A Note from our Artistic Director
Thank you to everyone who joined us for Brahms’ magnificent Requiem in April as well as Dreaming of Midsummer: Music of the Far North at the beautiful Casa Rondeña Winery in May, benefitting our scholarship program!
Coro Lux — an auditioned chorus — has a generous scholarship program meant to help ALL who need financial help to participate, particularly those who are in the midst of, or who have recently finished, their schooling.
In the fall of 2016, Coro Lux changed from being non-auditioned to becoming an auditioned chorus. We appreciate the nature of this paradigm shift, and are grateful to the many veteran singers who undertook the audition process, as well as to the many new people who have now joined us. Welcome to “Coro Lux 2.0”!
This year, we created two interlaced groups. One is an Oratorio Society, singing major works, often with orchestral accompaniment. In addition to this larger group, there is a Chamber Chorus of about 40 members. The Chamber Chorus is a subset of the Oratorio Society and will sing with it, as well as having its own programs.
Both ensembles remain works in progress. We are making every effort to create something new, while being true to our roots and not infringing on similar groups in the city. Stay tuned!
Coro Lux is a new community chorus, based in Albuquerque and founded in the fall of 2015. The year 2016 marked the first full year of existence for Coro Lux – a year in which we grew in size and scope. Accomplishments included becoming an auditioned ensemble consisting of both the larger Oratorio Society as well as the smaller Chamber Chorus, performances in Santa Fe with the Chicago Arts Orchestra, inviting high school singers to join us in performing Lauridsen’s Lux Aeterna, two concerts at the lovely Casa Rondeña Winery, presenting the live radio drama “It’s a Wonderful Life” and a triumphant presentation of the Lauridsen in Carnegie Hall.
For information about joining our chorus or contributing to our 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, please email firstname.lastname@example.org