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Mezzo soprano Jacqueline Zander-Wall was born in Highland Park, Illinois and was only a few months old when she, her mother and sister moved to Albuquerque. After the move to New Mexico, Jacque spent summers in Chicago with her Dad. Jacque started singing with her sister, who played guitar and sang the lead, while Jacque […]

          Tim Willson is a native of Greeley, Colorado. His Dad had a great voice. He had begun to sing professionally in a barbershop quartet in Iowa, when the Depression hit and ended his career. Tim’s Dad was very supportive of his music education and gave Tim piano lessons. (For every […]

Esther Moses Bergh, Lyric Sopranowith Linda Marianiello, Executive Director, NMPAS *Photo: Dress rehearsal with the 2019 New Mexico Music Commission Platinum Awards. Esther is to the left of artistic director Franz Vote, who is seated at the piano. Other NMPAS vocalists are Jennifer Perez, Tjett Gerdom, and Tim Willson, with flutist Linda Marianiello. Lensic Performing […]

            Artist Profile Paul Bower (2019 Winter Solstice Concert in Albuquerque – Paul is second from the left in the back row/photo credit: Michael Tait) by Linda Marianiello, Executive Director, NMPAS Baritone Paul Bower has been an important member of the New Mexico Bach Chorale for about 6 seasons! He […]

Artist Profile: Jennifer Perez by Linda Marianiello, Executive Director, NMPAS Soprano Jennifer Perez is a native New Mexican. She was one of the first young artists to enter the New Mexico Bach Chorale as an up-and-coming professional. Mentoring emerging artists is a major part of NMPAS’s Mission to promote New Mexico’s most talented professionals. We […]

On March 25, Linda Marianiello interviewed New Mexico Bach Society mezzo soprano Kehar Koslowsky, who has been singing with us for the past several seasons. Artistic Director Franz Vote calls the New Mexico Bach Chorale “an ensemble of soloists.” Most members of the Chorale are soloists for our programs and also sing the choral parts […]

    For several years, we have wanted to start a Bach Cantata Series. In fact, one of our founders, Chris Ihlefeld, had this in mind when we started NMPAS in 2012. The new NMPAS Cantata Series consists of two programs on March 1 and May 3. These concerts differ from other NMPAS series events […]

Jamie Bernstein On Growing Up in Her Father’s Shadow by Linda Marianiello On Sunday, August 4, at 11 a.m., Jamie Bernstein will read from her memoir, Famous Father Girl: A Memoir of Growing Up Bernstein, about her life as the daughter of the famous composer, conductor, and activist Leonard Bernstein. The event at Collected Works […]

The upcoming New Mexico Bach Society concerts take place this spring in Los Alamos, Santa Fe and Albuquerque. Please visit the NMPAS website (www.nmpas.org) for dates, times and tickets. Or call Hold My Ticket at 877-466-3404. NMPAS has become particularly well known for its New Mexico Bach Society programs, which have sold out for the […]

Dear Friends of NMPAS! I wanted to post a link to this article because it addresses something that all of us who love live music think about frequently: What is the future of the performing arts? In “Curtains: The Future of the Arts in America,” Michael Kaiser, former Director of the Kennedy Center, says a […]

“The Creative Fire” took place last evening in Santa Fe’s Immaculate Heart of Mary Chapel. We premiered two new works by living composers, Aaron Alter (Carlsbad, CA) and Daniel Steven Crafts (Albuquerque, NM). Both pieces were very well received by those who took a chance and tried something new. The NM Bach Society Ensemble performs […]

Before we provide details of an upcoming program I know you will love, I would like to thank the NMPAS musicians and Richard G. Kurman for donating their time and energy to “The Creative Fire,” a concert benefitting NMPAS 2016-2017 season events. Your ticket purchase goes to artist fees and other program-related expenses – thank […]

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