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

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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