de Profundis a Cappella Men
The name "de Profundis" is Latin for "out of the deep." It plays on the distinctiveness of the male voice, while at the same time bespeaking the conviction that music has the capacity to reveal the profound, that which is concealed within our own depths.
de Profundis is an auditioned ensemble of 13 male voices, performing repertoire ranging from Gregorian chant to world folk music to contemporary "classical" works. The above includes a majority of unaccompanied works, though the group regularly collaborates with the finest local instrumentalists and has collaborated with such eminent musical personalities as chorla composer and conductor Alice Parker and Jass legend Dave Brubeck. The group rehearses weekly from September through April in preparation for performances mostly in the Albuquerque/Santa Fe area. de Profundis has been featured on the Placitas Artist Series, the Corrales Cultural Arts Series and the Torrance County Arts Series, and regularly performs in creative venues such as the Quarai Ruins of the Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument in the Manzano Mountains, Casa Rondeña Winery, and the historic El Rey Theater. Auditions for the group are held annually in June.