Santa Fe Desert Chorale
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WHEN:July 14th - August 3rd, 2024 

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 $22-$114 with 50% student discounts available.

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The Santa Fe Desert Chorale is one of the nation’s leading professional chamber choirs. Join 24 of the nation's best professional ensemble singers this summer as they gather in Santa Fe to present one of the largest choral events in the country. Then, don't miss their beloved Winter Festival program Carols & Lullabies this holiday season.

2024 Summer Festival: July 14-August 3

Songs of the Americas

Embark on a musical expedition as sixteen professional Desert Chorale artists accompanied by chamber orchestra and percussion explore the rich heritage of 17th and 18th century music from North and South America. Experience the toe-tapping melodies and soul-stirring harmonies of works by Latin American Baroque composers. Then, return to the present with selections from the modern Mass of the Americas by Frank La Rocca, in which he melds together “tones of Western church music with those of traditional Mexican folk songs.” 

Out of this World

Spend an evening soaring the skies with our twenty-four professional Desert Chorale artists as they traverse extraterrestrial beauties, the thrills of flight, and the miracle of human connection. From classical masterpieces to popular tunes by Dolly Parton and others, there’s something for everyone during this interstellar program. Don’t miss the chance to hear beloved works from our album The Road Home live in concert. Plus, be the first to experience not just one but two world premieres!

The Great Romantics

Immerse yourself in the lush harmonies, sweeping melodies, and tender poetry of the German Romantics. Impressive works of Johannes Brahms bookend a sublime set of vocal chamber music by Franz Schubert and Robert Schumann featuring several Desert Chorale artists as soloists, all with lyrics and music that delve into the depths of human emotion. Come and experience these vocal masterworks of the 19th century like you’ve never heard them before.

Carols & Lullabies: December 13-22

Experience the warmth, light, and beauty of the holiday season during the Desert Chorale’s annual Winter Festival. This year’s program, A Rose in Winter, reflects on the hope and wonder we experience this time of year, as miraculous as a flower blooming during the cold of December. Celebrate this festive time of year with beloved carols you know and love alongside new musical treasures to add to your collection of favorite seasonal tunes.

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