!

The dew shines bright on the green grass In the lilac bush the nightingale sings loudly The boy sneaks softly to his beloved O beautiful night!

-Georg Friedrich Daumer (1800-1875)

Soir d’Été

(sung in French)

Summer Night

Lison ma câline, quittons la colline, car le jour décline au rouge horizon, avant qu’il ne meure, profitons de l’heure: à notre demeure viens t’en ma Lison!

Lison, my pet, let us leave the hill, for the sun descends to the red horizon, before it dies let us seize the day: come now, my Lison, time is fleeting!

Dans la paix immense du soir qui commence, monte la romance des petits grillons, et la plaine rase que Phébus embrase savoure l’extase des derniers rayons.

In the growing, deep peace of the evening, swells the romance of little crickets, and the broad plain that Phoebus adorns drinks in the ecstasy of the last rays.

Des voix enjôleuses sortent des yeuses: ce sont des berceuses, des petits oiseaux. Et sa porte close, la fermière Rose chante même chose entre deux berceaux!

Seductive voices come from the oaks: they are the lullabies of little birds. And her doors closed for the day, the farmer Rose sings along amidst two cradles.

C’est l’heure très pure où dans la ramure passe le murmure du grand vent calmé. C’est l’heure langoureuse, l’heure où l’amoureuse se suspend heureuse au bras de l’Aimé;

It is the purest hour, when through the branches slips the murmuring of the great calmed breeze. It is the languorous hour, when the lover rests happily in the arms of the beloved.

C’est l’heure touchante où tous nous enchante, où la cloche chante l’Angélus au loin. Et c’est l’heure grise où la douce brise s’imprègne et se grise de l’odeur du foin:

It is the touching hour when everything charms us when the bell sings the Angelus in the distance. And it is the grey hour when the sweet breeze Is infused with the odor of hay:

C’est l’heure où tout aime, où, las du blasphème, le méchant, lui même, est un peu meilleur. Le cœur se dépouille de tout ce qui souille. L’âme s’agenouille devant le Seigneur!

It is the hour when love is everywhere, far from sin even The Wicked One himself is a bit improved. The heart is cleansed of all stain, the soul kneels before the Lord!

Lison ma petite, prions le bien vite, pour qu’on ne se quitte de l’Éternité, et qu’il nous convie à fuir cette vie à l’heure ravie d’un beau soir d’été.

Lison, my little one, let us pray with all speed, that we are not lost to eternity, and that we may flee this life at the ravishing hour of a beautiful summer evening.

-Théodore Botrel (1868-1925)


Two Falling Stars

Sure on this Shining Night

Let us be like Two falling stars in the day sky. Let no one know of our sublime beauty As we hold hands with God And burn Into a sacred existence that defies – That surpasses Every description of ecstasy And love.

Sure on this shining night Of star-made shadows round, Kindness must watch for me This side the ground.

-Hafiz (1315-1390), translation by Daniel Ladinsky

Sure on this shining night I weep for wonder Wandering far alone Of shadows on the stars.

The late year lies down the north. All is healed, all is health. High summer holds the earth. Hearts all whole.

-James Agee (1909-1955) (continued on page 31)

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In the Beginning In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. And God said, let there be light: and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness. And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day. And God said, let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters. And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so. And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day. And God said, let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so. And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good. And God said, let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after its kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so. And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after its kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after its kind: and God saw that it was good. And the evening and the morning were the third day. And God said, let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years: and let there be lights in the firmament of the heavens to give light upon the earth: and it was so. And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also. And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth, and to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the day from the darkness: and God saw that it was good. And the evening and the morning were the fourth day. And God said, let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven. And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good. And God blessed them, saying,

be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth. And the evening and the morning were the fifth day. And God said, let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, and it was so. And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good. And God said, let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let him have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth. And God said, behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for food. And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for food: and it was so. And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day. Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the hosts of them. And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made. And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made. These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that the Lord God made the earth and the heavens, and every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew: for the Lord God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was not a man to till the ground. But there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground. And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. Genesis 1 v. 1– 2 v. 7


Journey from the Inca Trail


Latin American Baroque repertoire from the 1600s and 1700s performed in collaboration with Caminos del Inka instrumentalists and enhanced with multi-media images from the Caminos del Inka archive in Peru Conducted by Joshua Habermann Pre-concert Lecturer: Michael Shih, M.M. Pre-concert Lecture Sponsors: Janusz and Brahna Lauger Wilczynski Pre-concert Lecture (90 minutes before concert time) Pre-concert Lectures are made possible in part by a grant from the New Mexico Humanities Council.

Images are sponsored in part by Sheila and Kirk Ellis Cristo Rey Church

Thursday, August 2 – 8pm Concert Sponsors: James Murphy and Roxanne Howe-Murphy

Sunday, August 5 – 4pm Concert Sponsored in part by: Curtiss T. and Mary G. Brennan Foundation

Thursday, August 9 – 8pm Concert Sponsored in part by: William H. Lynn and Russell M. Coffield Photos from top: The Andean Cordillera of Peru; Instrumentalist during religious procession in Cuzco; Machu Picchu of Peru. Photo right page: Church in Arequipa. Photos: Fabiana Van Lente 32 2018 SUMMER FESTIVAL



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Caminos del Inka Instrumental Ensemble Instrumentalists are sponsored in part by Phil Martin.

Peru/Bolivia Hanac Pachap Attributed to Juan Pérez Bocanegra (ca. 1560-1645) (arr. Harth-Bedoya) Veni Sancte Spiritus Anonymous Alissa Ruth Suver Tonada el Diamante Traditional: David Farwig Códex Trujillo del Perú (arr. Harth-Bedoya) A Este Sol Peregrino Tomás Torrejón y Velasco (1644-1728) (arr. Harth-Bedoya) Los Coflades de la Estleya Juan de Araujo Sarah Moyer, Meredith Ruduski (1646-1712) Dixit Dominus Juan de Araujo

Mexico Solfa de Pedro Manuel de Zumaya COPLA I (1678-1755) Diana Grabowski, Lindsay Pope, Stephen Soph, James Bass

COPLA II Sarah Brauer, Kerry Ginger, Bradley Naylor, John Buffett

Ave Regina Juan Gutiérrez de Padilla (1590-1664) Tarará, Yo Soy Antón Antonio de Salazar Sarah Moyer, David Farwig (1650-1715) Celebren, Publiquen Manuel de Zumaya Lindsey Pope, Stephen Soph, Enrico Lagasca

Images were selected by Caminos del Inka to represent the life and landscape of the people whose cultures are represented in the music you will hear. SANTA FE DESERT CHORALE 33

PROGRAM Note Long before a mature musical culture had developed in the British colonies of North America, there was a thriving community of composers and performers spread across the vast expanse of the Spanish Empire. From major cathedrals to small missions, a vibrant mestizaje (blending) of indigenous and European musical traditions had taken root, resulting in a repertoire as varied as the broad landscape itself. Since its founding in 1982, the Santa Fe Desert Chorale has been at the forefront of advocating and performing this unique repertoire. In this concert, a collaboration between the Desert Chorale and Fort Worth-based Caminos del Inka Ensemble, we begin on the Inca trail, the complex network of roads that connected the great expanse of the Inca regions of presentday Peru, Bolivia, Argentina, and Chile. Hanac Pachap is thought to be the among the first pieces of Western music written in the Americas. Set in the Quechua language, the text invokes both traditional Christian and indigenous deities, and functions as a processional opener for today’s program. Veni Sancte Spiritus is taken from the archive of the Jesuit mission of Moxos, a rich source of choral-orchestral music located in present-day Bolivia. The unknown composer is working in a baroque style and has set a lively motet on a Latin text associated with Pentecost. The piece that follows, Tonada el Diamante, comes from the “Trujillo Codex,” a collection of some twenty musical works, accompanied by over 1,400 watercolor illustrations that capture the oral traditions, both sacred and secular, of 18th-century Peruvian life. Also from Peru, A Este Sol Peregrino is a lively work for chorus and continuo, arranged here by Caminos del Inka Founder Miguel Harth-Bedoya for chorus and orchestra.

Manuel de Zumaya was born in or near Mexico City of mixed European and indigenous heritage. A master of many musical styles, he wrote Solfa de Pedro as part of the hiring examinations for the job of Chapel Master of the Mexico City Cathedral. The unusual text was chosen by the examining committee to provide the composer with ample opportunities to show off his creativity, and Zumaya makes the most of it. Solfege syllables (sol, fa, la) both explicit and hidden in the text, are set to their appropriate notes in the scale. Further text painting for duro (hard/ sharp), cromático (chromatic), as well as rising and falling gestures all demonstrate Zumaya’s compositional skill, which must have impressed the committee as he got the job and remained in Mexico City for 20 years. Juan Gutiérrez de Padilla was a hugely prolific composer with over 700 surviving works, most of which were written for the Puebla Cathedral, at that time a major center for sacred music. He provides an a cappella (unaccompanied) motet for this concert. Written for double chorus divided into two four-voice groups, Ave Regina is typical of Padilla’s love for call and response effects, and his blending of a traditional European style with New World dance elements. Also from Puebla, Antonio de Salazar contributes Tarará Yo Soy Antón, which like Los Coflades de la Estleya, is a negrillo, a Christmas piece that captures the dialect of African slaves brought to the New World. Finally, to close, we return to Salazar’s star pupil, Manuel de Zumaya, whose brilliant Celebren, Publiquen is written in a high-baroque idiom, providing a celebratory ending to our program. —Joshua Habermann

We close the first section of the concert with two works by composer Juan de Araujo, who was born in Spain and emigrated to the New World, where he served as Maestro de Capilla in the cathedrals of Lima, Cuzco and Sucre. In these compositions we see two very distinct sides of New World music. The magnificent Dixit Dominus is a grand psalm setting for triple choir and doubling instruments. The occasional dance rhythms that play a small role in Dixit Dominus are in full effect for Los Coflades de la Estleya, a retelling of the Christmas story from the point of view of a slave. Set to an African-influenced Spanish text, this piece is a brilliant dance of ever-shifting rhythms. From South America we come closer to home with music from the Northern reaches of the Spanish Empire.


Photo: Burro Alley Peruvian-style. Photo: Fabiana Van Lente

TEXTS & Translations Hanac Pachap

(sung in Quechua)

Hanac Pachap

Hanacpachap cusicuinin Huarancacta muchascaiqui Yupairuru pucocmallqui Runacunap suyacuinin Callpannacpa quemi Huaquiascaita

Glory of heaven Thousand-fold revered Esteemed bounty of a fertile tree Encouraging hope And support of men Hear our prayer

Uyarihuai muchascaita Diospa rampan diospa maman Yuractocto hamancaiman Yupascalla collpascaita Huahuaiquiman suyuscaita Ricuchillai

Attend to our cry Mother of God, my hope Beloved white flower, fragrant white lily Show us your long-awaited Son

Gloria cachun Dios yayapac Dios churipac hinallatac Sancto Espiritu pac huantac Cachun gloria viñaillapac Causaicunap causanimpac Cussicachun Amen

Veni Sancte Spiritus

(sung in Latin)

Glory be to God And to His Son And to the Holy Ghost May there be glory forever And life-sustaining joy Amen

Veni Sancte Spiritus

Veni Sancte Spiritus Reple tuorum corda fidelium Et tui amoris in eis ignem accende Qui per diversitatem linguarum cunctarum Gentes in unitate fidei congregasti

Come, Holy Spirit Fill the hearts of your faithful And kindle the fire of your love In them whom you, from diverse peoples Have gathered together as one

Tonada el Diamante

Tonada el Diamante

(sung in Spanish)

Infelices ojos míos dejad ya de atormentarme con el llanto. Qué raudales los que viertes son espejos en que miro, en que miro mis agravios.

Unhappy eyes Leave off from tormenting me with weeping. For the streams that pour forth are mirrors in which I see my grievances.


A Este Sol Peregrino

(sung in Spanish)

A Este Sol Peregrino

A este sol peregrino cántale glorias, zagalejo Y con gusto y donaire Con gozo y contento zagalejo, cántale Que del orbe dora las cumbres, zagalejo Y pues vive a sus rayos, goce sus luces

Sing glory to this wandering sun, shepherds And with elegance and grace, with joy and contentment Sing to the orb that brightens the heavens, shepherds For he who lives in its rays, let him enjoy the light.

Divino pequeño, tus glorias Hoy acobardan mi voz, Que no dejar registrarse Supone la luz mayor

Tiny divine one, my voice fails before your glory. Yielding to your greater light.

De oriente a oriente camina Tu soberano esplendor Que aún el ocaso es principio Donde siempre nace el Sol

From sunrise to sunrise Your sovereign splendor shines For even sunset is a beginning Where the dawn is born Sing glory to this wandering sun, shepherds…

A este sol peregrino cántale glorias, zagalejo…

Photo: Santa Fe Desert Chorale performing at Cristo Rey 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 36 2018 SUMMER FESTIVAL

Los Coflades de la Eslteya

(sung in Spanish Creole)

Los coflades de la estleya vamo turus a Beleya Y velemo a ziola beya con Siolo en lo poltal. ¡Vamo, vamo currendo aya! Oylemo un viyansico que lo compondlá Flasico ziendo gayta su fosico Y luego lo cantalá Blasico, Pelico, Zuanico y Tomá Y lo estliviyo dilá: gulumbé, gulumbé, gulumbá Guaché, guaché moleniyo de Safalá. Bamo a bel que traen de Angola a ziolo y a ziola Baltasale con Melchola y mi plimo Gasipar ¡Vamo, vamo currendo ayá! Gulumbé, gulumbé, gulumbá guaché, guaché moleniyo de Safalá. Vamo siguiendo la estleya — ¡Eya! Lo negliyo coltezano — ¡Vamo! Pus lo Reye cun tesuro — turo de calmino los tres ban — ¡ayá! Blasico, Pelico, Zuanico y Tomá, ¡Eya! vamo turo ayá! Gulumbé, gulumbé, gulumbá guaché, guaché moleniyo de Safalá. Vamo turus los negliyos — ¡plimo! Pues nos yeba nostla estleya — ¡beya! Que sin tantus neglos folmen — ¡noche! Mucha luz en lo poltal — ¡ablá! Blasico, Pelico, Zuanico y Tomá, Plimo neglo bueye ablá Gulumbé, gulumbé, gulumbá guaché, guaché moleniyo de Safalá. Vaya nuestla cofladía — ¡linda! Pus que nos guia la estleya tlas lo Reye pulque ayá — ¡danza! Que pala al niño aleglar — ¡irá! Blasico, Pelico, Zuanico y Tomá, ¡Linda nuestla danza irá! Gulumbé, gulumbé, gulumbá guaché, guaché moleniyo de Safalá. Vamo alege al poltariyo — ¡plimo! Velemo junto al peseble — ¡bueye! Que sin tantus neglos folmen — ¡neglo! Mucha luz en lo poltal — ¡eza! Blasico, Pelico, Zuanico y Tomá, Plimo neglo bueye ablá. Gulumbé, gulumbé, gulumbá guaché, guaché moleniyo de Safalá.

