A Note from our Artistic Director
Please join us for our Spring 2017 concerts! We will be presenting Brahms’ magnificent Requiem, in its rarely-heard two-piano and timpani form (a version written by Brahms himself) on two dates:
- Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 7 p.m.
- Sunday, April 9 (Palm Sunday), 2017 at 3 p.m.
Both concerts are at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 1100 Indian School Rd. NE in Albuquerque.
On Saturday, May 6 and Sunday, May 7 Coro Lux Chamber Chorus presents Dreaming of Midsummer: Music of the Far North at Casa Rondeña Winery! Each ticket includes the concert, hors d’oeuvres and two glasses of wine. 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 have recently finished, their schooling.
- Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 6:30p.m.
- Sunday, May 7, 2017 at 6:30p.m.
Casa Rondeña Winery is located at 733 Chavez Rd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107.
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. After our first rehearsal we can say with confidence we feel we are moving in the right direction. Welcome to “Coro Lux 2.0”!
We have decided to create two interlaced groups for the coming year. One will be an Oratorio Society, singing major works, often with orchestral accompaniment. In addition to this larger group, there is now also 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 email@example.com