Skylark presents: Fairest Isle
Sep
26
7:00 PM19:00

Skylark presents: Fairest Isle

Join a chamber group of Skylarks for an intimate journey through the British Isles. In this exclusive quartet performance, Skylark superstars Sarah Moyer, Clare McNamara, Nathan Hodgson, and Peter Walker will share virtuosic and varied vocal music from the United Kingdom's "green and pleasant land." Featuring playful partsongs, stunning polyphony, and celtic ballads, Fairest Isles will be a vocal journey not-to-be-missed!

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Skylark presents: Fairest Isles
Sep
28
7:00 PM19:00

Skylark presents: Fairest Isles

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Join a chamber group of Skylarks for an intimate journey through the British Isles. In this exclusive quartet performance, Skylark superstars Sarah Moyer, Clare McNamara, Nathan Hodgson, and Peter Walker will share virtuosic and varied vocal music from the United Kingdom's "green and pleasant land." Featuring playful partsongs, stunning polyphony, and celtic ballads, Fairest Isles will be a vocal journey not-to-be-missed!

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Skylark presents: Fairest Isles
Sep
29
2:00 PM14:00

Skylark presents: Fairest Isles

Join a chamber group of Skylarks for an intimate journey through the British Isles. In this exclusive quartet performance, Skylark superstars Sarah Moyer, Clare McNamara, Nathan Hodgson, and Peter Walker will share virtuosic and varied vocal music from the United Kingdom's "green and pleasant land." Featuring playful partsongs, stunning polyphony, and celtic ballads, Fairest Isles will be a vocal journey not-to-be-missed!

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Skylark presents: Rachmaninoff Vespers
Oct
24
7:00 PM19:00

Skylark presents: Rachmaninoff Vespers

An apocryphal story recounts that when conductor Nikolai Danilin first heard Sergei Rachmaninoff play the score for his All-Night Vigil (‘Vespers’), Danilin said “Where am I to get such basses? They are as rare as Asparagus at Christmas!" In the fall of 2019, three giants of the choral world will join Skylark to present the greatest masterwork of a cappellamusic as it has never been heard before: a performance of the finest professional vocalists in the United States anchored by three world-renowned basses joining forces for the first time ever. Indeed more rare than “asparagus at Christmas,” don’t miss this once-in-a-generation experience!

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Skylark presents: Rachmaninoff Vespers
Oct
25
7:00 PM19:00

Skylark presents: Rachmaninoff Vespers

An apocryphal story recounts that when conductor Nikolai Danilin first heard Sergei Rachmaninoff play the score for his All-Night Vigil (‘Vespers’), Danilin said “Where am I to get such basses? They are as rare as Asparagus at Christmas!" In the fall of 2019, three giants of the choral world will join Skylark to present the greatest masterwork of a cappellamusic as it has never been heard before: a performance of the finest professional vocalists in the United States anchored by three world-renowned basses joining forces for the first time ever. Indeed more rare than “asparagus at Christmas,” don’t miss this once-in-a-generation experience!

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Skylark presents: Rachmaninoff Vespers
Oct
26
7:00 PM19:00

Skylark presents: Rachmaninoff Vespers

An apocryphal story recounts that when conductor Nikolai Danilin first heard Sergei Rachmaninoff play the score for his All-Night Vigil (‘Vespers’), Danilin said “Where am I to get such basses? They are as rare as Asparagus at Christmas!" In the fall of 2019, three giants of the choral world will join Skylark to present the greatest masterwork of a cappellamusic as it has never been heard before: a performance of the finest professional vocalists in the United States anchored by three world-renowned basses joining forces for the first time ever. Indeed more rare than “asparagus at Christmas,” don’t miss this once-in-a-generation experience!

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Cape Symphony and Skylark present: Bach & Forth
Nov
2
7:30 PM19:30

Cape Symphony and Skylark present: Bach & Forth

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Join Cape Symphony Artistic Director & Conductor Jung-Ho Pak and Skylark Artistic Director Matthew Guard for a stirring celebration of the genius of Johann Sebastian Bach and his influence on music over the last 400 years. The GRAMMY®-nominated artists of Skylark will join instrumentalists of the Cape Symphony to present a mesmerizing mix of Bach’s most famous concertos, chorales, and cantatas, as well as to explore several stunning modern re-interpretations of Bach’s works (including performances by Skylark of arrangements by Ward Swingle, founder of the Swingle Singers). You are sure to be entertained, moved, and exhilarated by this “back and forth” between two premier musical organizations.

