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05.03.17
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Chanticleer shows the power of music
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02.03.16
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Chanticleer's Over the Moon shines at Society of the Four Arts
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09.21.15
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A celestial lunar season opener by Chanticleer
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11.20.14
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William Fred Scott named fifth music director of the San Francisco based Grammy award winning vocal ensemble Chanticleer
02.12.14
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His and hers: the men of Chanticleer sing all the parts
The Irish Times
02.11.14
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Scintillating Chanticleer in Dublin's National Concert Hall
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03.17.13
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Chanticleer in fine voice at 35
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02.01.13
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Review: Chanticleer reveals museum's new atrium to be glorious musical space
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12.11.12
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'Chanticleer Christmas' performed with breathtaking artistry
San Jose Mercury News
12.05.12
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Chanticleer’s luminous art traces the Christmas tradition
Chicago Classical Review
12.04.12
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CHANTICLEER ANNOUNCES THEIR 35TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON GALA FEATURING NELLIE MCKAY
12.03.12
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NEW HOME FOR CHANTICLEER IN NEW YORK CITY: SACRED MUSIC IN A SACRED SPACE AT THE CHURCH OF ST. IGNATIUS LOYOLA
The Church of St. Ignatius Loyola
10.29.12
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Classical music review: Sublime singing from the male ensemble Chanticleer
Dallas Morning News
12.07.11
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Chanticleer brings comfort and joy to Palladium
Indianapolis Examiner
12.05.11
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CHANTICLEER RINGS IN THE HOLIDAY SEASON
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10.08.11
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Chanticleer: Embracing the universality of love
Birmingham News
02.11.11
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CHANTICLEER PERFORMS IN OPENING NIGHT CONCERT AT THE 2011 NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE AMERICAN CHORAL DIRECTORS
12.16.10
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Chanticleer News: Christmas album #1 on Billboard
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09.16.10
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Chanticleer: Out of This World
San Francisco Classical Voice
09.14.10
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A CHANTICLEER CHRISTMAS RECORDING NOW AVAILABLE
09.07.10
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Chanticleer releases new recordings and download opportunities
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05.28.10
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Embracing the Renaissance and YouTube, Too
The New York Times
05.20.10
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Chanticleer Wins 2010 Chorus America Education Outreach Award
21C Media Group
03.31.10
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Closing concert of Chanticleer's first National Youth Choral Festival was a resounding success
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03.18.10
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Chanticleer’s First National Youth Choral Festival™ Takes Place in San Francisco, March 26-29
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01.28.10
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Chanticleer’s First National Youth Choral Festival™ Takes Place in San Francisco
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01.13.10
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CHANTICLEER TO APPEAR ON A PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION
12.03.09
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Tune In Tomorrow, Friday December 4, to See Chanticleer on NBC’s Today Show, Television’s Top-Rated Morning Program The Grammy-Winning Ensemble will Perform Holiday Favorites in the 8 and 10 O’clock Hours
21C Media Group
11.24.09
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Chanticleer’s 2009 Holiday Tour Features 25 Performances Across the Country from Nov 28 – Dec 23, and a Return to the Today Show on Friday, December 4
21C Media Group
08.17.09
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CHANTICLEER ANNOUNCES 2009-10 SEASON
04.17.09
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For Song’s 250th Birthday, Voices Ring Out in Praise
The New York Times
09.22.08
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Men In Black
BBC Classical Music Magazine
09.17.08
Yefim Bronfman, Christoph Eschenbach, Alisa Weilerstein, Philadelphia Orchestra , Chanticleer
A No-Show, a Young Star, and a Mercurial Russian Maestro
New York Sun
09.10.08
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CHANTICLEER TO BE INDUCTED INTO THE CLASSICAL MUSIC HALL OF FAME
06.03.08
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At the Kennedy Center, an International Cast of Voices
The Washington Post
04.11.08
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From Songs East and West, a Harmonic Divergence
The New York Times
12.09.07
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Chanticleer Holiday Season
01.01.01
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Musical America Awards Spano and Chanticleer
MusicalAmerica.com
01.01.01
Donald Runnicles, Patrick Summers, Gene Scheer, Jeremy Denk, Garrick Ohlsson, Jennifer Koh, Yo-Yo Ma, Brooklyn Rider , Minnesota Orchestra , Francesca Zambello, Chanticleer
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Called "the world's reigning male chorus" by the New Yorker, the San Francisco based GRAMMY® award-winning ensemble Chanticleer will celebrate its 40th Anniversary in 2018.   During its 2017-18 Season, Chanticleer will perform 51 concerts in 21 of the United States, 27 in the San Francisco Bay Area, and 8 in Poland, Germany, France and Spain.   Praised by the San Francisco Chronicle for its "tonal luxuriance and crisply etched clarity," Chanticleer is known around the world as "an orchestra of voices" for its seamless blend of twelve male voices ranging from soprano to bass and its original interpretations of vocal literature, from Renaissance to jazz and popular genres, as well as contemporary composition.

