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….
Since the retirement of Warren Gerds, extended press releases, concert notices and concert reviews of fine arts performances have been noticeably absent from the pages of the Green Bay Press-Gazette. However, we have been informed of some good news; Warren has accepted a part time position as “Critic-at-Large” at WFRV Channel 5.
You may read his blog at www.wfrv.com by clicking on “Entertainment” and looking for his articles. The first posting was on June 4th and was a review of the Civic Music Brass-E5 concert. Warren will appear on TV on Thursdays during the 6-7 p.m. news and occasionally on Sunday mornings leading into CBS Sunday Morning. We are so pleased to know that the Fine Arts in the Green Bay area will once again get some well-deserved publicity and attention in the media. Thank you, Warren!