Santa Fe Desert Chorale
Joshua Habermann, conductor
Step back in time into the extravagant and dramatic world of two of the wealthiest families of the Renaissance. These two European dynasties left a substantial imprint on the cultural landscape with their patronage and brought to fruition some of the greatest artistic achievements of their time. Sixteen Desert Chorale singers accompanied by period instruments will perform works fit for Queen Elizabeth’s court by composers such as Thomas Tallis and William Byrd. Songs written by King Henry VIII himself will also make an appearance.
The splendor continues with a musical reenactment from one of the most spectacular weddings in Italian history, including works from opera’s founding father Jacopo Peri. Come and experience compelling stories of political intrigue and extraordinary music interwoven in this tour of London, Florence, and beyond.