Desert Chorale presents Pilgrimage: Songs of the Mediterranean Basin

Santa Fe Desert Chorale
Cristo Rey Church
1120 Canyon Road Santa Fe, NM 87505
Event date: 
26 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. 

Pilgrimage: Songs of the Mediterranean Basin

Discovering the musical treasures of this diverse land.

We explore the cross-pollination of cultures that call the Mediterranean Basin home, catching a glimpse of Spanish, North African, Jewish, and Arab peoples through their sacred and secular music. Fifteenth-century songs from the Spanish Cancionero de Palacio stand beside Moroccan folk melodies, Middle Eastern hymns, Levantine chants, and Sephardic love songs in a joyful celebration of this musically rich region. Multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Fattah Abbou, hailed as a “North African music master,” guitarist Jeremy Mayne, and percussionist Polly Tapia Ferber join sixteen Desert Chorale singers for a program that unites these Mediterranean cultures through song.

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

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