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Joshua Habermann | Music Director



Carols and Lullabies from Around the World DECEMBER 16 - 23, 2016

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A Word About Our Venues

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

General Information


Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis

Letter From the Executive Director


About the Desert Chorale


Board of Directors, Staff and Artistic Services


Northern Light Concert Program


Texts and Translations


Joshua Habermann, Music Director Biography


Artist Biographies


Donor Honor Roll


Support the Desert Chorale


131 Cathedral Place, Santa Fe, NM Parking available in the St. Francis Cathedral Parking Lot or on the street of Cathedral Place. City of Santa Fe parking meters do not run after 6:00 p.m.

Cristo Rey Church 1120 Canyon Road, Santa Fe, NM Parking available in the private lot at the church. Limited street parking is available on Canyon Road. City of Santa Fe parking meters do not run after 6:00 p.m.

Immanuel Presbyterian Church 114 Carlisle Boulevard SE, Albuquerque, NM Parking available in the private lot at Immanuel Presbyterian. Additional parking is available in the lots across Carlisle Boulevard. Construction is ongoing on Central Avenue; please allow extra time for parking.

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

Joshua Habermann | Music Director

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The Santa Fe Desert Chorale receives generous support from American Airlines, the National Endowment for the Arts, New Mexico Arts, a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs, the City of Santa Fe Arts Commission, The Santa Fe New Mexican, and other individuals, corporations and foundations. For a full list of donors, please see our website at

Any items found at the concert will be collected by our staff and will be available in our offices for one month following each season. Please contact us if you’ve lost something at (505) 988-2282.

Recycle and Reuse To minimize printing costs and save paper, please recycle or reuse your program book by saving for a future concert, or by returning it to an usher at the end of the concert. Cover photo: Chelsea Call

the santa fe desert chorale

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Libretto by Mark Campbell

DIE FLEDERMAUS Johann Strauss Jr.


THE GOLDEN COCKEREL Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov


Paul Horpedahl photo

George Frideric Handel



June 30 through August 26







Photo: Steve Sherman

Looking back over the past year – my first year as Executive Director of the Santa Fe Desert Chorale – is a real pleasure.

Joshua Habermann’s complex and beautiful programming for the 2016 Summer Festival Season provided rich opportunities to collaborate with a wide range of Santa Fe’s cultural, religious, and social service organizations – seventeen nonprofit organizations across Northern Mexico in all. Life was breathed into the Chorale’s new mission statement which recommits the ensemble to contributing to the quality of life in the community overall. Sharing the joy of music with all of our neighbors is a passion of mine, and one reflected in the creative and compassionate work of the Community Engagement Committee. While we continue to reach out, new audience members are coming to our concerts in significant numbers as well. It is a confirmation of the human desire to be part of something bigger than ourselves. As we continue to cultivate audiences, we also express sincere gratitude to our donors who help us fill the inevitable gap between ticket revenue and the cost of bringing exceptional programming to you. Leading the campaign is our extraordinary Board of Directors which gives unstintingly of their resources to benefit the Santa Fe Desert Chorale. We hope that you may consider joining their efforts by making a contribution today. On behalf of the Chorale, we hope that you will find today’s Northern Light concert uplifting and that it will add to your celebration of the holiday season. With gratitude and all best wishes for a fulfilling year ahead,

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Janice L. Mayer Executive Director SANTA FE DESERT CHORALE


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About the Desert Chorale

Founded in 1982 by 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. The Chorale was a recipient of the 2006 Mayor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts and in 2016 was named the “Best Choral Group of Santa Fe” by the Santa Fe Reporter. Scott Cantrell of The Dallas Morning News characterized the Chorale as presenting “stunning singing…incredible power.” Now in his eighth season as Music Director, Joshua Habermann leads the 24-voice professional Chorale in repertoire spanning seven centuries, from medieval 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. Throughout its history, the Chorale has maintained a commitment to give voice to music from Hispanic and Native American communities. Dedicated to advancing the composers of our time, the Chorale has commissioned twenty-one works by seventeen 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 and the Loretto Chapel, as well as other venues throughout the Southwest. A recent highlight was an invitational appearance at the 2015 American Choral Director’s Association National Conference in Utah which was later broadcast by Minnesota Public Radio. The Santa Fe Desert Chorale presents both summer and winter festivals of concerts featuring a wide range of literature from around the world. The 2016 Winter Festival Season will take place from December 16 through December 23, 2016. The 2017 Summer Festival Season will take place from July 19 through August 13, 2017. The Desert Chorale prides itself on its strong relationships within the community of Northern New Mexico, and enjoys collaborations with Creativity for Peace, the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, New Mexico History Museum, NDI-NM, Performance Santa Fe, Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, Santa Fe Symphony and Chorus, Santa Fe Pro Musica, and The Santa Fe Opera among others. Community engagement is an integral part of the Desert Chorale’s mission.

Santa Fe Desert Chorale performing at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis, 2016 Photo: Chelsea Call



Board of Directors, Staff & Artistic Services BOARD OF DIRECTORS OFFICERS David Bueschel, President Sheryl Kelsey, Ph.D., Vice President Laurie Meyer, Secretary William H. Lynn, C.P.A., Treasurer BOARD OF DIRECTORS Maureen Carusona, J.D. Douglas P. Clark, M.D. Allegra Derryberry Robert Gardner Joshua Habermann* Nina Hinson Stephen Hochberg, J.D. Roxanne Howe-Murphy, Ed.D. Lynn F. Lee Barry Lyerly Janice L. Mayer* Andrew Ritch Janet S. Sanders Patricia Thompson Gabrielle Tinto-Tresler* Rebecca Tobey Susie Wilson, D.M.A.

DIRECTORS EMERITI Mary G. Brennan Margie Edwards Kirk Ellis Allison Elston Kathleen Davison Lebeck Dorothy Massey Ian McKee† Haydock Miller† Margaret K. Norton Jane Clayton Oakes Mary Lou Padilla, Ph.D. Brooke Bandfield Taylor Frances White† Brahna Wilczynski Mac Wright† †in memoriam *ex-officio member

ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF Joshua Habermann, Music Director Janice L. Mayer, Executive Director Emmalee Hinson, Artist & Community Liaison Emma Marzen, Box Office Manager Kyle Nielsen, Artistic Coordinator Matt Nielsen, Company Manager Gabriella Ottersberg Enríquez, House Manager Charles Rountree, Accounting Manager Kathryn Schwaar, Intern ARTISTIC SERVICES Cut Print Video Production Zina Jundi, Adverti-Zing! Matthew “Kabby” Kabakoff, Kabby Sound Clarissa Lovato and Mona Medina, Elevate Media Lynne S. Mazza, Editor, Program Book Janine Pearson, j9design

Santa Fe Desert Chorale Board, Staff, and Singers pictured at The Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting Ceremony in July 2016. Photo: Chelsea Call



2016 Winter Program



Carols and Lullabies from Around the World

I. Star of the Sea Veni Emmanuel


Ave Maris Stella

Otto Olsson (1879-1964)

II. Piae Cantiones I Tempus Adest Floridum

Piae Cantiones, arr. Kortekangas


Piae Cantiones, arr. Moore

III. Ukrainian Bell Carols Oh, What a Wonder!

arr. Vasyl Barvinskïy

Song of Good Cheer (Shchedrik)

arr. Leontovich

Bells Rang Early in Jerusalem

arr. Yatsynevich

IV. The Great Mystery

December 16, 17, 20 at 8 pm Cristo Rey Church santa fe December 18 at 4 pm Immanuel Presbyterian Church albuquerque December 21, 22, 23 at 8 pm Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi santa fe

O Magnum Mysterium

Hyo-Won Woo (b. 1974)

INTERMISSION V. Piae Cantiones II In Dulci Jubilo

Piae Cantiones, arr. Pearsall

Personent Hodie

Piae Cantiones, arr. Kortekangas


Gottfried Homilius (1714-1785)

VI. Nordic Carols Nu är det Jul Igen

Traditional Swedish, arr. George/Habermann

Jul, Jul Strålande Jul

Gustav Nordqvist (1886-1946)

Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming

arr. J. Sandström

O Jul med din Glede

arr. C. Jennings

VII. United Kingdom I Saw Three Ships

arr. Buchenberg

Taladh Chriosda

arr. Habermann

(The Christ Child Lullaby) The First Nowell




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Texts & Translations Veni Emmanuel (sung in Latin) Veni, veni, Emmanuel captivum solve Israel qui gemit in exilio privatus Dei Filio. Gaude! Gaude! Emmanuel nascetur pro te Israel!

O come, o come, Emmanuel and ransom captive Israel, that mourns in lonely exile here until the Son of God appear. Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel shall come to thee O Israel.

Ave Maris Stella (sung in Latin) Ave maris stella Dei Mater Alma Atque semper Virgo Felix coeli porta.