Los Coflades de la Estleya Brothers and sisters of the League of the Star, let’s all go now to Bethlehem We’ll see our lovely Lady with our little Lord in the stable. Let’s go, let’s go running there! We’ll hear a carol that Francisco will compose, with a gourd to keep the beat. Then Blas, Pedro, Juan and Tomás will sing it And the refrain will go like this: gulumbé, gulumbé, gulumbá. Guaché, guaché! O blacks from Safalá! Let’s see what Baltasar, Melchior and my cousin Gaspar Are bringing from Angola to Our Lady and our little Lord. Let’s go, let’s go running there! Gulumbé, gulumbé, gulumbá. Guaché, guaché! O blacks from Safalá! Let’s go following the star — Come on! All you blacks who work at the court — Let’s go! Let’s follow the kings with their treasure — All of us! The three of them are on their way — And all of us! Blas, Pedro, Juan and Tomás — we are going too! Gulumbé, gulumbé, gulumbá. Guaché, guaché! O blacks from Safalá! Let’s go then, all us blacks — cousins! For our star guides us there — beautiful! For with all of us there — tonight! A great light upon the stable — will shine! Blas, Pedro, Juan and Tomás, Cousins, what a lovely night it will be! Gulumbé, gulumbé, gulumbá. Guaché, guaché! O blacks from Safalá! Let’s go, you members of the League — lovely! For our star is guiding us — dancing! Let’s follow the kings, — come on! To make the child happy — here we go! Blas, Pedro, Juan and Tomás, we will have a good dance! Gulumbé, gulumbé, gulumbá. Guaché, guaché! O blacks from Safalá! Let’s go with joy to the little stable — cousins! Together around the crib we’ll see them — oxen! For with all of us there — he’s black! A great light upon the stable—will shine! Blas, Pedro, Juan and Tomás, Black cousins, come see the oxen there. Gulumbé, gulumbé, gulumbá. Guache, guache! O blacks from Safalá!


Dixit Dominus (Psalm 110)

(sung in Latin)

Psalm 110

Dixit Dominus Domino meo: sede a dextris meis, Donec ponam inimicos tuos scabellum pedum tuorum. Virgam virtutis tuae emittet Dominus ex Sion: Dominare in medio inimicorum tuorum. Tecum principium in die virtutis tuae in splendoribus sanctorum: Ex utero, ante luciferum, genui te. Juravit Dominus et non poenitebit eum: Tu es sacerdos in aeternum secundum ordinem Melchisedech. Dominus a dextris tuis: confregit in die irae suae reges. Judicabit in nationibus, implebit ruinas: Conquassabit capita in terra multorum. De torrente in via bibet: propterea exaltabit caput. Gloria Patri et Filio, et Spiritui Sancto Sicut erat in principio, et nunc et semper In saecula saeculorum, amen.

The Lord said unto my Lord, sit thou at my right hand, Until I make thine enemies thy footstool. The Lord shall send the rod of thy strength out of Zion: Rule thou in the midst of thine enemies. Thy people shall be willing in the day of thy power In the beauties of holiness from the womb of the morning: Thou hast the dew of thy youth. The Lord hath sworn, and will not repent, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek. The Lord at thy right hand shall strike through kings in the day of his wrath. He shall judge among the heathen, he shall scatter the dead; He shall visit destruction in many countries. He shall drink of the brook in the way: Therefore shall he lift up the head. Glory to the Father, to the Son and to the Holy Ghost. As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, World without end, amen.

Solfa de Pedro

Solfa de Pedro

(sung in Spanish)

Sol-fa de Pedro es el llanto Oiga, el mundo si es así. Pues saben unir los gorgeos de sus voces, lo duro de su sentir, del cromático explicar, del blando y del duro herir; qu’en el llanto dice Pedro: He hallado lo que perdí al sol la vez que lloré porque me alumbró él a mí. Vengan, vengan a oír, verán el entonar en el gemir. Vengan a oír del contrapunto lo dulce y sutil del sol la vez que lloré porque me alumbró él a mí. Desde el ut la pena mía me subió cuando caí a la mi perdida gloria y a mí la gloria sin fin. Sol-fa de Pedro es el llanto…

Ave Regina

(sung in Latin)

Peter’s solfeggio is the lament, Let the world listen to see if it isn’t so. Since the warbling of its voices Knows how to unite the harshness of his feeling by the chromatic explanation of the tender and harsh beating that Peter describes in his cry I have found what I lost to the sun the time that I cried because he enlightened me. Come, come and hear, you will see the song in the lament. Come and hear in the counterpoint the sweetness and subtlety of the sun the time that I cried because he enlightened me. From the depths of my sorrow When I fell he raised me up To my lost glory And to my glory without end.

Ave Regina

Ave Regina Caelorum Ave Domina Angelorum Salve radix sancta Ex qua mundo lux est orta

Hail Queen of Heaven Hail Mistress of Angels Hail, holy source From which the light of the world has risen

Gaude, gaude gloriosa Super omnes speciosa Vale, o valde decora Et pro nobis sempre Christum exora

Rejoice, rejoice glorious one Beautiful above all others Farewell, o gracious one And pray for us always to Christ.


Tarará Yo Soy Antón

(sung in Spanish Creole)

Tarará Yo Soy Antón

Tarará, tarará, qui yo soy Antón, ninglito de nacimiento Qui lo canto más y mijó.

Tarará, tarará, I am Anton, black by birth I sing the most and best.

Yo soy Antón Molinela y ese niño que nació Hijo es de li unos labialola, li tutu mi estimación Tarará, tarará, que yo soy Antón.

I am Antón Molinela and that newborn child That son of working people, is worthy of all my respect Tarará, tarará, I am Anton.

Pul eso mi sonajiya, cascabela y tambó, oy a bailáyo a Belena, pultilica y camalón Tarará, tarará, que yo soy Antón.

Therefore I go to dance in Bethlehem to the sound of bells, drums and singing Tarará, tarará, I am Anton.

La zagala chilubina vistila li risplandor las canta sus viyancica, gluria con compás y son Tarará, tarará, que yo soy Antón.

The shepherd maid, resplendent with light, sings him carols with rhythm and rhyme Tarará, tarará, I am Anton.

Celebren Publiquen

Celebren Publiquen

(sung in Spanish)

Celebren, publiquen, entonen y canten celestes Anfiones, con métricos aires las dichas, las glorias, los gozos, las paces, con que hoy a su Reina la corte flamante recibe gloriosa, admite gozosa y aplaude triunfante.

Celebrate, proclaim, chant and sing celestial choirs, with sweet airs the joy, the glories, the contentment, the peace with which today the heavenly host gloriously receives and applauds its triumphant queen

Y al elevarle la Angélica milicia a dichas, a glorias, a gozos, a paces cada cual reverente la espera deseoso en su clase por Pura, por Reina, por Virgen, por Madre.

And upon her ascension the angel host In joy, in glory, in contentment, in peace Each reverently awaits her Acclaiming her purity, royalty, virginity, and motherhood.

Las tres altas jerarquías en fiel controversia amable amorosos solicitan a la que sube triunfante.

The three great hierarchies In loyal and friendly dispute Lovingly salute She who ascends triumphant.

Los serafines alegan que en su coro ha de quedarse pues si a ellos toca amar en amar es mar de mares.

The Seraphim claim that she should join their choir For if their lot is to love, in loving she is an infinite sea.

Cada querubín porfía su plenitud admirable que esta Ave de gracia llena

The Cherubim counter that in her admirable bounty, She fills this Ave with grace.

Los mercurios soberanos del Cielo nuncios brillantes Exclaman que Aquesta Aurora anunció al mundo las paces.

The sovereign Mercuries, golden celestial messengers, Exclaim in brilliant voices that This Dawn Has brought peace to the world.

Celebren, publiquen, entonen y canten…

Celebrate, proclaim, chant and sing…


Informative Collaborative Programming


Niman Fine Art Thursday, July 26 – 6 pm An insightful discussion led by Michael Namingha of his Black Place landscapes on view in the gallery precedes a musical program by a quintet from the Santa Fe Desert Chorale. Selections will be drawn from the “Sure on this Shining Night”: Choral Works that Evoke the Beauty of the Natural World program. Tickets $25; Desert Chorale Circle members and O’Keeffe Donor Circle members ($1,000 level and above) save 20%.

United Church of Santa Fe Friday, July 27 – 5 pm Former Santa Fe Mayor and Chair of the Rio Grande Chapter of the Sierra Club, David Coss, speaks on Inspirational Terrain: Artistic Creation in New Mexico. A Santa Fe Desert Chorale presentation in collaboration with the Rio Grande Chapter of the Sierra Club, celebrating 55 years. Free to the public; reservations requested.

Friday, August 3 – 5 pm

Reverend Talitha Arnold speaks on stewardship of the environment. A quartet of Santa Fe Desert Chorale vocalists offers musical selections from the “Sure on this Shining Night”: Choral Works that Evoke the Beauty of the Natural World program. Free to the public; reservations requested.

Museum of Spanish Colonial Art (Please see concert program next page.)

Tuesday, August 7 – 4 pm Instrumentalists from Caminos del Inka will perform musical selections by composers from the six countries linked by the Inca Trail in this intimate chamber performance. A selection of Peruvian art works from the Museum of Spanish Colonial Art collection will be on view and introduced by Chief Curator Josef Díaz. Reception follows on the terrace. Tickets $40; members of Desert Chorale Circle and Conexiones save 20%.

Tickets and reservations for this series available at or (505) 988-2282


Photos from top: Tent Rocks, New Mexico. Photo: Alan1010 ; Chama River, New Mexico. Photo: Jessica Fender; Boy going to school in Cuzco. Photo: Fabiana Van Lente Photo right page: Ancient architecture of Machu Picchu. Photo: Marino Martinez

CAMINOS DEL INKA CHAMBER MUSIC PROGRAM Sponsored in part by David H. and Kay Duke Ingalls in honor of Lorna Calles and her dedication to the Museum of Spanish Colonial Art Susan Dubois’ appearance sponsored by Janice L. Mayer

Museum of Spanish Colonial Art

Tuesday, August 7 – 4 pm

Jake Fridkis, Flute; Michael Shih, Violin; Aaron Boyd, Violin; Susan Dubois, Viola; Allan Steele, Cello

String Quartet No. 1, Op. 20 (1948)

Alberto Ginastera (1916–1983)

Yumbo for Flute and String Quartet (2002)

Diego Luzuriaga (b. 1955)

Cuarteto de Cuerdas No. 1 (2000)

Sebastián Errázuriz (b. 1975)

Rosalbita (2003; arr. for string quartet 2018)

Víctor Agudelo (b. 1979)

I. Allegro violento ed agitato

III. Prestísimo IV . Final

Huayno: Duo Concertante para Flauta y Violin (1968)

Jake Fridkis, Flute and Michael Shih, Violin

Leyendas: An Andean Walkabout (2001) I. Toyos IV . Chasqui VI. Coqueteos

Armando Guevara Ochoa (b. 1926) Gabriela Lena Frank (b. 1972)


Tenebrae for String Quartet (2003) Cuatro Bosquejos Preincaicos for Flute and Cello (2006)

Osvaldo Golijov (b. 1960) Gabriela Lena Frank


I. Flautista Mochica/Mochica Flautist II. Hombre Pájaro de Parácas/Bird-Man of Parácas III. Mujer Lambayeque/Lambayeque Woman IV. Zampoña Rota de la Nazca/Broken Panpipe from Nazca Jake Fridkis, Flute and Allan Steele, Cello

Impresiones de la Puna for Flute and String Quartet (1934)

Alberto Ginastera

I. Quena II. Canción III. Danza

Presto II for String Quartet (1989; rev. 1995) Miguel del Águila (b. 1957)

Sonidos del Plata for Flute and String Quartet Roberto Pintos (b. 1965)




“Joshua Habermann’s excellent ensemble are style chamelions... performing them all with full-wattage brilliance and brio.” —Alexandra Coghlan Gramophone


The Road Home CD Features Three Centuries of American Repertoire Photo: ©Thomas Fikar, Yellow and golden aspens framing the high road to Taos, NM

Performed by the all-professional Santa Fe Desert Chorale: from Shaker music of the 1800s to works by leading 21st century choral composers including Sydney Guillaume, Shawn Kirchner, Morten Lauridsen, Stephen Paulus, and featuring a world premiere, Reflections, by Jake Runestad.



LAUNCHED AT NO.3 ON THE BILLBOARD CLASSICAL CHART – SPRING 2018 – The Road Home CD released by Avie Records.



Joshua Habermann, Artistic Director, is in his tenth 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. The Dallas Symphony Chorus is the official vocal ensemble of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, now completing its 40th anniversary season. As Director, he prepares the 200-voice chorus for classical and pops series concerts. Highlights with the DSO include performances of Bach’s St. Matthew Passion, Verdi’s Requiem, Berlioz’s Te Deum, and Britten’s War Requiem, which was performed for the national meeting of the American Choral Directors Association in 2013. 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 the music of Ives, Schubert, and Beethoven. During this same period,

Photo: Gittings, Courtesy of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra

Joshua Habermann led the Master Chorale of South Florida in performances of masterworks such as Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Haydn’s Creation, and Mozart’s Requiem. From 1996-2008 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 Poulenc and the Requiem of Maurice Duruflé in concerts throughout France. National invitations include the Waging Peace Festival in Eugene, OR, multiple appearances at the California Music Educators Convention, and an appearance at the American Choral Directors Association regional convention in 2008. He has led honor choirs and choral festivals in North and Latin America, Europe, and Asia. As a singer (tenor) he has performed with the Oregon Bach Festival Chorus (OR) and Conspirare (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 prorgrammed and conducted the Santa Fe Desert Chorale’s 2017 recording The Road Home. A native of California, Joshua Habermann is a graduate of Georgetown University and the University of Texas at Austin, where he completed doctoral studies in conducting with Craig Hella Johnson. He lives in Dallas with his wife Joanna, daughter Kira, and son Kai.

Photo during Dallas Independent School Choral Program. Estelí Gomez, Soprano; John Proft, Bass; Joshua Habermann, Artistic Director; Enrico Lagasca, Bass; Alissa Ruth Suver, Soprano (L-R). Photo: Sean Johnson SANTA FE DESERT CHORALE 43

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VOCALISTS’ Biographies SOPRANOS Sophie Amelkin (3rd Season) Hometown: Wilmington, NC Current Residence: St. Paul, MN Upcoming Engagements: Performances with Skål Chamber Collective (MN); Perfomances with MPLS (ImPulse), (MN). Past Career Highlights: Professional Photo: Bonica Ayala Fellow, SongFest (CA); Soprano Soloist, World Premiere of Paul John Rudoi’s oratorio Sermon on the Mount with Magnum Chorum (MN); Despina in Cosí fan tutte with Opera Wilmington (DE). Educational Background: Master of Music (Vocal Performance), University of Minnesota; Bachelor of Music (Vocal Performance), University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Passion Outside of Singing: “I love opportunities to travel to new places!” Special Desert Chorale Memory: “When the Desert Chorale was on tour in Dallas, we had the opportunity to sing for, and interact with, the Dallas Street Choir. Reaffirming the positive strength and power that music making can have in people’s lives and realizing how fortunate I am to have a life so full of music was completely overwhelming.”

Sarah Moyer

(3rd Season)

Hometown: Bixby, OK Current Residence: Boston, MA Upcoming Engagements: Soprano Soloist in George Frideric Handel’s Messiah HWV 56 with the Handel Society of Dartmouth College (NH); Soprano Photo:Kate Lemmon Photography Soloist in Handel’s Messiah with Variant Six in collaboration with Bourbon Baroque (KY); Recital of contemporary music in collaboration with pianist Nathan Salazar in the Skylark Spotlight Series (MA); Performances at the Aspen Music Festival with Seraphic Fire (FL). Past Career Highlights: World premieres of Jake Runestad’s The Hope of Loving, James Kallembach’s Easter Oratorio, and Christopher Theofanidis’ Four Levertov Settings with Seraphic Fire; Lukas Foss’ The Prairie with Boston Modern Orchestra Project (MA); American premieres of Per Nørgård’s Seadrift and Nova Genitura with Lost Dog New Music Ensemble (NY). Educational Background: Master of Music, New England Conservatory (MA); Bachelor of Music, Oklahoma State University. Passion Outside of Singing: “I love spending time outdoors and expanding my ever-growing refrigerator magnet collection.” Special Desert Chorale Memory: “Making music with the Dallas Street Choir.”

