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Chanticleer is a male vocal ensemble that performs a diverse and innovative repertoire, reaching audiences worldwide through live concerts, electronic media, and education.

New Yorker magazine has named the orchestra as "America's favorite choral ensemble" and in praise the Los Angeles Times said it to be "luxurious perfection,". This Grammy Award-winning vocal ensemble Chanticleer in 2006-07 performs over 80 concerts in 22 states across the U.S., and their appearances include one of the most wonderful performances at Walt Disney Concert Hall under the auspices of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Library of Congress in Washington, DC, the Cathedrals of Saint Louis and Philadelphia, New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art and Vassar College. A tour of prestigious European summer festivals in July will be able to witness the ensemble in France, Austria, Germany and Switzerland.

The season will feature the world premiere in April 2007 of And On Earth, Peace: A Chanticleer Mass at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art. The five movements of And on Earth, Peace: A Chanticleer Mass are composed by five dynamic contemporary composers coming together from distinctive cultural and musical backgrounds. A composer of works performed by the world's major orchestras and opera companies, Israeli-born Shulamit Ran will contribute the Credo, to a Hebrew text. Canadian film composer Mychael Danna will write the Kyrie. Turkish-American Kamran Ince will compose the Gloria section in a setting of a Sufi text. Ivan Moody will write a Sanctus in the Greek Orthodox tradition. And Irish folk and medieval-influenced composer Michael McGlynn will craft the Agnus Dei.
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Dec 19 Tue 8:00 PM Chanticleer Walt Disney Concert Hall
Los Angeles, CA
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Jan 12 Fri 7:30 PM Chanticleer Weill Hall At Green Music Center
Rohnert Park, CA
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Jan 26 Fri 8:00 PM Chanticleer Parker Playhouse
Fort Lauderdale, FL
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Chanticleer, the ensemble that belong to San Franciscohas has succeeded in developing a remarkable reputation for its vivid interpretations of vocal literature, that can vary from from Renaissance to jazz, and from gospel to venturesome new music. With its seamless blend of twelve great male voices, ranging from countertenor to bass, the ensemble has earned international renown as "an orchestra of voices."

Chanticleer's 26-concert Bay Area season focuses on new music and includes "Quotations," an exploration of new choral music by contemporary composers. "Quotations" features the world premiere of Argentine-American composer Ezequiel Viñao's The Wanderer, a setting of an ancient Anglo-Saxon poem. This event is shortly followed by The beloved Christmas concerts in December. Again with the spring in March 2007 will witness a salute to the music of the heart. Love's Messengers features works by masters such as Guerrero, Gesualdo, Orlando di Lasso, Poulenc, and Messiaen, along with folk songs and familiar gems; this is also the national tour program. The Bay Area season closes with the West Coast premiere of And On Earth Peace, A Chanticleer Mass. The work celebrates the life of Chanticleer founder Louis Botto.

With the help of individual contributions and foundation and corporate support, the group brings the gift of singing to young people by conducting artist-in-the-schools residencies and Chanticleer Youth Choral Festivals. To add to their great and extensive Bay Area educational activities, the ensemble conducts master classes while on tour. One such session in 2006-07 will conduct Chanticleer Youth Choral Festivals in San Francisco, Napa, CA and New Canaan, CT.

Chanticleer's long-standing commitment to developing the choral repertoire has led the group to commission works from an ever-growing list of important composers. Past commissions include works by Mark Adamo, Chen Yi, Régis Campo, David Conte, Brent Michael Davids, Anthony Davis, Guido López-Gavilán, William Hawley, Jake Heggie, Jackson Hill, Jeeyoung Kim, Tania León, Jaakko Mäntyjärvi, John Musto, Bernard Rands, Steven Sametz, Carlos Sanchez-Guttierez, Paul Schoenfield, Steven Stucky, John Tavener and Augusta Read Thomas.

Chanticleer has been honored with major grants from The Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation, The Richard and Rhoda Goldman Fund, The Walter and Elise Haas Fund, The William & Flora Hewlett Foundation, The James Irvine Foundation, The Jordan Family Fund, Meet the Composer, The Bernard Osher Foundation, The Phyllis C. Wattis Foundation and the Grants for the Arts/San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund, and The National Endowment for the Arts. Whatever Chanticleer's activities are conducted, they are a not-for-profit corporation are supported by its administrative staff and Board of Trustees.
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