FREE! Choral Masterworks

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FREE! Choral Masterworks

Sunday, Oct 30, 2022 / 3:00 pm

FREE! Experience choral favorites sung by the glorious voices of The Santa Fe Symphony Chorus at our annual Choral Masterworks performance at Santa Fe’s iconic Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, led by Choral Director Carmen Flórez-Mansi and accompanied by Collaborative Pianist Paul Roth. Don’t miss some of the most beautiful choral works ever written, including Jonathan Rodgers Cantate Domino, Gabriel Fauré’s Cantique de Jean Racine, Ryan Main’s Dies Irae, Jake Runestad’s Nada Te Turbe with featured baritones Caleb Heaton and Richard Schacht, and Frances Poulenc’s magnificent Gloria featuring soprano soloist Kathleen Echols-Crumbacher.

Pay what you wish! No tickets are required and all ages are welcome. Masks are encouraged but not required. Doors open at 2:15 pm.  Program and soloists are subject to change


The Santa Fe Symphony Chorus
The Santa Fe Symphony Chamber Chorus
Carmen Flórez-Mansi,
Choral Director
Paul Roth, Collaborative Piano


Cantate Domino

The Santa Fe Symphony Chorus

Cantique de Jean Racine

The Santa Fe Symphony Chamber Chorus

Dies Irae

The Santa Fe Symphony Chorus

Nada Te Turbe

The Santa Fe Symphony Chorus
Richard Schacht, Bass-Baritone
Caleb Heaton, Baritone


The Santa Fe Symphony Chorus
Kathleen Echols-Crumbacher, Soprano

I. Gloria
II. Laudamus Te
III. Domine Deus
IV. Domine Fili unigenite
V. Domine Deus Agnus Dei
VI. Qui sedes ad dexteram Patris



Sunday, Oct 30, 2022
3:00 pm
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Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi
131 Cathedral Pl.
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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. Carmen is also the Director of the St. Michael’s High School Choral Arts Society, which she founded in 2014.

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Kathleen Echols-Crumbacher, Soprano

Kathleen Echols-Crumbacher graduated summa cum laude from Westminster Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey with a Bachelor of Music in Music Education. As a soprano in the several choirs of the college, she sang at Carnegie Hall and Avery-Fischer Hall under the batons of John Adams, Alan Gilbert, and Sir Roger Norrington. She studied voice and music history in Vienna, Austria where her love for Mozart, Beethoven, and Schubert could swell. After graduation, Kathleen packed up her car and...

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Richard Schacht, Bass

Richard Schacht joined the SFSC in the fall of 2017, upon relocating full-time to Santa Fe from Urbana, Illinois, where he had a career-long appointment at the University of Illinois as Professor of Philosophy.  He received his BA from Harvard (where he sang in its renowned Glee Club, under Eliot Forbes), and his PhD from Princeton. Schacht, also a French horn player both in high school and then at Illinois, has been involved in many sorts of singing since childhood. They have ranged from...

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Caleb Heaton, Baritone

Caleb Heaton teaches choir at Santa Fe High School and is the team leader of the choral program in the Santa Fe Public Schools. He has a Bachelor of Music from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN. At Concordia College, he toured Germany and the Southwestern United states with the internationally acclaimed Concordia Choir. After graduating in 2017, he moved down to Santa Fe and started his formal teaching career at Ortiz Middle School.  His baritone voice has been featured many times in the last...

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