Santa Fe Desert Chorale
Joshua Habermann, conductor
*Please note that the artists were masked during this performance.
Showcasing works of medieval feminists ahead of their time: Kassia, the only woman composer in the Byzantine liturgical canon and Hildegard von Bingen, a patron saint of musicians. We celebrate composer Meredith Monk—MacArthur fellow, two-time Guggenheim fellow, and National Medal of Arts recipient—with a selection of works that was recently released for choral performance, and has not been heard in New Mexico. Caminante, the Chorale’s 2022 commissioned bilingual work by award-winning composer Jocelyn Hagen enjoys its world premiere. We are also proud to feature another composition from our 2021 commissioned composer, Reena Esmail. Music by Moira Smiley, in-demand American singer and composer whose choral works are performed around the world, rounds out this powerful program.
This video recording for Desert Chorale TV is sponsored by Jeffrey Fort and Diane Locandro.
The 2022 Summer Festival is sponsored by Mary and Phil Delk in memory of Joel Brauer.
This program is sponsored by Sallie Bingham.