Emily Noël (7th Season) Hometown: Frederick, MD Current Residence: Winchester, VA Upcoming Engagements: Shakespeare’s Macbeth with Folger Shakespeare Theatre (Washington, DC); Guest Science Teacher at the Santa Fe Botanical Garden as part Photo: Connie Paradise of the Stephen and Jane Hochberg Youth and Family Programming Initiative. Past Career Highlights: Marianna in Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure opposite Derek Jacobi as Angelo at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (Washington, DC); The Merchant of Venice at the Sam Wanamaker Theatre at Shakespeare’s Globe (London, UK); Gilda in Rigoletto with Ente Concerti Città di Iglesias (Sardegna, Italy). Educational Background: Master of Music, Peabody Conservatory (MD); Bachelor of Music, University of Maryland. Trained as a Class A Park Ranger. Passion Outside of Singing: “Learning about the natural world, and teaching children how to become stewards of the environment.” Special Desert Chorale Memory: George Case’s Olympiad Games, 2016 and 2017.”

Kathlene Ritch

(10th Season)

Hometown: Kerrville, TX Current Residence: Santa Fe, NM Awards & Distinctions: On-air announcer for KHFM, Classical Public Radio Albuquerque/Santa Fe. Upcoming Engagements: Performing Photo: Summer Maulden Craig Hella Johnson’s Considering Matthew Shepard in Laramie (WY), commemorating the 20th anniversary of his death, October 2018; Conspirare Christmas program (TX). Pre-concert Lecturer Santa Fe Desert Chorale’s Bernstein, Bolcom, and Barber: Twentieth Century Masters program. Past Career Highlights: Filming Considering Matthew Shepard with Conspirare for PBS; Sweeney Todd with George Hearn and Patti Lupone, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (NY); Soloist on Santa Fe Desert Chorale’s recording The Road Home. Educational Background: Bachelor of Music Studies, University of Texas at Austin. Passion Outside of Singing: “Cooking and family!” Special Desert Chorale Memory: “The Fall 2017 Santa Fe Desert Chorale tour … singing Amazing Grace with the Dallas Street Choir and performing for area high school choir students. It was such a gift to share our music with all of them!”


Meredith Ruduski

(8th season)

Hometown: Conroe, TX Current Residence: Austin, TX Upcoming Engagements: David Lang’s the little match girl passion with Seraphic Fire (FL); Claudio Monteverdi’s Selva morale et spiritual on tour with Seraphic Photo: Cecily Johnson Fire; Soprano Soloist in Vaughan Williams’ Dona nobis pacem with Concordia University Choir and Concordia Singers (TX). Past Career Highlights: Soprano Soloist in George Frideric Handel’s Messiah HWV 56 with Austin Symphony (TX); Title role of Esther in Cristiano Giuseppe Lidarti’s Esther with Chorus Austin (TX); Soprano Soloist in Johannes Brahms’ Ein deutsches Requiem, Op. 45 with Vox Humana (TX). Educational Background: Master of Music (Voice), University of Houston (TX); Bachelor of Music (Vocal Performance), University of Texas at Austin. Passion Outside of Singing: “Writing shows and libretti, stage directing, hiking, painting, sketching, writing, filming, and editing “Music History Shorts” (a fun educational series for music history fans), baking, shopping, and working out in moderation.” Special Desert Chorale Memory: “Singing Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater via candlelight, flashlight, and iPhone light at Loretto Chapel when the power went out!”

Alissa Ruth Suver (2nd Season) Hometown: Lexington, OH Current Residence: Nashville, TN Upcoming Engagements: Performances with the Santa Fe Desert Chorale; Performances with Skylark Ensemble (MA); Soloist with Capital University Photo: Amanda Davis Symphonic Winds (OH); Vocalist with Kent Smith Photography Aire Born Recording Choir for Beckenhorst Press (IN). Past Career Highlights: Soprano, Santa Fe Desert Chorale’s recording The Road Home; Soprano Soloist, Alessandro Scarlatti’s 7 Arie Con Tromba Sola Tp130; Soprano Soloist for Jake Runestad’s The Hope of Loving with the Capital University Choral Union, Chapel Choir, and Gemini Quartet (OH); Soprano Soloist for Claudio Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610 with the Lancaster Chorale, (PA). Educational Background: Bachelor of Music (Education), Capital University (OH). Passion Outside of Singing: “Running, cooking, and traveling.” Special Desert Chorale Memory: “There have been so many wonderful memories already! I treasure spending time with people who love choral music as much as I do, and I knew from the very beginning of my first rehearsal with the Desert Chorale that this group is truly special.”


ALTOS Sarah Brauer (11th Season) Hometown: Portland, OR Current Residence: Eugene, OR Awards & Distinctions: GRAMMY® Award for “Best Choral Performance” for The Sacred Spirit of Russia with Conspirare (TX). Photo: Blue Rose Photography Upcoming Engagements: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Requiem in D minor, K. 626 with University of Oregon; Festival of Arvo Pärt with The Ensemble of Oregon; Johann Sebastian Bach Cantata BWV 77 with the Oregon Bach Festival Chorus, and also premiering new works as a vocal fellow with the Oregon Bach Festival Composers Symposium; National tour of Craig Hella Johnson’s Considering Matthew Shepard and the PBS telecast of the work in conjunction with the 20th anniversary of Matthew Shepard’s death, all with Conspirare (TX). Past Career Highlights: Mezzo-soprano Soloist Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezin with creator and conductor, Murray Sidlin at the University of New Mexico; Performing at the 2017 International Symposium on Choral Music (Barcelona, Spain); Participant, Aspen Music Festival (CO). Educational Background Doctor of Musical Arts, 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 Desert Chorale Memory: “Josh’s 2009 Canticum Calamatatis and Justorum Animae pairing in the Cathedral — the cathartic journey throughout and the moment between the pieces was unlike anything I had ever experienced — awakening, awe-inspiring, and transforming all at once — it was impossibly beautiful.”

Sarah Brauer, Mezzo-soprano, and Kathlene Ritch, Soprano singing American classics at a Desert Chorale Circle event, May 2018. Photo: Zina Jundi

Kerry Ginger

(4th Season)

Hometown: Portland, OR Current Residence: Durango, CO Awards & Distinctions: Current Assistant Professor of Voice at Fort Lewis College, Durango (CO). Upcoming Engagements: Engagements Photo: Nancy Hall, Still in Motion with True Concord Voices & Orchestra, Picture Company (AZ); Quadrivium Vocal Ensemble, (CO); Santa Fe Desert Chorale Winter Festival 2018. Past Career Highlights Seven seasons with True Concord Voices & Orchestra (AZ); Four seasons with the GRAMMY® Award-winning Phoenix Chorale (AZ) and current writer of the Chorale’s program notes, 2016-present; Scholarly presentations at conferences of the College Music Society, Colorado Music Educators’ Association, and West Central National Association of Teachers of Singing. Educational Background Doctor of Musical Arts (Voice), Arizona State University; Master of Music (Opera Performance), Arizona State University; Bachelor of Arts (Politics), Whitman College (WA). Passion Outside of Singing: “Cats, learning and striving to live in the moment.” Special Desert Chorale Memory: “It is wonderful to spend time with the people of the Desert Chorale — from Josh to each individual singer to the staff — in the artistic haven that is Santa Fe. Each member of the Desert Chorale team is a luminary in his or her own right, but to be part of a relaxed atmosphere in which we’re able to focus completely on the artistic product is a musical, educational, and social experience I truly cherish!”

Diana Grabowski (6th Season) Hometown: Humble, TX Current Residence: Selinsgrove, PA Upcoming Engagements: Concert and recording of Johann Heinrich Schmelzer’s Le Memorie Dolorose with TENET (NY); Premiere of Jeremy Gill’s Pensées on Photo: Jared Rey tour with Variant 6 to Boston, NYC, and Philadelphia. Past Career Highlights: Recording two albums, Udite Amanti and The Rebel Queen, with Baroque ensemble Armonia Celeste for Centaur Records; Performing the role of Dido in Henry Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas with Mountainside Baroque (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 2017 Summer season!”

Kate Maroney (2nd Season) Hometown: Toms River, NJ Current Residence: Brooklyn, NY Awards & Distinctions: 2016 Virginia Best Adams Fellow, Carmel Bach Festival (CA); 2015 Vocal Fellow, Oregon Bach Festival (OR); 2013 William Blair Award, Oratorio Photo: Tatiana Daubek Society of New York Soloist Competition. Upcoming Engagements: Singing incidental music for a tour of Here All Night, an adaptation of Samuel Beckett plays with Gare St Lazare Ireland, throughout Ireland including Wexford Opera; World premiere of David Lang’s interactive adaptation of the little match girl passion (observed) performed at The Metropolitan Museum of Art (NY); Alto Soloist, Johann Heinrich Schmelzer’s Le Memorie Dolorose with TENET and ACRONYM, recording and performance (NY). Past Career Highlights: World Tour, Philip Glass’ Einstein on the Beach (2012—2015); Alto Soloist, J.S. Bach’s Mass in B minor, BWV 232 with American Classical Orchestra, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (NY); LA Opera’s production of Missy Mazzoli’s Song from the Uproar, The Roy and Edna Disney/ CalArts Theater (REDCAT) at the Walt Disney Concert Hall (CA). Educational Background: Doctor of Musical Arts, Eastman School of Music (NY); Master of Music, Yale University (CT); Bachelor of Music, Purchase College, State University of New York. Passion Outside of Singing: “Art, museums, travel, Ireland, poetry, food, hiking, exploring new places, cowboy boots (including a souvenir from last summer in Santa Fe!), crossword puzzles, dancing, spending lots of time with family and friends!” Special Desert Chorale Memory: “Singing with folks at the homeless shelter with Brandon Boyd — what a profoundly moving experience, something that inspires me to seek more of this type of community engagement and service work in all areas of life!”

Sarah Nickerson (10th Season) Hometown: Fargo, ND Current Residence: Santa Fe, NM Upcoming Engagements: 2018-19 season with Kinnara Ensemble (NJ); 2018 Winter Festival with the Santa Fe Desert Chorale; Co-Choral Photo: Kate Russell Leader, Santa Fe Desert Chorale Interfaith Community Shelter Program. Past Career Highlights: Being part of Kinnara Ensemble’s (NJ) first commercial recording, Provenance; Alto Soloist in the Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus’ performance of Antonio Vivaldi’s Gloria in D major, RV 589. Educational Background: Master of Business Administration, University of Cincinnati (OH).

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Passion Outside of Singing: “Nia! I am a black-belt Nia instructor at StudioNia Santa Fe and teach five classes a week. Nia is a movement practice that incorporates Dance, Healing Arts, and Martial Arts.” Special Desert Chorale Memory: “This past season included the completion of our first recording. I was overwhelmingly proud of the Chorale and all we have accomplished. I remember the moment we did our last take and the sensation of pure joy that ran through the Chorale. I will never forget it!”

Lindsay Pope (Debut Season) Hometown: Westwood, MA Current Residence: Williamstown, MA Awards & Distinctions: 2017 Conducting Fellow, Oregon Bach Festival; Assistant Conductor of the Dallas Symphony Chorus praised as “exemplary and well-prepared” Photo: Julianna Emanski (Texas Classical Review). Upcoming Engagements: Visiting Director of Choral Activities at Williams College (MA); Mezzo-soprano Soloist for Dallas Symphony Chorus’ tour to Sweden, Finland, and Estonia; Writing doctoral dissertation on gender and cross-cultural identity in the life and works of Indian-American composer Reena Esmail. Past Career Highlights: Choral Conducting Participant in Santa Fe Desert Chorale’s 2017 Residency at University of North Texas; Director of Choral Ensembles, Mount Holyoke College, 2009-2016: conducted Frank Martin’s Mass for Double Choir, Maurice Duruflé’s Requiem, Joseph Haydn’s Harmoniemesse in B-flat Major, Hob. XXII, Georg Friedrich Handel’s Foundling Hospital Anthem, HWV 268, and the 2016 performance of Mount Holyoke Glee Club and Chamber Singers at American Choral Directors Association regional convention (MA); Collaborations with Sakhioba Ensemble (Tbilisi, Georgia), Lorelai Ensemble (MA), and Roomful of Teeth alongside the Mount Holyoke choral ensembles; Tours to Republic of Georgia and Corsica to study and perform traditional folk song and chant. Educational Background: Doctor of Musical Arts (Choral Conducting), University of North Texas; Master of Music (Choral Conducting), Westminster Choir College (NJ); Bachelor of Art (Music – Vocal Performance), Mount Holyoke College (MA). Passion Outside of Singing: “Yoga, hiking, writing, eating good food, spending time with my husband and pets.” Special Desert Chorale Memory: “Sending Josh an audition tape in 2008, and serendipitously getting an invitation to sing 10 years later!”


TENORS J.D. Burnett (7th Season) Hometown: Westpoint, NY Current Residence: Athens, GA Upcoming Engagements: Craig Hella Johnson’s Considering Matthew Shepard tours with Conspirare (TX); Ongoing performances with Kinnara Ensemble Photo: Paul Sirochman (NJ); Ongoing performances with University of Georgia at Athens ensembles. Past Career Highlights: Artistic Director, Kinnara Ensemble (NJ); Associate Director of Choral Activities, University of Georgia at Athens; Assistant Director, Dallas Symphony Chorus. Educational Background: Doctor of Musical Arts (Choral Conducting), University of North Texas; Master of Music (Choral Conducting), Westminster Choir College (NJ); Bachelor of Music (Music Education), Oklahoma State University. Passion Outside of Singing: “Keeping up with Nesbit, my vizsla puppy.” Special Desert Chorale Memory: “Camping on a mesa north of Santa Fe on a day off -- arriving in darkness and waking up to the most breathtaking vista.”

George Case

(7th Season)

Hometown: Atlanta, GA Current Residence: Boston, MA Awards & Distinctions: Assistant Conductor, Santa Fe Desert Chorale’s Bernstein, Bolcom, and Barber: Twentieth Century American Masters Photo: Jonathan Cole program, 2018 Summer Festival. Upcoming Engagements: Conducting concerts with The Boston Conservatory Choirs (MA); Music Director, Newburyport Choral Society (RI); Tenor with Skylark Vocal Ensemble (MA). Past Career Highlights: Member of Skylark Vocal Ensemble in residency at St. John’s Smith Square (London, UK); Director of Choral Programs, Cobb County Center for Excellence in the Performing Arts at Pebblebrook High School, 2007-2010; Guest Conductor, Kile Smith’s Canticle with The Boston Cecilia (MA). Educational Background: Doctor of Musical Arts (Choral Conducting), University of Michigan; Master of Music (Choral Conducting), University of Michigan; Bachelor of Music (Vocal Performance), Boston University (MA). Passion Outside of Singing: “Tennis and my dog, Pepper.” Special Desert Chorale Memory: “Too many to name! Tennis with Josh, hiking with many members of the Chorale, the annual George-Olympiad, dinners in Chimayo, time with board members, recording and concerts in Dallas, ACDA performances, and most of all, the musical camaraderie always present in the Desert Chorale.”

