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.
Roaring ‘20s is sponsored by Suzanne M. Timble. With this program, the Santa Fe Desert Chorale looks back 100 years and compares works by classical and popular composers of the 1920s. Representing the classical genre, Lili Boulanger’s Hymne au Soleil, Claude Debussy’s Salut Printemps, excerpts from Francis Poulenc’s Sept Chansons, and movements from Frank Martin’s Mass for Double Choir contrast with American Songbook arrangements by Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, George Gershwin, and Jerome Kern. Popular Los Alamos native Nathan Salazar will be the collaborative pianist. Pre-recorded pre-concert lectures given by Gregory Grabowski DMA will be free to the public and available to view at desertchorale.org beginning July 15, 2021. The July 23 concert is sponsored by Marian (Mimi) Lloyd. The July 25 concert is sponsored in memory of Sharon Cooper by Allegra & Jim Derryberry, Catherine & Guy Gronquist, and Phyllis Lehmberg.
Santa Fe Desert Chorale, Roaring '20s
- 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.