Hail star of the sea Nurturing Mother of God And ever Virgin Happy gate of heaven.

Tempus Adest Floridum (sung in Latin) Tempus adest floridum, surgunt namque flores Vernales in omnibus, imitantur mores Hoc quod frigus laeserat, reparant calores Cernimus hoc fieri, per multos labores.

This is the blossom time, and flowers appear Spring is moving in all things, That which the cold destroyed is revived by the warmth We see the power of this transformation.

Gaudete (sung in Latin) Gaudete, gaudete! Christus est natus ex Maria Virgine, gaudete!

Rejoice, rejoice! Christ is born of the Virgin Mary, rejoice!

Tempus adest gratiæ hoc quod optabamus, carmina lætitiæ devote reddamus.

The time of grace has comewhat we have wished for, songs of joy let us give back faithfully.

Deus homo factus est natura mirante, mundus renovatus est a Christo regnante. Ezechielis porta clausa pertransitur, unde lux est orta salus invenitur. Ergo nostra concio psallat iam in lustro; benedicat Domino: salus Regi nostro.

God has become man, nature stands amazed, the world has been renewed by Christ who reigns on high. The closed gate of Ezekiel is passed through, where the light is kindled, salvation is found. Therefore, let our company sing with joy, let us praise the Lord, greeting our King.



Shcho to za predïvo (sung in Ukranian) Shcho to za predïvo, v sviti novena, shcho Mariya Diva Sina rodila. A yak Vona porodila todi Vona povidala “Suse, Sinu Miy!” A Yosip starushok v sholibi stoyit ta na Susa Hrista pelenki stroyit a Mariya spovivaye, do serdenka prighortaye Prechista Diva.

Oh, what a wonder! The news has gone forth that the Virgin Mary has borne a Son. And when she bore Him, she exclaimed: “Jesus my Son!” Old man Joseph stands in the cavern and prepares swaddling clothes for Jesus, the Christ; then Mary wraps Him and presses Him close to her heart. Virgin most pure!

Shchedrik (sung in Ukranian) Shchedrik, shchedrik, shchedrivochka Priletila lastivochka, stala sobi shchebetati ghospodaria viklikati:

Song of good cheer, song of good cheer! A swallow is here, chirping her song, Calling out the master of the house:

“Viydi, viydi ghospodariu, podivisia na kosharu. Tam ovechki pokotilis a yaghnichki narodilis. F tebe tovar ves horoshiy, budesh mati mirku ghroshey. Hoch ne ghroshi to polova, F tebe zhinka chornobrova.”

“Come out, come out, master, take a look at your manger! The sheep there have mated and little lambs have been born. If all your animals stay healthy you will have a pot of money! And should your money turn to chaff, you still have a good-looking wife!”

Shchedrik, shchedrik, shchedrivochka Priletila lastivochka.

Song of good cheer, song of good cheer! A swallow is here!

Oy, v Yerusalïmi (sung in Ukranian)


Oy, v Yerusalïmi rano zadzvonili Shchedriy vechir, dobriy vechir, dobrim liudiam na zdorovya.

O the bells rang early in Jerusalem. A bountiful evening, a good evening, Here’s to the health of all good people!

Oy Diva Mariya po sadu hodila. Shchedriy vechir…

O the Maiden Mary walked in the garden. A bountiful evening…

Po sadu hodila, Sina porodila. Shchedriy vechir…

She walked in the garden and gave birth to a Son. A bountiful evening…

Sina porodila, na rukah nosila. Shchedriy vechir…

She gave birth to a Son and carried Him in her arms. A bountiful evening…


O Magnum Mysterium (sung in Latin) O magnum mysterium et admirabile sacramentum Ut animalia viderent Dominum natum jacentem in praesepio O beata Virgo, cujus viscera meruerunt portare Dominum Jesum Christum. Alleluia.

O great mystery and wonderful sacrament That animals should see the newborn Lord lying in a manger O blessed Virgin, who was worthy to bear Christ the Lord. Alleluia.


In Dulci Jubilo (sung in Latin and English) In dulci jubilo, (in sweet rejoicing) let us our hommage shew. Our hearts’ joy reclineth in praesepio (in the manger), and like a bright star shineth, matris in gremio (in his mother’s lap). Alpha es et O. (He is alpha and omega) O Jesu parvule, (O tiny Jesus) my heart is sore for thee alway. Hear me, I beseech thee, O puer optimae (O perfect child). My prayer let it reach thee, o princeps gloriae (O prince of glory). Trahe me post te. (Take me with you) O Patris caritas, o Nati lenitas (O love of the father, o mercy of the Son). Deeply were we stained per nostra crimina (for our transgressions). But thou hast for us gained caelorum gaudia (the joy of heaven). O that we were there! Ubi sunt gaudia (where are joys), if that they be not there? There are angels singing nova cantica (a new song). There the bells are ringing in regis curia (in the royal court). O that we were there!

Personent Hodie (sung in Latin) Personent hodie voces puerulae, laudantes iucunde qui nobis est natus, summo Deo datus, et de vir, vir, vir et de virgineo ventre procreatus

Let resound today the voices of children, joyfully praising Him who is born to us, given by most high God, and conceived in a virginal womb.

In mundo nascitur, pannis involvitur praesepi ponitur stabulo brutorum, rector supernorum. Perdidit, dit, dit perdidit spolia princeps infernorum.

He was born into the world, wrapped in swaddling clothes, and laid in a manger in a stable for animals, the master of the heavens. The prince of Hell has lost his spoils.

Omnes clericuli, pariter pueri, cantent ut angeli: advenisti mundo, laudes tibi fundo. Ideo, o, o, ideo gloria in excelsis Deo.

Let all priests just like the boys sing like angels: “You have come to the world, I pour out praises to you. Therefore, glory to God in the highest!”



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Magnificat (sung in Latin) Magnificat anima mea Dominum Et exultavit spiritus meus in Deo salutari meo. Quia respexit humilitatem ancillæ suæ: Ecce enim ex hoc beatam me dicent omnes generationes. Quia fecit mihi magna qui potens est, et sanctum nomen ejus. Et misericordia ejus a progenie in progenies timentibus eum. Fecit potentiam in brachio suo, Dispersit superbos mente cordis sui. Deposuit potentes de sede et exaltavit humiles. Esurientes implevit bonis et divites dimisit inanes. Suscepit Israel puerum suum recordatus misericordiæ suæ, Sicut locutus est ad patres nostros, Abraham et semini ejus in sæcula. Gloria Patri, et Filio, et Spiritui Sancto: Sicut erat in principio, et nunc, et semper, et in sæcula sæculorum. Amen.

Friday March 24th, 2017 Pre-concert Lecture at 6:00pm

Prof. Walter Clark, University of California Riverside The Life and Music of Enrique Granados Prof. Patricia Henning, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, UNM Galaxies and Stars

My soul doth magnify the Lord, And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Savior. For he hath regarded the low estate of his handmaiden. For, behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed. For he that is mighty hath done to me great things, and holy is his name. And his mercy is on them that fear him from generation to generation. He hath shewed strength with his arm. He hath scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts. He hath put down the mighty from their seats, And exalted them of low degree. He hath filled the hungry with good things. And the rich he hath sent empty away. He hath holpen his servant Israel, in remembrance of his mercy; As he spake to our fathers, to Abraham and to his seed forever. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son: and to the Holy Ghost; As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be: world without end. Amen.

Canto de las Estrellas (Song of the Stars)

Concert at 7:00pm

Douglas Riva, internationally-acclaimed pianist Michael Shu, violin Kevin Vigneau, oboe Edmund Connolly, organ The Cathedral Choir Las Cantantes - UNM Women’s ensemble Polyphony: Voices of New Mexico

Maxine Thévenot, conductor

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Nu är det Jul igen (sung in Swedish) Nu är det Jul igen och nu är det Jul igen Och Julen vara ska’ till Påska. Så är det Påsk igen, och så är det Påsk igen Och Påsken vara ska’ till Jula.

Christmas is here again, O Christmas is here again, We’ll dance and celebrate ‘til Easter. Then at Eastertime, O then at Eastertime we’ll dance and celebrate ‘til Christmas.

Nu är det Jul igen och nu är det Jul igen Och Julen vara ska’ till Påska. Det var inte sant, och det var inte sant, För där emellan kommer fastan.

Christmas is here again, O Christmas is here again, We’ll dance and celebrate ‘til Easter. That’s not true my friend, O that’s not true because in Lent, you know we’ll all be fasting!

Jul, Jul, strålande Jul (sung in Swedish) Jul, jul, strålande jul, glans över vita skogar, himmelens kronor med gnistrande ljus, glimmande bågar i alla Guds hus psalm, som är sjungen från tid till tid, eviga längtan till ljus och frid.

