Music from New Spain 2025 (La Crosse, WI)

Relive the musical glory of 17th-century México

The choir at the Cathedral in Puebla, México was one of the best in North America in the 1600s. The Cathedral itself is a beautiful testament to Bishop Palafax y Mendoza’s vision of completion and restoration. After the bishop’s arrival in 1640, the much-delayed building project resumed. The Cathedral was completed finished in 1690. This program is centered around music written for the Cathedral’s consecration on April 18, 1649.

Join us as we celebrate the music of Juan Gutiérrez de Padilla, the Cathedral’s famed music director from 1628 to 1664, whose music played a key role in the Cathedral’s consecration in 1649.

Pre-concert talk begins at approximately 6:45.

Catherine Sandstedt & Jenny Ubl, soprano
Kristina Boerger & Alyssa Anderson, alto
Garrett Eucker & Nick Chalmers, tenor
Andrew Kane & Nick Nelson, bass
Michael Thomas Asmus & Bruce Jacobs, organ


May 23 2025


7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe
5250 Justin Rd, La Crosse, WI 54601