CHORALE SAN MIGUEL
On Saturday, Dec. 17 at 2 PM & 5 PM Chorale San Miguel, under the direction of Artistic Director Malcolm Halliday, presents a Christmas concert including two marvelous works: Benjamin Britten’s enchanting Ceremony of Carols, accompanied by nationally known harpist Betuel Ramírez, and Camille Saint-Saëns’ Oratorio de Noël, a charming work scored for a quintet of soloists with a semi-professional choir, string orchestra, organ and harp. Soloists include soprano Kristell San Germán, mezzo-soprano Karen Badillo, contralto Vanessa Jara, tenor Francisco Mendoza and baritone Rodrigo Yurahi.
Tickets are available though Ticketleap by pushing the red button directly above, or tickets can be purchased by cash at Tienda Tesoros at the Biblioteca or at the Franciscan Tercera Orden Church office.
Like the recent Dio de Muertos events, the Christmas concerts will take place in the splendid Templo (Capilla) de la Tercera Orden at the corner of San Francisco and Juarez. Proceeds from the concerts will benefit the Chorale’s project to bring a splendid 1875 Pipe Organ to the Templo de la Tercera Orden.
Chorale San Miguel
a little background
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.
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.
PATRONS AND BENEFACTORS
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 email@example.com
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