Chanticleer's new recording, A Chanticleer Christmas, has been released on Chanticleer.com and APM.com. A collection of the best of the group's American Public Media broadcasts recorded between 2007 and 2009 (recorded live in Stanford’s magnificent Memorial Church), the new album conjures up family Christmases of yesteryear, when holiday music radio broadcasts enriched the celebrations.  The featured repertoire spans the centuries, from Renaissance gems to popular carols, including the Grammy-winning vocal ensemble's most popular encore, Biebl's "Ave Maria." Check out the new album here.

Chanticleer starts its annual holiday tour at George Mason University in Virginia on November 27. Tour stops for "A Chanticleer Christmas" include multiple performances at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, concerts in Chicago, and a return to LA's Walt Disney Hall. [Nov 27: Fairfax, VA; Nov 30, Dec 1: Met Museum, NYC; Dec 3: Westport, CT; Dec 5: East Lansing, MI; Dec 6, 7: Chicago, IL; Dec 9: Palo Alto, CA; Dec 10: Oakland, CA; Dec 12: Napa, CA; Dec 13: Petaluma, CA; Dec 14: Sacramento, CA; Dec 15: Los Angeles, CA; Dec 17: Berkeley, CA; Dec 18, 19: San Francisco, CA; Dec 21: Carmel, CA; Dec 22: Santa Clara, CA; Dec 23: Livermore, CA. View the concert calendar.