Soprano Bethany Gallegos, born and raised in Santa Fe, New Mexico, began singing with The Santa Fe Symphony Chorus for their 2021–2022 season. She attended The University of New Mexico and completed her 4-year Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication & Journalism.

Bethany started singing chorally at five years old at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi until 2017 when she graduated from St. Michaels’s High School, under the direction of Carmen Flórez-Mansi. She was a member of the St. Michael’s Choral Arts Society in its founding year and was a part of the 42-member chorus that won the New Mexico Music Educators 2017 Stat 4A Choral Championship, the chorus’ very first year competing in the State Championship.

Throughout her time singing at The Cathedral and with St. Michael’s High School, Bethany found herself with several choral opportunities taking place in New York City and Rome. She and nearly 100 other Santa Fe singers performed John Rutter’s Magnificat under the direction of Dr. David R. Thye at Carnegie Hall in February of 2016. Bethany returned to New York City once again in June of 2017 and performed John Rutter’s Mass of the Children for Carmen Flórez-Mansi’s choral conducting debut at Carnegie Hall. Bethany and her fellow choristers at The Cathedral were also invited to sing with the Sistine Chapel Choir in November of 2016 for the Closing Mass of the Jubilee Year of Mercy with Pope Francis at St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, Italy.