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Sangre De Cristo Chorale Performs Concert Dec. 9-10

on November 30, 2017 - 4:24am

The Sangre de Cristo Chorale will present its holiday concert, “Reverence and Joy”, at 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9 at the First Presbyterian Church in Santa Fe and at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10 at the United Church of Los Alamos.

From 16th-century sublime music to contemporary ridiculous favorites, “Reverence and Joy”, is a celebration of some of the best-loved holiday music featuring pieces by John Rutter, Franz Biebl, Tomás Luis de Victoria, and others. Highlights of the sublime include such sacred works as Biebl’s “Ave Maria” and Luis de Victoria’s “O magnum mysterium”.

Holiday humor is featured in Craig Courtney’s “A Musicological Journey Through the Twelve Days of Christmas” and Frederick Silver’s “The Twelve Days After Christmas”.

“Reverence and Joy” will be conducted by guest conductor Dr. Priscilla Zimmermann. She has been active in choral music and education in northern New Mexico since 1973, and is a singer, voice teacher, choral director and clinician. She continues to teach choral and vocal music at Santa Fe Community College. Nate Salazar will be piano accompanist.

Celebrating its 40th anniversary, the mission of the Sangre de Cristo Chorale is to entertain, educate, unite and inspire singers and audiences by performing great choral music.

Tickets cost $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Those who are age 18 and younger will be admitted for free. Advance tickets may be ordered online at