Hi there from Matt
We are back in San Francisco braving very strange weather (two days of deluge in the past two weeks) and rehearsing for the upcoming Christmas concerts. Yes, Christmas is coming! This year will feature popular carols, audience favorites from past Chanticleer concerts (such as Cui's roof-raising Magnificat) and pieces brand new to the repertoire including a wonderful Christmas motet by the Italian Renaissance composer Nanino, a sweet setting of "There is no Rose of such virtue" by the American composer, Robert Young, and what may be the two earliest pieces composed and written down by a Native American--an Aztec Indian with the Spanish-given name, Don Hernando Franco.
Next week we leave on a tour of the Southwest, performing "In time of..." and when we return....Deck those Halls!