De Profundis Concert at Quarai Monument


Once again, the de Profundis annual concert at Quarai on Sunday, September 15 opens the twentieth season of de Profundis concerts. The theme for this year’s concert is “Homeward: Songs of Longing and Return.” Quarai is a unique space – a 17th century Spanish mission church, abandoned in the 1670s – part of the Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument. The monument is one of the three “salt missions” on the Salt Missions Trail Scenic Byway. The top part of the church is open, and yet the acoustics in the stone walls are wonderful.

The concert starts at 3:00 pm and is free of charge. Arrive early with your picnic lunch – and make sure to make time before or after the concert to tour the grounds of Quarai. And don’t forget your water, head cover, and sunscreen!

The Quarai Mission Ruins of the Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument are located north of Mountainair on NM55 and south of Tijeras on NM55. Rain location is the Mountainair Elementary School Gym.

For more information about de Profundis, their music, and concert schedule, go to http://www.depro.org.

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de Profundis Returns to Quarai for New Season


The Albuquerque a cappella men’s ensemble will begin its 2012-2013 season with its annual free admission concert at the Quarai Mission ruins at 3 p.m. on Sunday, September 16. The theme for this year is Light in the Soul: Songs of Hope and Healing. For details see the poster here, or go to http://www.depro.org.