Erik Gustafson (3rd Season) Hometown: Portland, OR Current Residence: Durango, CO Upcoming Engagements: Voice Instructor, Fort Lewis College (CO); Tenor Soloist, George Frideric Handel’s Messiah HWV 56 with Redemptor Baroque Festival (TX); Photo: Jon Simpson Photography Concerts with Bach Collegium, San Diego (CA); True Concord Voices & Orchestra, Tucson (AZ); and Santa Fe Desert Chorale. Past Career Highlights: Evangelist, J. S. Bach’s St John Passion, BWV 245 with True Concord Voices & Orchestra (AZ); Evangelist, J. S. Bach’s St Matthew Passion, BWV 244 with Arizona Bach Festival; Evangelist and Tenor Soloist, J. S. Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 with Oregon Bach Festival. Educational Background: Bachelor of Music (Vocal Performance), Arizona State University. Passion Outside of Singing: “Whistling in close harmony with my wife purely for the elation of our cat, Sweet Pea. Still music, I suppose, but not technically singing!” Special Desert Chorale Memory: “The raucous crowd at our ACDA performance in Chicago. Choral musicians don’t often have the opportunity to feel like rock stars, but we were all riding high on the energy of a special performance in front of a capacity audience that was incredibly generous and giving with their thanks and good vibrations.”

Patrick Michael Muehleise (7th Season) Hometown: Schoolcraft, MI Current Residence: Chicago, IL Awards & Distinctions: GRAMMY® Award nomination for True Concord Voices & Orchestra recording Paulus: Photo: Todd Rosenberg Far In The Heavens. Upcoming Engagements: Tenor Soloist, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Requiem in D minor K.626 with Seraphic Fire in residence at the Aspen Music Festival (CO) under the baton of Xian Zhang; Artist-Faculty at Aspen Music Festival; Artistin-Residence at UCLA; 8th Season with Seraphic Fire (FL). Past Career Highlights: Tenor Soloist, Claudio Monteverdi’s Vespers 1610 with Music of the Baroque (MA) conducted by Jane Glover; Soloist, Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana with Long Beach Camerata (CA); Soloist Felix Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Op. 70 with Fort Wayne Philharmonic (IN). Educational Background: Bachelor of Music (Vocal Performance), Western Michigan University. Passion Outside of Singing: “Carpentry and construction, golf and sports, artist advocacy.” Special Desert Chorale Memory: “Pickup basketball with colleagues at Fort Marcy, golfing with colleagues at Cochiti Golf Club.”

Bradley Naylor

(9th Season)

Hometown: Houston, TX Current Residence: Athens, OH Upcoming Engagements: The Singing Men of Ohio Tour; Conducting Joseph Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass in D minor, HOB. XXII, Ohio University Singers and Photo: Matthew Fried Choral Union, the Ohio University Symphony Orchestra. Past Career Highlights: Santa Fe Desert Chorale recording project, The Road Home; J.S. Bach’s Mass in B minor BWV 232 with Yale Schola Cantorum in Korea and China; Evangelist, J. S. Bach’s St John Passion, BWV 245 with Cantata Singers of the First United Methodist Church, Henderson (KY). Educational Background: Doctor of Musical Arts (Choral Conducting), Yale University (CT); Master of Music (Choral Conducting) Indiana University; Bachelor of Music, Brown University (RI). Passion Outside of Singing: “Cheering for the World Series Champion Houston Astros!” Special Desert Chorale Memory: “Singing Amazing Grace with the Carnegie-bound Dallas Street Choir.”

Stephen Soph (4th Season) Hometown: Denton, TX Current Residence: Denver, CO Awards & Distinctions: 2016 Oregon Bach Festival Young Artist; Vocals on Maná’s 2015 Latin GRAMMY® Award-winning Album Cama Incendiada; Photo: Amanda Webber 2014 Virginia Best Adams Fellow, Carmel Bach Festival. Upcoming Engagements: Tenor Soloist, George Frideric Handel’s Messiah HWV 56 with New Jersey Symphony Orchestra; Soloist, J.S. Bach Cantatas Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland BWV 61 and Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme BWV 140 with Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra (CA); Soloist, Recording of the works of Agostino Steffani with Jory Vinikour, harpsichord. Past Career Highlights: Soloist, Igor Stravinsky’s Threni with The Cleveland Orchestra (OH), Severance Hall Orchestra premier, conducted by Franz Welser-Möst; Soloist, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Requiem in D minor, K. 626 with The Cleveland Orchestra conducted by Patrick Dupré Quigley; Soloist, Handel’s Dettingen Te Deum, HWV 283, The Cleveland Orchestra (OH) conducted by Ton Koopman. Educational Background: Master of Music, Yale School of Music (CT); Bachelor of Arts, University of North Texas; Texas Boys Choir School. Passion Outside of Singing: “Reading, travel, design, and great food.” Special Desert Chorale Memory: “George’s Olympiad Opening Ceremony.”



David Farwig James Bass (4th Season)

Hometown: Tampa, FL Current Residence: Los Angeles, CA Awards & Distinctions: Three-time GRAMMY® Award nominee; Featured Soloist on the Conspirare recording Pablo Neruda: The Poet Sings; Associate Photo: Kerry Travilla Conductor, Seraphic Fire (FL); Named one of the “Top 10” most important men in Tampa Bay by Blu Magazine. Upcoming Engagements: Guest Conductor and Artistic Director Finalist with the Phoenix Chorale; Co-Founder and Artistic Conductor for the Professional Choral Institute at the Aspen Music Festival (CO); Conductor of the Florida All-State Men’s Chorus. Past Career Highlights: Bass Soloist with The Cleveland Orchestra, The New World Symphony (FL), and the Florida Orchestra; Chorus preparation for Sir David Wilcocks and Sir Colin Davis. Educational Background: Doctor of Musical Arts, University of Miami (FL); Interlochen Arts Academy. Passion Outside of Singing: “Hockey!!!” Special Desert Chorale Memory: “Hearing André Thomas read Bartholomew Arkoh Boamah Sarbah’s poem Awake Mother Africa each evening before our 2017 Justice program concerts.”

John Buffett

(5th Season)

Hometown: Hudson, OH Current Residence: Los Angeles, CA Upcoming Engagements: Appearances at the Aspen Music Festival with the Los Angeles Master Chorale led by Grant Gershon; and with Seraphic Fire Photo: Lucia Gill Photography (FL) conducted by Patrick Dupré Quigley. Past Career Highlights: Faculty, California State University at Long Beach; Soloist, J.S. Bach’s Mass in B minor, BWV 232, Charlotte Bach Festival (NC), Scott Allen Jarrett, Conductor; Jesus, J.S. Bach’s St. John Passion, BWV 245, Pacific Chorale (CA), Robert Istad, Conductor. Educational Background: Master of Music and Bachelor of Music, Eastman School of Music (NY). Passion Outside of Singing: “Cleveland sports.” Special Desert Chorale Memory: “Fort Marcy basketball domination with the guys!”

(21st Season)

Hometown: Denver, CO Current Residence: Denver, CO Awards & Distinctions: Austin Critics Table Award, “Best Singer 2011 & 2012;” 2003 Virginia Best Adams Fellow, Carmel Bach Festival; Performing with Photo: Audrey Michelle Conspirare (TX) and True Concord Voices & Orchestra (AZ), heard on four GRAMMY® Award nominated and two GRAMMY® Award-winning recordings; Soloist on Conspirare’s 2006 Edison Award-winning Requiem recording. Upcoming Engagements: Program of Latin American Baroque at the Tucson Desert Song Festival (AZ); J. S. Bach’s St. Matthew Passion and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Requiem in D minor, K. 626 with True Concord Voices & Orchestra (AZ). Past Career Highlights: Solo appearances throughout the US and Europe as a Member of the USAF Singing Sergeants; Choral and Solo Concert Artist with various performing ensembles including Conspirare (TX), Seraphic Fire (FL), Santa Fe Symphony, Santa Fe Opera, Choral Arts Northwest (WA), True Concord Voices & Orchestra (AZ); Professional vocalist at Carmel (CA), Oregon and Victoria (BC) Bach Festivals. 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: “Traveling, food, SKIING!” Special Desert Chorale Memory: “In my first season, when I was just a pup, Larry Bandfield had every singer in my section sing a brutally hard passage one by one. Each singer failed miserably, except me, and Larry yelled out, ‘This boy can hardly read a lick of music and he just showed you how it’s done!’ He was right. I was so scared out of my wits, I memorized all my music!”

Enrico Lagasca performing during The Road Home CD Launch Concert at Cristo Rey Church, February 2018. Photo: Steven Ovitsky


Harris Ipock (6th Season) Hometown: Chesapeake, VA Current Residence: Wincester, VA Awards & Distinctions: Conservatory Choir Director, Shenandoah Conservatory (VA); Former Resident Conductor, Harvard Glee Club (MA); Former Interim Director Photo: Bonica Ayala of Undergraduate Choirs, Boston University (MA). Upcoming Engagements: J.S. Bach Motets with Conspirare (TX); Craig Hella Johnson’s Considering Matthew Shepard tours with Conspirare; Santa Fe Desert Chorale 2018 Winter Festival Season. Past Career Highlights: Led Harvard Glee Club’s Tour to Taiwan, Japan, and South Korea; Chorus Master, Richard Wagner’s Riezi, Odyssey Opera (MA); Recorded GRAMMY® Award-winning disc The Sacred Spirit of Russia with Conspirare. Educational Background: Doctor of Musical Arts (Choral Conducting), Eastman School of Music (NY); Master of Music (Choral Conducting and Voice), East Carolina University; Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Arts (Music and Economics) University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. Passion Outside of Singing: “Golf, jazz, other weird music.” Special Desert Chorale Memory: “Too many fun times and mountaintop performances to name. Rachmaninov’s All-Night Vigil in the Basilica.”

Sam Kreidenweis (3rd Season) Hometown: Cincinnati, OH Current Residence: Boston, MA Upcoming Engagements: Performing as a soloist with Sounds of Austria in Regensburg, Germany; One-on-apart presentation of Francis Poulenc’s Photo: Kate Lemmon Photography Figure Humaine and Maurice Duruflé’s Requiem with The Thirteen; Multiple tours of Ireland and the Netherlands with the Irish group Anúna. Past Career Highlights: Baritone Soloist, J.S. Bach’s Mass in B minor BWV 232 with Cincinnati Vocal Arts Ensemble; Tenor Soloist for the Boston Camerata on a program of Marc-Antoine Charpentier’s Messe de minuit pour Nöel; Tour promotion of the album release of Seven Words from the Cross with Skylark Ensemble at the St. John Smith’s Square Holy Week Festival presented by Tenebrae Choir (London, UK). Educational Background: Master of Music Summa Cum Laude (Opera Theatre Performance), Arizona State University; Bachelor of Music (Vocal Performance), University of Dayton (OH). Passion Outside of Singing: “Hiking and learning German.” Special Desert Chorale Memory: “Finding new artistic freedom and cultural understanding while singing with guest conductor André Thomas.”

Enrico Lagasca (3rd Season) Hometown: Manila, Philippines Current Residence: Queens, NY Awards & Distinctions: Finalist in the Das Lied International Song Competition headed by acclaimed baritone Thomas Quastoff in Berlin, Germany, and in the Photo: Matt Maniano 24th International Vocal Competition LE Centre Lyrique in Clermont-Ferrand, France. Upcoming Engagements: Extra Chorus for Richard Wagner’s The Ring Cycle at The Metropolitan Opera; 20182019 season as soloist and chorister with six New York ensembles. Engaged for 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). Anticipated disc releases of Claudio Monteverdi Vespers of 1610, and Jonathan Newman’s re-imagined Mass with texts by poet Victoria Chang with The Choir of Trinity Wall Street (NY). Past Career Highlights: I am privileged to sing as a Soloist in some of my favorite choral works such as J.S. Bach’s Mass in B minor BWV 232, Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125, J. S. Bach’s St Matthew Passion, BWV 244, Arvo Pärt’s Passio, Joseph Haydn’s The Creation Hob. XXI:2, Gioachino Rossini’s Stabat Mater, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Requiem in D minor, K. 626, to name a few; Performances with notable orchestras such as the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, New York Philharmonic, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, American Classical Orchestra, and American Symphony Orchestra; World concert tours and competitions with the Philippine Madrigal Singers. 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: “Traveling.” Special Desert Chorale Memory: “A lot! Here are some of them: final Rachmaninov “Vespers” performance concert in my first summer season; Community Engagement at the Interfaith Community Shelter; Kate Maroney singing John Corigliano’s Fern Hill; Kathleen 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; NIA classes led by Sarah Nickerson; all the hiking and green chili; The Road Home recording in Dallas, and the Chicago ACDA tour!”



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Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument. Photo by Enrico Lagasca, Bass Vocalist with the Santa Fe Desert Chorale.

GUEST Artists Rev. Talitha Arnold, Lecturer (“Sure on this Shining Night” talk on stewardship of the natural environment) Talitha Arnold was called as the Minister of the United Church of Santa Fe in 1987, when the church was a 7-year-old new church started by the Photo: Zina Jundi United Church of Christ. Since that time, the congregation has tripled in membership and is known for its vital worship, diverse music, outreach and advocacy, environmental ministry, and an engaging approach to the Christian faith for all ages. The mission of United Church of Santa Fe ( is to: “Love God. Love Neighbor. Love Creation.” A native of Arizona and a graduate of Pomona College and Yale Divinity School, she was the Interim Associate University Chaplain for Yale and served congregations in Connecticut and Arizona before being called to United. In Santa Fe, Rev. Arnold has served on the City’s first Children and Youth Commission; as President of both Santa Fe Habitat for Humanity and the Interfaith Leadership Alliance; and on the hospital Ethics Committee. On a national level, she co-leads the Faith Communities Task Force for the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention and just completed an 8-year term on the Alumni Board of Yale Divinity School. Her publications include the book, Worship for Vital Congregations; several essays in the “Feasting on the Word” lectionary series; and articles for The Christian Century, NPR’s All Things Considered, the Santa Fe New Mexican, Albuquerque Journal, Tumbleweeds (for children and parents), and the UCC’s “Still Speaking” devotionals. Drawing on the content of her forthcoming book, A Desert Faith for a Desert Time, she recently gave a presentation at the Yale Divinity School titled, “Grace in the Wilderness: A Desert Faith for a Desert Time.” She has previously presented talks for Berkshire Choral Festival, Santa Fe Desert Chorale, the Santa Fe Symphony, Santa Fe’s “Renesan” lecture series, and at numerous UCC settings. She is a regular panelist on “The Forum” radio show on KFSR. Talitha Arnold’s leadership and ministry has been recognized in a variety of ways, including the United Church of Christ Antoinette Brown Award for outstanding women clergy, Santa Fe’s Human Rights Award,

Yale Divinity School’s “Outstanding Recent Alum,” a Lilly Endowment clergy grant, and Santa Fe’s “Ten Who Made a Difference” award. She will receive the Santa Fe Desert Chorale’s Civic Leadership Award at the 2018 Summer Gala.

David Bashwiner, PhD (Pre-concert Lecturer, “Sure on this Shining Night” programs) David Bashwiner, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Music Theory at the University of New Mexico. He earned a PhD from the University of Chicago Photo: Kate Burn Photography (Music Composition); a Master of Music from the University of Illinois, and a Bachelor of Arts from Cornell University (NY) (Psychology). His doctoral dissertation, “Musical Emotion: Toward a Biologically Grounded Theory,” explored the biological foundations of emotional responses to music. His recent work has extended these explorations to sound processing in animals and responsiveness to sound within different environmental contexts. His works have been published by Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press, and University of Chicago Press, among others.

