Chorus America has announced today that Chanticleer's Music Director Emeritus Joe Jennings will be awarded the inaugural Brazeal Wayne Dennard Award for his commitment to diversity and furthering  African American musical traditions.   While a singer and Music Director of Chanticleer, Joe furnished us with a steady stream of fantastic spiritual, gospel, and jazz arrangements which are ( and will always be) a crowd-pleasing part of our repertoire. Congratulations to Joe!

2014 Brazeal Wayne Dennard Award Winner Announced

Chorus America is pleased to announce the recipient of the inaugural Brazeal Wayne Dennard Award: Joseph H. Jennings, Music Director Emeritus of Chanticleer. The new award recognizes individuals or organizations whose work builds upon educator, conductor, and composer Brazeal Dennard's commitment to inclusiveness and furthering African-American and other diverse choral traditions.

 Jennings, along with other 2014 Chorus America award recipients, will be celebrated at Chorus America's June Conference.