Santa Fe Desert Chorale
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WHEN: December 9 - 22, 2023 

WHERE: The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi.

Experience the beauty and power of world-class choral music with the Santa Fe Desert Chorale.

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 50% student discounts available.

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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. The Desert Santa Fe Desert Chorale is one of the nation’s leading professional chamber choirs.

Scott Cantrell of the Dallas Morning News remarked that, “The Santa Fe Desert Chorale [is] a top-notch, 24-voice group… comprising the crème de la crème of professional choral singers from coast to coast…”

These virtuosic artists gather together in Santa Fe to perform multiple concert programs in July and August, along with beloved holiday concerts throughout December.

Artistic Director Joshua Habermann leads the Desert Chorale in repertoire spanning seven centuries, from early polyphony to contemporary choral works, including a brand new commissioned piece each year. Taking place for over 40 years, the Desert Chorale's Summer Festival season is a centerpiece of the cultural life of Santa Fe and among the nation’s most significant choral events.


Join in the festive Santa Fe holiday tradition of the Desert Chorale’s annual winter choral concert, Candlelight Carols.

This year’s program, A Glimpse of Snow and Evergreen, is filled with carols honoring the beauty of our winter mountain landscape and the traditions we keep at that special time of the year.

Come wrap yourself up in the warm and joyous sounds of the season, featuring 24 of the best ensemble singers in the nation.

click website link for program and tickets.