CHANTICLEER INAUGURATES TRINITY CENTER FOR THE ARTS WITH BENEFIT CONCERT AT HISTORIC TRINITY CHURCH
Celebrating its 40th Anniversary Bay Area Season, the world renowned vocal group Chanticleer will give a benefit concert inaugurating the Trinity Center for the Arts on Sunday, September 23, 5:00p.m. at Trinity Church, 1620 Gough at Bush, San Francisco.
Founded in San Francisco in 1978, Chanticleer is known around the world as “an orchestra of voices” for the seamless blend of its twelve male voices ranging from countertenor to bass and its original interpretations of vocal literature, from Renaissance to jazz, and from gospel to venturesome new music.
Called “the world’s reigning male chorus” by the New Yorker, the San Francisco-based Grammy Award-winning ensemble Chanticleer is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2018.
The program, “Then and There, Here and Now” contains music by some of Chanticleer’s favorite composers, from Palestrina and Victoria to Mason Bates and Steven Stucky, lustrous examples of the South American baroque, as well as audience favorite arrangements by Jennings, Shaw and others. “Then and There, Here and Now” reflects the expansive aesthetic and seamless virtuosity in ensemble singing which have been Chanticleer’s hallmark for four decades.
Chanticleer, along with The New Century Chamber Symphony and the San Francisco Lyric Chorus, is now headquartered at the historic Trinity Episcopal Church, which was built in 1894. The church, which boasts a beautiful cathedral-like interior with outstanding acoustics and a 1924 E.M. Skinner symphonic pipe organ, has recently created the Trinity Center for the Arts to open its space for artistic performances and exhibitions.