Chorale San Miguel is presenting concerts in large choral format, principally Masses, Oratorios, a cappella works, and choral and orchestral compositions from four centuries. Our venue is the historic Tercera Orden in the San Francisco convent complex, dating from the early 17th century, with excellent acoustics for choral music.
The Chorale is comprised of a core group of 32 auditioned singers, of whom a significant portion are professional singers, joining forces with talented area volunteer choral singers.
Auditions will be held periodically to augment the size of the chorus according to programming and performance needs for future concerts.
The Chorale draws on local and regional participants, including orchestra musicians from regional professional orchestras in Guanajuato and Queretaro.
Artistic Director is Malcolm Halliday, with conducting roles shared with Mauro Ledesma.
EASTER SATURDAY CONCERT
Cancelled due to Coronavirus
April 11, 2020
Performances at 2 PM and 4:30 PM
The ethos of Holy Week imbues the varied works on this concert, ranging from a cappella works Sicut Cervus of Palestrina and the twentieth century Polish composer Gorecki’s Totus Tuus to the triumphant cantata BWV 4 Christ lag in Todes Banden by J. S. Bach, accompanied by chamber orchestra. Also on the program will be Bach’s dramatic Harpsichord Concerto in D minor with Malcolm Halliday, harpsichordist, as well as the stirring Luminous Night of the Soul, by the contemporary Norwegian-American composer Ola Gjeilo.
Please note that each performance is 75 minutes long, and will be performed without an intermission
Donation for reserved seats available starting March 9 at
Donation for reserved seats:
$ 750. pesos VIP, front and side altars.
$ 500. pesos general ground floor.
$ 300. pesos choir loft and side chapel.
Boleto City, Mercado Sano
Le Petite Messe Solennelle
May 9, 2020
Performances at 2 PM and 5 PM
These concerts are presented in collaboration with
San Miguel Institute of Bel Canto
Gioachino Rossini's Petite messe solennelle (Little solemn mass) was written in 1863 and will be presented in its original scoring for choir, opera soloists, two pianos and harmonium with Mauro Ledesma, conductor. Rossini, who had retired from composing operas more than 30 years before, described this work as "the last of my péchés de vieillesse" (sins of old age) but it is a dramatic work which never fails to please, with a decidedly operatic approach to the words of the solemn mass. The eight soloists include some of the finest young opera singers of Mexico, all of whom have been trained through the Bel Canto Institute. Keyboardists will include pianists Malcolm Halliday and the German opera conductor Myron Romanul. Also on the program will be Fauré's enchanting Cantique de Jean Racine.
Please note that each performance will be around two hours in length, including an intermission
PATRONS AND BENEFACTORS
Since concerts with paid orchestra musicians, soloists, and travel expense for out of town singers adds up, we are grateful to receive direct donations.
Patron donations of $4,000. pesos or $200. USD include a reserved seat in the Dress Circle chairs nearest the orchestra for any one concert.
Benefactor donations of $10,000. pesos or $500. USD and up include two reserved Dress Circle chairs nearest the orchestra, for any one performance.
For Patron and Benefactor donations, make U.S., Canadian, or Mexican checks payable to Chorale San Miguel, A.C. Checks or cash can be delivered to Blvd. de la Conspiración Suite 61-A (EVOS building), next to Chrysler dealership highway to Queretaro, or deliver to Boletocity in the Mercado Sano.
Tax deductible donations for U.S. can be made through the San Miguel Community Foundation (SMCF), contact: (via Paypal, credit card, or check).
Please advise Chorale when you make a donation for proper credit.
Chorale San Miguel email address:
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Dies Irae Encore.
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