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Chanticleer fascinates and enthralls for much the same reason a fine chocolate or a Rolls Royce does: through luxurious perfection.
— Los Angeles Times

For immediate release — New York, NY — Warner Classics is excited to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Chanticleer, “the world’s reigning male chorus” (The New Yorker), with a new recording, Then and There, Here and Now, to be released October 12. The group will tour the album around the world, with 52 performances across the United States, Europe, and Russia including stops in Dublin, Wexford, Paris, Luxembourg, Budapest, Prague, Hannover, Leipzig, Moscow, and St. Petersburg.

Then and There, Here and Now, recorded at Skywalker Ranch, will feature recordings of longtime ensemble favorites including works by Palestrina, Victoria, Stucky, Sametz, and Bates, and popular arrangements by Jennings, McGlynn, Puerling, and others. The recording represents the expansive aesthetic of Chanticleer’s repertoire, from the earliest music to the most recent, some of its favorite composers and arrangers, and the blend of male voices from soprano to contrabass that makes it unique.

Having started on August 4 in San Francisco, Chanticleer’s 2018–19 season includes 52 performances throughout the United States, Europe, and Russia. In the United States, the ensemble will visit 23 states with 27 of their scheduled concerts focused around the San Francisco Bay Area. Two European tours throughout January and February of 2019 will take them throughout Europe and into Russia.

Since its founding in 1978 by tenor Louis A. Botto, Chanticleer has championed music ranging from Renaissance masterpieces to contemporary compositions and arrangements of pop hits, impressing critics and fans alike with their “tonal luxuriance and crisply etched clarity” (San Francisco Chronicle). With over 100 premieres, more than a million records sold, an impressive roster over the years of 120 performers, and a steadfast commitment to music education and community outreach, Chanticleer’s 40-year influence is far-reaching. Barbara Tannenbaum writes, “At forty, Chanticleer has been in existence nearly as many years as its founder, Louis Botto, lived. Not surprisingly, the ensemble has inspired new generations of singers. ‘We see people audition who grew up with Chanticleer’s records and CDs,’ says [Kip] Cranna. ‘They’ve idolized the group from the beginning.’”


1. Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
Motets, Book 5: Gaude gloriosa                
2. Orlando di Lasso 
Surrexit pastor bonus                        
3. William Byrd
Ave verum corpus                        
4. Steven Stucky
5. Allen Shearer
Nude descending a staircase                    
6. Thomas Morley
Now is the Month of Maying                    
7. Jacob Arcadelt
Il bianco e dolce cigno                        
8. Mason Bates
Stelle, vostra mercè l’eccelse sfere (from Sirens)        
9. William Hawley 
Io son la primavera                        
10. Antonio de Salazar, ed. by Craig H. Russell
Salve Regina                            
11. George Gershwin
Summertime (from Porgy and Bess)            
12. Michael McGlynn
13. Trad. Hungarian, arr. Stacy Garrop
Jarba, Mare Jarba                        
14. Sholom Secunda, arr. Brian Hinman
Bei mir bist du shein                        
15. James Woodie Alexander, arr. by J.H. Jennings
Straight Street                        
16. Traditional arr. By Robert Shaw
I want to die easy                        
17. Traditional Appalachian Folk Hymn, arr. By Robert Shaw/Alice Parker
Hark, I Hear the Harps Eternal                
18. Traditional, arr. by J.H. Jennings 
Keep your hand on the plow                    
19. Steven Sametz
I Have Had Singing

Fred Scott, conductor 

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Tour Dates

August 2018
4    San Francisco, CA - Skills LAB – Education Studio

September 2018
23    San Francisco, CA - Trinity St. Peter’s
27    Geneva, NY - Smith Opera House
29    Middlebury, VT - Educational Event
29    Middlebury, VT        
30    Rockport, MA - Shalin Liu Performance Center