Christmas, shimmering Christmas, glimmering over white forests, crowns of heaven with sparkling light, shining boughs in all God’s dwellings hymn sung from generation to generation, eternal longing for light and peace!

Kom, kom, signade jul! Sänk dina vita vingar över stridernas blod och larm, över all suckan ur människobarm, över de släkten som gå till ro, över de ungas dagande bo. Kom, kom, signade jul, sänk dina vita vingar!

Come, come, blessed, Christmas! Lower your white wings over strife’s blood and tumult, over all the sighing of human hearts, over the young and all mankind as they seek their rest. Come, come, blessed, Christmas lower your white wings!





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Lo, how a rose e’er blooming Lo, how a rose e’er blooming from a tender stem has sprung. Coming from Jesse’s lineage as men of old have sung.

It came a flow’ret bright, amid the cold of winter, when half-spent was the night.

O Jul med din Glede (sung in Norwegian) O jul med din glede og barnlige lyst, vi ønsker deg alle velkommen. Vi hilser deg alle med jublende røst, titusende ganger velkommen!

O Christmas with your joy and childlike delight, we wish you all welcome. We all greet you with rejoicing songs, ten thousand times welcome!

Vi klapper i hendene, vi synger og vi ler, så glad er vi, så glad er vi. Vi svinger oss i kretsen og neier, og bukker.

We clap our hands, we sing and we laugh; so happy are we, so happy are we. We turn in a circle and bow.

I Østerlands vise, i tre stjernemenn, vi vet jo hvorhen i skal drage, og vi ville jo også så gjerne derhen og eder på reisen ledsage.

You wise men from the east, you three stargazers, we know where you are going, and we will also gladly go there and accompany you on the journey.

Så rekker jeg deg nå med glede min hånd, kom skynd deg å gi meg den andre. Så knytter vi kjærlighets hellige bånd og lover å elske hverandre.

So now with gladness I extend to you my hand, Come, hurry and give me yours. With this we tie love’s holy band and promise to love one another.

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I Saw Three Ships I saw three ships come sailing in on Christmas Day, on Christmas Day, I saw three ships come sailing in on Christmas Day in the morning. Oh they sailed into Bethlehem on Christmas Day, on Christmas Day, Oh they sailed into Bethlehem on Christmas Day in the morning. And all the bells on earth shall ring on Christmas Day, on Christmas Day, And all the bells on earth shall ring on Christmas Day in the morning. And all the souls on earth shall sing on Christmas Day, on Christmas Day, And all the souls on earth shall sing on Christmas Day in the morning Then let us all rejoice amain on Christmas Day, on Christmas Day. Then let us all rejoin amain on Christmas Day in the morning!

Your mild and gentle eyes proclaim The loving heart from which you came, A tiny tender helpless babe With boundless gifts of love. Alleluia. Kings of kings, most holy one, Father, Son, eternal one, You are my God and helpless Son, High ruler of mankind. Alleluia.

The First Nowell The first Nowell, the angels did say, was to certain poor shepherds in fields as they lay. In fields as they lay keeping their sheep on a cold winter’s night that was so deep. Nowell, Nowell, Nowell, Nowell. Born is the King of Israel!

The Christ Child Lullaby My love and treasured one are you, My sweet and lovely Son are you, You are my love and darling you, Unworthy I of you. Alleluia. (continued next column)

They looked up and saw a star shining in the east beyond them far. And to the earth it gave great light, and so it continued both day and night. Nowell, Nowell, Nowell, Nowell. Born is the King of Israel!

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Joshua Habermann MUSIC DIRECTOR

Joshua Habermann, Music Director, is in his eighth season with the Santa Fe Desert Chorale. Since joining the ensemble 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. 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 (Eugene, Oregon), and Conspirare (Austin, Texas). Recording credits include three projects with Conspirare: Through the Green Fuse, Requiem, a GRAMMY® nominee for best choral recording in 2006, and Threshold of Night, a GRAMMY® nominee for best choral recording and best classical album in 2009. In 2011, Joshua Habermann was named director of the Dallas Symphony Chorus, the official vocal ensemble of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, where he prepares the 200-voice chorus for classical and pops series concerts. Highlights with the DSO include performances of Bach’s St. Matthew Passion, Verdi’s Requiem, Berlioz’ Te Deum, and Britten’s War Requiem, which was performed for the national meeting of the American Choral Directors’ Association in 2013. From 1996-2008 Habermann was assistant conductor of the San Francisco Symphony Chorus, and Professor of Music at San Francisco State University, where under his direction the SFSU Chamber Singers received international engagements in Havana, Cuba, and undertook 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 Provence in music of Poulenc and the Requiem of Maurice Duruflé in concerts throughout France. National invitations include the Waging Peace Festival in Eugene,

Photo: Jennifer Esperanza

Oregon, multiple appearances at the California Music Educators Convention, and an appearance at the American Choral Directors’ Association regional convention in 2008. From 2008-2011 Habermann was director of choral studies at the University of Miami Frost School of Music, where he led the graduate program in conducting, and directed the Frost Chorale. Notable projects in Miami included an appearance at the Florida Chapter of the American Choral Directors Association convention, and collaborations with the New World Symphony and conductor Michael Tilson Thomas in music of Ives, Schubert and Beethoven. During this same period Mr. Habermann led the Master Chorale of South Florida in performances of masterworks such as Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Haydn’s Creation, and Mozart’s Requiem. 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: Cory Klose



Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival Marc Neikrug, Artistic Director David Daniels, Artist-in-Residence

July 16 - August 21, 2017


Pictured from left: Rachel Barton Pine, Achilles Liarmakopoulos, and John StorgĂĽrds.

Artist Biographies SOPRANOS SOPHIE AMELKIN (1st Season)

ESTELÍ GOMEZ (7th Season)

Hometown: Wilmington, NC

Hometown: Santa Cruz, CA

Current residence: St. Paul, MN Upcoming engagements: VocalEssence Ensemble Singers, 2016-2017 Concert Season; MPLS (imPulse), 2017 Concert Season. Past career highlights: Mozart’s Photo: Lu Zang Photography Cosí fan tutte (Despina), Opera Wilmington; Virgil Thomson’s Four Saints in Three Acts (Saint Teresa of Avila) with VocalEssence and Black Label Movement. 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: Good food, yoga and my wonderful Matthew and Lucy (the dog). CLARISSE COLAO (3rd Season) Hometown: Libertyville, IL Current residence: Salt Lake City, UT Upcoming engagements: Kinnara Ensemble, Brevitas, Utah Chamber Artists, Utah Opera Chorus. Past career highlights: Guest Choral Photo: Cory Klose Artist at the White House; Performances at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and the United Nations with the New York Philharmonic, the Kimmel Center with The Philadelphia Orchestra, and at the Spoleto Festival with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra; Solo performances include the Brahms Requiem, Mozart’s Coronation Mass and Mass in C minor; and Dan Forrest’s Requiem for the Living.

Current residence: Nomadic Awards and Distinctions: GRAMMY® Award with Roomful of Teeth for Best Small Ensemble/Chamber Performance; First prize winner in Canticum Gaudium Photo: Kyle Scripnick International Early Music Vocal Competition (2011); JUNO® nomination with Ensemble Caprice. Upcoming engagements: Nielsen’s Symphony No. 3 with the Seattle Symphony; Teaching residencies at the University of Missouri, Kansas City and University of Oregon, Eugene; Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass with Bach Collegium San Diego (CA). Past career highlights: Soloist debuts with New York Philharmonic and Kennedy Center (2015); Handel’s Messiah and Bach’s Christmas Oratorio in Osaka and Tokyo, Japan; Roomful of Teeth’s tour of Sweden and recent collaborations with eminent theater director Peter Sellars, Kaija Saariajo, International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) and Kanye West. Educational background: Master of Music, McGill University (Canada); Bachelor of Music with Honors (Music), Yale College (CT). Passion outside of singing: Reading, writing short stories and poetry. Please visit with me post performance and tell me what you’ve been reading lately! Special Desert Chorale memory: As an itinerant musician, I must admit that there are few things more comforting to me than familiarity. I love being back in Santa Fe among friendly faces in the ensemble and audience alike, returning to fantastic restaurants together and navigating my way through the beautiful streets, without a map!

Educational background: Master of Music (Vocal Performance and Pedagogy), Westminster Choir College (NJ); Bachelor of Music (Vocal Performance), University of Tennessee. Passion outside of singing: Outdoor activities and healthy living. Special Desert Chorale memory: I love the first rehearsal when we all come together for the first time. It’s like we instantly become family and there are so many smiles all around. It’s a magical time!