Aaron Boyd, Violin (The New World: Journey from the Inca Trail, and Camino del Inka Chamber Program) Violinist Aaron Boyd enjoys a versatile career as soloist, chamber musician, orchestral leader, recording artist, Photo: Sophie Zhai lecturer, and teacher. Since making his New York recital debut in 1998, he has concertized throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. Formerly a member of the Escher String Quartet, he was a recipient of an Avery Fisher Career Grant and the Martin E. Segal prize from Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, and was also awarded a Proclamation by the City of Pittsburgh for his musical accomplishments. A passionate advocate for new music, he has been involved in numerous commissions and premieres, and (continued on next page)


has worked directly with such legendary composers as Milton Babbitt, Elliott Carter, and Charles Wuorinen. He is also founder of the Zukofsky Quartet (Quartet-in-Residence at Bargemusic), the only ensemble to have played all of Milton Babbitt’s notoriously difficult string quartets. As a recording artist, he can be heard on the BIS, Music@ Menlo Live, Naxos, Tzadik, North/South and Innova labels. He has been broadcast in concert by NPR, WQXR, and WQED, and was profiled by Arizona Public Television. Born in Pittsburgh, Mr. Boyd began his studies with Samuel LaRocca and Eugene Phillips and graduated from The Juilliard School (NY) where he studied with Sally Thomas and coached extensively with Paul Zukofsky and cellist Harvey Shapiro. He now serves as Director of Chamber Music and Professor of Practice in Violin at the Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University and lives in Dallas with his wife Yuko, daughter Ayu, and son Yuki.

Caminos del Inka, Inc. (The New World: Journey from the Inca Trail program) Caminos del Inka, Inc., a not-for-profit organization, was created to discover, preserve, expand and disseminate the rich musical legacy of the Americas through cultural and musical research, composition, publication, performance, education and outreach. It is an effort to unearth forgotten artistic treasures, combine them with classical repertoire, and commission new music from this region, thereby introducing fresh sounds to concertgoers in the U.S. and throughout the world. Caminos del Inka, Inc. pursues these goals by: •Conducting historical, musicological, and audiovisual research; •Commissioning original compositions and transcriptions of existing music; •Publishing this music in various media to share it with broader audiences; •Contextualizing the music with photography, videography, and choreography; and •Presenting dynamic, historically-informed performances that educate audiences of all ages. For more information, please visit

Artistic Director Joshua Habermann leads the Santa Fe Desert Chorale in a 2016 performance at Christ Church in Santa Fe. Photo: Chelsea Call


Tzu-Ying Chan, Violin (The New World: Journey from the Inca Trail program) Dr. Tzu-Ying Chan, originally from Taiwan, is an active Violinist and teacher. She has performed as a member of the “212 Ensemble” in New York and the Dallas Chamber Symphony, as well as the symphony orchestras of Irving, Las Colinas, and San Angelo (TX), Monroe (LA), and South Arkansas and Texarkana (AR), among others. An accomplished Baroque Violinist, she has made numerous appearances at the Boston Early Music Festival and the Baroque Performance Institute at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music in Ohio. Her performances have taken her to some of the world’s most prestigious venues, including New York’s Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center, and Taiwan’s National Concert Hall. In addition to maintaining a successful private teaching studio in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, Dr. Chan is currently an Adjunct Instructor of Violin at the Tarrant County College (TX), as well as a violin teacher at the Fort Worth Country Day School and the Lifesong Studio. She has also taught at the Coppell Conservatory of Music (TX), at the Independent School Districts of Lewisville and Northwest (TX); and the Melody Music School in New York. Tzu-Ying Chan earned a Doctor of Musical Arts degree under the tutelage of Julia Bushkova at the University of North Texas, where she wrote a dissertation on Baroque improvisation practice in England as illustrated by 17th Century English music publisher John Playford. Dr. Chan holds a Master of Music degree from the Mannes College of Music (NY), and a Bachelor of Music Education degree from the University of Taipei. She has also taken additional post-graduate studies at the Temple University (PA) under the guidance of Yumi Scott.

David Coss, Lecturer

Josef B. Díaz, Chief Curator and Associate Director, Museum of Spanish Colonial Art

(Inspirational Terrain: Artistic Creation in New Mexico) David Coss came to New Mexico in 1959 from Southern Illinois. His parents delighted in their new Photo: Mona Blaber physical and cultural surroundings and shared this with the five Coss children. Summers were filled with camping and fishing in northern New Mexico and winters included sledding and the fragrance of piñon and juniper smoke in the cold Santa Fe air. Mr. Coss was a City Councilor and Mayor of Santa Fe (2006-2014.) He is proud of Santa Fe’s establishment of the Santa Fe Living Wage ordinance, the Santa Fe Living River programs, the protection of immigrant families in Santa Fe and the City resolution to recognize marriage equality. The recipient of the 2013 Americans for the Arts and The United States Conference of Mayors National Award for Local Arts Leadership, David Coss has enjoyed and supported the arts and music of Santa Fe. “The arts community of Santa Fe helped make clear to me the connection between the arts and the natural beauty of New Mexico. For centuries, New Mexico itself has been a central theme of so many of our artists. This in turn has created the rich cultures we celebrate here.” He earned an undergraduate degree at New Mexico State University (Wildlife Science) and a Master of Science degree (Zoology) from Southern Illinois University. David has completed a career in environmental protection and natural resources management for New Mexico while continuing to hunt, fish, camp, and hike here. He lives in Santa Fe with his wife, Carol. He serves as Chair of the Rio Grande Chapter of the Sierra Club Executive Committee, as a board member of Somos un Pueblo Unido, and is a proud grandfather.

(Caminos del Inka Chamber Program, Museum of Spanish Colonial Art) Josef B. Díaz was appointed Chief Curator and Associate Director of Santa Fe’s Museum of Spanish Colonial Art in September 2017. In this capacity, he oversees its renowned Spanish Colonial art collection, develops exhibitions, expands community engagement, and continues the Museum’s commitment to acquiring works with a broad, Pan-American focus. Photo: Courtesy of Museum of Spanish Colonial Art

A scholar in the art and art history of the Spanish Colonial Southwest and Mexico, Mr. Díaz had excelled as a curator, author, and editor at the New Mexico History Museum/ Palace of the Governors. His most recent exhibitions, each of which included companion books, were Fractured Faiths: Spanish Judaism, the Inquisition, and New World Identities; and Painting the Divine: Images of Mary in the New World. The book accompanying Fractured Faiths won first place in the category of Judaism in the Independent Press Award program. His 2009 exhibit, Santa Fe Found: Fragments in Time, has been on longterm exhibit in the Palace of the Governors, thanks to the way it helps define the capital city’s dramatic settlement. He played a collaborative role in the development of the History Museum’s long-term exhibit, Telling New Mexico, and curated the Palace’s Tesoros de Devoción, a collection of eighteenth and early nineteenth century New Mexican religious sculpture. Most recently, he has overseen an effort to examine the museum’s famed Segesser Hides with hightech equipment.

Susan Dubois, Viola (Caminos del Inka Chamber Program, Museum of Spanish Colonial Art) Considered one of the leading young artist-teachers of viola today, Susan Dubois was presented in her solo Photo: Mike Itashiki New York Recital Debut at Carnegie Recital Hall as the sole viola winner of Artist International’s 23rd Annual Auditions, and also was selected as a prizewinner and recitalist at the Lionel Tertis International Viola Competition in the United Kingdom. Susan Dubois has appeared at music festivals such as Marlboro (VT) and La Jolla (CA), and has extensive experience as a recitalist and chamber musician, performing and coaching throughout the United States, (continued on next page)


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As a member of the jury, Dr. Dubois has judged major competitions such as the Corpus Christi International Competition for Piano and Strings and the Primrose International Viola Competition. She holds Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from USC (CA), where she studied under Donald McInnes, and a Doctoral of Musical Arts from The Juilliard School (NY), where she was a teaching assistant for Karen Tuttle. Formerly the Principal Violist of the Dallas Opera Orchestra, Susan Dubois is currently a member of the artist faculty and String-Area Coordinator at the University of North Texas. She also serves on the summer faculty of Round Top International Festival Institute (TX), Texas Music Festival, and the Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival (VT).

Jake Fridkis, Flute (The New World: Journey from the Inca Trail program; Caminos del Inka Chamber Program, Museum of Spanish Colonial Art; Instrument “Petting Zoo,” New Mexico History Museum)

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South America, Australia, Italy, Portugal, China, Croatia, South Korea, and South Africa.

Hailed by The Dallas Morning News for his “radiant tone and generous expressivity,” and the Fort Worth Star Telegram for his “musicianship, clear sound, precise intonation, and empathic dynamic levels,” Jake Fridkis has quickly established himself as one of the leading flutists of his generation. Before graduating from the Yale School of Music, he won the Principal Flute position in the South Dakota Symphony, where he played for two months before winning the same position with the Fort Worth Symphony, where he is currently Principal. He has performed as a concerto soloist in Germany, Italy, France, Brazil, and throughout the United States. He has performed with the Cleveland Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony, St. Louis Symphony, and played Guest Principal with the Dallas Symphony, Symphony SONG (Korea), and guest Solo Flute with the Norwegian Radio Orchestra including their 2017 spring tour. Jake Fridkis earned his Masters and Artist Diploma degrees while studying with Ransom Wilson at the Yale School of Music, receiving the coveted Thomas Nyfenger Memorial Prize for highest achievements. His other studies have been at the Cleveland Institute with Josh Smith, and at Aspen with Mark Sparks. He is currently on the faculty of the Eastern Music Festival during the summer in Greensboro (NC); and is a Wm. S. Haynes flutes performing artist.

Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Founder, Caminos del Inka, Inc. and Artistic Advisor (The New World: Journey from the Inca Trail program) Celebrating 30 years of professional conducting, GRAMMY® nominated and Emmy Award-winning Conductor Miguel Harth-Bedoya is currently Chief Conductor of the Norwegian Radio Orchestra/Oslo and has completed his 18th season as Music Director of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra. He is the Founder and Artistic Director of Caminos del Inka, Inc., a not-for-profit organization that performs and promotes the music of the Americas. Photo: Michal Novak

Miguel Harth-Bedoya has conducted top American orchestras including Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Los Angeles, New York, and Philadelphia. He has also conducted widely throughout Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Asia, and Latin America. He led the world premiere of Jennifer Higdon’s acclaimed opera, Cold Mountain for Santa Fe Opera. Other opera productions include La bohème at English National Opera, Golijov’s Ainadamar with the Santa Fe Opera, and Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia with the Canadian National Opera. His discography features recordings on the Harmonia Mundi, Deutsche Grammophon, Decca, and Sony labels. In 2017 Miguel Harth-Bedoya launched a catalogue of Latin American orchestral music (www.latinorchestralmusic. com), a subscription resource providing comprehensive information about orchestral music from Latin America and the Caribbean. He has been a Distinguished Guest Professor of Conducting at Texas Christian University since 2008 and established a Conducting Fellowship Program at the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra which draws Fellows from TCU School of Music. The Conductor also developed a Fundamentals of Orchestra Conducting Workshop, which took place in June 2018 with the Fort Worth Symphony at TCU.

Joyce Myoung-Ji Jang, Violin (The New World: Journey from the Inca Trail program) Joyce Myoung-Ji Jang is an active Violinist and dedicated music educator who has appeared at international music Photo: Studio Ari festivals such as Banff Centre Canada and Tanglewood Music Center. In 2010, she served as a Concertmaster of the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra under Jaap van Zweden, Music Director Designate of the New York Philharmonic. She has also performed as a First Violinist at The American Academy of Conducting at Aspen, the Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra (SC), and the Richmond Symphony (VA), among others. Born in Seoul, South Korea, Ms. Jang started her musical education at age three, and made her debut as a soloist when she was 11 by performing Lalo’s Symphony Espagnole in Seoul. In 2005, Ms. Jang came to America to attend the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati (OH) with a full merit scholarship and graduated magna cum laude. She was the first prize winner of the Neff Award and Competition sponsored by The Cincinnati Women’s Club. She holds a Master of Music degree (Violin Performance) from the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University (TX) where she studied with the world-renowned Violinist Cho-Liang Lin. While at Rice, she was a recipient of the Wolff-Toomim Foundation and Bridget Jensen Scholarships. As a chamber musician, Ms. Jang has performed in prestigious venues such as Seiji Ozawa Hall (MA), Stude Concert Hall (TX), Thomas Duncan Hall (IN), Seoul Art Center, and the Corbett Center for the Performing Arts (OH), she has coached with members of the Julliard String Quartet, American String Quartet, and Concord String Quartet. In addition to performing, Ms. Jang is a dedicated music teacher in the Houston area. She maintains a successful violin studio with students who are active members of Texas All-State and regional orchestras, Houston Youth Symphony, and many other youth organizations. Ms. Jang is also a state certified music educator.

Maestro Harth-Bedoya received his Bachelor of Music from the Curtis Institute of Music (PA) and his Master of Music from The Juilliard School (NY), both under the guidance of Otto-Werner Mueller. He also studied with Seiji Ozawa and Gustav Meier at Tanglewood. He lives in Fort Worth with his wife Maritza and their three children, Elena, Emilio, and Elisa, with a secondary home in Oslo. Sally and Trustee Emeritus Don Roberts. Photo: The Photography Studio SANTA FE DESERT CHORALE 57

Craig Jessop, Guest Conductor

Seth McConnell, Percussion

(Bernstein, Bolcom, and Barber: Twentieth Century Masters program)

(The New World: Journey from the Inca Trail program; Instrument “Petting Zoo,” New Mexico History Museum)

Dr. Craig Jessop is Professor of Music and the founding Dean of the Caine College of the Arts at Utah State Photo: Weston Allen University. Dr. Jessop’s distinguished tenure includes Music Director of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, and Head of the Department of Music of Utah State. Under his direction, the Tabernacle Choir received numerous awards, including the coveted National Medal of Arts in a ceremony at the White House. He has recorded more than fifteen CDs on the Telarc and MTC labels with the choir and was nominated for a GRAMMY® Award for his work with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra. He is also the Founder and Music Director of the American Festival Chorus and Orchestra, and served as Music Director of the Carnegie Hall National High School Choral Festival. At the opening ceremony of the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City, Dr. Jessop conducted the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and the Utah Symphony, working with world-renowned artists Sting and Yo-Yo Ma, and composers John Williams and Michael Kamen. His career has taken him to the most prestigious concert halls of the nation and around the world, including Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., Royal Albert Hall in London and throughout Europe and Asia. In 2013, Dr. Jessop was selected by the American Choral Directors Association to conduct the monumental Benjamin Britten War Requiem with the Dallas Symphony Chorus and Orchestra at their national convention, the fourth time in his career to conduct at the national ACDA conventions. He is also a frequent Guest Conductor at Massachusetts’ Berkshire Choral Festival. In addition to his work as a conductor, Dr. Jessop has been active as a baritone vocalist, first as a member of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, and later with the choirs of Helmuth Rilling and John Rutter, and with The Robert Shaw Festival Singers. He lives in the northern Utah valley of Cache County with his wife RaNae. They are the parents of four children and have ten grandchildren.


Seth McConnell is the Principal Timpanist of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, a Photo: Alton Adkins position he has held since 2013. He can be heard on several albums released by the FWSO under the Harmonia Mundi label. The Percussionist has performed with the San Francisco, Baltimore, and San Antonio Symphonies, among others. He is also a founding member of the Caminos Del Inka Ensemble, which performs traditional, classical, and contemporary music, based on the culture and history of South America. Mr. McConnell holds degrees from the New England Conservatory and Purchase College, State University of New York. He is an active clinician and teacher in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. When not engaged in music making, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Elisa, and two children.