October 2018
2    St. Louis, MO - St. Louis Cathedral
5    Rochester, MN - Mayo Civic Center Presentation Hall
6    Dubuque, IA - University of Dubuque
7    Peoria, IL - Caterpillar Performing Arts Center
9    Waleska, GA - Educational Event
9    Waleska, GA - Reinhardt College
11    Tifton, GA - Educational Event
11    Tifton, GA - Howard Auditorium
24    Kansas City, MO -  Kauffman Center for the Perf. Arts
25    Manhattan, KS - Educational Event
25    Manhattan, KS - Kansas State University
26    Tulsa, OK - Boston Avenue UMC
28     Oklahoma City, OK - First Presbyterian Church
30    Atlanta, GA - Peachtree Road United Methodist Church

November 2018
1    Lenoir, NC - Broyhill Civic Center
3    Raleigh, NC - Educational Event
3    Raleigh, NC - Stewart Theatre, North Carolina State
24    Fairfax, VA - George Mason University
25    Manassas, VA - Hylton Performing Arts Center
28    Daytona Beach, FL - Peabody Auditorium
30    New York, NY - St. Ignatius Loyola

December 2018 
1    Newark, NJ - New Jersey Performing Arts Center
2    New York, NY - St. Ignatius Loyola
2    New York, NY - Event – The Lotos Club
2    New York, NY - Private Event
4    Chicago, IL - 4th Presbyterian Church            
5    Chicago, IL - 4th Presbyterian Church
7    St. Paul, MN - Cathedral of St. Paul
8    Duluth, MN - Educational Event
8    Duluth, MN - University of Minnesota
10    San Francisco, CA - Special Event – Trinity St. Peter’s Church 
11    Berkeley, CA - First Congregational Church
12    Palo Alto, CA  - Stanford Memorial Church
14    Petaluma, CA - St. Vincent Church
14    Petaluma, CA - St. Vincent Church 
15    San Francisco, CA - St. Ignatius Church
16    Oakland, CA - Cathedral of Christ the Light
18    Sacramento, CA - Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament
19    Los Angeles, CA - Walt Disney Concert Hall
21    Carmel, CA - Carmel Mission
21    Carmel, CA - Carmel Mission
22    Santa Clara, CA - Mission Santa Clara 
22    Santa Clara, CA - Mission Santa Clara
23    San Francisco, CA - St. Ignatius Church

January 2019
19    Wexford, Ireland - National Opera House
20    Dublin, Ireland - National Concert Hall
24    Luxembourg, Luxembourg - Conservatoire de la Ville Luxembourg
25    Paris, France - Eglise de l'Oratoire du Louvre
27    Budapest, Hungary - Liszt Academy of Music
31    Prague, Czech Republic - Rudolphinum
February 2019
5    Bad Ems, Germany        
6    Siegen, Germany        
8    Somborn, Germany - Kath. Kirche, St. Anna
10    St. Petersburg, Russia - Mariinsky Concert Hall

March 2019 
16     San Francisco, CA - SFCM
17    Sacramento, CA - St. John’s Lutheran Church
19    Santa Clara, CA - Mission Santa Clara
20    Pleasanton, CA  - St. Augustine Church
21    San Francisco, CA  -  Special Event
25    Grand Rapids, MI - Park Church
26    Bloomfield Hills, MI - Kirk in the Hills
29    Mechanicsburg, PA - Messiah College
31    Pittsburgh, PA - Shadyside Presbyterian Church

April 2019 
2    Washington, DC - Educational Event
2    Washington, DC - Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
3    Kennett Square, PA - Unionville High School
5    Brooklyn, NY - Oratory of St. Boniface
6    New Haven, CT - Trinity on the Green
7    Old Saybrook, CT - Old Saybrook HS
9    Willimantic, CT - Educational Event
11    Portland, OR - Private Event
12    Portland, OR - Reed College
13    Portland, OR - Youth Choral Festival
15    Tillamook, OR - Educational Event
15    Tillamook, OR - Don Whitney Auditorium
16    Salem, OR - Chemeketa Comm. College
18    Federal Way, WA - Performing Arts Center

May 2019 
19    La Jolla, CA- St. James by-the-Sea Episcopal

June 2019 
8    San Francisco, CA - St. Mark’s Church
9    Sacramento, CA - Trinity Episcopal Cathedral
11    Santa Clara, CA - Mission Santa Clara
14    Berkeley, CA - Saint Mary Magdalen
15    Belvedere, CA - St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church