Thursday, April 18
Called “the world’s reigning male chorus” by the New Yorker, the San Francisco based GRAMMY® award-winning ensemble Chanticleer celebrates its 40th anniversary in the 2018-19 season. During this season Chanticleer will perform 52 concerts in 23 of the United States, 27 in the San Francisco Bay Area, and on two European tours, cities including Dublin, Wexford, Paris, Luxembourg, Budapest, Prague, Hannover, Leipzig, Moscow and St. Petersburg. Praised by the San Francisco Chronicle for its “tonal luxuriance and crisply etched clarity,” Chanticleer is known around the world as “an orchestra of voices” for its seamless blend of twelve male voices ranging from soprano to bass and its original interpretations of vocal literature, from Renaissance to jazz and popular genres, as well as contemporary composition.
Chanticleer’s 2018-19 season is the fourth under the direction of Music Director William Fred Scott. Then and There, Here and Now, celebrating the group’s 40th Anniversary includes music by longtime favorite composers including Palestrina, Victoria, Stucky, Sametz, Bates, and popular arrangements by Jennings, McGlynn, Puerling and others. In September 2018, Warner Records will release an album of Then and There, Here and Now, recorded at Skywalker Ranch. Chanticleer’s popular A Chanticleer Christmas is heard this season in Virginia, New York, Illinois and Minnesota, before coming home for 13 performances in the Bay Area and Southern California. A Chanticleer Christmas is broadcast annually on over 300 affiliated public radio stations nationwide. Chanticleer is a distinctly American group. Spacious Skies pays homage to American composers and arrangers, with works by Billings, Foster, Rorem, Barber, Corigliano, and Bates. Sacred Ground, the season’s final concert will traverse a broad sacred repertoire.