Chanticleer Launches Holiday Tour in North Carolina

Classic Arts News   Chanticleer Launches Holiday Tour in North Carolina
The vocal group Chanticleer kicks off a 22-concert holiday tour tonight, performing at the First Presbyterian Church in Gastonia, North Carolina.

The San Francisco-based, all-male ensemble performs a program of carols, spirituals, and sacred music on the tour, which travels through North Carolina and Virginia before moving to New York City, Chicago, and California.

The tour coincides with the re-release of the group's 1990 Christmas album Our Heart's Joy, which has been remastered and augmented with several tracks from the 1991 album Psallite! A Renaissance Christmas.

Chanticleer was founded in 1978 by Louis Botto to sing the then-neglected choral repertoire of the medieval and Renaissance periods, and has been directed by Joseph Jennings since 1983. Its repertoire now includes spirituals and gospel music, pop music, opera, and contemporary classical music, including many commissioned works.

Complete tour dates are below.

November 28: First Presbyterian Church, Gastonia, NC, 7 p.m.
November 29: Porter Center PAC, Brevard College, Brevard, NC, 8 p.m.
November 30: Farthing Auditorium, Boone, NC, 8 p.m.
December 2: Camp Concert Hall, Univ. of Richmond, Richmond, VA, 8 p.m.
December 3: Concert Hall, George Mason Univ., Fairfax, VA, 8 p.m.
December 5: Metropolitan Museum, New York, NY, 6:30 p.m. & 8:30 p.m.
December 7-8: Fourth Presbyterian Church, Chicago, IL, 8 p.m.
December 11: St. Ignatius Church, San Francisco, CA 8 p.m.
December 12: First Congregational Church, Berkeley, CA 7 p.m.
December 13: St. Vincent Church, Petaluma, CA, 6 p.m. & 8:30 p.m.
December 14-15: Stanford Memorial Church, Stanford Univ, Stanford, CA, 8 p.m.
December 17: Mission Santa Clara, Santa Clara, CA, 6 p.m. & 8:30 p.m.
December 19: St. Ignatius Church, San Francisco, CA, 8 p.m.
December 20: Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, Davis, CA, 8 p.m.
December 21: Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles, CA, 8 p.m.
December 23: Carmel Mission, Carmel, CA, 6 p.m. & 8:30 p.m.

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