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Joshua Habermann, conductor


Joshua Habermann made his debut as music director of the Santa Fe Desert Chorale in 2009. Projects with the Desert Chorale include choral-orchestral works such as J.S. Bach’s Mass in B Minor, Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610, Handel’s Dixit Dominus, as well as a cappella masterworks such as Rachmaninov’s All Night Vigil, and Copland’s In the Beginning with mezzo-soprano Susan Graham.

Mr. Habermann began his tenure as Chorus Director of the Dallas Symphony Chorus in the 2011-12 season. The 200-voice Dallas Symphony Chorus is the official vocal ensemble of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.

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Be sure to hear all of the Years of Wonder performances with the Santa Fe Desert Chorale conducted by Joshua Habermann listed below

Monday, August 12, 6:00 PM at The Lensic Performing Arts Center
Years of Wonder, Chorale & Chamber Stars 1 of 4

Wednesday, August 14, 6:00 PM at The Lensic Performing Arts Center
Years of Wonder, Chorale & Chamber Stars 2 of 4

Thursday, August 15, 6:00 PM at The Lensic Performing Arts Center
Years of Wonder, Chorale & Chamber Stars 3 of 4

Monday, August 19, 6:00 PM at The Lensic Performing Arts Center
Years of Wonder, Chorale & Chamber Stars 4 of 4

Joshua Habermann made his debut as music director of the Santa Fe Desert Chorale in 2009. Projects with the Desert Chorale include choral-orchestral works such as J.S. Bach’s Mass in B Minor, Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610, Handel’s Dixit Dominus, as well as a cappella masterworks such as Rachmaninov’s All Night Vigil, and Copland’s In the Beginning with mezzo-soprano Susan Graham.

Habermann has led honor choirs and choral festivals in North and Latin America, Europe and Asia. As a singer (tenor) he has performed with the Oregon Bach Festival Chorus (Eugene, Oregon), where he can be heard on the Grammy-Award-winning recording of Krzystof Penderecki’s Credo. Other projects include three recordings with Conspirare: Through the Green Fuse, Requiem, a Grammy nominee for best choral recording in 2006, and Threshold of Night, a Grammy nominee for best choral recording and best classical album in 2009.

From 1996-2008 Habermann was assistant conductor of the San Francisco Symphony Chorus, where he prepared the chorus for performances with conductors Michael Tilson Thomas and Charles Dutoit. Recordings as a singer with the SFSC include Christmas by the Bay (Decca Records), Mahler Symphony No. 2 (London Records), and Stravinsky’s Perséphone, (RCA) a Grammy winner for Best Classical Album in 2003.

From 1996-2008 Mr. Habermann was professor of music at San Francisco State University, where under his direction the SFSU Chamber Singers received international engagements in Havana, Cuba, and undertook concert tours in Germany and the Czech Republic, and China. In 2006 he led a collaboration between the SFSU Chamber Singers and the Orchestre des Jeunes de Provence in music of Poulenc and the Requiem of Maurice Duruflé in concerts throughout France. National invitations include the Waging Peace Festival in Eugene, Oregon, multiple appearances at the California Music Educators Convention, and an appearance at the American Choral Directors’ Association convention in 2008.

From 2008-2011 Habermann was director of choral studies at the University of Miami Frost School of Music, where he led the graduate program in conducting, and directed the Frost Chorale. Notable projects in Miami included an appearance at the Florida Chapter of the American Choral Directors Association convention, and several collaborations with the New World Symphony in music of Ives, Schubert and Beethoven. During this same period Habermann led the Masterchorale of South Florida in performances of Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Haydn’s Creation, and Mozart’s Requiem. Joshua Habermann began his tenure as Chorus Director of the Dallas Symphony Chorus in the 2011-12 season. The 200-voice Dallas Symphony Chorus is the official vocal ensemble of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.

A native of California, Habermann is a graduate of Georgetown University and the University of Texas at Austin, where he completed doctoral studies in conducting with Craig Hella Johnson. Habermann lives in Dallas with his wife Joanna, a children’s choir director.