Called “the world’s reigning male chorus” by The New Yorker magazine, the San Francisco based GRAMMY® award winning ensemble Chanticleer celebrates its 37th season in 2014-15, performing in 25 of the United States, Canada, France, Germany, Italy and Sweden. Praised by the San Francisco Chronicle for their “tonal luxuriance and crisply etched clarity,” Chanticleer is known around the world as “an orchestra of voices” for the seamless blend of its twelve male voices ranging from soprano to bass and its original interpretations of vocal literature, from Renaissance to jazz and popular genres, as well as contemporary compositions. Named for the “clear-singing” rooster in Geoffrey Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, Chanticleer was founded in 1978 by tenor Louis A. Botto, who sang in the Ensemble until 1989 and served as Artistic Director until his death in 1997. Chanticleer was named Ensemble of the Year by Musical America in 2008, and installed in the American Classical Music Hall of Fame the same year. William Fred Scott begins his tenure as Chanticleer’s fifth Music Director in 2015.
At 6:30 p.m: the Missouri Southern Choral group led by David Sharlow will present a pre-concert.
The concert is open to the public at no charge – donations appreciated
While in Joplin the group will present one educational outreach program at a local school or assisted living center.
Chanticleer’s appearance in Joplin is sponsored, in part, by the Helen S. Boylan Foundation, and the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency. Outreach activity sponsored, in part, by XPOLogistics and the Rusty Smith Memorial Fund.