New Mexico Bach Society

Mozartfest at New Mexico Highlands University
Mozartfest 2016, Sunday, April 3, 2016, 2:00-5:30 pm

Ilfeld Auditorium, 900 University Avenue, Las Vegas, NM

Santa Fe Flute Immersion

Santa Fe Flute Immersion 2017
May 29 – June 5, 2017

Making the Grade: Seasoned Professionals Share their Insights
Tracy Doyle, Linda Marianiello and Valerie Potter
With psychologist Elizabeth Auer,
Bill Epstein and Nate Salazar, pianists

Santa Fe Native flutists Phillip Haozous and Hyda Maria Dougherty

Phillip Haozous plays Native Flutes

Chapel Series at Immaculate Heart

Back by Popular Demand!
Season Finale Opera Concert
Sunday, June 25, 2017 at 5:30 pm
Immaculate Heart Chapel, 50 Mount Carmel Road, Santa Fe
Partially sponsored by Raymond and Nancy Lutz

NMPAS 2017 Opera Program
Franz Vote, Music Director and Conductor
Nate Salazar, Piano

Esther Moses Bergh, soprano
Kelli Dahlke-Fuentes, soprano
Christina Martos, lyric soprano
Jennifer Perez, soprano
Camille Tierney, soprano
Jacqueline Zander-Wall, mezzo soprano
André García-Nuthmann, tenor
Seth Hartwell, tenor
Carlos Archuleta, baritone
Paul Bower, baritone
Tim Willson, bass-baritone

Aïda, Giuseppe Verdi

Act One, Scene One

Aïda, Esther Moses Bergh, soprano
Amneris, Jacqueline Zander-Wall, mezzo soprano
Radamés, André García-Nuthmann, tenor

Tosca, Giacomo Puccini

Act Two, Part Two

Floria Tosca, Christina Martos, soprano
Baron Scarpia, Carlos Archuleta, baritone

Die Walküre, Richard Wagner

Act Three, Finale

Brünnhilde, Jacqueline Zander-Wall, soprano
Wotan, Tim Willson, bass


The Ballad of Baby Doe, Douglas Moore

Act One, Scene One (outside the Tabor Opera House, Leadville, 1880)
Act One, Scene Two (outside the Clarendon Hotel, later that evening)
Act One, Scene Four (the lobby of the Charendon Hotel, several months later)
Act Two, Scene Five (the stage of the Tabor Grand Theatre, April, 1899, then 30 years later at the mouth of the Matchless Mine)

Baby Doe, Camille Tierney, soprano
Horace Tabor, Paul Bower, baritone

Der Zigeunerbaron (The Gypsy Baron), Johann Strauss II

Graf Peter Homonay, Governor of Temesvar Province
Sándor Barinkay, a young exile
Kálmán Zsupán, a wealthy pig farmer
Arsena, his daughter
Mirabella, their housekeeper
Czipra, a Gypsy woman
Saffi, a Gypsy girl

#1 Als flotter Geist, Barinkay, André García-Nuthmann, Chorus
#2 Ja das Schreiben und das Lesen, Zsupan, Tim Willson
#3 Ein Freier meldet sich, Arsena, Kelli Dahlke-Fuentes, Chorus
#4 Ah, sieh da, ein herrlich Frauenbild, Barinkay, Seth Hartwell, Arsena, Kelli Dahlke-Fuentes, Chorus
#5 Zigeunerlied, Saffi, Jennifer Perez
#6 In dieser Nacht, Saffi, Jennifer Perez, Barinkay, Seth Hartwell
#7 O habet acht! Chorus
#8 Schatzwalzer Trio (Treasure Waltz), Barinkay, André García-Nuthmann, Saffi, Jennifer Perez, Czipra, Esther Moses Bergh
#9 Werberlied (Recruiting Song), Graf Homonay, Paul Bower, Chorus
#10 Wer uns getraut? Barinkay, André García-Nuthmann, Saffi, Camille Tierney, Chorus
#11 Finale André García-Nuthmann, Seth Hartwell, Jennifer Perez, Kelli Dahlke Fuentes, Camille Tierney, Tim Willson, Chorus


Coro De Camara Chamber Choir presents “Rhapsody”
Friday, May 19, 2017 at 7:00 pm
Chorus, piano, and guest string quartet perform the music of Brahms, Dvorak, Hindemith, and Fauré. Special treat: the thrilling 1st movement from Dvorak’s Piano Quintet No. 2 in A Major, Op. 81 in three performances.

For more information about Coro de Camara’s complete 2016-2017 season, please visit their website:


Annual Valentine’s Concerts 
“La Catrina Quartet” with flutist Linda Marianiello
Sunday, February 5, 2017 at 5:30 pm
Immaculate Heart Chapel, 50 Mount Carmel Road, Santa Fe
Music of Alberto Ginastera and other Latin American composers paired with traditional string quartet repertoire
Second Performance in Los Alamos:
Saturday, February 4, 2017 at 7:30 pm
Los Alamos Little Theater, 1670 Nector Street

The Annual Valentine’s Concerts are partially sponsored by Century Bank.

