"AMERICA'S A CAPPELLA PRIDE AND JOY"
Founded in San Francisco in 1978, Chanticleer 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.
Called “the world’s reigning male chorus” by the New Yorker, the San Francisco based GRAMMY® award-winning ensemble Chanticleer will celebrate its 40th anniversary in 2018. During its 39th season in 2016-17, Chanticleer will perform 52 concerts in 24 of the United States, 27 in the San Francisco Bay Area, and 16 in Ireland, Germany, Austria, France, Czech Republic, Hungary and Russia at many world-renowned concert halls. 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 2016-17 season is the second under the direction of Music Director William Fred Scott. My Secret Heart featured a world premiere by Jaakko Mantyjarvi, music by Palestrina, Guerrero, L’Heritier, de Monte, Glinka, Taneyev, Rachmaninoff, Augusta Read Thomas and others. John Musto, Evan Price, and Adam Ward contribute new arrangements of popular songs. Chanticleer’s popular A Chanticleer Christmas sold out in New York, Chicago, and New Jersey before coming home for 14 performances in the Bay Area and Southern California. A Chanticleer Christmas is broadcast annually on over 300 affiliated public radio stations nationwide. March sees the reunion for the Bay Area season of Chanticleer with Nadia Salerno Sonnenberg and the New Century Chamber Orchestra in Americans in Paris; a sequel to their much-admired first collaboration Atlantic Crossing in 2014. The Bay Area season concludes with Psalm; a reflective collection of sacred works featuring Pulitzer Prize winner John Harbison’s first composition for the group.
Chanticleer is currently in residence at Trinity†St. Peter's and we are proud to share the space with their marvelous organization. For more information and concert schedules, please visit Chanticleer's website.