Friday July 23, 2021 @ 8:00 pm
Three-time Grammy Winning vocal group Chanticleer makes their return to Caramoor after their sold-out performance in 2018! Their program, which spans six centuries of music, focuses on the themes of reawakening and dawn as they perform works by Monteverdi, Ayanna Woods, Villa-Lobos, Augusta Read Thomas, and other works from their extensive and varied repertoire. Hear why The New Yorker calls this San Francisco-based group “the world’s reigning male chorus.”
Monteverdi: Lauda Jerusalem from the Vespers of 1610
Lusitano: Regina caeli – Et Resurrexit
Vecchi: Vidi civitatem
Agricola: Regina caeli
James Macmillan: O Radiant Dawn
Augusta Read Thomas: The Rewaking
Ayanna Woods: close[r], now
Kay: Music from Triumvirate
Lassus: Surge Propera Amica Mea
Palestrina: La Ver L’Aurora
Palestrina: Surge illuminare Jerusalem
Byrd: Laudibus in sanctis
Villa-Lobos: Chôros No. 3, “Pica-pau”
Augusta Read Thomas: The bird her punctual music
Janequin: Le chant des oiseaux
Steven Sametz: Birds of Paradise
Lane: On a Clear Day
Michelle: Sunrise (Arr. by Tim Keeler)
Richard Evans/Norman Gimbel: Journey to Recife (Arr. by Joseph H. Jennings)
Learn About the Artists
The GRAMMY® Award-winning vocal ensemble Chanticleer has been hailed as “the world’s reigning male chorus” by The New Yorker, and is known around the world as “an orchestra of voices” for its wide-ranging repertoire and dazzling virtuosity. Founded in San Francisco in 1978 by singer and musicologist Louis Botto, Chanticleer quickly took its place as one of the most prolific recording and touring ensembles in the world, selling over one million recordings and performing thousands of live concerts to audiences around the world.
Chanticleer’s repertoire is rooted in the renaissance, and has continued to expand to include a wide range of classical, gospel, jazz, popular music, and a deep commitment to the commissioning of new compositions and arrangements. The ensemble has committed much of its vast recording catalogue to these commissions, garnering GRAMMY® Awards for its recording of Sir John Tavener’s Lamentations & Praises, and the ambitious collection of commissioned works entitled Colors of Love. Chanticleer is the recipient of the Dale Warland/Chorus America Commissioning Award and the ASCAP/Chorus America Award for Adventurous Programming, and its Music Director Emeritus Joseph H. Jennings received the Brazeal Wayne Dennard Award for his contribution to the African-American choral tradition during his tenure with Chanticleer.
Named for the “clear-singing” rooster in Geoffrey Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, Chanticleer continues to maintain ambitious programming in its hometown of San Francisco, including a large education and outreach program that recently reached over 8,000 people, and an annual concert series that includes its legendary holiday tradition A Chanticleer Christmas.
Chanticleer — a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation — is the current recipient of major grants from the Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation, The William & Flora Hewlett Foundation, The Dunard Fund/USA, The Bernard Osher Foundation, The National Lottery through the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, The Bob Ross Foundation, Grants for the Arts/San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund, and The National Endowment for the Arts. Chanticleer’s activities as a not-for-profit corporation are supported by its administrative staff and Board of Trustees.
All artists and dates are subject to change and cancellation without notice as we work closely with local health experts and officials. Please note that all performances at Caramoor are in compliance with current New York State Regulations. Read our latest Health & Safety updates.