Desert Chorale presents: The Sounding Sea

Santa Fe Desert Chorale
Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi
131 Cathedral Pl Santa Fe, NM 87501
Event date: 
29 Jul 2022
Start Time: 
Conductor / Keynote Speaker: 
Joshua Habermann, Artistic Director

Celebrate the Santa Fe Desert Chorale's 40th Anniversary with their annual summer festival, one of the nation's largest choral events, featuring three distinct programs. 

The Sounding Sea

In the high desert of New Mexico, water is a precious resource. 

We reflect on our relationship with this most essential element of life through this program, in collaboration with pianist Nathan Salazar. An exciting new generation of American composers is featured: Jake Runestad (Waves), Mason Bates (Sirens), andMatthew Lyon Hazzard (The Prow, When We are Gone). Also featured is Canticum Calamitatis Maritimae (Song of Maritime Disaster) by Jaako Mäntyjärvi, inspired by the 1994 sinking of the MS Estonia in which 852 lives were lost. As one of the leading American chamber choirs, the Desert Chorale embraces its role in preserving our country’s folk music heritage. This program closes with a combination of American sacred harp, spiritual, and folk arrangements.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit or call our box office at 505-988-2282. Tickets range from $20-$100 with discounts available for students. 

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