Music

Music 2017-01-09T15:56:26+00:00

The Parish Choir 

about us - Music - ChoirThe choir is a vibrant spirit-filled community that supports the parish in music making and liturgy that praises God and exalts the Spirit.

“For where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them.” —Matthew 18:20.

Music can definitely be performed by one person – one voice crying in the wilderness. However, the power of the Spirit is definitely manifest in our gathering together to praise God through our corporate worship.

Sample repertoire performed in the past three years

  • Renaissance Music by Byrd, Tallis, Morley, Gibbons, Phillips, Hassler, Palestrina, Lasso, Issac, des Prez, Gabrielli, and Victoria
  • Baroque Music by Bach, Purcell, Blow, Vivaldi, Handel, Monteverdi, Cavalli, Lotti, Schuetz, and Charpentier
  • Classical Music by Joseph Haydn, Michael Haydn, Mozart, Wesley, Goss, and Telemann
  • Romantic Music by Schubert, Brahms, Bruckner, Mendelssohn, Saint-Saëns, Fauré, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, Stainer, Stanford, Perry, and Elgar
  • 20th century music by Vaughan Williams, Walton, Holst, Bairstow, Britten, Willan, Harris, Howells, Thompson, Tittcomb, Noble, Manz, Copland and Ireland
  • Contemporary works by Gerald Near, Alan Ridout, Francis Jackson, John Michael Luther, Joel Martinson, John Taverner, Ned Rorem, and John Rutter

For further information, please contact Mark Childers, 505.982.4447 ext. 102, or email him at medwchilders@gmail.com.

Bell Choir

A fairly recent addition to the Music scene at Holy Faith, the Bell Choir is seeking additional Ringers to augment the existing group.  Rehearsals are held weekly and no experience with Bell Ringing is required.  The Bell Choir performs on a regular basis during the 8:30 am and 11 am Sunday services.

If you’d like to join the fun, contact Kathlene Ritch at kritch73@aol.com for more information.  No experience necessary, really!

 

 

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The structured approach of Royal School of Church Music is results oriented, combining sight training and ear training while simultaneously exposing children to the classical repertoire.  As students progress, they also achieve real rewards and recognition and eventual certification by the organization.  Students in RSCM range in age from six to fourteen. The program is open to the Santa Fe community at large.   Able to benefit from highly personalized instruction from a voice professional, students can eventually earn a place in the 11:00 am Choral Eucharist on Sunday. “I know they’re terrified of singing in public, but they always do so well. And, it’s part of my job to be their cheerleader,” she says Conductor, Kathlene Ritch.

The international Anglican-based choral program was designed for use in schools, churches and other community choirs. Students learn unison singing along with the Anglican mass. But musical theory is ecumenical and can be applied to any kind of music – ethnic, jazz, country, even opera. “Singing is healthy. Music is healing. Being exposed to a variety of music helps you grow (as a singer). I revel in their success,” she said.

Contact Kathlene Ritch at kritch73@aol.com for more information.