Chanticleer Program

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She Said | He Said

Gregory Peebles, Kory Reid, Darita Seth – soprano
Cortez Mitchell, Alan Reinhardt, Adam Ward – alto
Michael Bresnahan, Brian Hinman, Ben Jones – tenor
Eric Alatorre, Matthew Knickman, Marques Jerrell Ruff – baritone and bass

Jace Wittig, Interim Music Director


Gaude gloriosa* Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (c. 1525 – 1594)
Regina caeli laetare* Tomás Luis de Victoria (c. 1548 – 1611)
O frondens virga Hildegard von Bingen (1098 – 1179)
Ave Virgo sanctissima Francisco Guerrero (c. 1528 – 1599)


To be selected from:

Tirsi morir volea Andrea Gabrieli (c. 1532 – 1585)
Quando nascesti, Amor? Adrian Willaert (c. 1490 – 1562)
Lasso chi’ardo Willaert
Oimè se tanto amate Claudio Monteverdi (1567 – 1643)


Schöne Fremde Fanny Mendelssohn (1805 – 1847) from Gartenlieder
Wasserfahrt, op. 50, no. 4 Felix Mendelssohn (1809 – 1847) from Sechs Lieder, op. 50, no. 4
Nachtwache I Johannes Brahms (1833 – 1897) from Fünf Gesange, op. 104, no. 1
Im Herbst Brahms from Fünf Gesange, op. 104, no. 5


Trois Chansons Maurice Ravel (1875 – 1937)

1. Nicolette
2. Trois beaux oiseaux du paradis
3. Ronde


Let Down the Bars, O Death Samuel Barber (1910 – 1981)
“Wait” Fantasy* arr. Steve Hackman (b. 1980)

“Wait” Music & Lyrics by Anthony Gonzalez/Yann Gonzalez/Morgan Kibby/
Brad Laner/Justin Meldal-Johnsen
Commissioned by Chanticleer in 2013



Give me Hunger Stacy Garrop (b. 1969)
Commissioned by Chanticleer in 2013
A Boy and a Girl Eric Whitacre (b. 1970)


Folksongs to be selected from:

Flower of Beauty John Clements (1910 – 1986)
L’Amour de moy* Trad. French, arr. Alice Parker / Robert Shaw
Two Chinese Folksongs Trad. Chinese, arr. Chen Yi / Steven Stucky

小 河 淌 水 (Xiao He Tang Shui)
太阳出来喜洋洋 (Tai Yang Chu Lai Xi Yang Yang)

Oy Polná, Polná Koróbushka* Trad. Russian, arr. Constantine Shvedoff


Spirituals, jazz, and popular selections to be selected from:

So in Love Cole Porter, arr. J. Jennings
Willow, Weep for Me* Ann Ronell, arr. J. Jennings
Chega de Saudade* Antonio Carlos Jobim, arr. J. Calandrelli
Commissioned by Chanticleer in 2013
Hamburg Song* Tom Chaplin, Richard Hughes, arr. Steve Hackman
Commissioned by Chanticleer in 2013
Mirrorball* Elbow/Guy Garvey, arr. Peter Eldridge
Commissioned by Chanticleer in 2013
I Feel Better* Wally De Backer, arr. Darmon Meader
Commissioned by Chanticleer in 2013
Ring of Fire* June Carter Cash/Merle Kilgore, arr. Michael McGlynn
Commissioned by Chanticleer in 2013
Washing of the Water* Peter Gabriel, arr. Mason Bates
Commissioned by Chanticleer in 2013
Both Sides Now Joni Mitchell, arr. Vince Peterson
Commissioned by Chanticleer in 2013
Poor Pilgrim of Sorrow* Trad., arr. Joseph Jennings
Sit Down Servant / Plenty Good Room* Trad., arr. Joseph Jennings
Keep Your Hand on the Plow*† Trad., arr. Joseph Jennings

Program subject to change.

*These works have been recorded and are available at this performance and at
†These pieces have been published through Hinshaw Music as part of the Chanticleer Choral Series.

Chanticleer is a non-profit organization, governed by a volunteer Board of Trustees, administered by a professional staff with a full-time professional ensemble. In addition to the many individual contributors to Chanticleer, the Board of Trustees thanks the following Foundations, Corporations and Government Agencies for their exceptional support:

The National Endowment for the Arts • Grants for the Arts/San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation • Dunard Fund USA • The Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation
Chevron • The Bernard Osher Foundation • The Bob Ross Foundation
The Confidence Foundation • The Wallis Foundation • The Schick Foundation

Chanticleer Staff

Christine Bullin, President & General Director
Liv Nilssen, Director of Development
Curt Hancock, Director of Operations and Touring
Ben Johns, Director of Education & Merchandise
Brian Bauman, Senior Accountant/Budget Manager
Joe Ledbetter, Marketing/Development & IT Systems Manager
Barbara Bock, Development and Marketing Associate

Jace Wittig, Interim Music Director
Gregory Peebles, Assistant Music Director
Brian Hinman, Road Manager
Adam Ward, Merchandise Manager
Ben Jones, Matthew Knickman, Merchandise Associates

Artist Management: Opus 3 Artists, Ltd.
Label Manager: Lisa Nauful

Founder: Louis Botto (1951 – 1997)
Music Director Emeriti: Joseph H. Jennings, Matthew Oltman

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