Eleanor Weingartner is a U.S.-born clarinetist living in Mexico. Of her playing, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette wrote, “Weingartner is a virtuoso, commanding and totally in control of her instrument.” Clarinet magazine called her musicianship “especially lovely, featuring excellent control and tonal consistency.” El Norte, meanwhile, found her performance of the extended clarinet solo in Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time “simply miraculous,” adding, “She achieved wonders with its nuances and handled the dynamics breathtakingly.”

Weingartner is principal clarinet of Mexico’s National Symphony Orchestra (OSN) and a founding member of the wind octet Sinfonietta Ventus. She most recently performed in San Miguel last April in the chamber ensemble that accompanied the silent movie The Passion of Joan of Arc at Bellas Artes. She is making her San Miguel solo debut, with Malcolm Halliday on piano, on Saturday, October 8, at 5pm, at the Templo de Tercera Orden, the 17th century Franciscan sanctuary on the corner of San Francisco and Juarez. The temple has wonderful acoustics and sight lines.

The concert will feature German and French repertoire. The German works are Johannes Brahms’ masterly Sonata in E flat major for clarinet and piano, his final chamber music composition, and Carl Maria von Weber’s delightful Grand Duo Concertante. The French compositions are Francis Poulenc’s Sonata for Clarinet and Piano, and the Fantaisie for Clarinet and Piano by Philippe Gaubert, an early 20th century work influenced by Ravel. Proceeds of the concert will benefit the Chorale San Miguel project to install an 1875 pipe organ in the Tercera Orden chapel.

Reserved seat tickets are 450 and 350 pesos, and can be purchased online at boletocity.com; or at the Boleto City ticket office on the ground floor of Mercado Sano, Ancha de San Antonio 123, Monday through Saturday, 11am to 5pm.


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.



Chorale San Miguel has purchased a historic 1875 pipe organ, for Tercera Orden.

The organ is being relocated from Massachusetts to San Miguel, and will serve as

a concert instrument, recital instrument including participation in San Miguel Organ Festival, and for general use in the Tercera Orden Chapel.

We welcome public participation to fund this exciting project, which adds an important instrument for San Miguel´s musical life.

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Zwei Lieder (1985)
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Chorale San Miguel organ project donations


Chorale San Miguel is grateful to Festival de Música de Cámara for making it possible to receive tax deductible contributions for the organ project. Donations can be made electronically or through a credit card.


Account Name: Festival de Musica de Camara Charitable Trust 

Address of Account: 511A E Monroe St, Austin, TX, 78704-3129

Name of Bank: Wells Fargo 

Routing Number for direct deposits, electronic payments: 111900659 

                (Routing Number for domestic deposits: 121000248)

Account Number: 7347388071  

Contact phone number: 202-251-9297 (This is the number for HelenMarie Corcoran with the Chamber Music Festival)

For sending donations by mail….

James Bailey, 1436 Chukar Drive,

Longmont CO 80504. The check should be made out to Festival de Musica de Camara Charitable Trust and the notation should be Organ Project. 


For credit card donation, go to https://festivalsanmiguel.networkforgood.com/projects/154146-chorale-san-miguel-organ-project

VERY IMPORTANT:  Please advise when you make a donation, including how, date, and amount, via email to rmhallidayjr@gmail.com  

"Click on the video of the performance of Mozart Requiem November 2, 2019"

Dies Irae Encore.


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"Click on the video of the performance of Handel's Messiah December 22, 2019"

Hallelujah chorus.

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