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Cape Symphony and Skylark present: Bach & Forth
Nov
3
3:00 PM15:00

Cape Symphony and Skylark present: Bach & Forth

Join Cape Symphony Artistic Director & Conductor Jung-Ho Pak and Skylark Artistic Director Matthew Guard for a stirring celebration of the genius of Johann Sebastian Bach and his influence on music over the last 400 years. The GRAMMY®-nominated artists of Skylark will join instrumentalists of the Cape Symphony to present a mesmerizing mix of Bach’s most famous concertos, chorales, and cantatas, as well as to explore several stunning modern re-interpretations of Bach’s works (including performances by Skylark of arrangements by Ward Swingle, founder of the Swingle Singers). You are sure to be entertained, moved, and exhilarated by this “back and forth” between two premier musical organizations.

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Seraphic Fire presents: Hildegard of Bingen: Ordo Virtutum (Play of Virtues)
Nov
6
7:30 PM19:30

Seraphic Fire presents: Hildegard of Bingen: Ordo Virtutum (Play of Virtues)

Hildegard of Bingen’s music has echoed over the centuries and millennia since she put them down on paper. Universally revered as one of the greatest minds of the Middle Ages, Hildegard was the very definition of Medieval Mystic. Her Ordo Virtutum (Play of Virtues) features a cast including Mercy, Victory, Patience, Discretion and Charity. The women of Seraphic Fire bring this nearly millennia-old masterpiece back to life.

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Seraphic Fire presents: Hildegard of Bingen: Ordo Virtutum (Play of Virtues)
Nov
7
7:30 PM19:30

Seraphic Fire presents: Hildegard of Bingen: Ordo Virtutum (Play of Virtues)

Hildegard of Bingen’s music has echoed over the centuries and millennia since she put them down on paper. Universally revered as one of the greatest minds of the Middle Ages, Hildegard was the very definition of Medieval Mystic. Her Ordo Virtutum (Play of Virtues) features a cast including Mercy, Victory, Patience, Discretion and Charity. The women of Seraphic Fire bring this nearly millennia-old masterpiece back to life.

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Seraphic Fire presents: Hildegard of Bingen: Ordo Virtutum (Play of Virtues)
Nov
8
7:30 PM19:30

Seraphic Fire presents: Hildegard of Bingen: Ordo Virtutum (Play of Virtues)

Hildegard of Bingen’s music has echoed over the centuries and millennia since she put them down on paper. Universally revered as one of the greatest minds of the Middle Ages, Hildegard was the very definition of Medieval Mystic. Her Ordo Virtutum (Play of Virtues) features a cast including Mercy, Victory, Patience, Discretion and Charity. The women of Seraphic Fire bring this nearly millennia-old masterpiece back to life.

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Seraphic Fire presents: Hildegard of Bingen: Ordo Virtutum (Play of Virtues)
Nov
9
7:30 PM19:30

Seraphic Fire presents: Hildegard of Bingen: Ordo Virtutum (Play of Virtues)

Hildegard of Bingen’s music has echoed over the centuries and millennia since she put them down on paper. Universally revered as one of the greatest minds of the Middle Ages, Hildegard was the very definition of Medieval Mystic. Her Ordo Virtutum (Play of Virtues) features a cast including Mercy, Victory, Patience, Discretion and Charity. The women of Seraphic Fire bring this nearly millennia-old masterpiece back to life.

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Seraphic Fire presents: Hildegard of Bingen: Ordo Virtutum (Play of Virtues)
Nov
10
4:00 PM16:00

Seraphic Fire presents: Hildegard of Bingen: Ordo Virtutum (Play of Virtues)

Hildegard of Bingen’s music has echoed over the centuries and millennia since she put them down on paper. Universally revered as one of the greatest minds of the Middle Ages, Hildegard was the very definition of Medieval Mystic. Her Ordo Virtutum (Play of Virtues) features a cast including Mercy, Victory, Patience, Discretion and Charity. The women of Seraphic Fire bring this nearly millennia-old masterpiece back to life.

