December 2022

Dear friends,

As the calendar year draws to a close, we find ourselves not even halfway through our concert series. In a few weeks we’ll celebrate our “Seasons of Love” concert, featuring all three of our choruses, along with special guest Santiago Alberto, emcee Brent Stevens and a professional orchestra. Tickets can be purchased by clicking on the icon directly to the right of this message, or by going to

Also in December, our Chamber Chorus will give three performances of Handel’s incomparable Messiah with the New Mexico Philharmonic, all conducted by yours truly. For those tickets, visit

Right around the corner is the biggest and best FebFest yet, when we welcome conductor and composer Dr. André Thomas on February 4th and 5th. That event is open to all interested singers and is a non-auditioned festival chorus. For more information, or to register, click on the FebFest link at the top of the screen or go here: That weekend event will culminate in a concert open to the public and held in Santa Fe’s lovely Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis, and the free-will offering will benefit Habitat for Humanity. FebFest is co-sponsored by the United Church of Santa Fe.

Later in February our Oratorio Society will once again collaborate with the New Mexico Philharmonic, this time in Beethoven’s magnificent Ninth Symphony, also known as the “Ode to Joy.” That concert will be held in Popejoy Hall on February 11th. For more information and tickets, go to

There’s more coming in April and May, but I’ll close this midwinter greeting for now, with one final thought. We will be adding a few voices in January. If you’re interested in auditioning to be a part of Coro Lux go here:  And we hope to see you at one of our concerts soon, either as a part of the choir or the audience!



Bradley Ellingboe

Founder and Artistic Director

Coro Lux — an auditioned chorus — has a generous scholarship program meant to help ALL who need financial help to participate, particularly those who are in the midst of, or who have recently finished, their schooling.

 For information about joining our chorus or contributing to our 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, please email

FebFest 2023 Raises $1,500 for ABQ Chapter of Habitat for Humanity!

FebFest 2023, co-sponsored by Coro Lux and the United Church of Santa Fe, was led this year by Dr. André Thomas. With more than 100 singers coming from across northern New Mexico, our final concert in the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis in Santa Fe was attended by more than 500 people. The free-will offering raised $1,500, which went to the ABQ chapter of Habitat for Humanity. A similar amount went to the Santa Fe chapter, donated by the United Church.

Click the link below to watch KOB’s “Heart of New Mexico” feature on the El Faro Youth Chorus.

Special thanks to Ryan Laughlin and Willow Locke for their beautiful work on this piece.

Click the link below to watch the world premiere of “Ring Out, Wild Bells” by Taylor Scott Davis, performed during the Coro Lux Seasons of Love concert on December 15, 2022

Ring Out, Wild Bells

Carnegie Hall 2023


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Coro Lux is built on the ideal of “doing good as we do well.” We believe that in diversity there is strength. We believe the voices of the world should be heard, regardless of ethnicity, gender, religion, nationality, or sexual orientation. In the past we have used our concerts to call for peace and to benefit charitable causes, and we will redouble our efforts going forward. Through our art we sing for a better world.

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