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The Santa Fe Symphony Chamber Ensemble—featuring some of your favorite musicians from the Orchestra—plus over 80 choristers from The Symphony Chorus unite to bring you this spectacular program at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi. Be swept away by The Lark Ascending by Vaughan Williams, Gavotte for Six Doubles by Rameaux, Lux Aeterna by Lauridsen, and more.
The Symphony Orchestra & Chorus
Carmen Flórez-Mansi, Choral Director
Ralph Vaughan Williams
The Lark Ascending
Gavotte with Six Doubles
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Carmen Flórez-Mansi, choral director
Carmen Flórez-Mansi, a native of New Mexico, currently serves as the Pastoral Associate for Music at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi. Since 1989, she has performed as a vocal artist, choral conductor, vocal instructor, and liturgy specialist throughout the Southwest, including solo appearances with the Santa Fe Desert Chorale and The Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra & Chorus.
The Santa Fe Symphony Chorus
Under the direction of Choral Director, Carmen Flórez Mansi, our 80+ member chorus presents professional-quality orchestral and choral concerts, as well as education and outreach programs for adults and school children. The Symphony Chorus has a considerable history of musical excellence in choral performance and is dedicated to creating a musical community rich with cultural and intellectual diversity.
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The Lark Ascending is inspired by the wonder of the bird in flight, but listeners should not expect a literal sound-portrait of the lark–instead, this music tries to capture the spirit of Meredith’s lines. This is not a virtuoso work but a rhapsodic one, restrained, gentle, and lyric. The orchestr…