Chanticleer in performance at the Abbaye aue Dames Saintes. Courtesy/Festival of Saintes
Chanticleer, “the reigning gods of the men’s chorus world” (Washington Post), will perform in Los Alamos at 4 p.m., Jan. 24 in the Duane Smith Auditorium.
Presented by the Los Alamos Concert Association as part of its 70th Anniversary celebration, the Grammy-winning ensemble is touring with a program spanning five centuries of vocal music called “Over the Moon”.
Founded in 1978 and named for the “clear-singing rooster” in Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, Chanticleer is admired world-wide for the seamless blend of its 12 male voices and for its original interpretations of the choral repertoire.
The performance in Los Alamos will include works by composers as varied as Claudio Monteverdi, Orlando di Lasso, Edward Elgar, Gustav Mahler and Henry Mancini. Also on the program are three works commissioned for the ensemble: Observer in the Magellanic Cloud by Mason Bates, selections from The Lotus Lovers by Stephen Paulus and Nico Muhly’s Three Moon Songs commissioned in 2015.
Musical America named Chanticleer Ensemble of the Year in 2008, the same year they were inducted into the American Classical Music Hall of Fame. The ensemble’s discography includes over 30 CDs, the most recent of which will be available for purchase during the concert intermission.
Tickets for this performance are available electronically through LACA’s web site, at CB FOX and Smith’s Marketplace, in White Rock at Smith’s and at the door. Following a long tradition, students ages 6 through 18 are admitted free. Youth tickets are available at our Los Alamos and White Rock outlets and at the door. Children under 6 will not be admitted.
For complete program, venue and ticket information, visit www.losalamosconcert.org.