Chanticleer's 2017-18 Season is the third under the direction of Music Director William Fred Scott. The Season will begin with Heart of a Soldier, featuring new compositions by Mason Bates and John Musto in a program about the art of soldiering, the pageant of war, the absurdity of battle, the loves left behind and the hope of peace.  Included are new arrangements by ensemble members Brian Hinman and Adam Ward.  Chanticleer's popular A Chanticleer Christmas will be heard this year in Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York, Illinois and Indiana before coming home for 13 performances in the Bay Area and Southern California. A Chanticleer Christmas is broadcast annually on over 300 affiliated public radio stations nationwide. Looking back to its roots in early music and its 40 years of performing music written for the Missions of New Spain, Chanticleer offers Saints Alive in March and April in the Missions Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, San Francisco, San Jose and Sonoma.  In June, Then and There, Here and Now will take a panoramic look back at Chanticleer's favorite composers and repertoires, along with a world premiere by Matthew Aucoin. A post-season concert on June 27, 2018, will commemorate the 40th Anniversary or the first San Francisco performance of Chanticleer in the Old Mission Dolores.

With the help of individual contributions, government, foundation and corporate support, Chanticleer's education programs engage over 5,000 young people annually. The Louis A. Botto (LAB) Choir-an after-school honors program for high school and college students-is now in its eighth year, adding to the ongoing program of in-school clinics and workshops; Youth Choral FestivalsTM in the Bay Area and around the country; Skills/LAB-an intensive summer workshop for 50 high school students; and master classes for university students nationwide.  Chanticleer's education program was recognized with the 2010 Chorus America Education Outreach Award.

Since Chanticleer began releasing recordings in 1981, the group has sold well over a million albums and won two GRAMMY® awards. Chanticleer's recordings are distributed by Chanticleer Records, Naxos, ArkivMusic, Amazon, and iTunes among others, and are available on Chanticleer's website.

In 2014 Chorus America conferred the inaugural Brazeal Wayne Dennard Award on Chanticleer's Music Director Emeritus Joseph H. Jennings to acknowledge his contribution to the African-American choral tradition during his 25-year (1983-2009) tenure as a singer and music director with Chanticleer. The hundred plus arrangements of African-American gospel, spirituals and jazz made by Jennings for Chanticleer have been given thousands of performances worldwide-live and on broadcast-and have been recorded by Chanticleer for Warner Classics and Chanticleer Records.

Chanticleer's long-standing commitment to commissioning and performing new works was honored in 2008 by the inaugural Dale Warland/Chorus America Commissioning Award and the ASCAP/Chorus America Award for Adventurous Programming. Among the over eighty composers commissioned in Chanticleer's history are Mark Adamo, Matthew Aucoin, Mason Bates, Régis Campo, Chen Yi, David Conte, Shawn Crouch, Douglas J. Cuomo, Brent Michael Davids, Anthony Davis, Gabriela Lena Frank, Guido López-Gavilán, Stacy Garrop, William Hawley, John Harbison, Jake Heggie, Jackson Hill, Kamran Ince, Jeeyoung Kim, Tania León, Jaakko Mäntyjärvi, Michael McGlynn, Peter Michaelides, Nico Muhly, John Musto, Tarik O'Regan, Roxanna Panufnik, Stephen Paulus, Shulamit Ran, Bernard Rands, Steven Sametz, Carlos Sanchez-Guttierez, Jan Sandström, Paul Schoenfield, Steven Stucky, John Tavener, Augusta Read Thomas and Janike Vandervelde.

Named for the "clear-singing" rooster in Geoffrey Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, Chanticleer was founded in 1978 by tenor Louis A. Botto, who sang in the Ensemble until 1989 and served as Artistic Director until his death in 1997. Chanticleer became known first for its interpretations of Renaissance music, and was later a pioneer in the revival of the South American baroque, recording several award winning titles in that repertoire. Chanticleer was named Ensemble of the Year by Musical America in 2008, and inducted in the American Classical Music Hall of Fame the same year. William Fred Scott was named Music Director in 2014. A native of Georgia, Scott is the former Assistant Conductor to Robert Shaw at the Atlanta Symphony, former Artistic Director of the Atlanta Opera, an organist and choir director.

Chanticleer-a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation-is the recipient of major grants from the Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation, The William & Flora Hewlett Foundation, The Dunard Fund/USA, The Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation through USArtists International in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Bernard Osher Foundation, the Osher Pro Suecia Foundation, The Bob Ross Foundation, Grants for the Arts/San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund, and The National Endowment for the Arts. Chanticleer's activities as a not-for-profit corporation are supported by its administrative staff and Board of Trustees.

Video 1:
Shenandoah
Traditional American, arrangement by Marshall Bartholomew & James Ebb
Straight Street
J.W. Alexander & Jesse Whitaker, arrangement by Joseph H. Jennings

Video 2:
Hosanna to the Son of David
Orlando Gibbons
Rocking Carol 
Traditional Czech, arrangement by Hugh Keyte & Andrew Parrott
Para dar luz inmortal
gozos para sr. Sn. José, anonymous, Santa Clara Mission 
From Mission Road 

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