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Skylark presents: A Century of Carols
Dec
11
6:00 PM18:00

Skylark presents: A Century of Carols

2018 marked the 100th anniversary of A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, held annually at King's College Chapel in Cambridge, England. To celebrate this centenary, Skylark Artistic Director Matthew Guard and colleagues in Cambridge meticulously researched the history of this service and the angelic music that has graced its Christmas broadcasts over the last century. After four packed performances in 2018, Skylark will reprise this stunning program (with some exciting new additions!), presenting beloved carols that connect our audiences to one hundred years of celebrations of the holiday spirit.

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Skylark presents: A Century of Carols
Dec
12
6:00 PM18:00

Skylark presents: A Century of Carols

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2018 marked the 100th anniversary of A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, held annually at King's College Chapel in Cambridge, England. To celebrate this centenary, Skylark Artistic Director Matthew Guard and colleagues in Cambridge meticulously researched the history of this service and the angelic music that has graced its Christmas broadcasts over the last century. After four packed performances in 2018, Skylark will reprise this stunning program (with some exciting new additions!), presenting beloved carols that connect our audiences to one hundred years of celebrations of the holiday spirit.

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Skylark presents: A Century of Carols
Dec
13
7:00 PM19:00

Skylark presents: A Century of Carols

2018 marked the 100th anniversary of A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, held annually at King's College Chapel in Cambridge, England. To celebrate this centenary, Skylark Artistic Director Matthew Guard and colleagues in Cambridge meticulously researched the history of this service and the angelic music that has graced its Christmas broadcasts over the last century. After four packed performances in 2018, Skylark will reprise this stunning program (with some exciting new additions!), presenting beloved carols that connect our audiences to one hundred years of celebrations of the holiday spirit.

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Skylark presents: A Century of Carols
Dec
14
4:00 PM16:00

Skylark presents: A Century of Carols

2018 marked the 100th anniversary of A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, held annually at King's College Chapel in Cambridge, England. To celebrate this centenary, Skylark Artistic Director Matthew Guard and colleagues in Cambridge meticulously researched the history of this service and the angelic music that has graced its Christmas broadcasts over the last century. After four packed performances in 2018, Skylark will reprise this stunning program (with some exciting new additions!), presenting beloved carols that connect our audiences to one hundred years of celebrations of the holiday spirit.

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Seraphic Fire presents: Icons: Russian Choral Masterworks
Jan
18
7:30 PM19:30

Seraphic Fire presents: Icons: Russian Choral Masterworks

The billowing sounds of the Russian choral tradition come to life under the baton of acclaimed Russian conductor Elena Sharkova. In her return to Seraphic Fire, Sharkova conducts a program of exceeding beauty, anchored by basso profundo (deep bass) lines that are so characteristic of Russian choral music.

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Skylark, in Once Upon a Time, re-imagined
Feb
13
7:30 PM19:30

Skylark, in Once Upon a Time, re-imagined

Over three years, Skylark has pioneered an entirely new concert experience that weaves choral music from all ages into engaging stories shared by master storyteller Sarah Walker. This year, we re-imagine our whimsical and inventive program inspired by the Brothers Grimm and Hans Christian Andersen in a dynamic collaboration with composer Benedict Sheehan. We present the fantastical stories of Snow White and The Little Mermaid in impressionistic musical form: Sheehan's new and original scoring will blend seamlessly with Sarah Walker's narrative, stitching together an eclectic and engaging mix of existing music from Ralph Vaughan Williams, Francis Poulenc, Leonard Bernstein, Morten Lauridsen, and more. Once Upon a Time is a one-of-a-kind 'choral-theatrical' experience that brings music and fantasy to life in a whole new way!

