Sangre de Christo Chorale Artistic Director Andrew Schmidt. Courtesy photo
Celebrate the splendor and majesty of winter in New Mexico with choral music of the season performed by the Sangre de Cristo Chorale. Enjoy works spanning three centuries sung in five languages by composers Franz Joseph Haydn, Francis Poulenc, Arvo Pärt, Bob Chilcott, and many more.
The Sangre de Cristo Chorale has been singing in Santa Fe and Los Alamos for 38 years. This year the 52 singers in the Chorale are honored to include eight apprentices from three high schools – Santa Fe High, Pojoaque High School and the New Mexico School for the Arts. An important element of the chorale’s mission is helping young singers learn that singing a diverse classical repertoire can enrich their lives and create community through song.
With Andrew Schmidt as the new Artistic Director, and the addition of many young voices, the Chorale is entering a new era while continuing its long tradition of excellent performances.
Tickets may be purchased in advance at sdcchorale.org or at the door. Prices are $20 for adults, $10 for students over the age of 18, and concert admission is free for those 18 and under when accompanied by adults. Performances are 7 p.m. Saturday Dec. 5 at Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2390 North Road, Los Alamos, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6, at First Presbyterian Church, 208 Grant Ave. in Santa Fe.