Chanticleer Concert Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 7:30 pm
Music4Music Performance Series presents Chanticleer in Concert, along with Trinity’s Boys and Girl Choirs, at 7:30 p.m. April 6 at the historic Trinity Church on the Green, 230 Temple Street (corner of Chapel) in downtown New Haven, Connecticut.
The concert will benefit Trinity’s chorister program. Trinity’s choir of Men & Boys was founded in 1885, and is the oldest continuous choir of men and boys in Connecticut and the sixth oldest in the United States: it is heir to a musical tradition begun in the Middle Ages and carried to this country in the nineteenth century. More recently, the Choir of Men & Girls was founded in the fall of 2003, allowing Trinity’s girls to experience the full range of choral repertoire previously not available, and to provide them with solid models of leadership and musicianship. Over forty children participate in the two choirs.
CHANTICLEER is a multiple Grammy Award-winning all- male vocal ensemble. Founded by Louis Botto in 1978 in San Francisco, ensemble is comprised of 12 singers hailing from across the U.S. William Fred Scott, is Music Director. Chanticleer’s repertoire spans ten centuries from Gregorian chant, Renaissance polyphony and romantic art song to contemporary music, jazz, spirituals and pop. Chanticleer gives approximately 100 concerts a year throughout the world, appearing regularly in major concert halls in the U.S., Europe, and Asia, as well as its home base of San Francisco.
Named after the clear-singing rooster in Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales. Frequently called “an orchestra of voices”. All 12 singers are full-time. More than 40 albums release for Teldec/Warner Classics & Chanticleer Records.
What the Critics Are Saying
“The singing of Chanticleer is breathtaking in its accuracy of intonation, purity of blend, variety of color and swagger of style.” – The Boston Globe
“Precise, pure and deeply felt singing.” – The New York Times
“Chanticleer fascinates and enthralls for much the same reason a fine chocolate or a Rolls Royce does: through luxurious perfection.” – Los Angeles Times
“The world’s reigning male chorus.” – The New Yorker
“They are, to put it directly, one of the world’s best.” – San Francisco Chronicle
Awards, Media Recognition and Special Achievements:
“Colors of Love”: GRAMMY® Awards in 2000 for Best Small Ensemble Performance (with or without Conductor) and the Contemporary A Cappella Recording Award for Best Classical Album.
The world-premiere recording of Sir John Tavener’s “Lamentations and Praises”: GRAMMY® awards for Classical Best Small Ensemble and Best Classical Contemporary Composition.
- 2008 Musical America‘s Ensemble of the Year
- Inducted into the American Classical Music Hall of Fame in 2008.
- Chorus America’s Education and Outreach Award in 2010
- Billboard magazine’s Top 10 best-selling classical artists