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Our 42nd Season

What a wonderful 42nd season! Our audiences raved about the music of both repertoires this season, and singers agreed - this was one of our favorite years. So far.

The highlight of our winter concerts, In The Still of December was the world premiere of A Christmas Telling of St. Bride of the Islesby award-winning composer, Sarah Jaysmith using text by Raymond Raney. Joined by violinist Carla Kountoupes, along with Ensemble pianist Bill Epstein, we explored the wonders of winter such as sparse gray tundra, horseback rides and swirling snowflakes. 

Our spring concerts, The Wonder of Women: From Their Shoulders We Do Soar featured powerful, inspiring pieces composed by women, with texts almost all by women. The pieces were thought-provoking and inspirational and spanned from the 12th century to 2020. Having cellist Dana Winograd and recorder players Lynn Osborne, Scott August and Jane Yuster enhanced the performances of 17th-century madrigals by Barbara Strozzi and Francesca Caccini. Then beautiful contemporary pieces, with Eagle Rounding Out the Morning, a lovely and thought-provoking collaboration between Muscogee (Creek) poet Jo Harjo and composer Joan Szymco; the rhythmic Jerusalem Luminosa by Abbie Betinis, exploring visions of true peace; and another inspirational composition by Joan Szymco, with text adapted from the uplifting words of Eleanor Roosevelt, The Beauty of Your Dreams.Warrior by Kim Baryluk, using a chant by Stacy Howse, was written to “inspire diverse groups to unite and promote female empowerment.” Breathe in Hope, by composer Dale Trumbore with text by Maya Jackson, is a call to action, written in response to the violent deaths of Philando Castile in Minneapolis and Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge. This concert's themes of divinity, justice, creativity, sisterhood and love celebrated the strength and resiliency of women. 

And now, though this season has come to a close, we are finding, evaluating and choosing exciting music for next year.

Thank you for a your support! We'll see you next season! 

Santa Fe Women's Ensemble COVID-19 Protocol  

Vaccinations are expected. 
Masks are optional.
Social Distancing is appreciated.

(As the CDC, the NM Department of Health, and the City of Santa Fe issue new guidelines, this protocol may be updated.)



Winter Concerts


First Presbyterian Church at 3 p.m.: 
 Saturday, December 9, Sunday, December 10, Saturday, December 16, and Sunday, December 17, 2023


Spring Concerts


First Presbyterian Church at 3 p.m.:
Saturday, May 4, and Sunday, May 5, 2024


NEW ~ Special Youth Concert for children and their accompanying adults featuring selections from our May 6 and 7 program.

First Presbyterian Church at April 27, 3 p.m.:

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