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TUNE IN TOMORROW, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5, TO SEE CHANTICLEER AS IT RETURNS TO NBC’S TODAY SHOW, TELEVISION’S TOP-RATED MORNING PROGRAM

GRAMMY-WINNING ENSEMBLE TO PERFORM HOLIDAY FAVORITES IN THE 9 AND 10 O’CLOCK HOURS OF PROGRAM

 

December 4, 2008 | For the fourth consecutive season, the Grammy-winning vocal ensemble Chanticleer will perform holiday favorites on NBC TV’s Today show. The group, currently touring the U.S. with its popular Christmas program, will perform two festive songs on Today, beginning in the 9 o’clock hour (eastern time; check local listings). One of the songs is Christmas Time Is Here, the popular song heard in the Charlie Brown Christmas special and featured on Chanticleer’s Portrait album. Members of the group will also discuss the ensemble’s newest release, the CD+DVD Mission Road, described by the All Music Guide as “one of Chanticleer's most interesting albums for years, and a worthwhile addition to collections of New World Spanish music.”

Also on December 5, Chanticleer will give a special in-store performance at Apple’s flagship Fifth Avenue store (beginning at approximately 2pm).

On December 10 at 9:30AM, WQXR (96.3 FM), the classical music station of the New York Times, will air special holiday programming featuring in-studio performances by Chanticleer. Also on December 10, American Public Media will record Chanticleer live in concert in San Francisco’s Bay Area. The program, A Chanticleer Christmas, will be hosted by Brian Newhouse and will be distributed by American Public Media to public radio stations across the country for broadcast throughout the remainder of the holiday season.

A list of Chanticleer’s holiday concert dates follows.

For additional information visit www.chanticleer.org

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Chanticleer Holiday Tour

2008

November
‘08 29 Fairfax, VA: George Mason University, 8:00PM
30 Fairfax, VA: George Mason University, 2:00PM

December '08
01 Chicago, IL: 4th Presbyterian Church, 8:00PM
03 New York, NY: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 212-570-3949, 6:30PM
03 New York, NY: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 212-570-3949, 8:30PM
04 New York, NY: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 212-570-3949, 6:30PM
04 New York, NY: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 212-570-3949, 8:30PM
05 Live performances on NBC-TV’s TODAY show (check local listings)
06 Greenvale, NY: Tiles Center, 8:00PM
07 New York, NY: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 212-570-3949, 6:30PM
07 New York, NY: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 212-570-3949, 8:30PM
10 Stanford, CA: Stanford Memorial Church, 8:00PM
11 Stanford, CA: Stanford Memorial Church, 8:00PM
12 Berkeley, CA: First Congregational Church, 8:00PM
13 San Francisco, CA: St. Ignatius Church, 8:00PM
14 San Francisco, CA: Special Event Concert, 5:00PM
15 Santa Clara, CA: Mission Santa Clara, 6:00PM
15 Santa Clara, CA: Mission Santa Clara, 8:30PM
16 Los Angeles, CA: Walt Disney Concert Hall, 8:00PM
16 Los Angeles, CA: Special Event, 10:00PM
19 Petaluma, CA: St. Vincent Church, 6:00PM
19 Petaluma, CA: St. Vincent Church, 8:30PM
20 San Francisco, CA: St. Ignatius Church, 8:00PM
21 Davis, CA: Mondavi Center for the Arts, 5:00PM
22 Carmel, CA: Carmel Mission, 6:00PM
22 Carmel, CA: Carmel Mission, 8:30PM