Please go to the new chorus website at www.santafesymphony.org/choruswelcome.html.
From the Santa Fe New Mexican review of Purcell's "Dido and Aeneas" performed on Feb. 7th -- "The chorus. The group's rich sound ... clearly sung lyrics, and balance provided some of the most musically satisying moments of the afternoon."
This site was created as a communication tool for current singers, accompanists, directors and others supporting the Santa Fe Symphony Chorus. It contains information on auditions,concerts, full choral and sectional rehearsal schedules, and choral score markings. It will be updated at the beginning of each new concert season and each new term when we begin preparing repertory for an upcoming concert. (Last update 11/12/10)
This site contains reference information on many things Santa Fe Symphony Chorus Singers need to know. Communication by email is the primary means of updating singers; however we encourage you to visit this site regularly. Suggestions and feedback on the website are welcome and can be given to any member of the leadership team, your Chorus Council.
The rehearsal schedule for our
November 2010 Messiah and December 2010 Carols and Choruses work is available by clicking on the link below.
The Santa Fe Symphony Chorus could not exist without the pool of many skilled singers in our City Different. We know there are many singing groups to choose from in Santa Fe and are very grateful that you have chosen to sing with the Symphony.
To sing like this, in the company of other souls, and to make those consonants slip out so easily and in unison, and to make those chords so rich that they bring tears to your eyes. This is transcendence. This is the power that choral singing has that other music can only dream of." --Garrison Keillor
Symphony Chorus singers audition each season with pieces selected from the upcoming season repertory. Auditions for our 2010 - 2011 season will begin in July 2010. More details are available on our Audition Information page. If you are looking for a Chorus to join, we hope you will consider auditioning for the Santa Fe Symphony Chorus.
The Santa Fe Symphony Chorus has a considerable history of musical excellence in choral performance. We evolved from The Chorus of Santa Fe founded in 1979, five years before the Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra. In 1986, that chorus joined the Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra to form the present organization known as the Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus (SFSO&C). As a result the symphony gained a choral subsidiary, and the chorus acquired an orchestra to provide symphonic settings to choral music.
Two key documents define the Symphony Chorus as an organization, the "Santa Fe Symphony Chorus Rules of Operation" and the "Chorus Handbook".
The Symphony Chorus is an integral
part of the Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, Inc. The Symphony
Chorus is not a separate not-for-profit organization. Our Rules of Operation are
structured as 7 articles covering organization; object and purpose;
election of leadership; financial management; expectations of singers with
respect to rehearsals, attendance, concert dress and performance
protocol, and the unlikely need for disciplinary action.
Rules of Operation
The Chorister handbook includes
our mission statement as well as detailed information on the organization, expectations of singers, performance dress, rehearsal and performance protocol and other topics important to singers.
This is 2008-09 season version. It will be reviewed for update at the start of each season. Please let us know if you have any suggestions on the content and structure of this document.
Following are the 2010-2011 Symphony programs that include the Chorus. Unless otherwise noted, all concerts will be performed at the Lensic Performing Arts Theater.
Brent Michael Davids: "Santa Fe 400th Symphony" on October 10th or 17th - to be confirmed.
Handel: MESSIAH on November 21, 2010
"Carols and Choruses" at the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Francis on December 16, 2010
Luigi Cherubini: "Requiem Mass" on March 27, 2011