Santa Fe Desert Chorale
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WHEN: July 13-August 5, 2022

WHERE: Multiple venues close to the Plaza area.

The Santa Fe Desert Chorale is thrilled to celebrate its 40th Anniversary with their annual summer festival, one of the nation’s largest choral events. Experience the beauty and power of great choral music with three distinct concert programs, plus vocal recitals and more. 


Phone: (505) 988-2282call


Address: 311 East Palace Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87501  MAP


Office Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm.

Tickets range from $20-$100 with discounts available for students.

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Since its founding in 1982 by Larry Bandfield, the Santa Fe Desert Chorale has been one of the longest-standing professional choirs in the country. 

Artistic Director Joshua Habermann, now in his fourteenth season, leads the Desert Chorale in repertoire spanning seven centuries, from early polyphony to contemporary works. 

The composition of the Chorale is truly national in scope and the ensemble is recognized as one of the finest American chamber choirs. 

Now in its 40th year, the Desert Chorale Summer Festival season is a centerpiece of the cultural life of Santa Fe, and among the nation’s most significant choral events. 

Join us this summer for our three concert programs, plus Artist Spotlight Recitals, our 40th Anniversary celebratory event, and more.

2022 Summer Festival Programs

Pilgrimage: Songs of the Mediterranean Basin – Discover the musical treasures of this diverse land with guest artists on guitar, percussion, and oud. 

Mystics and Mavericks – Celebrate the powerful impact of female sages and innovators from the ninth century to today. This program features the world premiere of a newly commissioned bilingual work by award winning composer Jocelyn Hagen.

The Sounding Sea – Reflect on our relationship with a most precious resource in the high deserts of New Mexico: water.