Santa Fe Desert Chorale
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 www.desertchorale.org.