Meet Coro Lux

Coro Lux (“Chorus of Light”) is an auditioned community chorus, based in Albuquerque and founded in the fall of 2015.  Under Artistic Director Bradley Ellingboe, the chorus has grown into one of the top choruses in New Mexico.  Coro Lux consists of the larger Oratorio Society and the smaller Chamber Chorus.  The Oratorio Society, with 60 members, presents major choral works, usually with orchestra and often in conjunction with the New Mexico Philharmonic.  The Chamber Chorus is an ensemble of 16 members that presents a variety of smaller works in various locations around Albuquerque.  Each ensemble presents about three concert programs each season.

Chamber Chorus, Fall, 2019

The 2019-2020 season revolves around the theme, “This Little Light of Mine,” in the hope of bringing joy and illumination to our audiences.  We reprise Craig Hella Johnson’s Considering Matthew Shepard in Santa Fe on September 29 – the work was so popular last April that we are performing it again.  Coro Lux then joins the New Mexico Philharmonic for two concerts later in the fall: the Oratorio Society sings Vivaldi’s Gloria on November 10, and the Chamber Chorus gives two performances of Handel’s Messiah on December 14 and 15 (visit for tickets).  In addition we have our own program, “Welcome to Our Wondering Sight,” on December 6; this program features music of the season by John Rutter and Bradley Ellingboe.  Spring highlights include our second annual “Janfest” festival in Santa Fe on January 19, as well as the first performance of Ellingboe’s Requiem by the New Mexico Philharmonic on April 19.  Our season concludes with our third annual Spring concerts at the beautiful outdoor patio of the Canteen Brewhouse on May 3.  For Coro Lux tickets, please visit

Coro Lux has participated in music events far from Albuquerque, including a Carnegie Hall concert in 2016 and the Great American Choral Series festival in Florence, Italy, in the summer of 2018.  In 2017 Coro Lux became the Ensemble in Residence at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Albuquerque.  As such, our rehearsals and many of our performances are held there.  We are proud to be associated with the oldest Lutheran congregation in the state of New Mexico, founded in 1891, and long a leader in worship and the arts in our community.  In 2019 we began a regular and ongoing partnership with the United Church of Santa Fe, thus making regular appearances in the state capital.

Coro Lux is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization and values your support in promoting great choral music and in expanding our scholarship programs.