Without having sung a note, the vocal group Chanticleer was cheered Friday night as the 12 men walked out on stage at Ralph Holter Auditorium of Green Bay West High School. The cheers were a rarity for a formal concert and certainly for the host Brown County Civic Music Association. It’s a great way to kick start performers. The effect that has on the group, in my imagination: “Whoa, the crowd is ready. We’re liked. Let’s roll.”
And roll Chanticleer did in an exquisite concert (5 stars out of 5) steeped in precision and finesse….
An orchestra of voices! Civic Music opens its new season with a Grammy Award-winning group described as “ America’s Favorite Choral Ensemble” by The New Yorker. From its hometown of San Francisco to the great cathedrals of Europe, from New York City concert halls to NPR and “Prairie Home Companion,” Chanticleer enchants audiences with luxurious harmony, crisp clarity and a diverse repertoire including Renaissance, jazz, gospel, Mexican baroque, folk and adventurous new music. Read More
We are very pleased to see Warren Gerds, WBAY Critic at Large published some pre-concert publicity of our upcoming Chanticleer concert.
Brown County Civic Music Association, one of the region’s leading cultural organizations, is heading into its 87th season Friday, Oct. 4, with a concert by the prominent vocal group Chanticleer.
CHANTICLEER – AN ORCHESTRA OF VOICES
Called “the world’s reigning male chorus” by The New Yorker magazine, and named Ensemble of the Year by Musical America in 2008, the San Francisco-based, GRAMMY® award-winning ensemble Chanticleer embarks upon its 36th season in 2013-14, performing in 23 of the United States. A winter international tour of 9 European countries will see debuts in Dublin, Moscow, and St. Petersburg; and returns to Paris, Vienna, Budapest, Prague, Antwerp, Rotterdam, and Bruges. Praised by the San Francisco Chronicle for their “tonal luxuriance and crisply etched clarity,” Chanticleer is known around the world as “an orchestra of voices” for the seamless blend of its twelve male voices ranging from countertenor to bass and its original interpretations of vocal literature, from Renaissance to jazz, and from gospel to venturesome new music. Read More
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 Read More
This program, titled She Said/He Said, is a complex and emotionally charged dialogue between the sexes. Godliness bestowed upon women (by men) is extolled in works by Andrea Gabrieli and Eric Whitacre. The bawdiest of Renaissance Madrigals, standards by Cole Porter and Ravel’s dramatic Trois chansons will revisit this this age-old topic. She Said/He Said features the wide-ranging voices of Hildegard von Bingen, Stacy Garrop, Joni Mitchell and more. Read More