Sangre de Cristo Chorale kicks off 35th season

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The Sangre de Cristo Chorale is celebrating its 35th anniversary and capping the season with its Spring 2013 Concert, titled “Celebrating Our Past, Present and Future,” 5 p.m., Saturday, May 11 at Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2390 North Road.
Led by new artistic director Maxine Thévenot in celebrating this milestone, the chorale will perform Antonio Vivaldi’s “Gloria,” with orchestra and soloists. Several additional pieces, including a choral drama and a new commissioned work, will add to a concert program distinguished by musical creativity and variety.
Graduating seniors who are winners of the chorale’s Hastings Smith Memorial Vocal Scholarship will be announced. Edmund Connolly, Sangre de Cristo Chorale’s accompanist who joined the group this season, will also play for the performance. Joining the 45-member chorale for its anniversary performance are current and returning high school apprentices and alumni chorale members.
Tickets are available in advance or at the door, $20 for adults, $10 for high school and college students, free, 18 and under when accompanied by adults.
To order tickets, call 988-1234 or visit
The performance will be repeated in Santa Fe, 3 p.m. Sunday, May 12 at First Presbyterian Church, 208 Grant Ave.