July 26, 2022 all-day
Acequia Madre House
614 Acequia Madre
Santa Fe
NM 87505
Santa Fe Desert Chorale
505-988-2282, ext. 0
The Santa Fe Desert Chorale’s Insights & Sounds community engagement program is back, in person and bigger than ever! Join them for a day full of interdisciplinary dialogue through the lens of choral music.

The Symposium will feature three sessions, each combining a discussion and musical selection to reflect the three Desert Chorale Summer Festival programs. Panelist and topic selections are in progress and will engage a wide swath of the Santa Fe community. Each panel will be followed by a 20-minute musical selection from the respective program (see below). All 24 Desert Chorale singers and many of our guest artists for the Summer Festival will be performing throughout the day, accompanied by program commentary from Artistic Director Joshua Habermann.


This project also honors the legacy of the historic Acequia Madre House, which was built and stewarded by three remarkable Santa Fe women, including the founder of El Rancho de las Golondrinas, Leonora Curtin. These women reflect the spirit of our Mystics and Mavericks program, and our theme: Caminante–to travel one’s own path.

Full Schedule:
9:30-10 am–Doors
10-11:15 am–Pilgrimage: Songs of the Mediterranean Basin Panel and Performance
11:20 am-12:35 pm–Mystics & Mavericks Panel and Performance
12:35-1:45 pm–Lunch from Walter Burke Catering
1:45-3 pm–The Sounding Sea Panel and Performance


Topics and Panelists:

  1. Unity and Peacebuilding through the Arts (related to Pilgrimage)
    – Fattah Abbou, SFDC Guest Artist and Tamazight musician from Morocco
    – Susan Brown, Director of Finance & Human Resources, International Folk Art Market
    – Magdalena Karlick, M.A., LPCC, ATR-BC, Art Director, Tomorrow’s Women
  2. Pioneering Women and their Creative Processes (related to Mystics & Mavericks)
    – Facilitated by Katrina Latka, Curator of Education and Interpretation, Georgia O’Keeffe Museum
    – Barbara Bentree, Award-winning filmmaker and musician
    – Jocelyn Hagen, SFDC Composer-in-Residence
    – Estella Loretto, Internationally Renowned Native American Sculptor
  3. Water Conservation and Community Resilience in New Mexico (related to The Sounding Sea)
    – Morika Vorenberg Hensley, Associate Executive Director of The Santa Fe Watershed Association
    – Patricia Quintana, Owner/Operator of Rancho La Fina Lamb and Wool and De La Tierra Consulting LLCAdditional Panelists forthcoming. Topics are subject to change.

Capacity is limited, and registration will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

Masks will be required.

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