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.
The Jew and the Gentile: Salamone Rossi and Claudio Monteverdi is sponsored by Stephen and Jane Hochberg. This program explores the compositions of Jewish composer Salamone Rossi (1570-1630) and his Christian counterpart Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643). Both employed at the Court in Mantua, Monteverdi and Rossi came from different backgrounds, but they shared a common musical language. Excerpts from Rossi’s Hashirim Asher Li-Sh’lomo and Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610 demonstrate that our common shared artistic heritage is greater than our cultural divisions. Sixteen of the Desert Chorale’s Early Music specialists will be joined by period instrumentalists Maxine Thévenot, Organ; Stephen Redfield, Violin; Lorenzo Colitto, Violin; and Katie Rietman, Cello. Pre-recorded pre-concert lectures given by Kerry Ginger DMA will be free to the public and available to view at desertchorale.org beginning July 15, 2021. Opening night, July 18, is sponsored by Catherine and Guy Gronquist.
Santa Fe Desert Chorale, The Jew and the Gentile
- 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.