Las Vegas, New Mexico – A New Mexico Highlands music professor received media praise for his vocal performance in the New Mexico Bach Society Chorale Winter Solstice concerts in Santa Fe and Albuquerque.
Andre García-Nuthmann, a tenor, directs the vocal and choral program in the Highlands Department of Music. He is a longtime member of the New Mexico Bach Society Chorale, which is part of the New Mexico Performing Arts Society.
The Winter Solstice concert, performed in Santa Fe Nov. 24 and Albuquerque Nov. 25, featured seasonal works such as the Christmas carol, “I Saw Three Ships,” and the second cantata from Johann Sebastian Bach’s Christmas Oratio.
In a review of the concert, D.S. Crafts of the Albuquerque Journal wrote, “Andre García-Nuthmann sang the tenor aria “Frohe Hirten” (Joyous Shepherds) in a voice both gorgeously lyrical and fluidly flexible to accommodate the many running passages.”
“Frohe Hirten” is from the second cantata of Bach’s Christmas Oratio.
Crafts also wrote that the eight-voice New Mexico Bach Society Chorale boasts some of the best vocal soloists in the state. The chorale performs with a chamber orchestra, which is also part of the New Mexico Performing Arts Society.
Franz Vote conducts the New Mexico Performing Arts Society. He is a renowned conductor who was previously with the Metropolitan Opera in New York City and the Seattle Opera, among others.