La Catrina String Quartet


Beethoven Trio for Flute, Violin and Viola, op. 25
M.M. Ponce, Gavotta
Julián Plaza, Payadora
Paquito D’ Rivera, Wapango
Astor Piazzolla, I Fuga y Misterio, II Milonga de la Anunciación

– Intermission –

Alberto Ginastera, Impresiones de la Puna
Eduardo Gamboa, Cañambú
Astor Piazzolla, Suite del Angel
I Milonga del Angel
II Muerte del Angel
III Resurrección del Angel


New Mexico Performing Arts Society Presents A Guest Concert with the Henschel Quartett from Germany
Saturday, June 18, 2016 at 7 pm
Immaculate Heart of Mary Chapel


The Art of Transcription
Renesan Lecture, April 14, 2016 at 3:15 pm
Renesan Institute for Lifelong Learning
St. John’s United Methodist Church, Santa Fe
Sunday, May 8, 2016 at 5:30 pm
Immaculate Heart Chapel, Santa Fe


May Finale Opera Program
Renesan Lecture, April 11, 2016 at 3:15 pm
Renesan Institute for Lifelong Learning
Robert Glick, former opera education consultant and professor of literature; Franz Vote, Metropolitan Opera conductor (ret.) and Music Director, New Mexico Bach Society
Scenes from Verdi’s “Falstaff,” Wagner’s “Die Meistersinger” and “Die Walküre,” and Dvorak’s “Rusalka”
Sunday, May 29, 2016 at 5:30 pm
Immaculate Heart Chapel, Santa Fe



The following concerts by Coro de Camara chamber choir will be presented in the Immaculate Heart of Mary Chapel, 50 Mount Carmel Road, Santa Fe. Admission is free with a suggested donation of $20 per guest.

Coro de Camara presents “Gloria!”
Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 8:00 pm
Featuring the exciting opening chorus from Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, Dominick Argento’s “Gloria,” Franz Biebl’s “Ave Maria,” intriguing carol arrangements for four-hands piano and chorus, and holiday music from around the world in two performances.



See these pages for links to reviews, concert programs and audio and video recordings from past seasons:
2015-2016 Season
2014-2015 Season
2013-2014 Season


Annual Winter Solstice Concerts
New Mexico Bach Chorale and Players
Franz Vote, Music Director and Conductor
Saturday, November 28, 2015 at 5 pm
First United Methodist Church, Albuquerque,
and Sunday, November 29, 2015 at 5:45 pm
Immaculate Heart of Mary Chapel, Santa Fe

Concert Review: “Winter Solstice concerts sparkles for New Mexico Performing Arts Society” by D. S. Crafts, for the Albuquerque Journal, 12/7/15: “The New Mexico Performing Arts Society may be a new organization to Albuquerque audiences, but one well worth getting to know….” 

The Chapel Series at Immaculate Heart May Finale
Brahms’ Zigeunerlieder and Liebeslieder Waltzer 

Sunday, May 31, 2015 at 5:30 pm at Immaculate Heart of Mary Chapel
New Mexico Bach Society Music Director Franz Vote conducts a quartet of vocal soloists in these beloved works by Johannes Brahms. Also featuring pianists Debra Ayers and Jacquelyn Helin at Santa Fe’s Immaculate Heart of Mary Chapel. 

“Brush Up Your Shakespeare”
Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 3:00 pm
The Chapel Series at Immaculate Heart presents a Benefit Concert for the New Mexico Performing Arts Society with Christina Martos, soprano; Carlos Archuleta, baritone; Debra Ayers, piano. 

Annual Valentine’s Concerts
Friday and Sunday, February 13 & 15, 2015
NMPAS and Chatter Albuquerque in two performances of J. S. Bach’s Coffee Cantata and Jean-Philippe Rameau’s Pieces de Clavecin en Concerts (No. 3).
Santa Fe concert in the Immaculate Heart of Mary Chapel on Friday evening. 


Annual Valentine’s Concert
Saturday, February 15, 2014 at 7 pm
Music of Arias y Luna, Amy Beach, Brahms, Mozart, and Ponce. La Catrina Quartet: Daniel Vega-Albela, 1st violin; Roberta Arruda, 2nd violin; Jorge Martinez, viola; Javier Arias, cello; with Linda Marianiello, flute and Debra Ayers, piano. Concert followed by a Meet the Artist Reception with Bubbly at Immaculate Heart of Mary Chapel and Retreat Center.

Enchantment Chamber Music Mardi Gras-Carnival Concert
January 18, 2014 at 4:00 pm
Enchantment Chamber Music, with violinist Ellen Chavez de Leitner, and guitarists Lynn McGrath and Genevieve Leitner, present a concert of music meant for light-hearted enjoyment, as traditionally celebrated in Europe with social balls and parties before the customary forty days of Lenten fasting and penance observed by the Church. Included in the concert are traditional New Mexican folk dances, Venezuelan waltzes by Antonio Lauro, Austrian landlers by Anton Diabelli, Brazilian modhinas, music by Haydn, Pernambuco, and Gonzales, and excerpts from L’Histoire du Tango by Piazzola.

First Performance of the Newly Orchestrated Requiem by New Mexico Composer John Donald Robb and Charles Gounod’s Saint Cecilia Mass
Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 7:00 pm in the St. Francis Auditorium
Soloists, Choir, and Orchestra; Franz Vote, Music Director and Conductor; Members of the New Mexico Bach Chorale. The first performance of John Donald Robb’s Requiem in the newly orchestrated version is a joint project of the New Mexico Performing Arts Society and the UNM John Donald Robb Musical Trust in Albuquerque. Robb was the Dean of the College of Fine Arts at UNM, as well as a composer, early collector of folk music, and preservationist. Dean Robb also studied with prominent musicians of his time, including Nadia Boulanger, Horatio Parker, Darius Milhaud, Roy Harris, and Paul Hindemith.

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