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Skylark presents: Once Upon a Time, re-imagined
Feb
15
7:00 PM19:00

Skylark presents: Once Upon a Time, re-imagined

Over three years, Skylark has pioneered an entirely new concert experience that weaves choral music from all ages into engaging stories shared by master storyteller Sarah Walker. This year, we re-imagine our whimsical and inventive program inspired by the Brothers Grimm and Hans Christian Andersen in a dynamic collaboration with composer Benedict Sheehan. We present the fantastical stories of Snow White and The Little Mermaid in impressionistic musical form: Sheehan's new and original scoring will blend seamlessly with Sarah Walker's narrative, stitching together an eclectic and engaging mix of existing music from Ralph Vaughan Williams, Francis Poulenc, Leonard Bernstein, Morten Lauridsen, and more. Once Upon a Time is a one-of-a-kind 'choral-theatrical' experience that brings music and fantasy to life in a whole new way!

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Skylark presents: Once Upon a Time, re-imagined
Feb
16
4:00 PM16:00

Skylark presents: Once Upon a Time, re-imagined

Over three years, Skylark has pioneered an entirely new concert experience that weaves choral music from all ages into engaging stories shared by master storyteller Sarah Walker. This year, we re-imagine our whimsical and inventive program inspired by the Brothers Grimm and Hans Christian Andersen in a dynamic collaboration with composer Benedict Sheehan. We present the fantastical stories of Snow White and The Little Mermaid in impressionistic musical form: Sheehan's new and original scoring will blend seamlessly with Sarah Walker's narrative, stitching together an eclectic and engaging mix of existing music from Ralph Vaughan Williams, Francis Poulenc, Leonard Bernstein, Morten Lauridsen, and more. Once Upon a Time is a one-of-a-kind 'choral-theatrical' experience that brings music and fantasy to life in a whole new way!

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Seraphic Fire presents: Northern Lights: Music of Scandinavia
Mar
11
7:30 PM19:30

Seraphic Fire presents: Northern Lights: Music of Scandinavia

RAGNAR BOHLIN, GUEST CONDUCTOR

The chill of ice and radiance of the northern lights are palpable in this concert of choral music from Scandinavia conducted by Ragnar Bohlin, director of the San Francisco Symphony Chorus, founder of the professional choir Cappella SF and guest conductor of the Swedish Radio Choir. With fresh harmonies, pulsing rhythm and fantastical choral effects, the Scandinavian choral tradition is an exciting discovery.

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Seraphic Fire presents: Northern Lights: Music of Scandinavia
Mar
12
7:00 PM19:00

Seraphic Fire presents: Northern Lights: Music of Scandinavia

RAGNAR BOHLIN, GUEST CONDUCTOR

The chill of ice and radiance of the northern lights are palpable in this concert of choral music from Scandinavia conducted by Ragnar Bohlin, director of the San Francisco Symphony Chorus, founder of the professional choir Cappella SF and guest conductor of the Swedish Radio Choir. With fresh harmonies, pulsing rhythm and fantastical choral effects, the Scandinavian choral tradition is an exciting discovery.

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Seraphic Fire presents: Northern Lights: Music of Scandinavia
Mar
13
7:30 PM19:30

Seraphic Fire presents: Northern Lights: Music of Scandinavia

RAGNAR BOHLIN, GUEST CONDUCTOR

The chill of ice and radiance of the northern lights are palpable in this concert of choral music from Scandinavia conducted by Ragnar Bohlin, director of the San Francisco Symphony Chorus, founder of the professional choir Cappella SF and guest conductor of the Swedish Radio Choir. With fresh harmonies, pulsing rhythm and fantastical choral effects, the Scandinavian choral tradition is an exciting discovery.

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Seraphic Fire presents: Northern Lights: Music of Scandinavia
Mar
14
7:30 PM19:30

Seraphic Fire presents: Northern Lights: Music of Scandinavia

RAGNAR BOHLIN, GUEST CONDUCTOR

The chill of ice and radiance of the northern lights are palpable in this concert of choral music from Scandinavia conducted by Ragnar Bohlin, director of the San Francisco Symphony Chorus, founder of the professional choir Cappella SF and guest conductor of the Swedish Radio Choir. With fresh harmonies, pulsing rhythm and fantastical choral effects, the Scandinavian choral tradition is an exciting discovery.

