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Summer plans for the Chorale!

We are pleased to announce that Chorale San Miguel will present three very different concerts as part of the second Festival of the Arts San Miguel de Allende (FASMA) this August, 2023. They include a four-hand piano concert with pianists Mauro Ledesma and Amauro Ríos at Casa Europe on Tuesday, August 8 at 6 PM, the Guanajuato vocal octet “La Camerata de la Nueva España” with organist Malcolm Halliday at the Templo de Tercera Orden and on Monday, August 14 at 6:00 p.m. m. and a “Schubertiade” celebrating the music of Schubert's Vienna with tenor Olymar Salinas, soprano Escalera Luz, clarinetist Eleanor Weingartner, and pianist Malcolm Halliday on Thursday, August 17 at 6:00 p.m. m. This last concert is presented in honor of the featured European country of this festival, Austria. To learn more about all of these events and to purchase tickets online, visit the links below.


Chorale San Miguel presents concerts in large choral format, principally Masses, Oratorios, a cappella works, and choral and orchestral compositions from four centuries. Our venue is the historic Templo de la 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 12-32 auditioned singers, of whom a significant portion are young professional singers recruited from across Mexico, joining forces with talented area volunteer choral singers. Auditions are 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 instrumentalists, including orchestral musicians from regional professional orchestras in Guanajuato and Queretaro. The 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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How To Make a Donation

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 (checks in US DOLLARS only) for the organ project. Donations can also 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. Checks should be made out to Festival de Musica de Camara Charitable Trust and the notation in the memo line should be Organ Project. 


For credit card donation, go to

IMPORTANT:  Please advise us when you make a donation, including how, date, and amount, via email to  

San Miguel Community Foundation

The San Miguel Community Foundation has just informed us that they are once again able to accept tax deductible donations to Chorale San Miguel for either the organ project or for the general operation of the chorale, so if you prefer, we can accept US checks made out to the San Miguel Community Foundation. Please write  “organ project” in the memo line for donations to the organ project. Donations which are not earmarked for the organ project will be applied to the general expenses of the chorale. Donations to either cause are very appreciated!


Donations in Canadian dollars can also be made by check through the community foundation, though currently such gifts are not deductible. We would welcome assistance helping us to receive deductible gifts in Canadian dollars in the future. 

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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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