The Santa Fe Desert Chorale is returning to the stage for it's 2021 Summer Festival Unlikely Partners. The season runs July 18 – August 6 and features three programs: The Jew and the Gentile: Salamone Rossi and Claudio Monteverdi, Roaring ‘20s, and East Meets West. Tickets are now available at the Desert Chorale website. All concerts will be held at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi and will be presented in accordance with New Mexico public health orders (click here for Safety Protocols). Performances on August 3, 4, and 5 will be livestreamed. Livestreams are sponsored by Rick Andrew & Diane Buchanan and the Andrew Family Foundation.
East Meets West is sponsored by Elaine Wang Meyerhoffer. Contrasting musical styles by composers representing China, Japan, Korea, and the Philippines are featured on this multi-cultural program. The Santa Fe Desert Chorale will premiere a commissioned work titled “The Tipping Point” for mixed chorus and tabla by its first female composer-in-residence in over a decade, Indian-American musician Reena Esmail. Pre-recorded pre-concert lectures given by Robert Kyr PhD will be free to the public and available to view at desertchorale.org beginning July 15, 2021. Dr. Kyr’s lectures are sponsored by Janusz and Brahna Lauger Wilczynski.
Santa Fe Desert Chorale, East Meets West
- 131 Cathedral Pl
- Santa Fe, NM 87501
- Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi
- Tickets are $30-$100 and must be purchased in advance of the performance date. Livestream tickets are $10.