Santa Fe Desert Chorale performance on the 2015 National ACDA tour. Photo: Cory Klose



JULIE KEIM (10th Season)


Hometown: Santa Fe, NM

Hometown: Kerrville, TX

Current residence: Washington, DC Awards and Distinctions: GRAMMY® Award with Conspirare for Best Choral Performance, The Sacred Spirit of Russia. Past career highlights: Barber’s Knoxville: Photo: Devon Cass Summer of 1915, Victoria Bach Festival; Fauré’s Requiem, National Philharmonic Orchestra (UK); Messiah, Santa Fe Symphony (NM). Educational background: Artist Diploma (Opera Performance), Temple University (PA); Master of Music (Vocal Performance), Southern Methodist University (TX); Bachelor of Arts (Voice), Trinity University (TX). Passion outside of singing: Yoga, flying. Special Desert Chorale memory: I’ll never forget how thrilled I felt to be a soloist with the Chorale the summer we performed as part of the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival! LINDSAY KESSELMAN (3rd Season) Hometown: Wheaton, IL Current residence: Winston Salem, NC Awards and Distinctions: Ontario Arts Council Commissioning Grant (2016); Chamber Music America Commissioning Award (2015). Photo: Bo Huang Upcoming engagements: CD, Louis Andriessen’s opera Theater of the World with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Nonesuch Records (2017 release); Amy Beth Kirsten’s Quixote, Montclair State University Peak Performances with contemporary performance ensemble HOWL; Concert tour of Hawaii with the Haven Trio (Soprano, Clarinet, Piano). Past career highlights: Louis Andriessen’s Theater of the World, Dutch National Opera; Resident soprano, Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble; Performances of John Mackey’s Songs from the End of the World. Educational background: Master of Music (Voice), Rice University (TX); Bachelor of Music (Voice and Music Education), Michigan State University. Passion outside of singing: Cooking, traveling, “mama-ing.” Special Desert Chorale memory: Making soul-feeding music last winter (2015) while experiencing the magic of Santa Fe at Christmas time.

Current residence: Santa Fe, NM Awards and Distinctions: GRAMMY® Award with Conspirare for Best Choral Performance, The Sacred Spirit of Russia. Upcoming engagements: Filming Craig Photo: Cory Klose Hella Johnson’s Considering Matthew Shepard with Conspirare for PBS television; soloist with Cincinnati Vocal Arts Ensemble (March 2017). Past career highlights: Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd with George Hearn, Patti Lupone and the New York Philharmonic at Lincoln Center; R. Strauss’s Die aegyptische Helena (Hermione) with Deborah Voigt and the American Symphony Orchestra. Educational background: Bachelor of Music Studies, University of Texas, Austin. Passion outside of singing: My family. Special Desert Chorale memory: Singing at the Isotopes baseball game last summer. I felt proud to sing the National Anthem for a demographic that probably never heard of us, and then hear their applause and cheers. Lots of people yelled out to us as we headed back to our seats, thanking us for our singing…plus it was a great game!

ALTOS RACHEL COLMAN (2nd Season) Hometown: Houston, TX Current residence: Kansas City, KS Awards and Distinctions: Semi-finalist, Young Patronesses of the Opera competition (2015); Voice Award Winner, Kansas City Musical Club competition Photo: Jenna K Photography (2014); First place, MasterWorks Vocal Competition (2012). Upcoming engagements: Concert tour and CD recording project, “Empowering Silenced Voice 2.0” with Chorosynthesis, Seattle (WA) (January 2017); Mendelssohn’s Elijah (January 2017) and Monteverdi’s Vespers (February 2017) with True Concord Voices and Orchestra, Tucson (AZ). Past career highlights: Handel Messiah, Handel and Haydn Society, Symphony Hall, Boston (MA) (November 2016); Mozart Requiem with True Concord Voices and Orchestra, Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, New York (September 2015); Beethoven Missa Solemnis, first annual Dallas Choral Festival, Meyerson Symphony Center, Dallas (TX) (January 2016). Educational background: Master of Music (Voice), Opera Track, University of Missouri, Kansas City (MO); Bachelor of Music (Vocal Performance), Baylor University (TX). Passion outside of singing: Watching favorite television shows with my husband. (continued on next page)



Special Desert Chorale memory: I have found so many friends in the Desert Chorale that share my love of games. I enjoy getting together after a day of rehearsals and kicking back with a board game or a deck of cards, most of the time with tasty snacks involved!

Passion outside of singing: Baking, cooking, reading. Special Desert Chorale memory: Looking forward to gathering memories in my first season. HEATHER MCMURRAY (5th Season)

KERRY GINGER (2nd Season) Hometown: Portland, OR Current residence: Durango, CO Awards and Distinctions: Recent appointment as Assistant Professor of Voice, Fort Lewis College (CO). Upcoming engagements: True Concord Photo: Nancy Hall Voices and Orchestra (March 2017); Sounding Light, performing at American Choral Directors Association (March 2017); Oregon Bach Festival, Berwick Chorus (June/July 2017). Past career highlights: GRAMMY® Award with Phoenix and Kansas City Chorales, Rachmaninoff All Night Vigil (2016); CD liner notes, Albany Records (2015/2016); Winner, Arizona National Association of Teachers of Singing (2008). Educational background: Doctor of Musical Arts (Voice), Arizona State University; Master of Music (Opera Performance), Arizona State University; Bachelor of Arts (Political Science), Whitman College (WA). Passion outside of singing: Music history. Special Desert Chorale memory: I especially love getting to know the passionate, caring and interesting singers of the Chorale. From cups of Kakawa and tea to snowy drives, the Chorale experience forges a kinship that enriches our lives and our music! ZERRIN AGABIGUM MARTIN (1st Season) Hometown: Flint, MI Current residence: Philadelphia, PA Awards and Distinctions: First Place Winner, New Jersey Women’s and Gender Studies Consortium Thesis Lecture (2011); Semi-finalist, Byrd Competition (2014, 2006); Finalist, Coeur d’Alene Symphony Young Artist Competition (2008). Upcoming engagements: Oregon Bach Festival Berwick Chorus; Florida tour, Director of Choirs Tower Hill School (DE). Past career highlights: Director of Choral Activities, Tower Hill School (DE); Seraphic Fire, Oregon Bach Festival Berwick Chorus; Third annual Weimar Cantata Academy (section leader); JSB Ensemble of the Internationale Bachakademie of Stuttgart (Germany); The Crossing Choir (PA); Lecturer, Stony Brook University, Graduate Symposium. Educational background: Master of Music (Choral Conducting), Westminster Choir College, Rider University (NJ); Bachelor of Music (Vocal Performance with Teaching Certification), University of Michigan.

Hometown: Fountain Valley, CA Current residence: Colorado Springs, CO Upcoming engagements: McMurray Music Studio (my bustling private music studio). Past career highlights: Santa Fe Desert Chorale; Judge, Colorado State Competition; Photo: Josie Fish Federation of Music Clubs; Adjunct faculty, University of Mary Washington (VA). Educational background: Bachelor of Music (Vocal Performance), Brigham Young University (UT). Passion outside of singing: My fabulous husband and children, as well as my work as a Kindergarten Teaching Assistant. Special Desert Chorale memory: My performance with the Santa Fe Desert Chorale at the 2015 American Choral Directors Association convention in Salt Lake City was simply thrilling! Shawn Kirchner’s Heavenly Home: Three American Songs will stay with me forever. SARAH NICKERSON (9th Season) Hometown: Fargo, ND Current Residence: Santa Fe, NM Upcoming engagements: Provenance concert series and recording session with the Kinnara Ensemble (April 2017); Fleming’s Confession Stone and Photo: Kate Russell Duruflé’s Pie Jesu as part of the Friends of the Cathedral music series at St. John’s Cathedral, Albuquerque (NM). Educational background: Masters of Business Administration (Arts Management), University of Cincinnati–College Conservatory of Music (OH). Passion outside of singing: Black-belt Nia instructor teaching in Santa Fe. Special Desert Chorale memory: One of my favorites has nothing to do with singing. Before each concert, one singer shares something to inspire us. I remember Harris Ipock asking each of us to choose one of our favorite musical moments in the Brahms concert we sang several seasons ago. It brought attention to the personal and unique connection each of us has as musicians to the amazing music we sing and created a special anticipation to the concert that I hadn’t experienced. It reminded me that every person has his or her own special moment in a piece of music, whether one is a singer or audience member, and we can never assume to know what that is. Every musical experience is unique and that’s one of the most powerful things about music.


















