Meet Coro Lux

Coro Lux is a community chorus, based in Albuquerque and founded in the fall of 2015.  Under Artistic Director Bradley Ellingboe, the chorus has grown in size and scope.  Coro Lux is now an auditioned ensemble, consisting of the larger Oratorio Society and the smaller Chamber Chorus.  The Oratorio Society, with 60-75 members, presents major choral works, often with orchestra.  The Chamber Chorus is an ensemble of 24-28 members that presents a variety of smaller works in various locations around Albuquerque.  Each ensemble presents two concert programs each season.

Since its inception, Coro Lux has performed in Santa Fe with the Chicago Arts Orchestra, invited high school singers to join us in performing Lauridsen’s Lux Aeterna, offered two concerts at the lovely Casa Rondeña, presented the live radio drama “It’s a Wonderful Life,” and had a triumphant presentation of the Lauridsen in Carnegie Hall.

The 2018-2019 season revolves around a theme of The Better Angels of Our Nature, much needed in our world today.  Coro Lux joins the New Mexico Philharmonic for two concerts in the fall:  the Chamber Chorus singing Bach’s Cantata #140 (“Wachet auf”) on September 30, and the Oratorio Society giving two performances of Handel’s Messiah on December 15 and 16 (visit http://nmphil.org for tickets).  The Chamber Chorus also presents Rossini’s Petite Mess Solennelle at St. Paul Lutheran Church on November 18 (ticket information coming soon).

Coro Lux has participated in musical events far from Albuquerque, including the Carnegie Hall performance in 2016, and the Great and Grand American Choral Series in Italy in the summer of 2018.

In 2017 Coro Lux became the “Ensemble in Residence” at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Albuquerque.  As such, our rehearsals and many of our performances are held there.  We are proud to be associated with the oldest Lutheran congregation in the state of New Mexico, founded in 1891, and long a leader in worship and the arts in our community.

Coro Lux is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization and values your support in promoting great choral music and in expanding our scholarship programs.