Christmas is coming!

Schola gives 5 formal concerts this December – 3 in Santa Fe's beautiful Loretto Chapel.

An intimate concert in Santa Fe's 18th century Santuario de Guadalupe the last Sunday afternoon before Christmas is new to this year's concert lineup (free/goodwill – no tickets required).

A Sunday afternoon concert in Albuquerque's stunning St. Therese church on North 4th Street is on the schedule as well (free/goodwill – no tickets required).

And Schola has also been asked back for an informal performance at the NM History Museum's long running "Christmas at the Palace."

When & where are Schola's performances?

How can I purchase Loretto Chapel tickets?


Christmas repertoire

Angelus Domini
Franz Xaver Biebl (1906-2001, Germany)

Auld Lang Syne
Robert Burns (1759-1796, Scotland)

Ave Maria
13th Century Gregorian chant and polyphony of Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548-1611, Spain)

Away in a Manger
Traditional English Carol, Arr. Michael McGlynn (b. 1964, Ireland)

Bogoróditse Devo
Sergi Rachmaninoff (1873-1943, Russia)

Deck the Halls
Traditional Welsh, Text Thomas Oliphant (1799-1873, Scotland), Arr. Charles Wood (1866-1926, Ireland)

Ding Dong Merrily on High
Traditional French, Text George Woodward (1848-1934, England), Arr. Charles Wood (1866-1926, Ireland)

God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Traditional English carol, Arr. Sir J. Stainer (1840-1901, England)

In the Bleak Midwinter
Gustav Holst (1874 - 1934, England)

I Sing the Birth
Edward Elgar (1857-1934, England)

Jesus Christ the Apple Tree
Elizabeth Poston (1905-1987)

Northern Lights
Ola Gjeilo (b. 1978, Norway)

O Tannenbaum
German Christmas song, Arr. Michael McGlynn

O Holy Night
Text Placid Chapeau (1808-1877, France), Melody Adolphe Adam 1803-1846, France), Arr. Michael McGlynn (b. 1964, Ireland)

Psallite
Michael Praetorious (1571-1621, Germany)

Silent Night
Text Joseph Mohr (Austria 1792-1848), Melody Franz Saver Gruber (Austria 1787-1863), Arr. Michael McGlynn (b. 1964, Ireland)

Wexford Carol (Carúl Inis Córthaidh)
Traditional Irish Carol, Arr. Michael McGlynn (b. 1964, Ireland)