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Seraphic Fire presents: Northern Lights: Music of Scandinavia
Mar
14
7:30 PM19:30

Seraphic Fire presents: Northern Lights: Music of Scandinavia

RAGNAR BOHLIN, GUEST CONDUCTOR

The chill of ice and radiance of the northern lights are palpable in this concert of choral music from Scandinavia conducted by Ragnar Bohlin, director of the San Francisco Symphony Chorus, founder of the professional choir Cappella SF and guest conductor of the Swedish Radio Choir. With fresh harmonies, pulsing rhythm and fantastical choral effects, the Scandinavian choral tradition is an exciting discovery.

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Seraphic Fire presents: Northern Lights: Music of Scandinavia
Mar
15
4:00 PM16:00

Seraphic Fire presents: Northern Lights: Music of Scandinavia

RAGNAR BOHLIN, GUEST CONDUCTOR

The chill of ice and radiance of the northern lights are palpable in this concert of choral music from Scandinavia conducted by Ragnar Bohlin, director of the San Francisco Symphony Chorus, founder of the professional choir Cappella SF and guest conductor of the Swedish Radio Choir. With fresh harmonies, pulsing rhythm and fantastical choral effects, the Scandinavian choral tradition is an exciting discovery.

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Skylark presents: Sub Rosa
Apr
21
7:00 PM19:00

Skylark presents: Sub Rosa

COLLABORATION WITH BEST-SELLING AUTHOR DAN BROWN AND COMPOSER GREGORY W. BROWN
What might happen if Robert Langdon, acclaimed professor of Symbology at Harvard University (and fictional hero of Dan Brown’s best-selling novels, including The Da Vinci Code), were enlisted to explore hidden symbols, secret codes, and long-forgotten historical connections buried in manuscripts of choral music over the centuries? Join Skylark to find out...

Featuring video introductions by author Dan Brown and stunning new music by Gregory W. Brown, Skylark will rehearse and debut this program in residence at Phillips Exeter Academy.

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Skylark presents: Sub Rosa
Apr
22
7:00 PM19:00

Skylark presents: Sub Rosa

COLLABORATION WITH BEST-SELLING AUTHOR DAN BROWN AND COMPOSER GREGORY W. BROWN
What might happen if Robert Langdon, acclaimed professor of Symbology at Harvard University (and fictional hero of Dan Brown’s best-selling novels, including The Da Vinci Code), were enlisted to explore hidden symbols, secret codes, and long-forgotten historical connections buried in manuscripts of choral music over the centuries? Join Skylark to find out...

Featuring video introductions by author Dan Brown and stunning new music by Gregory W. Brown, Skylark will rehearse and debut this program in residence at Phillips Exeter Academy.

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Skylark presents: Sub Rosa
Apr
23
7:00 PM19:00

Skylark presents: Sub Rosa

COLLABORATION WITH BEST-SELLING AUTHOR DAN BROWN AND COMPOSER GREGORY W. BROWN

What might happen if Robert Langdon, acclaimed professor of Symbology at Harvard University (and fictional hero of Dan Brown’s best-selling novels, including The Da Vinci Code), were enlisted to explore hidden symbols, secret codes, and long-forgotten historical connections buried in manuscripts of choral music over the centuries? Join Skylark to find out...

Featuring video introductions by author Dan Brown and stunning new music by Gregory W. Brown, Skylark will rehearse and debut this program in residence at Phillips Exeter Academy.

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Skylark presents: Sub Rosa
Apr
24
7:00 PM19:00

Skylark presents: Sub Rosa

COLLABORATION WITH BEST-SELLING AUTHOR DAN BROWN AND COMPOSER GREGORY W. BROWN

What might happen if Robert Langdon, acclaimed professor of Symbology at Harvard University (and fictional hero of Dan Brown’s best-selling novels, including The Da Vinci Code), were enlisted to explore hidden symbols, secret codes, and long-forgotten historical connections buried in manuscripts of choral music over the centuries? Join Skylark to find out...

