Chanticleer Returns to Center for the Arts

Posted: November 18, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

This spectacular and elegant holiday concert is a beloved tradition at Mason’s Center for the Arts. Chanticleer is renowned for its flawless technique, featuring a pure, radiant sound that fills the concert hall with rapturous melody and crystal-clear articulation.

Center audiences have the opportunity to witness A Chanticleer Christmas on Saturday, Nov. 29, at 8 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 30, at 2 p.m. This holiday music performance includes a program that mingles medieval and Renaissance music with American spirituals, 13th-century motets and favorite Christmas carols.

A discussion, free to ticket holders, will begin 45 minutes prior to the performance on the Center’s Grand Tier III.

Photo ©Lisa Kohler

Named for the “clear singing” rooster in Geoffrey Chaucer’s “The Canterbury Tales,” Chanticleer provides a seamless blend of 12 male voices — ranging from bass to countertenor — a reverence for great music, an unwavering commitment to virtuosic performance and passion for the development and preservation of the choral repertoire.

Grammy-award-winning Chanticleer was recently inducted into the American Classical Musical Hall of Fame in Cincinnati and was named 2008 Ensemble of the Year by Musical America. The group has just released “The Mission Road,” a CD and DVD set featuring music from California’s vibrant mission period.

Tickets are $48, $40 and $24. Charge by phone at 888-945-2468 or visit

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