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Fowler Center Series presents acclaimed vocal
ensemble Chanticleer Nov. 9
Oct. 22, 2008 --
The Fowler Center Series presents acclaimed men’s
chorus Chanticleer in performance Thursday, Nov. 6, at 7:30 p.m., in
Riceland Hall, Fowler Center, 201 Olympic Drive, Jonesboro.
The New Yorker magazine dubbed Chanticleer the “world’s reigning male
chorus” and the San Francisco-based ensemble began as a nine-member
ensemble in 1978. The
founder, graduate musicology student Louis Botto, decided to perform
some of the medieval and Renaissance choral music repertoire he studied.
He chose an all-male group, since male choruses were the norm during the
time the repertoire was composed. The group takes its name from Geoffrey
Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales. One story, the Nun’s Priest’s Tale,
introduces the bold rooster Chaunticleer, renowned for his remarkable
Chanticleer's flawless intonation, diverse repertoire, and brilliant
interpretations are unparalleled in the world of vocal music.
Chanticleer has earned international fame as "an orchestra of voices,"
seamlessly blending twelve male voices, ranging from pure countertenor
to rich bass. The ensemble’s repertoire ranges from Renaissance to jazz,
and from gospel to new music, and includes spirituals, folk songs, and
Chanticleer has produced thirty-one recordings and frequently
commissions and performs new works, introducing seventy new composers to
audiences over the course of the group’s history. Although the ensemble
usually performs a cappella, they have also performed with
period-instrument orchestras and modern orchestras, as well as
undertaking opera and dramatic works. They have released one jazz and
The group also maintains a commitment to musical education, offering
classes, master classes, workshops and choral festivals for youth and
for adults alike.
Tickets for all Fowler Center Series events may be purchased by calling
870-972-2781 or 1-888-278-3267, or online at
performance evenings, the box office in Fowler Center opens one hour
prior to the event.
Ticket prices are $30 and $20 for adults; $24 and $16 for ASU
faculty and staff; $23 and $15 for senior adults and K-12 students; and
$10 and $6 for ASU students.
www.fowlercenter.astate.edu/TicketInfo.html for season ticket
information, including prices, or call the Fowler Center at (870)
972-3471 for more information.