Featuring video introductions by author Dan Brown and stunning new music by Gregory W. Brown, Skylark will rehearse and debut this program in residence at Phillips Exeter Academy.

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Aspen Music Festival Orchestra and Seraphic Fire
Aug
18
4:00 PM16:00

Aspen Music Festival Orchestra and Seraphic Fire

J. S. BACH: Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit, BWV 106, “Actus tragicus”

MAHLER: Symphony No. 2 in C minor, “Resurrection”The season culminates with one of the most transcendent and transformative works ever written. It was also the work that opened the Benedict Music Tent on the occasion of its premiere twenty summers ago.Mahler’s Second Symphony, “Resurrection,” is an all-encompassing portrayal of life, death, and the afterlife. It was the first work to bring him fame, and his personal favorite. The enormously dramatic first movement questions life’s meaning, and the finale answers in the form of a massive choral affirmation. In between are depictions of blissful memories, the tangled web of life with all its confusion and distortions, and a celestial statement of innocent faith sung by solo soprano. Big musical effects, profound ideas, and a splendid conclusion full of fervent optimism form one of music’s most uplifting experiences.Opening the program is an early sacred cantata by Bach that will showcase the extraordinary vocal technique of the ensemble Seraphic Fire.Celebrate the season’s close with this intensely soul-stirring concert featuring a world-class chorus and soloists!

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Santa Fe Desert Chorale presents: Luminosity: The Nature of Celestial Light
Aug
9
8:00 PM20:00

Santa Fe Desert Chorale presents: Luminosity: The Nature of Celestial Light

Concert sponsored by James Murphy and Roxanne Howe-MurphyJames Whitbourn’s 25-minute work Luminosity gives title to the final program in the 2019 Summer Festival. “The word ‘luminosity’ describes the nature of celestial light, and the music of composer James Whitbourn is a celebration of that light — peaceful, radiant, and clear.” (NPR’s All Things Considered)Mendelssohn’s Ave Maria, Op. 23 and J.S. Bach’s motet Der Geist hilft unser Schwachheit auf, BWV 226 are followed by the “Santiago” movement from Joby Talbot’s pilgrimage composition Path of Miracles (with movement directed by Nicola Bowie), which completes the journey.David Solem, organ; Kim Fredenburgh, viola; Kyle Nielsen, percussion and amplified tanpuraInstrumentalists sponsored by Anna Aceves and Phil MartinChoreographer sponsored by Janice L. Mayer

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Santa Fe Desert Chorale presents: Vocal Chamber Concert 2
Aug
9
2:00 PM14:00

Santa Fe Desert Chorale presents: Vocal Chamber Concert 2

Whether German lieder, French chanson, or the American Songbook, the voices of the Santa Fe Desert Chorale vocalists shine in this most intimate of musical forms — the vocal recital. Los Alamos treasure Nathan Salazar is the collaborative pianist in a program of repertoire ranging from three James Joyce settings in Samuel Barber’s Three Songs, Op. 10 to Benjamin Britten’s Les Illuminations, Op. 18.

Sarah Moyer will be performing A Song for St. Cecilia’s Day by living composer Adam Jacob Simon.

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Santa Fe Desert Chorale presents: In the Court of the Sun King
Aug
8
8:00 PM20:00

Santa Fe Desert Chorale presents: In the Court of the Sun King

The splendor of the Reign of the Sun King, France’s Louis XIV, shimmers throughout this program as the early music specialists in the Santa Fe Desert Chorale shine a light on the French Baroque. Favored at the Palace of Versailles, François Couperin’s Leçons de ténèbres is a central work on a program which also features compositions by contemporaries Marc-Antoine Charpentier and Jean-Philippe Rameau.Premium seating for this performance has now been reserved for Opening Night Dinner attendees; purchase your combo ticket for that event here.Featuring Stephen Redfield, violin; Dana Winograd, cello; David Solem, organInstrumentalists sponsored by Ann Aceves and Phil Martin

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Santa Fe Desert Chorale presents: “The long-enduring pensive moons”: A Bicentenary Celebration of Walt Whitman and Other Esteemed American Poets
Aug
7
8:00 PM20:00

