A spiritual evening: Santa Fe Desert Chorale
André J. Thomas conducts the Santa Fe Desert Chorale in a program titled Justice. Various guest performers assist the ensemble in music relating to African and African-American musical traditions, ranging through arrangements of traditional African selections, settings of spirituals, and works by contemporary composers (including the premiere of a piece commissioned from Brandon A. Boyd). The concert takes place at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 8, at Christ Church Santa Fe (1213 Don Gaspar Ave.), and tickets ($20-$75) are available through www.desertchorale.tix.com or by calling 505-988-2282. The program will be repeated on Aug. 13.
André J. Thomas