Santa Fe Desert Chorale

  • NM


311 East Palace Avenue
2nd Floor
Santa Fe
United States

About Us

Celebrating its 33rd year, the Santa Fe Desert Chorale is one of the nation’s premier professional vocal ensembles. Now in his seventh season as Music Director, Joshua Habermann leads the Chorale in repertoire spanning seven centuries; from Medieval polyphony to contemporary works. The critically acclaimed ensemble performs at historic 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 appearance at the American Choral Directors Association’s National Conference in 2015 which was later broadcast by Minnesota Public Radio.

The Chorale presents both summer and winter festivals of concerts featuring a wide range of literature from around the world. The composition of the Chorale is truly national in scope with artists drawn from coast to coast; from Boston’s Handel and Haydn Society to the Los Angeles Master Chorale, and including Chanticleer, Conspirare, and Seraphic Fire.

The Desert Chorale prides itself on its strong relationships within the community of Northern New Mexico. It enjoys collaborations with Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, National Dance Institute - New Mexico, New Mexico History Museum, Performance Santa Fe, Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, Santa Fe Pro Musica, The Santa Fe Opera, and The Santa Fe Symphony and Chorus. Community engagement is an important component of the Desert Chorale’s mission. For more information, please visit