The Carrollton Center for the Arts will host Grammy-winning vocal ensemble Chanticleer, October 6 at 7:30pm.
Named for the clear-singing rooster in Geoffrey Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, Chanticleer has been hailed by the New Yorker as “the world’s reigning male chorus.” Founded in San Francisco in 1978 by singer and musicologist Louis Botto, Chanticleer is one of the most prolific recording and touring ensembles in the world, known for its dazzling virtuosity. Their wide-ranging repertoire is rooted in the renaissance and includes classical, gospel, jazz, popular music and new compositions and arrangements.
“It is rare to have a Grammy Award-winning group perform in Carrollton,” said Carrollton Center for the Arts Manager Tim Chapman. “This group will amaze our audience with breathtaking harmonies. It’s like eating the perfect piece of chocolate. Please do not miss this performance.”
Chanticleer received the Dale Warland/Chorus America Commissioning Award and the ASCAP/Chorus America Award for Adventurous Programming. Music Director Emeritus Joseph H. Jennings received the Brazeal Wayne Dennard Award for his contribution to the African–American choral tradition during his tenure with the ensemble.
The group maintains ambitious education and outreach programming in its hometown of San Francisco and an annual concert series that includes its legendary holiday tradition A Chanticleer Christmas.
This concert is sponsored by the Sewell Foundation.
Tickets are $25 for adults, $10 for youth (12 and under) and can be purchased online at carrolltonarts.com, by phone at 770-838-1083 or at the center’s box office at 251 Alabama Street.
For questions concerning this event, please call 770-838-1083.