Chanticleer in Sonoma
June 19-23, 2013
In August 2005, Chanticleer teamed with the Sonoma County Choral Society — now Sonoma Bach — at Sonoma State University to offer the first Chanticleer in Sonoma Choral Workshop. After five highly successful summers, the sixth workshop is planned for June 2013. It is aimed at adult amateur choral singers who love ensemble singing and want to improve their skills; click here for further information on the workshop and application process. The 12 members of Chanticleer participate in coaching sessions, workshops, and demonstrations of rehearsal techniques, as well as more informal interactions with workshop participants.
“There was such a sense of fun and joy amidst the serious business of making beautiful music. Chanticleer’s accessibility and high level of professionalism and respect for the participants combined to provide a fabulous time!” -Workshop participant
Education does not end with school, and choral singing is extremely popular among adults across the nation. According to a national study by Chorus America, nearly 28.5 million adults and children regularly perform in choral groups in the U. S., more than any other art form. One or more adults in 15.6 percent of households in America performed in at least one chorus, and of those, almost 45 percent performed with more than one chorus. The study also estimates the number of choruses in the U.S. to be 250,000.
The closing concert for the Chanticleer in Sonoma choral workshop features participants who join with Chanticleer in performing a cappella selections rehearsed during five-days of music making. Starting at 4:00 on Sunday afternoon, June 23, 2013, the closing concert for family and friends is in newly opened Weill Hall in the Green Music Center (GMC) at Sonoma State University.
Doors to the lobby open at 3:00, at which time refreshments will be for sale. Only ticketed patrons may enter the lobby.
Tickets must be requested in advance and will be available for pick up near the GMC box office only on the day of the concert, beginning at 3:00. A donation of $10 is suggested. There is no reserved seating (but there is ample seating). Request tickets at firstname.lastname@example.org; include name and number of seats. A return email will confirm receipt of your request.
A $10 event parking fee will be charged at the GMC parking lot on Sunday afternoon; general parking in other campus lots is $5. NOTE: Parking on campus is strictly enforced 24/7.