Santa Fe Desert Chorale presents: “The long-enduring pensive moons”: A Bicentenary Celebration of Walt Whitman and Other Esteemed American Poets

  • Cathedral Basillica of St. Francis (map)
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Program sponsored by Suzanne M. TimbleIn 2019 we celebrate the bicentenary of Walt Whitman, whose verse is at the heart of the American experience. In response to Whitman, composer Paul John Rudoi sets Francisco X. Alarcón’s poem “Canto” in a world premiere for the Desert Chorale. Also included is music on poetry of Emily Dickinson and e.e. cummings, as well as William Averitt’s Afro-American Fragments on words of Langston Hughes.Commission by composer Paul John Rudoi sponsored in part by Douglas P. Clark, MD and Scott J. AlloccoNathan Salazar, pianoInstrumentalist sponsored by Ann Aceves and Phil Martin

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Santa Fe Desert Chorale presents: Luminosity: The Nature of Celestial Light
Aug
6
8:00 PM20:00

Santa Fe Desert Chorale presents: Luminosity: The Nature of Celestial Light

Concert sponsored by James Murphy and Roxanne Howe-MurphyJames Whitbourn’s 25-minute work Luminosity gives title to the final program in the 2019 Summer Festival. “The word ‘luminosity’ describes the nature of celestial light, and the music of composer James Whitbourn is a celebration of that light — peaceful, radiant, and clear.” (NPR’s All Things Considered)Mendelssohn’s Ave Maria, Op. 23 and J.S. Bach’s motet Der Geist hilft unser Schwachheit auf, BWV 226 are followed by the “Santiago” movement from Joby Talbot’s pilgrimage composition Path of Miracles (with movement directed by Nicola Bowie), which completes the journey.David Solem, organ; Kim Fredenburgh, viola; Kyle Nielsen, percussion and amplified tanpuraInstrumentalists sponsored by Anna Aceves and Phil MartinChoreographer sponsored by Janice L. Mayer

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Santa Fe Desert Chorale presents: In the Court of the Sun King
Aug
4
4:00 PM16:00

Santa Fe Desert Chorale presents: In the Court of the Sun King

The splendor of the Reign of the Sun King, France’s Louis XIV, shimmers throughout this program as the early music specialists in the Santa Fe Desert Chorale shine a light on the French Baroque. Favored at the Palace of Versailles, François Couperin’s Leçons de ténèbres is a central work on a program which also features compositions by contemporaries Marc-Antoine Charpentier and Jean-Philippe Rameau.Premium seating for this performance has now been reserved for Opening Night Dinner attendees; purchase your combo ticket for that event here.Featuring Stephen Redfield, violin; Dana Winograd, cello; David Solem, organInstrumentalists sponsored by Ann Aceves and Phil Martin

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Santa Fe Desert Chorale presents: Luminosity: The Nature of Celestial Light
Aug
3
8:00 PM20:00

Santa Fe Desert Chorale presents: Luminosity: The Nature of Celestial Light

  • Cathedral Basillica of St. Francis (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Concert sponsored by James Murphy and Roxanne Howe-MurphyJames Whitbourn’s 25-minute work Luminosity gives title to the final program in the 2019 Summer Festival. “The word ‘luminosity’ describes the nature of celestial light, and the music of composer James Whitbourn is a celebration of that light — peaceful, radiant, and clear.” (NPR’s All Things Considered)Mendelssohn’s Ave Maria, Op. 23 and J.S. Bach’s motet Der Geist hilft unser Schwachheit auf, BWV 226 are followed by the “Santiago” movement from Joby Talbot’s pilgrimage composition Path of Miracles (with movement directed by Nicola Bowie), which completes the journey.David Solem, organ; Kim Fredenburgh, viola; Kyle Nielsen, percussion and amplified tanpura Instrumentalists sponsored by Anna Aceves and Phil Martin Choreographer sponsored by Janice L. Mayer

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Santa Fe Desert Chorale presents: “The long-enduring pensive moons”: A Bicentenary Celebration of Walt Whitman and Other Esteemed American Poets
Aug
1
8:00 PM20:00

