Signature Concert of the Season – Chanticleer
Tuesday, October 30, 2018, 7:00 pm, Sanctuary
Then and There, Here and Now
A program celebrating Chanticleer’s 40th Anniversary
William Fred Scott, Music Director
As part of its mission, Friends of Music sponsors concerts by nationally and internationally renowned ensembles. This season we are proud to present Chanticleer!
Chanticleer was founded by Louis Botto in 1978 in San Francisco. They celebrate the ensemble’s 40th Anniversary this year with a program entitled Then and There, Here and Now. This program contains music by some of Chanticleer’s favorite composers, from Palestrina and Victoria to Mason Bates and Steven Stucky, lustrous examples of the South American baroque, as well as audience favorite arrangements by Jennings, Shaw, McGlynn and others. Then and There, Here and Now reflects the expansive aesthetic and seamless virtuosity in ensemble singing which have been Chanticleer’s hallmark for four decades.
The multiple Grammy Award-winning all-male vocal ensemble is comprised of 12 singers hailing from across the U.S. William Fred Scott joined the ensemble as music director in August 2015. Chanticleer’s repertoire spans ten centuries from Gregorian chant, Renaissance polyphony and Romantic art song to contemporary music, jazz, spirituals and world music. They are a multiple Grammy winning ensemble and recognized as “The world’s reigning male chorus.” – The New Yorker. And according to The Los Angeles Times, “Chanticleer fascinates and enthralls for much the same reason a fine chocolate or a Rolls Royce does: through luxurious perfection.”
$30 adults / $18 students.