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Ensembles In Residence



The Quintessence Chorus is made up of community members from various walks of life. Selected by audition, the highly talented members rehearse weekly for 6-8 weeks preparing incredible musical works. We have four professional staff singers who assist in the artistic awareness. We perform 4 concert sets a season,  host  an Annual Messiah Sing,  Annual Summer Choral Festival, monthly Beer Choir, and perform at various functions throughout the the community and state. 

The New MexiChords

Quartet and chorus singing is a stimulating, enjoyable hobby, particularly the way we do it at the Albuquerque chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society.

Established in 1952, we're one of the largest and the best in the Rocky Mountain District having won six district championships in the past dozen years. The New MexiChords have performed with organizations like the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra and Music Theater Southwest. We stage annual shows in the spring and fall, and our Christmas concerts are well attended every year. We also compete in the fall of each year for the right to represent the Rocky Mountain District in International Competition.

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