Santa Fe Desert Chorale presents: “The long-enduring pensive moons”: A Bicentenary Celebration of Walt Whitman and Other Esteemed American Poets

  • Cathederal Basillica of St. Francis (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Program sponsored by Suzanne M. TimbleIn 2019 we celebrate the bicentenary of Walt Whitman, whose verse is at the heart of the American experience. In response to Whitman, composer Paul John Rudoi sets Francisco X. Alarcón’s poem “Canto” in a world premiere for the Desert Chorale. Also included is music on poetry of Emily Dickinson and e.e. cummings, as well as William Averitt’s Afro-American Fragments on words of Langston Hughes.Commission by composer Paul John Rudoi sponsored in part by Douglas P. Clark, MD and Scott J. AlloccoNathan Salazar, pianoInstrumentalist sponsored by Ann Aceves and Phil Martin

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Santa Fe Desert Chorale presents: “The long-enduring pensive moons”: A Bicentenary Celebration of Walt Whitman and Other Esteemed American Poets
Jul
28
4:00 PM16:00

Santa Fe Desert Chorale presents: “The long-enduring pensive moons”: A Bicentenary Celebration of Walt Whitman and Other Esteemed American Poets

Program sponsored by Suzanne M. TimbleIn 2019 we celebrate the bicentenary of Walt Whitman, whose verse is at the heart of the American experience. In response to Whitman, composer Paul John Rudoi sets Francisco X. Alarcón’s poem “Canto” in a world premiere for the Desert Chorale. Also included is music on poetry of Emily Dickinson and e.e. cummings, as well as William Averitt’s Afro-American Fragments on words of Langston Hughes. Commission by composer Paul John Rudoi sponsored in part by Douglas P. Clark, MD and Scott J. Allocco, Nathan Salazar, pianoInstrumentalist sponsored by Ann Aceves and Phil Martin

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Skylark presents: Rachmaninoff Vespers
Jul
27
2:00 PM14:00

Skylark presents: Rachmaninoff Vespers

An apocryphal story recounts that when conductor Nikolai Danilin first heard Sergei Rachmaninoff play the score for his All-Night Vigil (‘Vespers’), Danilin said “Where am I to get such basses? They are as rare as Asparagus at Christmas!" In the fall of 2019, three giants of the choral world will join Skylark to present the greatest masterwork of a cappellamusic as it has never been heard before: a performance of the finest professional vocalists in the United States anchored by three world-renowned basses joining forces for the first time ever. Indeed more rare than “asparagus at Christmas,” don’t miss this once-in-a-generation experience!

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Santa Fe Desert Chorale presents: In the Court of the Sun King
Jul
26
8:00 PM20:00

Santa Fe Desert Chorale presents: In the Court of the Sun King

The splendor of the Reign of the Sun King, France’s Louis XIV, shimmers throughout this program as the early music specialists in the Santa Fe Desert Chorale shine a light on the French Baroque. Favored at the Palace of Versailles, François Couperin’s Leçons de ténèbres is a central work on a program which also features compositions by contemporaries Marc-Antoine Charpentier and Jean-Philippe Rameau. Premium seating for this performance has now been reserved for Opening Night Dinner attendees; purchase your combo ticket for that event here. Featuring Stephen Redfield, violin; Dana Winograd, cello; David Solem, organInstrumentalists sponsored by Ann Aceves and Phil Martin

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Santa Fe Desert Chorale presents: In the Court of the Sun King
Jul
20
4:00 PM16:00

Santa Fe Desert Chorale presents: In the Court of the Sun King

The splendor of the Reign of the Sun King, France’s Louis XIV, shimmers throughout this program as the early music specialists in the Santa Fe Desert Chorale shine a light on the French Baroque. Favored at the Palace of Versailles, François Couperin’s Leçons de ténèbres is a central work on a program which also features compositions by contemporaries Marc-Antoine Charpentier and Jean-Philippe Rameau. Premium seating for this performance has now been reserved for Opening Night Dinner attendees; purchase your combo ticket for that event here. Featuring Stephen Redfield, violin; Dana Winograd, cello; David Solem, organInstrumentalists sponsored by Ann Aceves and Phil Martin

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