Our 39th Season
Welcome to the Santa Fe Women's Ensemble's 39th season!
This December we continue our special holiday tradition, offering Carols and Blessings from Around the World. Joined by violinists Carla Kountoupes and Christine Chen, along with Ensemble pianist Bill Epstein, we will present familiar carols that span the globe from England to Latvia, as well other inspiring seasonal pieces. Our concerts feature the world premiere of Linda Rice Beck’s latest composition, Christmas, the first piece in our 39th season commission, The Raney Songs, with poetry by Raymond Raney. A beautiful and tender piece, Christmas combines women’s voices with two violins and expresses the gratitude we experience in December.
From flora and fauna to the stars and heavens, our spring Songs of the Magnificent Creation takes us on a journey into the beauty, diversity and wonder of nature. Composers such as Gwyneth Walker, Stephen Paulus and Béla Bartók are our guides using poetry of Robert Frost, Julian of Norwich, May Swenson and Hafiz. The concert highlight will be the world premiere of the four additional gorgeous love poems of Linda Rice Beck’s lovely commission, The Raney Songs.
May you take pleasure from the blessings of this uplifting, heartwarming music, and may our voices embrace you and touch your hearts.
View Our Concert Program
Holiday Concert Series
SONGS OF THE MAGNIFICENT CREATION
First Presbyterian Church, May 3, 2020, 3:00 p.m.
PURCHASE TICKETS ~ MARCH