The following events are not necessarily sponsored by the AGO Albuquerque Chapter, but often involve our members. They are added here for your information, as we are notified about them.
Sunday, Sept. 1, 3:00pm Sarah Walder: Cello Trip IV.
St. Luke Lutheran Church, 9100 Menaul Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87112
St Luke Lutheran Church is starting a concert series in support of various community organizations.
Sarah Walder presents a concert for cello and cello with loop station. A loop station is a recording device that allows Sarah to record during the performance and create backup tracks. Essentially, she turns herself into a solo cello ensemble.
Sarah will be performing her program, Cello Trip IV, which includes Bach’s contemplative fourth suite, the premiere of Cross Channel by Arizona composer Glenn Stallcop and her own compositions for cello with loop-station, inspired by medieval tunes and renaissance counterpoint with a bit of dramatic Baroque flair. The music is easy, fun, funky, sweet, scratchy, angry, bold, and spacious, with something for everybody to enjoy.
Sarah grew up in the deserts and mountains of Arizona. She studied cello and historical performance practice on viola da gamba at Oberlin Conservatory as well as Baroque cello and violone at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague. Sarah plays a wide range of low and historic stringed instruments from periods ranging from the medieval era to the 21st century: vielle, violas da gamba, violone, Baroque cello, Classical cello, modern cello and modern cello with loop-station. She spends her time in both the Netherlands and in Flagstaff.
Friday, September 27, 5:30pm – 6:15pm
Organ Recital – Jan Lackey-Worden
Friday, October 4, 5:30pm
Choral Evensong for the Feast of St. Francis
Music of Gary Davison and William Byrd
October 10-11 CMI Conference in Dallas, TX
Best Practices for Faithful Twenty-First Century Worship and Music Leaders
St Michael & All Angels Church, 8011 Douglas Ave, Dallas, TX 75225
The keynote speaker will be Rev. Dr. Peter W. Marty. Marty serves as senior pastor of St. Paul Lutheran Church, a 3500-member congregation in Davenport, Iowa, and publisher of The Christian Century, a journal devoted to shaping America’s conversation about religion and faith in public life. He writes a bi-weekly column for the Century. This conference, held on the campus of St Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church in Dallas, will also focus on past and present Lilly pastoral residents and scholars and their projects.
October 19/20 – Heavenly Home
Sangre de Cristo Chorale
Through the centuries, the sun, moon, and stars have inspired poetry, music, science, and religion. Shawn Kirchner’s Heavenly Home serves as the framework for our multidisciplinary exploration of eternity. Tickets $20 online; $25 at the door.
Saturday, October 19 – 4 PM at St. Bede’s Episcopal Church in Santa Fe
Sunday, October 20 – 4 PM at United Church of Los Alamos 2525 Canyon Rd, Los Alamos, NM 87544
Friday October 25, 5:30pm to 6:15pm
Air & Hammers
Air & Hammers is a duo consisting of international concert organist and pianist Maxine Thévenot and acclaimed British baritone Edmund Connolly. These two distinguished artists have performed duo concerts together in Arizona, Colorado, Georgia, Maryland, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, and in the UK. Air & Hammers performs song repertoire of all kinds, including new music by recognized and emerging composers. The duo has given US, UK and world premieres of new works by Andrew Ager, Frederick Frahm and Mary Badarak. In 2015 Air & Hammers released their first CD, Desire in Spring, available worldwide from http://www.RavenCD.com
Joyfully, Organ Notebook, Volume II David McIntyre (b.1950)
Récit de tierce en taille Gilles LeClerc (b.1960)
Three Psalm Songs *world premiere performance Edmund Connolly (b. 1979)
May God be Merciful (Psalm 67)
Oh, God, you are my God (Psalm 63)
I will give thanks to you (Psalm 138)
Two songs from Sechs Lieder, Opus 13 Clara Schumann
- Sie liebten sich beide
- Der Mond kommt still gegangen
Prelude and Fugue Opus 16 No. 3 Clara Schumann ed. Barbara Harbach (1819-1896)
Variations sur Sine Nomine Denis Bédard
Theme, 3 variations (b.1950)
Friday November 8, 5:30pm to 6:15pm
Organ Recital – David Solem
Friday November 29, 5:30pm to 6:15pm
Flute and Organ Recital
December 7, 8, and 14, 6:30 p.m.
Songs of Hope and Light
Loretto Chapel, 207 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87501
For many people in Santa Fe, the festive holiday season begins with the Santa Fe Women’s Ensemble‘s winter concerts in December. This year’s Songs of Hope and Light will be especially joyful, as we also celebrate Linda Raney‘s 30th season as music director! With pieces from many centuries and styles, including a spirited and moving array of carols, the Ensemble focuses on bringing forth what is positive, uplifting and light-filled in today’s world.
Tickets from $20 – $35
Limited accessible seatingImmaculate Heart of Mary Chapel, 50 Mt Carmel Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87505
December 15 and 16, 3:00 p.m.
Accessible seating available
December 8/9 – A Celebration of Women
Sangre de Cristo Chorale
From poets to music to subject matter, women are at the center of this holiday concert. We are especially excited to premier a three-movement commissioned work by composer Traci Mendel. Tickets $20 online; $25 at the door.
Saturday, December 7 at 4 PM at St. John’s United Methodist Church in Santa Fe
Sunday, December 8 at 4 PM at United Church of Los Alamos 2525 Canyon Rd, Los Alamos, NM 87544
December 17 7:00pm – Carols and Choruses
Enjoy the angelic voices of The Symphony Chorus, led by Choral Director Carmen Florez-Mansi. Sing along with us to some of the most beloved Christmas carols of all time—accompanied by the glorious sounds of The Symphony Brass & Organ. This annual performance at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi is The Symphony’s gift to the Santa Fe community during the holiday season! No tickets are required, all ages are welcome, and the doors open at 6:15 pm.