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SHADOWLAND by PILOBOLUS February 28 | 7:30pm

ASPEN SANTA FE BALLET April 8 | 7:30pm

KEELY J. RHODES (6th Season) Hometown: Washington, DC Current residence: Austin, TX Awards and Distinctions: Singing with Conspirare on the GRAMMY® Awardwinning CD, Sacred Spirit of Russia; Singing on the GRAMMY® Award for Photo: Sherre Paris Best New Classical Composition, Prayers and Remembrances by the late Stephen Paulus; Serving as a Fulbright Scholar in Italy and defending my doctoral degree. Upcoming engagements: 2017 tour with GRAMMY® winning group Conspirare showcasing the new work by Craig Hella Johnson, Considering Matthew Shepard; Singing the role of the Cousin in Madame Butterfly, Austin Opera (Spring 2017); Alto soloist and section member for various choirs within the U.S. Educational background: Doctor of Music and Master of Music, University of Texas, Austin; Bachelor of Music, Oberlin Conservatory of Music (OH). Passion outside of singing: Avid knitter and enjoy knitting caps for newborns and cancer patients; travel; scuba diving. Special Desert Chorale memory: Aside from taking in all the incredible music making, I love the interaction we performers have with the audience. I consider each concert season an opportunity to strengthen friendships with fellow singers, patrons and the citizens of my Santa Fe home.

TENORS MICHAEL BOSWELL (19th Season) Hometown: Grifton, NC







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Current residence: Terre Haute, IN Awards and Distinctions: GRAMMY® Award with Conspirare for Best Choral Performance for the CD The Sacred Spirit of Russia; Sister Mary Joseph Pomeroy Photo: Jillian Storm Awards for Faculty Excellence in Service and Scholarship, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (IN). Upcoming engagements: Tenor soloist, Handel’s Messiah, Indiana State University; Conductor, tour with Saint-Mary-ofthe-Woods College Choirs. Past career highlights: Multiple engagements, Santa Fe Desert Chorale; Leading/Conducting, Saint-Mary-of-theWoods Madrigals, tour of France, premiering Guillaume’s La Providence; Bach’s St. Matthew Passion with conductor Helmuth Rilling, Carnegie Hall (NY). Educational background: Master of Music (Vocal Performance), Indiana State University; Bachelor of Music (Vocal Performance), East Carolina University (NC). Passion outside of singing: Pursuing simplicity. Special Desert Chorale memory: Team Journey (2015); The Night of 31 Wings (2007); Sugar Packet Wars of 2006; Making countless friends since 2004 to the present.

J.D. BURNETT (5th Season)


Hometown: West Point, NY

Hometown: Portland, OR

Current residence: Athens, GA Upcoming engagements: Artistic Director/Conductor for performances and recordings with Kinnara Ensemble; PBS filming of Craig Hella Johnson’s Considering Matthew Shepard with Conspirare, Austin (TX); Conducting residency, Hendrix College in Conway (AR). Past career highlights: Nine years as Artistic Director and Conductor, Kinnara Ensemble; Concerts and recordings with Conspirare, Oregon Bach Festival; Academic appointments: University of Georgia (current), Montclair State (NJ), San Jose State (CA); posts with the Dallas Symphony Chorus (TX), Masterwork Chorus (NJ), Houston Masterworks Chorus (TX), New Jersey Chamber Singers. Educational background: Doctor of Musical Arts, University of North Texas (Conducting); Master of Music, Westminster Choir College (Conducting); Bachelor of Music, Oklahoma State University (Music Education). Passion outside of singing: Politics junkie; gardening; home improvement. Special Desert Chorale memory: The aroma of piñon wood smoke during my first Christmas season (1999) worrying Y2K would paralyze the state of New Mexico and rushing to make it home on New Year’s Eve in case the gas pumps didn’t work. ANDREW CRANE (7th Season) Hometown: Castro Valley, CA

Photo: Hannah Tomlinson

Current residence: American Fork, UT Upcoming engagements: Conductor of the Brigham Young University Singers 2018 Spring tour to Vietnam, Malaysia and Indonesia; Headliner for the 2017 Conductors Symposium, University of Central Missouri.

Past career highlights: Conductor, World premiere of Ivo Antognini’s oratorio A Prayer for Mother Earth at Carnegie Hall (NY); Tenor soloist in the Mozart Requiem with the Santa Fe Desert Chorale and celebrated Mezzo-soprano Susan Graham; Conductor, Brigham Young University Singers joint performance with the King’s Singers. Educational background: Doctor of Music Arts, Michigan State University; Master of Music and Bachelor of Music, Brigham Young University (UT). Passion outside of singing: Spending time with my wife and four children. Special Desert Chorale memory: The opportunity to spend time with great friends in the Chorale and enjoy the wonderful food and enchantment of Santa Fe.

Current residence: Durango, CO Upcoming engagements: Evangelist/ Soloist, Bach’s Weihnachts-Oratorium, BWV 248, Musica Redemptor Orchestra, Austin (TX); Tenor soloist, Bach’s Photo: Jon Simpson Photography St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244, Colorado Bach Ensemble and Bach Collegium, San Diego (CA). Past career highlights: 2015 Vocal Fellow, Oregon Bach Festival; Evangelist, Bach’s St. Matthew Passion, True Concord Voices and Orchestra; Tenor soloist, Handel’s Messiah, Tucson Symphony Orchestra. Educational background: Bachelor of Arts (Vocal Performance), Arizona State University. Passion outside of singing: Spoiling my cat, Sweetpea. Special Desert Chorale memory: Watching my lovely wife Kerry Ginger perform with the Chorale last December (2015), and knowing I’d be joining this wonderful choir soon. AARON HUMBLE (1st Season) Hometown: Palmyra, OH Current residence: Mankato, MN Awards and Distinctions: National Association of Teachers of Singing Internship; Chorus America Margaret Hillis Award for Choral Excellence Photo: Brent Dundore (Cantus); Assistant Professor of Voice and Choir, Minnesota State University (MN). Upcoming engagements: Handel Messiah, Bethel Chamber Music, Hudson, Wisconsin; Bach Cantata No. 61, Mankato (MN); Conductor, University Chorale Winter/Spring Concerts. Past career highlights: Cantus performances: including Lincoln Center (NY), Kennedy Center (DC), Wolf Trap (VA), Library of Congress (DC); Berkeley Concerts (CA); Boston Pops (MA); South Dakota Chorale; Visiting Professor of Voice and Choir, Augustana College, Rock Island (IL). Educational background: Doctor of Music (Vocal Performance and Literature), Indiana University; Master of Music (Vocal Performance), Indiana University; Bachelor of Music (Vocal Performance), Millikin University (IL). Passion outside of singing: Home improvement projects; Our cats Chopstick and Toothpick. Special Desert Chorale memory: I’m thrilled to be singing with this fine ensemble and I look forward to gathering many wonderful memories!



BRADLEY NAYLOR (9th Season) Hometown: Houston, TX Current residence: Owensboro, KY Awards and Distinctions: Kentucky American Choral Directors Association Repertoire and Standards Chair for Community Choirs. Photo: Matthew Fried Upcoming engagements: Fauré Requiem with Owensboro Symphony Chorus and Wesleyan Chorale (April, 2017). Past career highlights: Performed Bach’s B-Minor Mass in Seoul, Beijing and Shanghai, with Yale Schola Cantorum; Evangelist and tenor soloist in Bach’s St. John Passion, First United Methodist Church of Henderson (KY); Tenor soloist in Nielsen’s Fynsk Forår, the Choral Society of Durham (NC). Educational background: Doctor of Musical Arts, Yale University School of Music (CT); Master of Music, Indiana University (IN); Bachelor of Arts, Brown University (RI). Passion outside of singing: Tennis and cycling with my children, Abby and Luke. Special Desert Chorale memory: I love those moments in concerts when I get to be an audience member for my peers’ incredible artistry. I recall the beautiful memory of listening to Matt Tresler, John Proft and Jeffrey Manns sing Dunstable’s O quam gloriosum from the Cathedral font in our “Song of Songs” program, summer 2010.

BASSES DAVID FARWIG (19th Season) Hometown: Denver, CO Current residence: Denver, CO Awards and Distinctions: 2011/2013 Austin Critics Table Award for solo work on the recording of compositions by Robert Kyr and Samuel Barber’s Photo: Audrey Michelle The Lover’s with the GRAMMY® Awardwinning choral ensemble, Conspirare. Upcoming engagements: Baritone soloist in Ralph Vaughan Williams Donna Nobis Pacem with the University of Denver’s Lamont School of Music; Television production and concerts: Craig Hella Johnson’s Considering Matthew Shepard with Conspirare, Austin (TX) and Boston (MA); Bass soloist in Bach’s Cantata No.106 with Colorado Bach Ensemble. Past career highlights: 2003 Adams Fellow, Carmel Bach Festival; 1994-2000 Member of the US Air Force singing Sergeants. Educational background: Doctor of Musical Arts (Choral Conducting), University of Missouri Conservatory of Music and Dance, Kansas City (MO); Master of Music (Choral Conducting), Lamont School of Music, University of Denver (CO); Bachelor of Music (Voice Performance), Adams State University, Alamosa (CO). Passion outside of singing: Skiing!

