July 27 Tuesday at 7:30 pm
EJ THOMAS HALL
Chanticleer has been hailed as “the world’s reigning male chorus” by The New Yorker.
Based in San Francisco, the Grammy Award-winning ensemble is known for its seamless blend of 12 voices ranging from countertenor to bass and its original interpretations of Renaissance to jazz, gospel to adventurous new music.
Chanticleer is returning to the concert stage with a program for Akron they are calling "Awakenings" — music of Monteverdi, Byrd, Vicente Lusitano, Augusta Read Thomas, Ulysses Kay, Steven Sametz, Burton Lane, and a newly commissioned work by Ayanna Woods.
A reception for the entire audience will follow the concert.
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.
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