Sangre De Cristo Chorale Singer Auditions For 2016-2017 Season Are Aug. 1 And 8

The Sangre de Cristo Chorale. Courtesy photo


The Sangre de Cristo Chorale invites new members to join its ranks. All voice parts are welcome, with alto 2, tenor and bass singers especially needed.

Auditions are 7-9 p.m., Aug. 1 and Aug. 8 at First Presbyterian Church, Pope Hall, 208 Grant Ave., in Santa Fe.

Auditioning singers are asked to bring a short classical piece, and to be prepared for some sight singing and brief vocalizations. Expectations of singers include previous choral experience, sight-reading ability, some foreign language skills, and regular rehearsal attendance.

For more information, visit “Auditions” section of the website,

To schedule an audition, contact Music Director Andrew Schmidt at

About the Sangre de Cristo Chorale

Celebrating its 39th season, this committed group of approximately 50 volunteer singers delight in building community through song, educating and inspiring young people. Members share the responsibility of maintaining the chorale through tasks large and small, as well as yearly dues.Rehearsals begin Saturday, August 20, 2015, and occur regularly on Monday nights

Director Andrew Schmidt holds an M.M. degree in Choral Conducting from the University of Washington and a B.M.E. from Northwestern University. He currently is on the vocal faculty of the Santa Fe University of Art and Design. Accompanist Nate Salazar is a native of Los Alamos, with a master’s degree in collaborative Piano from the University of Michigan.