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Chanticleer

Called “the world’s reigning male chorus” by The New Yorker magazine, the Grammy-winning ensemble CHANTICLEER embarks upon its 37th season in 2014/15, performing in 25 of the United States, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, and Sweden. Praised by the San Francisco Chronicle for their “tonal luxuriance and crisply etched clarity,” Chanticleer – based in San Francisco – is known around the world as “an orchestra of voices” for the seamless blend of its twelve male voices ranging from countertenor to bass and its original interpretations of vocal literature, from Renaissance to jazz, and from gospel to venturesome new music.

Chanticleer’s 25-concert 2014/15 Bay Area season opened in September with The Gypsy in My Soul, featuring music by Gabrieli, Palestrina, Victoria, Poulenc, Villa-Lobos, Ligeti, Falla, Ellington, Gershwin, Jobim, and Weill. A Chanticleer Christmas is in high demand at the Christmas season with performances from coast to coast in venues including New York’s St. Ignatius Loyola, Chicago’s Fourth Presbyterian Church, Walt Disney Concert Hall, and churches and missions in the San Francisco Bay Area. A Chanticleer Christmas is broadcast annually on over 300 affiliated public radio stations nationwide. June sees Chanticleer return to its early music roots with music of Spain’s brilliant golden age in Spanish Gold.

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