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Chanticleer in Concert at FUMC!

Chanticleer will be back at First United Methodist Church with their "Trade Winds tour" concert! You will not want to miss it! Join us Tuesday, May 5, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. Free childcare is available.

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CHANTICLEER 2019-2020 “TRADE WINDS”

“Trade Winds” reflects the eclectic and far-reaching repertoire which has made Chanticleer a world-wide audience favorite for over forty years. Early music, with which the group first distinguished itself, will be represented by songs about the sea and the spheres by Monteverdi and Gesualdo. Portuguese music from the same era will be sung by Chanticleer for the first time with Filipe de Magalhaes’ Mass, O Soberana Luz. A selection of Sea Shanties from the British Isles, and folk songs from China, Japan, Korea, Australia and New Zealand will complete the program.

Chanticleer’s 42nd season began in August with performances in France, Germany, Italy and Poland. Upcoming world travels include debuts in Puerto Rico in January 2020, in Colorado Springs in May 2020 and in New Zealand after a return to Australia in July 2020. Throughout the season, the ensemble will perform and present workshops and masterclasses in 27 of the United States and Puerto Rico. In December, their popular annual holiday tradition “A Chanticleer Christmas” will return to New York, New Jersey, Virginia Chicago, Los Angeles and the Bay Area and will be broadcast on American Public Media.   

Sultry and seductive, guiding us to exotic places, the Trade Winds have always been a part of the world’s history, urging explorers on.  Gentle winds accompany the folkloric beauties of music from Pacific Islands such as Hawaii, Samoa and New Zealand,  Robust and carefree music old and new comes  from the seafaring peoples of Europe.

We revisit the attachment to China we owe to composer Chen Yi, with a brand new work by Zhou Tian, setting Chinese poetry and John Masefield’s poem.  Chanticleer’s foundational repertoire of early music will be handsomely represented by music of the sea and the spheres by Monteverdi, Gesualdo, Victoria, and, for the first time, Portuguese composer Filipe de Magalhães.

ABOUT CHANTICLEER
Called “the world’s reigning male chorus” by the New Yorker, the San Francisco based GRAMMY® award-winning ensemble Chanticleer embarks on its 42nd season in 2019-20.  During this season Chanticleer will perform 57 concerts in 28 of the United States and Puerto Rico, 21 in the San Francisco Bay Area, as well as at European festivals in Kaufungen, Fussen,  Hamburg, and Berlin in Germany, Saint-Bonnet-le-Chateau, Lonlay, and Albens in France, Cracow in Poland, and Merano in Italy.  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 education programs engage over 5,000 young people annually. The Louis A. Botto (LAB) Choir—an after-school honors program for high school and college students—is now in its tenth year, adding to the ongoing program of in-school clinics and workshops; Youth Choral Festivals™ in the Bay Area and around the country; Skills/LAB–an intensive summer workshop for 50 high school students; master classes for university students nationwide.  Chanticleer’s education program was recognized with the 2010 Chorus America Education Outreach Award.
 
“Then and there, Here and Now” a CD release on the Warner label celebrating the group’s 40th Anniversary was released in 2018. Since Chanticleer began releasing recordings in 1981, the group has sold well over a million albums and won two GRAMMY® awards. Chanticleer’s recordings are distributed by Warner Records, Chanticleer Records, Naxos, ArkivMusic, Amazon, and iTunes among others, and are available on Chanticleer’s website: www.chanticleer.org.
 
Named for the “clear-singing” rooster in Geoffrey Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, Chanticleer was founded in 1978 by tenor Louis A. Botto, who sang in the Ensemble until 1989 and served as Artistic Director until his death in 1997. Chanticleer became known first for its interpretations of Renaissance music, and was later a pioneer in the revival of the South American baroque, recording several award-winning titles in that repertoire. Chanticleer was named Ensemble of the Year by Musical America in 2008, and inducted in the American Classical Music Hall of Fame the same year. William Fred Scott was named Music Director in 2014. A native of Georgia, Scott is the former Assistant Conductor to Robert Shaw at the Atlanta Symphony, former Artistic Director of the Atlanta Opera, an organist and choir director.

"Trade Winds Tour 2020"

Sultry and seductive, guiding us to exotic places, the Trade Winds have always been a part of the world’s history, urging explorers on.  Gentle winds accompany the folkloric beauties of music from Pacific Islands such as Hawaii, Samoa and New Zealand,  Robust and carefree music old and new comes  from the seafaring peoples of Europe.

We revisit the attachment to China we owe to composer Chen Yi, with a brand new work by Zhou Tian, setting Chinese poetry and John Masefield’s poem.  Chanticleer’s foundational repertoire of early music will be handsomely represented by music of the sea and the spheres by Monteverdi, Gesualdo, Victoria, and, for the first time, Portuguese composer Filipe de Magalhães.