Special Desert Chorale memory: Being a very long time member of the Chorale, I have special memories of its founder and first Conductor, Larry Bandfield. Larry and I became good friends through my first years in the choir, but I’ll always remember my audition with him, which happened to be my very first professional audition. He said to me without hesitation, “I love your voice, but if I hired you, you’d be the worst sight-singer in the choir!” As hard as it was to hear, it was the best thing he could have said. MICHAEL HIX (3rd Season) Hometown: Ozark, AL

Photo: Talitha Tarro

Current residence: Albuquerque, NM Awards and Distinctions: Thomas Hampson Award, American Musicological society; German Academic Exchange Service (D.A.A.D) research grant; Associate Professor of Voice, University of New Mexico.

Upcoming engagements: Schumann’s Dichterliebe, University of New Mexico; Ron Strauss’s opera Los Bufones, world premiere, National Hispanic Cultural Center, Albuquerque (NM); Bass soloist, Haydn’s The Creation, Park Slope Singers, New York City. Past career highlights: Bass aria soloist and Pilate, Bach’s St. John Passion, Arizona Bach Festival; Berwick Chorus, Oregon Bach Festival; Vocal fellow, Tanglewood Music Center (MA). Educational background: Doctor of Music (Voice) and Master of Music (Historical Musicology), Florida State University; Bachelor of Music (Music Theory), Furman University (SC). Passion outside of singing: Beer. Special Desert Chorale memory: I love it when it is snowing during and after our Christmas Concerts. That, plus the decorations on the Santa Fe plaza, make everything so beautiful and festive. HARRIS IPOCK (9th Season) Hometown: Chesapeake, VA Current residence: Boston, MA Awards and Distinctions: Resident Conductor, Harvard Glee Club, Harvard University (MA); Interim Director of Undergraduate Choirs, Boston University (MA). Photo: Sandra Avery Upcoming engagements: Harvard Glee Club tour of East Asia: venues in Taiwan, South Korea and Japan; taping for KLRU television (Austin) of Craig Hella Johnson’s Considering Matthew Shepard with Conspirare of a performance in Symphony Hall, Boston (MA); Haydn’s Creation with the combined choirs at Boston University (MA).

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Educational background: Doctor of Musical Arts (Conducting), Eastman School of Music, Rochester (NY); Master of Music (Voice and Conducting), East Carolina University (NC); Bachelor of Music (Music and Economics), University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Passion outside of singing: Cooking, golf, and jazz piano. Special Desert Chorale memory: George’s Olympiad Games; Hiking and camping in New Mexico and Colorado with other Chorale singers; The American Choral Directors Association performance in Loretto Chapel; Asking a certain Chorale soprano to marry me.

MAX KUZMYAK (5th Season) Hometown: Silver Spring, MD Current residence: Baltimore, MD Past career highlights: Composed original score for Superhuman by Freethink Media; Recorded three CDs with the National Shrine of the Immaculate Photo: Zach Miller Conception (DC). Educational background: Bachelor of Music (Vocal Performance), University of Maryland. Passion outside of singing: Recording and composing. Special Desert Chorale memory: Singing at outreach events for people who haven’t yet heard the Chorale.

2016 Santa Fe Desert Chorale performance at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis Photo: Chelsea Call



JOHN PROFT (7th Season) Hometown: Houston, TX Current residence: Austin, TX Upcoming engagements: Conspirare Christmas; True Concord; Ensemble VIII. Past career highlights: Singing Bach with Tom Koopman, Carnegie Hall (NY); Singing Mozart with Harry Christophers, Boston Symphony Hall (MA); singing Disney and show tunes with yoga friends in a private room in Sacramento (CA). Educational background: Master of Music (Choral Conducting), Southern Methodist University (TX); Bachelor of Music (Music Education), University of North Texas. Passion outside of singing: Yoga, hiking, Netflix. Special Desert Chorale memory: When the Chorale sang at the American Choral Directors Association, Salt Lake City (UT), looking out into the audience and seeing so many colleagues, including the composer of one of the pieces, one of Josh’s professors. We sang about what we all share as human beings and I felt a very palpable completion of a listening circle. It almost felt like the music sang itself; as if there were no singers, but we were all, audience and choir alike, listeners and witnesses.

BRENT WELLS (8th Season) Hometown: Fountain Valley, CA Current residence: Caldwell, ID Upcoming engagements: Continuing as the Director of Choral Activities and Chair of the Humanities and Fine Arts Department, College of Idaho; Continuing Photo: Liz Rowley as the Musical Director of Treasure Valley Millennial Choirs and Orchestra; presenting at the 2017 National Association for Music Education Conference. Past career highlights: Performing at the American Choral Directors Association National Convention with the Santa Fe Desert Chorale, Brigham Young University Singers and the Michigan State University Chorale; Publishing several articles on the folk-song collecting methodology and compositions of Percy Grainger, and serving as guest editor of the Choral Journal for a Grainger focus issue; leading the choirs of the College of Idaho on a two-week tour in China: to Beijing, Xi’an, Pingyao and Taiyuan. Passion outside of singing: Spending time with family, composing, and golfing.

Educational background: Doctor of Musical Arts (Choral Conducting), Michigan State University; Master of Music (Choral Conducting), Brigham Young University (UT); Bachelor of Music (Music Education), Brigham Young University (UT). Special Desert Chorale memory: My greatest memories are linked to making music with the truly remarkable people that Josh recruits. The feeling of community and collegiality that exists in this ensemble is rare. Singing with the Chorale is rewarding on a musical level to be sure, but the spirit and commitment by all involved are a defining characteristic of the Santa Fe Desert Chorale experience. I look forward to it every season.

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.








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• FRIDAY EVENING October 20, 2017 at St. Paul’s Cathedral Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

• SATURDAY MATINÉE October 21, 2017

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• SUNDAY EVENING October 22, 2017

on The David R. Davidson Tower Arts Series at Highland Park, United Methodist Church Dallas, Texas

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• COMMERCIAL RECORDING October 23-25, 2017 Dallas, Texas

• Producer: Elizabeth Ostrow, six-time GRAMMY® Award winner • Engineer: Brad Michel, recipient of BBC Music Magazine Award for Technical Excellence in Recording and multiple GRAMMY® Awards and nominations.


“The variety [in the AMERICAN VOICES program] 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.” —Scott Cantrell, Freelance Writer on Music, Dallas Morning News


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has taken significant steps to initiate in innovative collaborations with other leading arts and culture institutions and increase creative engagement with a broader and more diverse audience. Partners in these artistic initiatives include Creativity for Peace, the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, NDI-NM, New Mexico History Museum, the International Shakespeare Center, the Santa Fe Symphony, the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, the Santa Fe Opera, and the Santa Fe Symphony and Chorus among others.

Produced by the Chorale, the first annual Santa Fe Sings! sold out with 125 participants ranging in age from 8th graders to octogenarians joining in fellowship and singing together under the direction of Joshua Habermann. By popular demand, the date for next year’s Santa Fe Sings! since has been set – mark your calendars for Saturday, May 13, 2017! Come sing with us! Building on relationships developed with the Summer 2015’s Hidden Treasures of Byzantium program, ensemble artists previewed the Rachmaninov All-Night Vigil at the Holy Trinity Orthodox Church, which celebrated it’s 20th anniversary this past summer. New partners, the Jewish Federation New Mexico, Temple Beth Shalom, the Jewish Film Festival and Chabad Center for Jewish Life of Santa Fe all worked with us to raise awareness of the Sephardic Legacy program. This winter our ensembles will be found throughout the community, including Christus St. Vincent Hospital, the Santa Fe County Youth Development Center, the Interfaith Community Shelter and Senior Centers. Top photo: Award-winning soprano Ailyn Pérez pictured with young audience member following Santa Fe Desert Chorale presented recital - photo, Chelsea Call. Middle photo: Sampling of collaboration between Santa Fe Desert Chorale and NDI-NM at 2016 Summer Gala - photo, Chelsea Call. Bottom photo: Santa Fe Sings! an annual multi-generational community sing sponsored by the Santa Fe Desert Chorale - photo, Cut Print Video Production.

Whether our community engagement audience is comprised of seniors or underserved adults and youth, The Santa Fe Desert Chorale is embracing its mission to “excite, engage and inspire diverse audiences with the beauty and power of great choral music!” For more information about specific community engagement programs, please visit our website and click on the “Community” tab. We welcome your interest and encourage you to consider volunteering to help us better serve our community in Northern New Mexico.

Donor Honor Roll

The Santa Fe Desert Chorale celebrates its 34th season largely because of our generous family of donors comprised of individuals, businesses, foundations and government agencies. It is a pleasure to recognize gifts received between January 1, 2015 and November 15, 2016. 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.