Kathleen McIntosh, Harpsichord (The New World: Journey from the Inca Trail program; The Art of Community in Latin America, Museum of International Folk Art on Museum Hill) Harpsichordist Kathleen McIntosh has appeared in the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival since 1996, and in festivals throughout the United States, as well as in Cuba, Germany, Japan, Peru, and Spain. Photo: Charles McMillan

An enthusiastic performer of contemporary music, she has premiered works by Melinda Wagner, Leo Brouwer, John Steinmetz, Carl Minsker and many others, and will premiere a work by Gregory Spears in the 2019-2020 season. A resident of Santa Fe, Ms. McIntosh has appeared with Severall Friends (NM), the Santa Fe Symphony, Santa Fe Pro Musica, and Serenata of Santa Fe. Kathleen McIntosh records for Gasparo CDs on harpsichords by John Phillips, and can be heard frequently on NPR’s Performance Today. She has a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Oregon and a Master of Music degree from the University of Washington. Her main teachers were John Hamilton, Thurston Dart and Laurette Goldberg. As a recipient of the Lillian and Paul Petri Prize for Foreign Study, she earned a C.A.M.S. from King’s College, London. She teaches in Havana, Lima, and Opole (Poland).

Michael Namingha, Artist and Speaker (Insights & Sounds program, Niman Fine Art) Multidisciplinary artist Michael Namingha is a keen observer of today’s Photo: Courtesy of the society. He creates a compelling mix Georgia O’Keeffe Museum of imagery and words, commenting on modern interpersonal relations and contemporary culture. His current body of work explores the vanishing and changing landscape of the American West. In 2017, he visited the rugged, desolate Black Place in northwest New Mexico for the first time, carrying only one tool: a drone camera. Returning to his studio, he refined and digitally edited the resulting photographs to create a collection of images defined by a spare, contemporary aesthetic. His images are currently on view together with selected paintings of the Black Place by Georgia O’Keeffe at the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum through October 28, 2018. Comparing Namingha’s work with that of O’Keeffe’s, viewers are given an opportunity to examine our evolving notions of art and landscape in New Mexico. The former Arts Commissioner for the City of Santa Fe (2008-2013), he holds a B.B.A. in Strategic Design and Management from the Parsons School of Design (NY).

Kyle Nielsen, Artistic Coordinator and Percussion (Bernstein, Bolcom, and Barber: Twentieth Century Masters program) Kyle Nielsen is the Artistic Coordinator for the Santa Fe Desert Chorale, where he coordinates all artistic contracting and operations in addition to supervising the artistic aspects of the Desert Chorale’s community outreach initiative. In addition to his work with the Desert Chorale, Nielsen collaborates in a variety of capacities with some of the Desert Chorale’s most highly-esteemed peer organizations. During the 2016-2017 season, he completed a tenure as Conducting Fellow with GRAMMY® nominated Seraphic Fire (FL). Recent and upcoming professional appearances as an ensemble singer include the Piedmont Singers (VA), Brevitas (UT), Musica Judaica (FL), and as a soloist with the Southern Virginia University Orchestra (VA) and the Second Avenue Jewish Chorale (FL). Photo: Alan Kaid

Honor Choir, the 2018 Manhattan Concert Productions choral residency at the National Cathedral, and as part of the Sephardic Legacy program during the Santa Fe Desert Chorale’s 2016 Summer Festival. During the academic year, Nielsen is the Director of Choral Studies at Southern Virginia University, where he conducts the Chamber Singers, Concert Chorale, Choral Union, and teaches applied voice as well as vocal methods courses. He also oversees the K-12 vocal music education licensure program and leads the undergraduate choral conducting internship. He holds a DMA from the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music, and Master of Music from East Carolina University, and a Bachelor of Arts from Southern Virginia University.

Santiago Ariza Rodriguez, Violin (The New World: Journey from the Inca Trail program) A member of Odysseus Chamber Orchestra, Santiago Ariza has been heard in concert in Brazil, Colombia, Germany, Italy, and the United States. As a soloist, he was invited to perform Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto Op.35 with the Universidad Central Symphony Orchestra (Venezuela) under the baton of Hernán Rodríguez. In 2017, he was invited by Leonardo Federico Hoyos to perform a series of concerts with the Youth Philharmonic orchestra of Bogota (Columbia) both as a Soloist and Concertmaster. The Violinist won First Prize in the 2012 Alliance Française music competition held in Bogota and First Prize in the Fabio Lozano University youth talents music competition held in the same city. He has attended festivals such as Interlochen (MI), Festival Internacional de Música de Esmeraldas (Ecuador), and the Cartagena Festival Internacional de Música (Colombia), among others. Santiago Ariza Rodriguez holds a Bachelor´s degree from Universidad Central in Bogota and an Artist Diploma from Texas Christian University under the guidance of Dr. Elisabeth Adkins. He is pursuing a Masters of Music degree at TCU.

In addition to his work conducting, managing, and singing with choirs, Kyle Nielsen has years of performing experience in trumpet and percussion. As a percussionist he has recently appeared with the University of Miami


Paul John Rudoi, Composer (“Sure on this Shining Night” program) Deemed an “indisputably unique, confident, and innovative voice in the choral composition field” by the American Prize, composer Paul John Photo: BD Portraits Rudoi’s award-winning compositions have been commissioned and performed by various ensembles and artists throughout North America and Europe, including Orphei Dränger (Sweden), the Vancouver Chamber Singers, the British Trombone Society, Cantus (MN), and the National Lutheran Choir (MN). His work has garnered numerous grants from the Jerome Foundation (MN), the ACF, MRAC, MSAB, the NEA, ASCAP and the American Prize. The composer’s music is published through PJR Music alongside Graphite, Santa Barbara, Walton, Morningstar, and ECS music publishers. As a professional tenor vocalist, Paul has performed and recorded a wide range of music, first as a member of the full-time vocal ensemble Cantus (MN) from 2008-2016, followed by performances with Seraphic Fire (FL), and the Santa Fe Desert Chorale.

Church of the Holy Faith

He holds degrees from the Hartt School (CT), and the University of Oregon in Eugene. His teachers have included Sharon Paul, Robert Kyr, Libby Larsen, and Edward Bolkovac.

Nathan Salazar, Piano (Bernstein, Bolcom, and Barber: Twentieth Century Masters program and “Sure on this Shining Night” program)

Photo by Marty Buchsbaum

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Nathan Salazar is in demand for engagements throughout the world, Photo: Evangeline Hodge having performed in England, Scotland, Italy, and Russia, including at the International Festival of Spanish and Latin American Music with renowned mezzo-soprano Teresa Berganza. Mr. Salazar has appeared in prestigious venues all across the United States including The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and in Washington, D.C. and Carnegie Hall in New York City. In 2014, he was invited to be part of Marilyn Horne’s 80th birthday celebration at Carnegie Hall; where he worked with Ms. Horne, Martin Katz, and the legendary Christa Ludwig. Committed to contemporary repertoire, he has collaborated with composers Jake Heggie, John Musto, William Bolcom, Paul Schoenfield, and Libby Larsen. In Santa Fe, the pianist performs and coaches with Coro de Camara, New Mexico Performing Arts Society, Sangre de Cristo Chorale, the Santa Fe Desert Chorale, and the Santa Fe Opera. (continued on next page)


Nathan Salazar received a fellowship to Songfest in Los Angeles in 2013, where he studied with pianists Margo Garrett and Graham Johnson and participated in Songfest’s first commercial recording, which is now available on CDbaby. The pianist holds a Masters of Music degree in Collaborative Piano from the University of Michigan where he studied with Martin Katz and performed frequently in Ann Arbor’s Hill Auditorium. He received his vocal and piano performance degrees from the University of Kansas.

Lucas Scalamonga, Violin (The New World: Journey from the Inca Trail program) Lucas Scalamogna has performed as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral player throughout the United States, South America, Europe, Photo: Krystal Lo and Asia. His orchestral experience includes engagements with the Grant Park Orchestra (IL), the Alabama Symphony, the Spoleto Festival Orchestra, the Charleston Symphony (SC), and the Youth Orchestra of the Americas (Washington, DC). In addition, he has appeared as a chamber and orchestra player in prestigious international music festivals such as the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival (Germany), the Salzburg Festival (Austria), Great Mountains Music Festival (South Korea), and the Manchester Music Festival (UK). A versatile musician, Mr. Scalamogna often premieres solo and ensemble works written by living composers. He also performs in period instrument ensembles such as New Trinity Baroque (GA) and has collaborated with prominent tango, jazz, and indie rock artists such as Bela Fleck, Raul Jaurena, and Kishi Bashi. A native of Argentina, Lucas Scalamogna began his studies in his home country and continued his education in Croatia at the “Ino Mirkovic” Music Academy. He holds a Bachelor of Music from the University of North Texas, and Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees from the University of Georgia. Among his competition awards are top prizes at the “Etudes and Scales” International Competition (Croatia), the Jeunesses Musicales International Competition (Belgium), the “Alfredo e Vanda Marcosig” European Competition (Italy), and the Music Teachers National Association Chamber Music Competition (United States). Dr. Scalamogna is currently a member of the Augusta Symphony Orchestra (GA), where he often serves as Assistant Principal Second Violin. For seven years he has been a member of the ARCO Chamber Orchestra at the Hugh Hodgson School of Music, University of Georgia, and he has regularly served as Assistant Concertmaster and occasionally performed as a soloist. The Violinist keeps an active teaching studio at the University of Georgia Community Music School and the Atlanta Music Academy.

In addition, he is in demand as a teacher for violin and chamber music masterclasses in the United States and Argentina throughout the year.

Michael Shih, Violin (The New World: Journey from the Inca Trail program; Caminos del Inka Chamber Program, Museum of Spanish Colonial Art) Michael Shih, Concertmaster of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra (FWSO) Photo: Jill Johnson since 2001, has performed throughout the United States and his native Taiwan, as well as on tours of Canada, France, Germany, Costa Rica, Honduras, Peru, China, Japan, and Korea. A United States Presidential Scholar in the Arts, he was a winner in the Naumburg Violin Competition and Artists International’s Auditions, which led to his New York recital debut at Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall in 1992. He has appeared as a soloist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl, the Little Orchestra Society at Avery Fisher Hall (NY), the Dallas (TX), Fort Worth (TX), and Hartford (CT) Symphony Orchestras, the San Pedro Sula Symphony in Honduras, and the Taipei Symphony at Taiwan’s National Concert Hall. In 2007, he gave the world premiere of the Kevin Puts Violin Concerto with the FWSO. This critically acclaimed performance was released by FWSO Live. An avid performer of chamber music, Mr. Shih collaborated with such artists as Leon Fleisher, Jaime Laredo, Cho-Liang Lin, Yo-Yo Ma, Michael Tree, and Charles Wadsworth. For a decade, he was First Violinist of the Whitman Quartet, formerly graduate quartet-in-residence at The Juilliard School (NY), and winner of the Naumburg Chamber Music and Shouse Debut Artists awards. Music festival appearances include Aspen (CO), Bard (NY), Chamber Music Northwest (OR), Chautauqua (NY), Kansai Science City (Japan), La Jolla (CA), Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (NY), Ravinia (IL), Spoleto USA (SC), Stuttgart (Germany), and Mostly Mozart (NY). He has also appeared at the Chiehshou Hall Concert at the Office of the President of Taiwan, at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (NY), Chamber Music International in Dallas, the Cliburn’s “Cliburn at the Bass” and “Cliburn at the Modern” Series (TX). In addition to his many recordings with the Fort Worth Symphony, he has appeared on NPR’s Performance Today, NBC’s Today Show, and Japan’s NHK Television. In 2013, he was a Visiting Professor of Music at the East China Normal University. He was also on the faculty of National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra’s 2015 International Youth Orchestra Camp. Currently, he is a Distinguished Guest Professor of Violin at Texas Christian University. SANTA FE DESERT CHORALE 61

Allan Steele, Cello

“The whole earth breaks forth into singing!”

(The New World: Journey from the Inca Trail program; Caminos del Inka Chamber Program, Museum of Spanish Colonial Art)


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Allan Steele, Principal Cellist with the Fort Worth Symphony, is a performer, teacher, and composer. Mr. Steele maintains an active solo career and has performed in that capacity with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, Mesquite Symphony Orchestra (TX), the Northwest Symphony Orchestra (WA), the American Youth Symphony (CA), and others. He has premiered several works in chamber or orchestral settings by composers such as Mark Antony Turnage and Stephen Cohn, and gave the world premiere of Henri Lazarof’s Fifth Cello Concerto. Photo: Brandie Philips

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The Cellist is a graduate of the Colburn Conservatory of Music in Los Angeles, where he studied with Ronald Leonard. Mr. Steele has also studied with a number of notable pedagogues such as Tanya Carey, Hans Jensen, and Susan Moses. Music festival appearances include Indiana University’s Summer String Program, The Meadowmount School of Music (NY), and the Montreal International String Quartet Academy. He is a regular in the chamber music scene, performing with musicians such as Edgar Myers, Paul Coletti, Arnold Steinhardt, and Vadym Kholodenko. Allan Steele is a founding member of the classical music group, “MC2” and devotes much of his spare time to composing and arranging.

Federico Musgrove Stetson, Charango (The New World: Journey from the Inca Trail program) Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Federico Musgrove Stetson, holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the Photo: Nathan Padron University of Miami, where he attended under a full scholarship and served as a Teacher Assistant and Henry Mancini Fellow. Throughout his studies, he has played in Master Classes for artists such as Denis Azabagic, Manuel Barrueco, Margarita Escarpa, Máximo Diego Pujol, Berta Rojas, LAGQ, and Hopkinson Smith. His most recent performances include solo recitals, appearances with the Miami Guitar Trio and other chamber groups, the FIU Symphony Orchestra, The Frost Symphony Orchestra, the Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra, the Florida Grand Opera, and the New World Symphony where he played under the baton of Michael Tilson Thomas, Co-Founder and Artistic Director of the Orchestra. (continued on next page)


He has given several lectures on pedagogy and arts management including a discussion on his DMA Essay on Music Memorization for the classical guitarist at the 2017 Guitar Foundation of America Convention in Fullerton, CA. Dr. Musgrove Stetson has been selected as a 2017-2018 Miami Leader by the Miami Foundation for his contribution to the community in the Greater Miami Area. He is currently a faculty member at the University of Miami Frost School of Music, the Miami Conservatory of Music, and founding President and Executive Director of the Florida Guitar Foundation. He will co-host the 2019 Guitar Foundation of America Convention at the Frost School of Music, University of Miami, alongside Classical Guitar Program Director, Professor Rafael Padron.

Jack Unzicker, Double Bass (The New World: Journey from the Inca Trail program)

Fabiana Van Lente, Photographer (The New World: Journey from the Inca Trail program) Born in Lima, Peru, Fabiana Van Lente’s homeland of Peru continues to be one Photo: Fabiana Van Lente of her favorite places in the world to shoot photography because of its rich culture and tradition. Ms. Van Lente’s evocative imagery serves as the foundation for Caminos del Inka’s multimedia presentations. A graduate of Texas Christian University with a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts degree with an emphasis in Photography, she has enjoyed a career as an advertising photographer, and currently runs her own business: Van Lente Photography and Multimedia. Her dream is to one day produce a photo book of Peru to share with the world the treasures that exist in her country.

