Sangre de Cristo Chorale announces new artistic leadership team for 2018-19. Fred Graham named as the Chorale’s fifth Music Director.

Fred Graham  Music Director

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Fred Graham is a singer, organist, and conductor who has performed in these three roles throughout New England, New York, Washington, D.C., Louisiana, Arkansas, and Minnesota.  In October of 2016 he led his Minnesota choir on a European tour, which included performances in St. Ludwig’s Church in Munich, St. Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna, and the Salzburg Cathedral.  Fred was the founding Artistic Director of the Red River Chorale, a community chorus in Alexandria, Louisiana.  Fred received a Master of Sacred Music degree from Boston University, where he completed a double major in voice and organ (with graduate recitals in each field) and a Bachelor of Music degree in Sacred Music with a voice major from Centenary College of Louisiana.  He arrived in New Mexico in March of 2017, where he maintains a private voice studio, serves as Choral Director at Santa Fe Community College, and is Organist and Music Director at La Mesa Presbyterian Church.   He is thrilled to be the new music director of the Sangre de Cristo Chorale.

Deborah Wagner  Chorale Accompanist

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Pianist Deborah Wagner is a native of Las Vegas, Nevada, and completed her Doctorate of Musical Arts at Arizona State University. She has earned degrees from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and Northwestern University. She has performed with Santa Fe New Music, the Santa Fe Symphony, the Santa Fe Desert Chorale, the Sangre de Cristo Chorale and Santa Fe Repertory Company. In addition to teaching and playing, Deborah regularly works with singers and instrumentalists in the Santa Fe area and toured soloists and choirs throughout the county.