FOUNDER’S CIRCLE Gifts of $25,000 - $60,000 David and Betsy Bueschel Nina Hinson Rasmussen and Dr. Scott Rasmussen The Rogers Foundation Susie and Jerry Wilson

FESTIVAL CIRCLE Gifts of $10,000 - $24,999 American Airlines Carol Franc Buck Foundation Habermann Koehn Foundation Stephen and Jane Hochberg Sheryl Kelsey and George Duncan James Murphy and Roxanne Howe-Murphy National Endowment for the Arts City of Santa Fe Arts Commission and 1% Lodgers Tax

MAESTRO’S CIRCLE Gifts of $5,000 - $9,999 Ann Marie Shaw Irrevocable Trust Thomas and Grace Bloomfield Edgar Foster Daniels Christopher Ihlefeld Barry and Margaret Lyerly William H. Lynn and Russell M. Coffield New Mexico Arts Santa Fe New Mexican Thornburg Investment Management Rebecca Tobey

DIRECTOR’S CIRCLE Gifts of $2,500 - $4,999 Ann Neuberger Aceves Dr. J. Randle Adair Deborah Avren Lynn Bickley and Randy Schiffer Peggy Bonner Maureen and Chris Carusona Douglas P. Clark and Scott Allocco Dorothy B. Davis Allegra and Jim Derryberry Jody La Cher Evelyn L. Petshek Arts Fund, Santa Fe Community Foundation Bob Gardner and Ken Marvel Van and Dora Horn Lynn F. Lee McCune Charitable Foundation Laurie and Dick Meyer

Sally and Andy Ritch Charles Rountree and John Jones Janet S. Sanders

CHOIRMASTER Gifts of $1,000 - $2,499 Jan Alsever Sharon Scanlin Barton Helen and Richard Brandt Casas de Santa Fe Susan and Conrad De Jong Mary Dudley and Greg Wortman Margie Edwards and Ellie Edelstein David Ellwanger and Thomas McGuire Lucinda Ewing Richard and Chris Frenk Susan Graham Julianne Greenspan Catherine and Guy Gronquist Gruet Winery Joanna and Joshua Habermann C. Terry Hendrix Michelle and Doug Hinson Ronald and Mary Lee Hull David and Kay Duke Ingalls Henry and Judith Lackner Alan and Kathleen Davison Lebeck J. David and Lucy Levy Robert Lynn and Janet Braziel Jane Clayton Oakes and Joa Dattilo Mary Lou and Alex Padilla Ailyn Pérez Reflective Jewelry Richard W. Rew Judy and Doug Rhodes Kathlene Ritch and Scott Noakes Alex and Mary Ross James R. Seitz, Jr. Doug and Marilyn Whitehurst Coralie Whitmore

PATRON Gifts of $500 - $999 Anonymous (3) Kay and John Alsip Patricia Bailey Robert & Sharon Barton Charles and Penni Chambers Arthur and Johanna Cinader Sharon and Richard Cooper George and Marcia De Garmo El Castillo Retirement Residences

Gwen and Ralph Fuller Thomas and Sara Hamilton John Haupert Joyce Idema Norman Kaplan Steven Kerchoff Terry and Renée Kershner Philip Kruger LewAllen Galleries Charles MacKay and Mr. Cam McCluskey Ron Martinez Looking Elk Janice L. Mayer The Metropolitan Opera Elaine Meyerhoffer Santa Fe Spa Sellers Dorsey & Associates LLC Andrea and Allen Steele Paul Strid Patricia and Bradley Thompson Russell Toal Violante and Rochford Interiors Robert Walker Jerry Watts Brahna and Janusz Wilczynski

BENEFACTOR Gifts of $250 - $499 Freda Anderson Thomas and Yoko Arthur Craig and Mikaela Barnes Camille Barnett Linda and Jim Beck Stephen Bellon Julio Blanco and David Manno Christophe Caillot Joyce Castle Bekki and John Cook Sherry Davis Isabel and Raul Delgado Pamela Dials Lucy and John Draper Fairmont Dallas Frances and Robert Fosnaugh Joel Gallant and Joel Menneses Ghost Ranch John Gibson and Lori Glassgold-Gibson Wesley and Karin Granberg-Michaelson Madeleine Grigg-Damberger Joan Hagen Ms. Patricia Henning Beth Hurst-Waitz

Pamela R. Jackson Edward Jiran Dorothy and Plato Karayanis KMPG Lawrence Baca Studio Loomis Sayles & Company, L.P. Los Poblanos Historic Inn and Organic Farm Debbie and Jim Maloney Pamela McCorduck and Joseph Traub Mercedes Benz of Santa Fe Robert Michael Ralph and Esther Milnes James and Sarah Nickerson Elizabeth O’Brien John Pakula Douglas Peterson John Petricciani Elizabeth Pinson Nyla and Larry Rasmussen Robert Ripps and Steven Spector Alan Rolley Daniel Rusthoi Santa Fe School of Cooking Robert Schoenthal Monica and Hugo Steensma Evangeline Swift Walter Burke Catering Alan Webber and Frances Diemoz Marty Noss Wilder

SUSTAINER Gifts of $100 - $249 Judith and Bill Alger Aspen Bodywork Center Janice J. Arrott James Avery Connie Axton Russell Baker Sarah Batzli Stephen Bennett Richard C. Bentley Bette Betts Dmitri Bovaird and Maggie Edmondson Constance Burke Genevieve Caldwell and Lucy Scott Janet Carlsen Campbell Patricia Carlton Ellen Chase (continued on next page) SANTA FE DESERT CHORALE


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FRIEND Gifts up to $99 Karen Abraham Albuquerque Isotopes Celeste Alleyne Amazon Smile Inc. Dr. Edward Angus Martha Baker Marilyn Barnes Stuart Barton Suzanne Baum Walter Beckham Norman Berman Barbara Blackwell Bouche Muriel Brown John and Ann Brownlee Andrea Bueschel Lydia Bueschel and Chris Frumkin Caroline Burnett Catherine Carlozzi Clafoutis French Bakery & Restaurant Rebecca Clay Collected Works Bookstore & Coffeehouse Kenneth Collins Companions Grooming

Philip Dale Ann Dilworth and John Lathrop Mary Earle Kenneth and Jill Ewald Suzanne Fahey Galisteo Bistro Carole Gardner Catherine R. Garland Suzanne George Janina S. Greene Paula A. Greer Diane and Gerald Gulseth Steven Hecht Cyril Hirt Sam and Gloria Hocking Colleen Hodges Kathy and Brad Holian Cynthia Hope Susan Horn and Judith Espinar Linda Hummingbird Jinja Restaurant Kaune’s Neighborhood Market Claudia Kennedy Caroline King Robert Kyr La Unica Dry Cleaners Phyllis Lehmberg Melissa Lewis Los Alamos Concert Association Ann MacVicar Susan Marineau Richard Mariner John Marmaduke Robert McCullough Vera and Daniel Metzger Paula Miller Timothy and Mary Mitchell New Earth Orchids Newman’s Nursery Margaret K. Norton Anne Bateman Noss Steve and Camille Ovitsky Laura Pancoast Paper Dosa Calla Pepmueller Performance Santa Fe Piccolino Italian Restaurant Sandra M. Pitre Polyphony: Voices of New Mexico Robert and Marjorie E. Reed Jody Register David Reiss Cardinal Rieger William Rogers Juan Romero Santa Fe Bite Santa Fe Rafting Santa Fe Symphony and Chorus Sue and James Sprague Susan Sprague Frances Steele

Andrea Stillman Cynthia Svigals Elaine Swetland Teca-Tu, A Pawsworthy Pet Emporium The Ranch House Vincent and Patricia Tinto Toyota of Santa Fe Tribes Coffeehouse Retha J. Turner Arlyn Vik Mary J. Voss Robin Ward Tobi Watson William Werner Wild Birds Unlimited Kathleen Winslow Lynne Xavier

HONORARIA In Honor of David Bueschel Robert and Sharon Barton Lydia Bueschel and Chris Fumkin In Honor of Mark Childers Peggy Bonner In Honor of Joshua, Joanna, Kira and Kai Habermann Habermann Koehn Foundation In Honor of Sherry Kelsey Patricia Dean In Honor of Janice L. Mayer Susan Feder and Todd Gordon Marty Noss Wilder In Honor of William H. Lynn and Russell M. Coffield Cheryl Plavnick In Honor of Sarah Nickerson Tom and Margaret Lopez

IN MEMORIAM In Memory of Paul Chapin Clare Ratliff In Memory of John De Beer John Gibson and Lori Glassgold-Gibson Van and Dora Horn In Memory of John Greenspan Mary Lou Padilla, Edward Mazria and Asenath M. Kepler In Memory of Fran Contreras Hartley David and Mary Hartley In Memory of Mickey Inbody Mickey Inbody Charitable Foundation Inc.

