Center for the Arts Presents a Chanticleer Christmas

Posted: November 30, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

On its recently released recording, “How Sweet the Sound,” the Grammy award-winning Chanticleer builds on its reputation for vivid interpretations of vocal literature such as Renaissance, jazz, gospel, and adventurous new music. The all-male vocal ensemble, known as “an orchestra of voices,” returns for its annual Christmas performance at George Mason’s Center for the Arts Concert Hall at 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 3.

Under the direction of Joseph Jennings, the traditional holiday concert includes selections from early music, Plainsong, chants, traditional and not-so-traditional European carols, and the group’s rendition of Biebl’s Ave Maria. An artistic discussion, free to ticket holders, will be held 45 minutes prior to the curtain on the hall’s Grand Tier. Tickets are $44, $36, and $22. Charge tickets by phone at 703-218-6500 or visit www.tickets.com.

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