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HU Madrigal Choir Presents “Christmas Now!” Concert Nov. 22 in Ilfeld


Andre Garcia-Nuthmann will conduct the Highlands Madrigal Choir’s Christmas Now Concert Nov. 22

HU Madrigal Choir Presents “Christmas Now!” Concert Nov. 22 in Ilfeld


New Mexico Highlands’ Madrigal Choir presents a “Christmas Now!” concert Nov. 22 at 3 p.m. in the university’s Ilfeld Auditorium, 900 University Ave. 
 
The concert will feature the university’s women’s choir performing English composer Benjamin Britten’s Ceremony of Carols along with two Christmas songs by Santa Fe-based composer Linda Rice.
 
In the second half of the program, the men in the university’s madrigal choir will join the women to perform Misa Criolla, a folk mass based on Latin American rhythms and traditions composed by Argentinean composer Ariel Ramirez.  
 
The program ends with the madrigal choir singing two lively Christmas pieces by Welsh composer William Mathias.
 
The director for the concert is Andre Garcia-Nuthmann, the university’s choral director and Department of Music.
 
Accompanying the madrigal choir will be music professors Linda King on piano and Edward Harrington on bass. Other accompanists include Roberto Capocchi on guitar, and Ralph Marquez and Michael Campbell on percussion.
 
The members of the Women’s Choir also sing in the Madrigal Choir, including Karliz de Marco, Nicole Robinson, Christel Garcia, Betty Thompson, Margaret Loehr, Victoria Evans, Tiffany Neeley, Linda Castillo, Christine Jordan and Ardys Otterbacher.
 
The men in the Madrigal Choir include Devin Barad, Thomas J. Jefferson, Richard Lindeborg, Marcos Sedillo, Joseph Chavez, Michael Hatlee, Josh Lindsey and John Loehr.
Tickets are $10 for the general public, and $5 for Highlands’ faculty and staff, seniors 65 and older, and children under 10. All Highlands’ students with ID are free, along with other students with school ID.
 
For more information, contact Jane Quintana at 505-454-3359 or Vick Evans at 505-454-3135.