Sangre deCristo Chorale. Photo by Richard Huelster
Capping its first year with music director Andrew Schmidt, the Sangre de Cristo Chorale will present its spring concert, “Radiant Spring,” over Mother’s Day weekend.
The 38-year-old chorale will perform at 7 p.m., May 7 at Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2390 North Road, in Los Alamos, and again at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 8 at First Presbyterian Church, 208 Grant Avenue, in Santa Fe.
The concert’s pieces will celebrate light, love and passion. The centerpiece of the concert will be the performance four of Morten Lauridsen’s Madrigali: Six “Fire Songs” on Italian Renaissance Poems. The concert also will include works by Thomas Morley, Hugo Distler, Stephen Paulus and other composers.
As part of the chorale’s continuing community involvement, eight apprentices from three area high schools will sing in the concert. These young singers, from Santa Fe High, Pojoaque High School and the New Mexico School for the Arts, are deepening their musical knowledge, talent and technique, while learning that singing a diverse classical repertoire can enrich their lives and create community through song.
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.