Double bassist Jack Unzicker is a sought-after performer and educator based in Arlington, TX. He has extensive and varied experience in all performance Photo: Drew Le areas, from early music to contemporary, solo, chamber, and orchestral, as well as jazz and electric bass. Dr. Unzicker serves as an Assistant Professor of Double Bass at the University of Texas at Arlington. Dr. Unzicker performs regularly with the Dallas Opera, Dallas Symphony, Fort Worth Symphony, and is Principal Double Bass of the Dallas Chamber Symphony and Plano Symphony Orchestra. In the summers, he has also performed with the Artosphere Festival Orchestra, and as principal of the AIMS Festival Orchestra (Austria) and Orquesta Divertimento (Costa Rica). He has worked with conductors Anshel Brusilow, James Conlon, Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Rossen Milanov, Edoardo Müller, Larry Rachleff, Gunther Schuller, Otto Werner-Mueller, and Jaap Van Zweden. As an educator, Dr. Unzicker has been featured in articles on playing and teaching the double bass in The Strad, Bass World, American String Teacher, and Strings Magazine and frequently performs, adjudicates, and presents at the International Society of Bassists, American String Teachers Association, and Texas Music Educators Association Conventions. Upcoming projects include a recording of an ongoing duo project planned for commercial release in 2019. This duo project is designed to commission, perform, and record new works for violin and double bass in collaboration with Dr. Martha Walvoord, UT Arlington violin professor, and contemporary composers, including six-time GRAMMY® Award-winner Michael Daugherty. SANTA FE DESERT CHORALE 63

Joshua Habermann | Artistic Director

2018WINTERFESTIVAL �Celebremos el�Nino Let Us Celebrate the Child

Carols & Lullabies from thE Americas December 15-23, 2018

tickets now on sale (505) 988-2282


Photo: Fabiana Van Lente

Albuquerque, Los Alamos, & Santa Fe



The Santa Fe Desert Chorale’s celebration of its 36th Anniversary Season is enriched by our generous family of donors comprised of individuals, businesses, foundations, and government agencies. With gratitude, we recognize gifts received between June 14, 2017 and June 18, 2018. VIRTUOSO Gifts of $50,000+ The Rogers Foundation Susie and Jerry Wilson

FOUNDER Gifts of $25,000 - $49,999

Johanna and Arthur† Cinader Habermann Koehn Foundation Stephen and Jane Hochberg

FESTIVAL Gifts of $10,000 - $24,999 Betsy and Dave Bueschel City of Santa Fe Arts Commission and the 1% Lodgers’ Tax David Nathan Meyerson Foundation Sheryl Kelsey and George Duncan James Murphy and Roxanne Howe-Murphy National Endowment for the Arts Nina Hinson Rasmussen and Dr. Scott Rasmussen Judy and Bob Sherman

MAESTRO Gifts of $5,000 - $9,999 Rick Andrew and Diane Buchanan Richard C. Bentley Tom Bloomfield Christopher and Maureen Carusona CHRISTUS St. Vincent Regional Medical Center Douglas P. Clark, MD and Scott J. Allocco Bob Gardner and Ken Marvel Joanna and Joshua Habermann C. Terry Hendrix Heritage Hotels and Resorts, Inc. Eldorado Hotel and Spa Lynne and Joseph Horning Lynn F. Lee Barry and Margaret Lyerly William H. Lynn and Russell M. Coffield New Mexico Arts, A Division of the Department of Cultural Affairs Susan Noel Janet S. Sanders, PhD Santa Fe New Mexican Bradley and Patricia Thompson Thornburg Investment Management Suzanne M. Timble Rebecca Tobey

ARTIST Gifts of $2,500 - $4,999 Ann Aceves Lynn Bickley and Randy Schiffer Curtiss T. and Mary G. Brennan Foundation Dorothy B. Davis Sue-Ellen de Beer Allegra and Jim Derryberry † in memoriam

Judith Donohue Margie Edwards and Ellie Edelstein Sheila and Kirk Ellis David W. Ellwanger and Thomas F. McGuire Evelyn L. Petshek Arts Fund, Santa Fe Community Foundation Ruth Anne and Halley Faust Kim Jordan Shirley MacLaine Phil Martin Janice L. Mayer Laurie and Dick Meyer Missions and Outreach Committee of The Church of the Holy Faith New Mexico Humanities Council Judy and Doug Rhodes Daniel Rusthoi Patricia B. Stanley Vincent and Carolyn Stenerson

CHOIRMASTER Gifts of $1,000 - $2,499 Anonymous Catherine and John Alsip Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation Sharon and Bob Barton Bette Betts Dr. Julio R. Blanco and Dr. David J. Manno Boeckman Family Foundation Gina Browning and Joe Illick Josef Díaz and Malcolm Purdy The Reverend Canon Robin Dodge and Mrs. Thérèse Saint-André Dr. and Mrs. Cameron Haight Fund, Santa Fe Community Foundation Mary and Joe Ferguson Chris and Richard Frenk Guy and Catherine Gronquist Bud and Valerie Hamilton John Haupert Dora and Clinton Horn Marsha Hunter and Brian Johnson Christopher Ihlefeld David K. and Kay Duke Ingalls Paul and Sylvia Johnson Lane and Phyllis Keller Lackner Family Endowment Fund Donald and Jean Lamm Phyllis Lehmberg J. David and Lucy Levy Emma Marzen and Sean Johnson William McArthur and Jennifer Martinez Elaine W. Meyerhoffer William Nerenberg and Dorothy Rosenthal Mary Lou and Alex Padilla Donna and Jay Ralph Richard W. Rew Don and Sally Roberts Mara Robinson

James R. Seitz, Jr. Susan and Conrad De Jong Fund, Santa Fe Community Foundation Lee and David Takagi Brooke Bandfield Taylor The Mickey Inbody Charitable Foundation, Inc. Thorne Family Fund, New Mexico Community Foundation United Church of Santa Fe Janusz and Brahna Lauger Wilczynski Linda Wolcott

PATRON Gifts of $500 - $999 John Ashcraft Ann and Ed Barker Linda and Jim Beck Jill Bee and Loren Glasser, MD Sallie Bingham Helen and Richard Brandt George and Carol Burleson David Carney Casa Rondeña Winery, LLC Casas de Santa Fe Fran and Larry Collmann George and Marcia DeGarmo Lucinda Ewing Jeffrey Fort Gwen and Ralph Fuller Douglas Gould Hal Leonard Sarah Henderson Frank and Cynthia Herr Hogan Jewelry and Leather Dorothy and Plato Karayanis Steven Kerchoff

Rita Leard Alan and Kathleen Davison Lebeck Elisabeth and Alan Lerner Lexus of Santa Fe Rev. Hampton Mabry and Cha Foxhall Susan and Phillip Marineau Chris and Paula Miller Jane Clayton Oakes and Joa Dattilo Catherine Oppenheimer Dr. John Petricciani Sally and Andy Ritch Charles Rountree and John Jones Allen and Andrea Steele Robert and Barbara Taylor The Candyman Strings & Things The Santa Fe Symphony & Chorus, Inc. Russell Toal and Beth McGown John and Retha Turner Robert Walker and Ernest Phinney The Honorable Alan Webber, Mayor of Santa Fe and Frances Diemoz Don and Sue Wills

BENEFACTOR Gifts of $250 - $499 Loretta Armer Connie Axton Debra Ayers and Greg DePrince Marilyn and Cris Barnes Sue Barnum Christine Bassett Michelle C. Bonito Boots and Boogie Erin Bunkley Constance Burke Lorna and Earl Calles Jane Carson and Karen Kleeman

Trustee Emerita Margie Edwards and Ellie Edelstein. Photo: Zina Jundi



Charles Case Joyce Castle Cicada Collection Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Santa Fe Sherry and Jim Davis Isabel and Raul Delgado Dr. Paul DeStefano and Dr. Patricia Basha Winnie Devore John and Lucy Draper Lorna Dyer and Jerry D. Watts Greg and Mary Ann Edwards Kathy Armijo Etre, PhD Feder Gordon Family Fund Joel E. Gallant and Joel Meneses Janis and Howard Gogel Paula Greer Cynthia Griffin Gerald and Diane Gulseth David and Mary Hartley Ellie and Trevor Hawkins Chris Haynes Donna and Robert Helmholz Sam and Gloria Hocking Jolie and Bart Humphrey Marcia Hymer Joyce Idema Inn of the Mountain Gods Jinx and Bruce Connell Foundation Bill Keller Robert Kyr Bruce and Anne Legler Catherine and Henry Lewis Steven Lustig and Jessie R. Groothuis, MD Charles MacKay and Cameron McCluskey Ed and Anne Maglisceau Suzanne Masson David E. McNeel David Mitchell Jane Gray Morrison and Michael Tobias Elizabeth O’Brien John Pakula Dr. Jane E. Phillips-Conroy and Dr. Glenn C. Conroy

Robert and Mary Platt Nyla and Larry Rasmussen Jack and Clare Ratliff Reflective Jewelry Julia Rhymes and Sally Whiteley Jessica Rivera Russell and Mary Roberts Paul Rodenhauser Dot Rose Santa Fe Dry Goods and Workshop Santa Fe Opera Santa Fe Style Builders LLC W. Anthony and Sarah Sawtell Lucy L. Scott John and Susan Shaffer Andrea Slade David and Maureen Smith James and Sue Sprague Monica and Hugo Steensma The Bueschel Standley Family Foundation Sarah Titus and Tilda Morris Trailhead Design Source, LLC John and Retha J. Turner Cathy Ullery Hywel White Bill and Kay Whitman Sylvia Wittels and Joseph Acorn Wilder Landscaping, Inc. Mary Beth Yates

SUSTAINER Gifts of $100 - $249 Anonymous (2) Michael and Cheryl Alldredge Judith and Bill Alger Page Allen Harvey and Elizabeth Applebaum Rev. Talitha Arnold Janice J. Arrott Thomas and Yoko Arthur Aspen Wellness Back at the Ranch Burck and Sandra Bailey

Kay Barber Mitzi and Tom Barker Mikaela P. Barnes Pat and Stuart Barton Walter Beckham Norma Bekowies Martha Benson Eileen Berry Lynne L. Bixler Georgia Sue Black Donald G. Blair Rachel Blank and Ed Marks Martha Blomstrom and Hugh Balaam Peggy B. Bonner Nancy Braund Boruch Susan and Ken Bower Michael L. Bustamante and Cheryl Hall Cafe Pasqual’s Christy Calderwood, United Way of Central New Mexico Dave and Lisa Caldwell Julie Ann Canepa Lowell Mark Carver Joseph and Nancy W. Cella Mark Edw. Childers John and Jean Clough Charles Edward Cole† Chocolate Maven Bakery & Cafe James T. and Mary B. Coffman Collected Works Bookstore & Coffeehouse Phillip Cook Nancy Cooper Sara Cunningham Cutting Edge Flowers Michael D’Alfonso, P.C. Margaret M. Detwiler Gregory Dove El Meson Restaurant and Tapas Bar Bobbie Elliott Embassy Suites Hotel - Dallas/Love Field Susan English Gail and Douglas Fine Charles R. Freuden

Debra and Robert Garcia y Griego Rochanya Generous Susan Graham Norman and Suzanne George Georgia O’Keeffe Museum David and Jan Gerber James and JoAnn Gillula Cynthia Gonzales Good Folk Art Gallery Fr. Jim Gordon and Andi Shapiro Peter and Francine Gray Jeanne Grealish Gusterman Silversmiths Hafner Vineyard Garnis Hagen Pat and Jim Hall Handwoven Originals Carl Leigh and Kathryn Ann Harris Doug and Bobbi Heller Dr. Robert and Nora† Hillier Don and Audrey Hinsman William Hoadley Kim Hogan Joshua Hopkins and Zoe Tarshis Barbara Horowitz Rick and Marleen Horsey Deirdre Howley and Ira Eisenstadt Beth Hurst-Waitz Pamela R. Jackson Brenda and Michael Jerome Susan Jewell and Jon Lellenberg Jinja Bar & Bistro Joyce Robins Jewelry David and Stephanie Kauffman Mary Kushnir La Posada de Santa Fe Mary Lamy Connie Langston Catherine and Bertrand LeBlanc Liquid Light Glass Los Poblanos Historic Inn and Organic Farm Linda Mack and Wynn Berven


$50 $150 $250 $500 $1,000 $2,500 $3,500 $5,000 $7,500 $10,000 $12,000 $25,000 $50,000

Subsidize a student ticket Sponsor one night of housing for a singer Sponsor a pre-concert lecture Sponsor a singer’s travel expenses Sponsor an instrumentalist Sponsor a singer for a season Sponsor a concert Sponsor a season program book Sponsor a composer commission Sponsor a full concert program Sponsor instrumentalists for a season Sponsor the Winter Festival season Sponsor the Summer Festival season

If you would like your donation to be attributed to a specific need, please contact Jane Barry, Associate Director of Development, by calling (505) 988-2282 or by e-mailing

Thank You for your support! Sopranos Emily Noël and Sophie Amelkin share a moment on the American Voices Tour. Photo: Kyle Nielsen

Alexandra and Mike Ward Ginnie Maes Robert and Patricia Weiler Marjorie and Robert McCarthy Joann and Gerald Weiss Michael and Frances Meier William A. Werner Mercedes Benz of Santa Fe White Orchid Skincare Lance Mikkelsen Whole Hog Café Jeanette (Boo) Miller Whoo’s Donuts David Mitchell Paul and Carol Widick Moss Collection Wild Birds Unlimited Museum of New Mexico Foundation Jane Woods and Anne M. O’Connor Nambé Suzanne Worley Jerry Nelson Lyle York and Matthew Wilson Louis Newman and Justin Ferate Agnes and Clark Zrakovi New Mexico Bank & Trust New Mexico Fine Dining FRIEND Margaret K. Norton Gifts up to $99 Steven Oakey Anonymous (2) Mark Ohnmacht Dylan O’Reilly, United Way of Central NM Albuquerque Isotopes Mary Allaway Sara Thompson Orton Charles Allen Steven and Camille Ovitsky Board Member Stephen Hochberg, Board Treasurer and Past President Dave Bueschel, Amazon Smile Inc. Melinne Owen and Paul Giguere and Patron Bob Sherman enjoy a moment at the 2018 Trustee Emeriti Induction Event. Dr. Edward Angus Laura Pancoast Photo: The Photography Studio Albert Antonson Paper Dosa Arroyo Vino LLC Cecil and Douglas Parsons Sam Pemberton Jeffrey and Barbara Griffith Atrisco Cafe and Bar Sarah L. Patton Richard Peterson and Wayne Bradley Maggie Hefley Patricia Bailey Paypal Charitable Giving Fund Denis and Martha Pierce Anne Hetlage Caryl Baron Performance Santa Fe Polyphony: Voices of New Mexico Catherine Hiesiger Sue S. Baum Jane Keith Sisco Perkins and Lauren Prescott High Desert Dog Hikes Constance Beck James T. Perkins Dr. Michael Privitera and Dr. Marcia Kaplan Kay Hilliard Norma Bell Cynthia Piatt David Prochnow and Gail Reitenbach Cyril and Ginger Hirt Portia Blackman Piccolino Italian Restaurant Radish & Rye Constance R. Holderer Joseph and Katherine Blagden Martha P. Rochelle Rancho de Chimayó Joyce Hren Barbara Bolsen Patsie E. Ross Sydney and David Reed Jambo Cafe Boxcar Bernard and Ann Rubenstein Restaurant Martín James Kallas Jewelers Rebecca Brackett Nicholas Russell Cardinal Rieger Joe’s Dining Muriel Brown Donald and Mary Sandstrom Bill and Ray Riess Mr. and Mrs. Reverdy Johnson Lydia Bueschel and Donna Dudley Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival Rowley Farmhouse Ales Kakawa Chocolate House Bumble Bee’s Baja Grill Santa Fe Floral Mary Rudd Kaune’s Neighborhood Market Tasha Burleson-Estrada Santa Fe School of Cooking Karren Sahler Lynn and Michael Kelly Casa Nova Santa Fe Spa Nathan Salazar Bo Keppel Elizabeth Case Sazón Salon Pura Vida Gene Kornblum Suzanne B. Cate Joel Schafer and Perry Samuels Sangre de Cristo Chorale La Choza Restaurant Center for Contemporary Arts Charlotte Schroeder and Malcolm Addey Santa Fe Bite Restaurant La Fogata Grill, LLC Chez Mamou Thomas Seamon Santa Fe Honey Salon La Unica Dry Cleaners Clafoutis Sandy Seligman Santa Fe Pro Musica Jan Lanterman Rebecca Clay Caroline Semon Santa Fe Women’s Ensemble David LaPlantz Nancy and James Clopton Michael and Kathy Serk Saveur Bistro Le Troquet Nancy Colalillo Cordelia Sever Dennis and Patricia Smith Daniel Levy Tony Colby James Shute Diane Smith Los Alamos Concert Association Companions Grooming & Downtown Barbara and Glen Smerage Mary Jane Sobel Loyal Hound Pub Doggie Daycare Maureen P. Smith Miller Stratvert, P.A., United Way of Emily and Jimmy Lucero Frances D. Cook James Snead Central NM Ann MacVicar Core Movement Collective Dr. Peter and Jody Spalding Susan’s Christmas Shop Douglas Madison Nancy Dahl Sandra Sparks Evangeline Swift Sherry McClung Patricia Dean Squeaky Clean Car Wash Allen Taylor and Tina Ludutsky-Taylor Robert McCullough Ann Dilworth and John Lathrop Nadine Stafford Teca-Tu, A Pawsworthy Pet Emporium David and Jane McGuire Dinner for Two Restaurant Frances Steele Ten Thousand Waves Saba McWilliams Douglas Dodson Dorothy Stermer The Betterday Coffee Shop Sandra and Thomas Meyer Janice Duval Paul Strid Tiny’s Restaurant and Lounge Midtown Bistro Ecco Espresso and Gelato TerraCotta Wine Bistro Peter Tras Timothy and Mary Mitchell El Farol Restaurant The Compound Carol Tucker Trelease Thomas M. Morales El Nido The Lensic Performing Arts Center Tribes Coffeehouse Sarah Moyer Susan English The Ranch House Tune Up Cafe Eugene and Nancy Mroz Gregory and Roberta Favis The Richard G and Janet J Andre Upper Crust Pizza Museum Hill Cafe Marilyn Fifield Charitable Foundation Glenn Verdi Music from Angel Fire Jo Fisher Lore Thorpe Joan Vernick Natural Nails Rick Fortner Touch Art Bill and Janislee Wiese Patricia and Arthur Newman Michael and Elizabeth Frame Christina Vigil, United Way of Central NM James and Lori Winter Newman’s Nursery Gabriel’s Restaurant Leah and Adam Vincent Elisabeth J Wood James and Sarah Nickerson Eric and Valerie Garton M. Catherine Volland and Lynne Xavier Sarah Noss Madeline Gherig Lister Margaret M. Thompson Yoga Source Payne’s Nursery Giving Assistant, Inc. Walter Burke Catering SANTA FE DESERT CHORALE 67

