Other Events of Interest 2019

The following events are not formally sponsored by the AGO Albuquerque Chapter, but often involve our members.  They are added here for your information, as we are notified about them.

Friday April 12, 7:00pm Stabat Mater

Cathedral Church of St. John 318 Silver Ave SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
Settings by:
Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (Kathlene Ritch & Charles Humphries)
Marco Rosano (US Premiere) (Charles Humphries)
Kathlene Ritch, soprano; Charles Humphries, countertenor
Chamber Orchestra – Maxine Thevenot, continuo & conductor
$25 Premium seating (front 2 rows)$20 General admission Full-time students with valid ID FREE

Sun, April 14, 4:00pm Santa Fe Symphony & Chorus – Mozart & Brahms

The Lensic Performing Arts, 211 W San Francisco St, Santa Fe, NM 87501
Guest Conductor, Dante Anzolini
The Santa Fe Symphony Chorus – Choral Director, Carmen Flórez-Mansi
Admission $22 – $80

Wednesday, April 17, 7:00pm Choir and Orchestra

St. John’s United Methodist Church, 1200 Old Pecos Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87505
“Grant Us Peace In Our Time” – – -Felix Mendelssohn
“Hear My Prayer” – – – – – – -Felix Mendelssohn
Jennifer Perez, soprano
Mass in C major (“Credo” Mass) K. 257 – – – – -W. A. Mozart
St. John’s Chancel Choir, soloists and orchestra

Wednesday April 17, 7:00pm Tenebrae

Cathedral Church of St. John 318 Silver Ave SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
Candlelit Service of sung and spoken prayer – The Cathedral Choir

April 30 – 7:00pm Choral Concert “Music Fit for a King”

First Presbyterian Church, 215 Locust St NE, Albuquerque, NM 87102, USA
UNM University Chorus joins forces with First Presbyterian Choir to present an evening of uplifting and accessible music.

Two coronation anthems written for King George II by George Frederic Handel are just some of the majestic music that will showcase the talents of the approximately 100 voices from the UNM University Chorus and First Presbyterian Choir. Accompanied by a grand pipe organ and chamber orchestra, the voices will soar as they sing works by English and American composers with a kingly theme.

First Presbyterian Music Director James Yeager explains that, “In addition to the two big Coronation anthems, several other pieces on the program refer to the king. King David’s lament ‘When David heard that Absalom was Slain’, and ‘The Last Words of David,’ as well as the ‘Five Mystical Songs’ of Ralph Vaughan Williams which end, “Let all the World in every corner sing, My God and King,’ will be performed.”

The kingly theme pervades the whole program, as well as the general theme of music of the kingdom of England. The program also includes works by Herbert Howells and H. Balfour Gardiner. Each choral group will sing some compositions separately before recombining for the larger works.

For its individual set, the UNM University Chorus will perform three American pieces by Aaron Copland, Randall Thompson, and Z. Randall Stroope. The First Presbyterian Choir will sing works including “When David Heard” by Thomas Weelkes and “Sing Joyfully” by William Byrd.

The concert will conclude with “Five Mystical Songs” by Ralph Vaughan Williams, which will feature a baritone solo by UNM student Jonathan Patton.

For the combined choir pieces, UNM Director of Choral Studies, David Edmonds will be conducting as First Presbyterian Music Director James Yeager plays the organ. First Presbyterian has an impressive M. P. Möller Pipe Organ designed to fit the church when it was built over 60 years ago.

“Music is a collaborative art,” says Edmonds. “Any time we have an opportunity to join with other musical groups I jump at the chance.”