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Awakenings (Sacramento and Santa Clara) – September 26 and October 1, 2021
The sun peeks through, painting soft lines on the wall. The smell of coffee seeps under the door. It's time to wake up. After the longest performance break in Chanticleer's history, we are thrilled to sing together again. Finally disentangled from our isolation, we return with a renewed sense of community and purpose. It's time to come together. It's time to celebrate. It's time to sing! Repertoire includes music by William Byrd, Claudio Monteverdi, and Augusta Read Thomas, as well as new commissions by Steven Sametz and Ayanna Woods.
Awakenings (San Francisco) – September 25 and October 2, 2021
Hosted in the beautiful Green Room at the War Memorial in downtown San Francisco, this special concert event of Awakenings will be an intimate way to experience Chanticleer up close and in surround sound. Join us for an evening of beautiful music and al fresco refreshments on the Green Room terrace. Repertoire includes Renaissance dreamscapes by Orlande de Lassus, polyphonic revelry by Claudio Monteverdi, birdsongs by Steven Sametz, and a new commission by Ayanna Woods.
A Chanticleer Christmas – December 12-23, 2021
From the candlelit chant procession to the triumphant gospel conclusion, A Chanticleer Christmas cleaves to our founder Louis Botto's original vision to offer joy and transcendence through beautifully sung music of all centuries from classical to carols. The joy of our Christmas season comes from sharing with you the same feeling about this precious moment in the year.
Rumors – March 26-29, 2022
Fact and fiction are closer than we think. Truths for some are lies to another. The consequences of such misinterpretation range from comical to dire. Shakespeare's characters, for instance, often find themselves in amusing situations due to a simple misunderstanding. On the other hand, entire countries have been led to war based on little more than hearsay. Join Chanticleer for an evening of intrigue and mystery as we try to separate fact from fiction. Repertoire includes works by Josquin, Thomas Tallis, Ralph Vaughan Williams, George Walker, and new arrangements of music by Fleetwood Mac.
"No mean reward": Chanticleer and the Golden Fleece – June 4-12, 2022
On January 10th, 1430, Duke Philip the Good of Burgundy founded the chivalric confraternity known as the Order of the Golden Fleece. Dedicated to "the exaltation of the faith and the Holy Church," "the honor of St. Andrew", and "the practice of virtues and good habits", the Order and its members supported the creation of some of Europe's most exquisite polyphony in the late 1400s. Repertoire includes music by Guillaume Du Fay, Johannes Ockeghem, Antoine Busnois, and Cristóbal Morales.
The GRAMMY® Award-winning vocal ensemble Chanticleer has been hailed as "the world’s reigning male chorus" by The New Yorker, and is known around the world as "an orchestra of voices" for its wide-ranging repertoire and dazzling virtuosity. Founded in San Francisco in 1978 by singer and musicologist Louis Botto, Chanticleer quickly took its place as one of the most prolific recording and touring ensembles in the world, selling over one million recordings and performing thousands of live concerts to audiences around the world.
Chanticleer's repertoire is rooted in the renaissance, and has continued to expand to include a wide range of classical, gospel, jazz, popular music, and a deep commitment to the commissioning of new compositions and arrangements. The ensemble has committed much of its vast recording catalogue to these commissions, garnering GRAMMY® Awards for its recording of Sir John Tavener's "Lamentations & Praises", and the ambitious collection of commissioned works entitled "Colors of Love". Chanticleer is the recipient of the Dale Warland/Chorus America Commissioning Award and the ASCAP/Chorus America Award for Adventurous Programming, and its Music Director Emeritus Joseph H. Jennings received the Brazeal Wayne Dennard Award for his contribution to the African-American choral tradition during his tenure with Chanticleer.
Named for the "clear-singing" rooster in Geoffrey Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, Chanticleer continues to maintain ambitious programming in its hometown of San Francisco, including a large education and outreach program that recently reached over 8,000 people, and an annual concert series that includes its legendary holiday tradition “A Chanticleer Christmas”.
Chanticleer—a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation—is the current recipient of major grants from the Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation, The William & Flora Hewlett Foundation, The Dunard Fund/USA, The Bernard Osher Foundation, The National Lottery through the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, The Bob Ross Foundation, Grants for the Arts/San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund, and The National Endowment for the Arts. Chanticleer’s activities as a not-for-profit corporation are supported by its administrative staff and Board of Trustees.