Founded by James Klebau, Christopher Fletcher and three other members of the Santa Fe Symphony Chorus, the Santa Fe Men’s Camerata began rehearsals in January 1999 and performed its first concert in April 1999 under the direction of Priscilla Zimmerman. Since that time the Camerata has been conducted by Kenneth Knight, Larry Axelrod, Jim Tibbetts, Darryl Waller, Karen Marrolli, C. Scott Hagler, David Arellanes, and Christopher Lee. In 2017 Allen Green was hired as conductor.
The Santa Fe Men’s Camerata brings rich variety and history of eight centuries of choral music for men’s voices to audiences in northern New Mexico. The group has enjoyed past collaborations with Judy Collins, Canticum Novum, the Santa Fe Symphony Chorus, the Zia Singers, Santa Fe Women’s Ensemble, the Las Vegas Community Choir and Orchestra, the Santa Fe Community Orchestra, and others.
The ensemble has enriched the community by performing in a variety of settings, including benefits for local non-profits, as one of the favorites acts for the annual 4th of July Pancake Breakfast on the Plaza, as well as for local churches and retirement communities in the Santa Fe area.
Members join the Men’s Camerata because they love music and they love to sing. We strive to perform at the highest level of excellence. Although some of our members have been professional musicians or have music teaching experience, most of our members are not professional musicians. Our members cover a wide range of ages, and many also sing with other local and community groups. The Camerata regularly seeks to add new members who have experience in choral singing, are able to read music, and enjoy the camaraderie of the group. Read more about singing with us here.
If you are interested in joining the Camerata, or would like to support us in other ways, please email Conductor Allen Green or call him at