Santa Fe Desert Chorale
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WHEN: December 10 - 22, 2022

WHERE: Multiple venues close to the Plaza area.

The Santa Fe Desert Chorale is thrilled to continue their 40th Anniversary celebrations with their annual winter festival, a beloved holiday tradition for locals and tourists alike.  

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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Photo © Tira Howard
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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 Chorale's professional artists gather from across the nation to perform in their annual Summer and Winter Festivals.

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

Benjamin Britten’s iconic work, A Ceremony of Carols, is the crowning jewel of this year’s Winter Festival. Harpist Emily Levin of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra joins the Chorale, unifying yuletide Middle English and Latin texts with gorgeous harp accompaniment.  While originally written for treble voices, all 24 Desert Chorale vocalists will bring this cherished work to life.

Beloved seasonal choral treasures round out this program and joyfully conclude the Desert Chorale’s 40th Anniversary.

2022 Winter Festival Programs click website link for program and tickets.