HONORARIA In Honor of Helen and Richard Brandt Gene Kornblum and Anne Hetlage In Honor of David and Betsy Bueschel Sharon and Bob Barton Nancy Braund Boruch Lydia Bueschel and Donna Dudley Lydia Bueschel and Chris Fumkin The Bueschel Standley Family Foundation Susan and Philip Marineau In Honor of Douglas P. Clark, PhD William Nerenberg and Dorothy Rosenthal In Honor of Bob Gardner Cynthia Griffin In Honor of Cheryl Graham Anonymous In Honor of Joshua, Joanna, Kira, and Kai Habermann Habermann Koehn Foundation In Honor of Stephen and Jane Hochberg Alan and Elisabeth Lerner In Honor of Kay Duke Ingalls Jane Gray Morrison In Honor of Sherry Kelsey, PhD Eileen Berry Patricia Dean In Honor of Janice L. Mayer Suzanne Worley In Honor of Margaret K. Norton Kathryn H. Jordan In Honor of Brooke Bandfield Taylor Suzanne Masson

IN MEMORIAM In Memory of Dr. Lauren Breese Lorna Dyer and Jerry D. Watts In Memory of Fran Contreras Hartley David and Mary Hartley

In Memory of Craig A. Smith Marilyn and Cris Barnes Virginia Browning and Joseph Illick Bobbie Elliott Jo Fisher Cynthia Gonzales Janice L. Mayer Santa Fe New Mexican Nadine Stafford

THE LEGACY CIRCLE We salute the foresight and generosity of the following individuals who have included support for the Santa Fe Desert Chorale in their estate plans. For more information on The Legacy Circle, please contact or (505)988-2282, ext. 5. Anonymous Rev. Talitha J. Arnold Dorothy B. Davis Margaret Edwards Dorothy Harroun Lynn F. Lee Nancy and Raymond Lutz Janice L. Mayer Thomas F. McGuire Jerome B. Nelson Susan Noel Margaret K. Norton Nina Hinson Rasmussen and Dr. Scott Rasmussen Don and Sally Roberts Nadine Stafford Brooke Bandfield Taylor Bradley and Patricia Thompson Hywel White Margaret Wright The Desert Chorale has been the grateful recipient of the following estate gifts which provide for the future of the Santa Fe Desert Chorale.

In Memory of Russell F. Mayer and David Russell Mayer Janice L. Mayer

Margaret Arrott Lawrence Bandfield John de Beer Martin Dieter Allison and James Elston Robert Fisher Arnold and Evelyn Kupec Alan F. Lee Ian McKee Dorothea Morgan Paul Resnick Joseph P. Schitter Ann Marie Shaw Robert C. Smith Frances White

In Memory of Marlene Nathan Meyerson David Nathan Meyerson Foundation

† in memoriam

In Memory of Mickey Inbody Mickey Inbody Charitable Foundation Inc. In Memory of Russell F. Mayer Feder Gordon Family Fund Dick and Laurie Meyer Mary Lou and Alex Padilla Nina Hinson Rasmussen and Dr. Scott Rasmussen Charlotte Schroeder and Malcolm Addey Bradley and Patricia Thompson

In Memory of Dr. Bruce Noel Eric and Valerie Garton Sherry McClung Susan Noel Mary Lou and Alex Padilla Janet S. Sanders, PhD


While we endeavor to appropriately recognize all of our donors in the program book, please inform us if we have inadvertently omitted your name or listed it incorrectly by emailing Thank you.



Freda Anderson, A Touch of Class Travel Rev. Talitha Arnold, Lin Raymond, David La Plantz, United Church of Santa Fe Connie Axton, Ventana Gallery Clayton Bass, Mollie Parsons, Santa Fe Botanical Gardens Michelle Bonito, Arizona Lithographers Margaret Bost, Santa Fe Floral Betsy and Dave Bueschel Ann Church Douglas P. Clark MD and Scott Allocco Cindy and Rand Cook, The Candyman Strings & Things David Coss, Camilla Feibelman, Rio Grande Chapter, Sierra Club Sue-Ellen de Beer Allegra and Jim Derryberry Josef Diaz, Museum of Spanish Colonial Art The Reverend Canon Robin D. Dodge, Father Jim Gordon, Mark Edw. Childers, Donna Lukacs, The Church of the Holy Faith Mary and Joe Ferguson Bobbie Ferrell, Constituent Services Representative, U.S. Senator Tom Udall Amanda Gesten, La Posada de Santa Fe, a Tribute Portfolio Resort & Spa Christopher Goblet, New Mexico Wine Growers Association Mara Harris, Shannon Bay, Georgia O’Keeffe Museum Senator Martin Heinrich Marsha Hunter and Brian Johnson Patricia Ives JD, Cuddy & McCarthy, LLP District 2 Councilor Peter Ives, City of Santa Fe Joseph Jordan-Berenis, Sue Carr, Dianne Mamalaki, Interfaith Community Shelter Zina Jundi, Adverti-Zing! Plato Karayanis Sherry Kelsey and George Duncan Juli King, La Casa Sena Lynn F. Lee Yvette Lujan, Cristo Rey Church Barry and Margaret Lyerly Marja Martin, Paloma Governor Susana Martinez Laurie and Dick Meyer Stephan Miller, Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado, Santa Fe Jim Murphy, Good Cause Benefit Auction Co. Max Myers, Jody Soper, Joel G. Baca, New Mexico Bank & Trust Frances Namingha, Niman Fine Art Susan Noel Father Adam Ortega y Ortiz, Carlos Martinez, Thomas Mansi, Carmen Mansi-Flores, Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi Steven Ovitsky, Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival Michele Padberg ES, ViVac Winery Jean and George Palmer Justin Pichardo, Gruet Winery Nina Hinson Rasmussen and Dr. Scott Rasmussen Kathlene Ritch, KHFM Classical Public Radio, Albuquerque/Santa Fe Dan Rusthoi Judy and Bob Sherman Patricia Stanley Paul Strid Brad and Patricia Thompson Rebecca Tobey Senator Tom and Jill Cooper Udall Khristaan Villela, Museum of International Folk Art The Honorable Alan Webber, Mayor, City of Santa Fe Andrew Wulf, Rene Harris, Melanie LaBorwit, New Mexico History Museum



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. Thank you. Helene Aarons Kathy Adelsheim Shirley Anderson Barbara Anderson Acosta Ann Anthony Dr. Patricia Bacha Diana Baker Hugh Balaam Virginia Barsky Terry Beery Ken Beier Catherine Bellanca Sue Benedict Kay Bird Patricia Boies Suzi Borgo Pam Brandes Lauren Breden Renee Carter Mary Cernicek Maxine Chelini Donna Clark Brad Clements Jane Clements Ken Collins Chip Conway Doug Conwell Judy Costlow Charlene Cox-Clifton Coleen Davidson Colleen Davidson Betty Lou Dent Paul DeStefano Kay Dorko Mary Jo Dorr Norah Doss Patricia Emerson Laura Escue April Fair Susan Feiner Batsheva Fenster Mary Ferguson* Dick Forbes Margaret Forbes Cha Foxhall Douglas Fraser Helaine Fraser Kathy Fraser Stephanie Fredenburg Maureen Freyne Rosie Fritzsche Gwen Fuller Ralph Fuller KC Garrett Pam Gilchrist

Ellen Goldberg Eileen Gorman Jim Gorman Jennifer Graves David Grayson Claudia Grayson Jeanne Grealish Janet Harris Martha Heard Cyndi Heller Barbara Herrington Enid Howarth Victoria Hudimac Julia Hudson Jonathan Ice Karla Ice Patricia Ives JD* Rose Ann James Brian K. Johnson* Christine H. Johnson Plato Karayanis* Jeff Karsh Anna Katherine Bo Keppel Alex Klebenow Margaret Krahenbuhl Denise Kusel Barbara Kuzminska Joan Lamarque Susan Latham Marquisa LaVelle Renate Lewis Rev. Hampton Mabry Molly MacKinnon Ann MacVicar Arin McKenna Arlene Mestas Estelle Miller Linda J. Miller Kathy Moore-Gregory Katherine Nelson Marie Newsom Barbara Nicholson Lib O’Brien Tom O’Brien Maggie Odell Riley Ossorgin Tina Ossorgin Carole Owens Nancy Paraskevas Linda Pasternacki Aleks Pasulka Kasia Pasulka Julia Peters JD* Cindy Piatt

Susan Pippin Rob Pine Ross Pope Madeline Pryor Chantal Quincy Larry Rasmussen Nyla Rasmussen Donna Rigano David Rile Andy Ritch* Pat Roach Laurie Romero Barbara Roush Karren Sahler Carmen Salazar Michelle Sandoval Eric Schwaar Diana Segara Mahoney Helen Senesac Mary Jo Sharp Gretchen Shore Deb Smith-Davis Sandy Sparks Elizabeth Schwitz Isa Spoonheim Jay Spoonheim Charles Spring Janet Spring Linda F. Stanford Dr. Allen Steele Andrea Steele Jane Steinberg Ann Stinchcomb Dave Stinchcomb Paul Strid Curtis Storm Judy Tiedmann Suzanne Timble* Alice Tinkle Jolanta Tuzel Gail Twilegar Tony Vazquez* Carrie Vogel Ginny White Patricia Whitney Paul Widick Carol Widick Gwen Wiens Linda Wieseman Denise Wilder Jean Withers John Withers

Santa Fe Desert Chorale depends on Ambassadors for assistance in the office, with hospitality, and at concerts. We are fortunate to have Christine Johnson on our team as an usher. Photo: Chelsea Call

Ambassador Bo Keppel assisting in proof reading the 2018 Summer Festival program book. Photo: Kathryn Schwaar

*Committee Community Member



SAVE THE DATE! Our 4th Annual Santa Fe Sings! will be held on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at United Church of Santa Fe. Come sing with us!

For more information about Community Engagement, please visit our website at and click on the “Community” tab.


The Santa Fe Desert Chorale is committed to sharing the power of music with diverse populations by providing arts access through collaborative programming and community engagement including Youth and Family events sponsored by Stephen and Jane Hochberg: • Interactive experiences for families with instrument “petting zoos”

at the New Mexico History Museum led by Caminos del Inka Instrumentalists. Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at 10:30 am & 2:30 pm. To register, call Rene Harris at (505) 476-5087. • “The Secret Life of Plants” and “Wetland Wanderings” at the

Santa Fe Botanical Gardens led by Santa Fe Desert Chorale Soprano, Emily Noël. Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at 9:30 am and Saturday, August 4, 2018 at 9:30 am. Please visit: • The art of Community in Latin America at the Museum of

International Folk Art on Museum Hill featuring SFDC singers and Kathleen McIntosh, Harpsichord. Sunday, August 5, 2018 at 1 pm. Please visit: • Santa Fe Sings! A choral workshop for singers of all ages in

Santa Fe and beyond! This past May we held our 3rd annual event led by Santa Fe Desert Chorale Artistic Director, Joshua Habermann. Rev. Talitha Arnold and the United Church of Santa Fe hosted nearly 200 participants, which included avocational singers from 11 states and 14 New Mexico cities.

“Giving Voice to the Voiceless” continues as a weekly choral program at the Interfaith Shelter. Guests, staff, and volunteers join together to create a sense of community through song. We are grateful for the generous sponsorship of CHRISTUS St. Vincent Hospital Foundation and the Mission and Outreach Committee of the Church of the Holy Faith.




Santa Fe Desert Chorale Board Members, staff, artists and Pete’s Place guests during the joyful culminating showcase (2017). Photo: Courtesy Santa Fe New Mexican.

Whether our community engagement audience is comprised of underserved adults or youth, the Santa Fe Desert Chorale is committed to providing arts access to those who would not otherwise have the opportunity to experience the “beauty and power of great choral music.” Please join us in this effort; we welcome your interest and encourage you to volunteer to help us better serve our greater community. Photos left page from top: Joshua Habermann leads the third annual Santa Fe Sings! with Kyle Nielsen, Artistic Coordinator on percussion; Members of the soprano section at the mulitgenerationl sing; Sponsor Stephen Hochberg and participant and patron Ann Aceves pictured during a break in music-making; Kim Fowler and Suzanne M. Timble enjoy singing together.

Photos from top: LaToya Chisolm, an alumna of the Interfaith Community Shelter chorus, and a 2018 graduate of Santa Fe Community College. Photo: Kyle Nielsen; A quartet of Santa Fe Desert Chorale vocalists illustrates a talk about artistic inspiration by Composer Jake Runestad at the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum (2016). Photo: Emma Marzen; A quartet of Chorale vocalists performed carols for second graders at the Genoveva Chavez Community Center and then joined the children ice skating (2017).

Photos: Zina Jundi


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