The Sangre de Cristo Chorale. Courtesy photo
The Sangre de Cristo Chorale has been exciting audiences with performances in Santa Fe and Los Alamos for 38 years.
This year the singers in the Chorale welcomed eight apprentices from three high schools – Santa Fe High, Pojoaque High School and the New Mexico School for the Arts – to sing as full members of the chorale. 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 music director, and the addition of many young voices, the Chorale is entering a new era while continuing its long tradition of excellent performances.
The spring program, Radiant Spring, celebrates the fire of love, from ignition to full blaze. The Chorale will perform works by Elgar, Paulus, Distler and Morely, plus selections from Lauridsen’s Fire Madrigals, a breathtaking expression of passion, tumult, heartache and wonderment.
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 youth 18 and under when accompanied by adults. Performances are 7 p.m. Saturday, May 7 at Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2390 North Road, Los Alamos, and 3 p.m. Sunday, May 8 at the First Presbyterian Church, 208 Grant Avenue, Santa Fe.