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In Memory of Dr. Teodora Konstantinova Dr. J. Randle Adair

Nina Hinson Rasmussen and Dr. Scott Rasmussen Don and Sally Roberts Nadine Stafford Brooke Bandfield Taylor Hywel White Margaret White

In Memory of Jeffrey Manns Margaret K. Norton In Memory of Robert J. Meyer Ken and Jill Ewald

THE LEGACY CIRCLE We salute the foresight and generosity of the following individuals who have chosen to indicate support for the Desert Chorale in their estate plans. Anonymous Rev. Talitha J. Arnold Dorothy B. Davis Margie Edwards Allison and James Elston Dorothy Harroun Arnold and Evelyn Kupec Lynn F. Lee Nancy and Raymond Lutz Jerome B. Nelson Margaret K. Norton

A Joyous Christmas From

THE UNITED CHURCH OF SANTA FE Whatever your journey, you are welcome!

The Desert Chorale has been the grateful recipient of the following estate gifts from these generous patrons. Margaret Arrott Lawrence Bandfield John De Beer Martin Dieter James Elston Robert Fisher Ian McKee Dorothea Morgan Paul Resnick Joseph P. Schitter Ann Marie Shaw Robert C. Smith Frances White

An experience in chamber choral music not to be missed in live performance… March 3-4 Hear the People Sing!

Broadway highlights from the world’s most popular musical, Les Miserables; a tribute to Stephen Sondheim; and hits from top Broadway shows.

Sunday, Dec. 18, 8:30 am & 11:00 am LESSONS & CAROLS FOR ALL AGES

Adult & Children’s Choirs, Guest Trumpeter

Christmas Eve, Saturday, Dec. 24 5:00 pm CHILDREN’S CAROLS AND CANDLES Childcare and a gift for every child.

7:00 pm & 11:00 pm C ANDLELIGHT S ERVICES

Choir and childcare at 7:00. Communion and special music at 11:00.


The Rev. Talitha Arnold, Senior Minister; Jacquelyn Helin, D.M.A., Music Director; Prof. Bradley Ellingboe, Choral Director; Russell Fletcher, Children’s Choir 1804 Arroyo Chamiso (at St. Michaels Drive, near the hospital) 988-3295 |


May 19-21 Rhapsody

Chorus, piano, and guest string quartet perform the music of Brahms, Dvořák, Hindemith, and Fauré. “This concert was very special and is something that I will remember for a long time. Thank you for astounding programming from the heart!”

Nylea Butler-Moore, Artistic Director Nathan Salazar, pianist

Joe Lovano Doug Lawrence René Marie Gerald Clayton Sheila Jordan-Alan Pasqua 5th Annual Outpost Gala Fundraiser At the Albuquerque Museum 22nd Annual Summer Thursday Jazz Nights 12th Annual NM Jazz Festival (July 14-30) + much more TBA! PLUS Classes, Art Exhibits AND MORE

Chamber Chorus of Los Alamos and Santa Fe

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Premiere Appearance!

Principal Conductor The Symphony’s New Principal Conductor Guillermo Figueroa conducts this January for the very first time in his new role. A veteran of Carnegie Hall and a brilliant violinist as well, Figueroa has led orchestras around the world as well as throughout New Mexico.

The 2016–2017 season is funded in part by the Santa Fe Arts Commission and the 1% Lodgers’ Tax; New Mexico Arts, a Division of the Office of Cultural Affairs; and the National Endowment for the Arts.




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 Shirley Anderson Ann Anthony Diana Baker Hugh Balaam Patricia A. Boies Marty Carroll Donna Clark Chip Conway Judy Costlow Diana Dallas Betty Lou Dent Don Dietz Patricia Emerson Batsheva Fenster Mary Ferguson* Dick Forbes Margaret Forbes Gwen Fuller Ralph Fuller KC Garrett Pamela Gilchrist Ellen Goldberg Eileen Gorman Jim Gorman Jeanne Grealish Janet Harris Jackie Hatchel Jonathan Hayden Cyndi Heller Barbara Herrington Victoria Hudimac McKayla Hicks Jonathan Ice

Karla Ice Rose Ann James Christine Johnson Bo Keppel Alex Klebenow Barbara Kuzminska Joan Lamarque Marquissa LaVelle Ruben Lamarque Michael Last Susan Latham Renate Lewis Cha Mabry Rev. Hampton Mabry Ann MacVicar Lynne S. Mazza Arin McKenna Barbara Michael Estelle Miller Kathy Moore-Gregory William Mullen* Marie Newsom Barbara Nicholson Tom O’Brien Lib O’Brien Maggie O’Dell Carole Owens Adam Pancoast Nancy Paraskevas Linda Pasternacki Cindy Piatt Rob Pine Ross Pope Madeline Pryor

Larry Rassmussen Nyla Rassmussen Donna Rigano Pat Roach Laurie Romero Barbara Roush Carmen Salazar* Helen Senesac Diana Segara Mary Jo Sharp Gretchen Shore Deb Smith-Davis Isa Spoonheim Jay Spoonheim Charles Spring Janet Spring Anita Stalter Allen Steele Andrea Steele Ann Stinchcomb Dave Stinchcomb Elaine Swetland Alice Tinkle Judy Tiedmann Jolanta Tuzel Carrie Vogel Patricia Whitney Linda Wieseman Denise Wilder Gwen Wirtalla Jean Withers John Withers

Special Thanks

Russell Baker and Bert Dalton NDI-NM Sue-Ellen De Beer Kathy Armijo Etre, Christus St. Vincent Hospital Aaron M. Garcia, Santa Fe Youth Development Program Gruet Winery Joseph Jordan-Berenis, The Interfaith Community Shelter Demetria Martinez, Voces de Libertad James Murphy, Good Cause Benefit Auction Museum Hill Café, Weldon Fulton, Owner Della Warrior, Director and Angela Crespin, Special Events Coordinator, Museum of Indian Arts and Culture Michael Nelson, Thornburg Investment Management Nina Hinson Rasmussen and Dr. Scott Rasmussen Sally Rodgers, The Santa Fe Opera Rebecca Tobey, Ventana Fine Art Sandra Waks, Santa Fe Botanical Garden Laura Waller, Director of Leadership Giving, Museum of New Mexico Foundation

*Board Committee Community Members


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

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Sponsor a season program book Sponsor a composer commission Sponsor instrumentalists for a season Sponsor a full program Sponsor the Winter Festival season Sponsor the Summer Festival season

If you would like your donation to go to a specific need, please contact Janice L. Mayer, Executive Director, at (505) 988-2282 ext. 5 or by emailing Thank you. SANTA FE DESERT CHORALE



“melodic delight, delicious harmonies, and a sense of pure human joy” —San Francisco Classical Voice

If you want to hear the future of music, the chance is yours at this performance by the Grammy-winning vocal group Roomful of Teeth, whose mission is to “mine the expressive potential of the human voice.” This octet employs alarmingly rich vocal textures from singing traditions the world over to create a stirring polyphonic experience, and includes the youngest-ever winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Music, Caroline Shaw, as well as Santa Fe Desert Chorale soprano, Estelí Gomez.

Saturday, January 21, 2017 | 7:30 pm Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi

Tickets start at $20. 505 984 8759

Joshua Habermann | Music Director


JULY 19 - AUGUST 13, 2017 Photo: Chama River Road Cliffs, J. David Levy



Music of Resistance and Revolution

Dr. André J. Thomas, Guest Conductor

Joshua Habermann, Music Director and Conductor

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 8:00 pm Christ Church, Santa Fe

Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at 8:00 pm The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, Santa Fe

Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 8:00 pm Cathedral Church of St. John, Albuquerque

Sunday, August 13, 2017 at 4:00 pm Saturday, August 5, 2017 at 8:00 pm Christ Church, Santa Fe Cathedral Church of St. John, Albuquerque Friday, August 11, 2017 at 8:00 pm The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, Santa Fe


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Joshua Habermann, Music Director and Conductor Thursday, July 27, 2017 at 8:00 pm The Church of the Holy Faith, Santa Fe Sunday, July 30, 2017 at 4:00 pm The Church of the Holy Faith, Santa Fe Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 8:00 pm The Church of the Holy Faith, Santa Fe


Music from a

Secret Chapel Joshua Habermann, Music Director and Conductor Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at 8:00 pm Immaculate Heart of Mary Chapel, Santa Fe Sunday, July 23, 2017 at 4:00 pm Immaculate Heart of Mary Chapel, Santa Fe Saturday, July 29, 2017 at 8:00 pm Cathedral Church of St. John, Albuquerque Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at 8:00 pm Immaculate Heart of Mary Chapel, Santa Fe Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at 8:00 pm Immaculate Heart of Mary Chapel, Santa Fe

“Singing Revolution” with SFDC Singers Musical Sampling Saturday, July 29, 2017 at 4:00 pm Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe

“When I Rise” featuring talk back with filmmaker Don Carleton Monday, August 7, 2017 at 4:00 pm Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe

Free pre-concert talks will take place 1.5 hours before each performance except July 29th when the film will be shown at CCA. Reservations will be required. Subscription tickets will go on sale January 17, 2017.

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