Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Acclaimed Vocal Ensemble Chanticleer Gives Free Performance April 23

Jones Auditorium - 04/23/14 - 04/23/14

Contact: Jason Marton
jason.marton@tamuk.edu or

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The Presidential Performing and Visual Arts Series at Texas A&M University-Kingsville presents the internationally-acclaimed, platinum-selling vocal ensemble Chanticleer Wednesday, April 23 at 7 p.m. in Jones Auditorium, on the A&M-Kingsville campus.

This performance is free and open to the public.

For more information, please call 361-593-2760.

About Chanticleer

Called “the world’s reigning male chorus” by The New Yorker magazine, and named Ensemble of the Year byMusical America in 2008, the San Francisco-based, GRAMMY® award-winning ensemble Chanticleer is in its 36th season in 2013-14, performing in 23 of the United States.

Since Chanticleer began releasing recordings in 1981, the group has sold well over a million copies and garnered two GRAMMY® awards. 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 countertenor to bass and its original interpretations of vocal literature, from Renaissance to jazz, and from gospel to venturesome new music.

With the help of individual contributions, foundation and corporate support, the Ensemble involves over 5,000 young people annually in its extensive education programs. The Louis A. Botto (LAB) Choir—an after school honors program for high school and college students—is now in its fourth year, adding to the ongoing program of in-school clinics and workshops, Chanticleer Youth Choral Festivals™ in the Bay Area and around the country, master classes for students nationwide, and the Chanticleer in Sonoma summer workshop for adult choral singers.

Named for the “clear-singing” rooster in Geoffrey Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, Chanticleer was founded in 1978 by tenor Louis Botto, who sang in the Ensemble until 1989 and served as Artistic Director until his death in 1997.

About the Presidential Performing and Visual Arts Series

The Presidential Performing and Visual Arts Series at Texas A&M University-Kingsville is a year-long program of art, music and theatre performances that bring culture and variety to Kingsville for faculty, staff, students and community audiences. The intention is to bring a new element to learning outside the classroom for students as they are entertained and educated in venues they might not normally visit. Community members are welcome to continue life-long learning by attending these events and interacting with our students.

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