Habermann to leave Master Chorale

By Lawrence A. Johnson

Joshua Habermann

Joshua Habermann, artistic director of the Master Chorale of South Florida, will leave the position at the end of this season after three years.

The 42-year old choral director will move to Texas to take up a new assignment as chorus director for the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.

That also means that the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami will be looking for a new director of its Choral Studies program since Habermann will resign that position as well.

Habermann’s relatively brief Master Chorale tenure is effectively over from a public performance standpoint since the March concerts of Verdi’s Requiem and the April-May performances of the Faure Requiem are slated to be conducted by Albert-George Schram and Eduardo Marturet, respectively. That makes last November’s Master Chorale performancs of Haydn’s Creation Habermann’s retroactive swan song in South Florida.

The choral director is expected to continue his work as music director of the Desert Chorale in Santa Fe.

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