Celebrate the Santa Fe Desert Chorale's 40th Anniversary with their annual summer festival, one of the nation's largest choral events, featuring three distinct programs.
Pilgrimage: Songs of the Mediterranean Basin
Discovering the musical treasures of this diverse land.
We explore the cross-pollination of cultures that call the Mediterranean Basin home, catching a glimpse of Spanish, North African, Jewish, and Arab peoples through their sacred and secular music. Fifteenth-century songs from the Spanish Cancionero de Palacio stand beside Moroccan folk melodies, Middle Eastern hymns, Levantine chants, and Sephardic love songs in a joyful celebration of this musically rich region. Multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Fattah Abbou, hailed as a “North African music master,” guitarist Jeremy Mayne, and percussionist Polly Tapia Ferber join sixteen Desert Chorale singers for a program that unites these Mediterranean cultures through song.
Desert Chorale presents Pilgrimage: Songs of the Mediterranean Basin
- 1120 Canyon Road
- Santa Fe, NM 87501
- Cristo Rey Church
- Tickets range from $20-$100 with discounts available for students.