Extensive US & International touring in 2013/14 supports Chanticleer and its new album. Cities include: Bruges, Budapest, Chicago, Dublin, Los Angeles, New York, Paris, San Francisco and Vienna
Hailed “the world’s reigning male chorus,” by the New Yorker, Chanticleer proudly announces the release of its new album, Someone New. The album is an eclectic collection of jazz, Pop, Indie-Rock and Gospel, masterfully arranged for the 12 voices of Chanticleer. Someone New is available now at the Ensemble’s website (www.chanticleer.org) and all digital retailers and streaming services; physical CDs hit shelves at retailers on November 19th.
Chanticleer has teamed with some of today's most brilliant arrangers and composers to deconstruct a wide range of music – some familiar, some obscure – and reimagine the pieces as ground-breaking a cappella works. Recorded at Skywalker Sound with legendary producer and long-time collaborator, Leslie Ann Jones, Someone New is unlike anything Chanticleer has released in its 36-year history. “I’ve worked on so many Chanticleer records over the years, but Someone New is the one I am most proud of…” says Jones.
Selections on the release include: “I Feel Better” by Gotye (arr. Darmon Meader) • “Somebody to Love” by Freddie Mercury (arr. Vince Peterson) • “Ring of Fire” by June Carter Cash/Merle Kilgore (arr. Michael McGlynn) • “Washing of the Water” by Peter Gabriel (arr. Mason Bates) • “Temptation” by Tom Waits (arr. Vince Peterson) • “Wait/Fantasy” by M83 (arr. Steve Hackman) • “Mirrorball” by Elbow (arr. Peter Eldridge) • “Strange Meadow Lark” by Dave Brubeck (arr. Andrew Rathbun) • “Chega de Saudade” by Antonio Carlos Jobim (arr. Jorge Calandrelli)
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. Founded in San Francisco in 1978, Chanticleer has developed a worldwide reputation for its impeccable musicianship, beauty of sound, and wide-ranging repertoire from Renaissance and Mexican Baroque to jazz, gospel, folk, and adventurous new music.
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