Sun, September 22, 2019 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Called “the world’s reigning male chorus” by the New Yorker, the San Francisco-based GRAMMY® award-winning ensemble Chanticleer has just celebrated the 40th anniversary of its 1978 founding. During the 2019-20 season Chanticleer will perform 57 concerts in 28 of the United States and 21 concerts in the San Francisco Bay Area, and 10 on a European tour to Germany, France, Poland, and Italy.
Praised by the San Francisco Chronicle for its “tonal luxuriance and crisply etched clarity,” Chanticleer is known around the world as “an orchestra of voices” for its seamless blend of 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 composition.
Trade Winds Sultry and seductive, guiding us to exotic places, the Trade Winds have always been a part of the world’s history, urging explorers on. Gentle winds accompany the folkloric beauties of music from Pacific Islands such as Hawaii, Samoa and New Zealand, Robust and carefree music old and new comes from the seafaring peoples of Europe.
We revisit the attachment to China we owe to composer Chen Yi, with a brand new work by Zhou Tian, setting Chinese poetry and John Masefield’s poem. Chanticleer’s foundational repertoire of early music will be handsomely represented by music of the sea and the spheres by Monteverdi, Gesualdo, Victoria, and, for the first time, Portuguese composer Filipe de Magalhães.
Cortez Mitchell, Gerrod Pagenkopf, Kory Reid. Alan Reinhardt, Logan Shields, Adam Ward – countertenor
Brian Hinman, Matthew Mazzola, Andrew Van Allsburg – tenor
Andy Berry, Zachary Burgess, Matthew Knickman – baritone and bass
William Fred Scott – Music DirectorRead More
Zefiro torna, e’l bel tempo rimena Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)
Bella Angioletta Carlo Gesualdo (1566-1613)
Ecco mormorar l’onde Monteverdi
Sfogava con le stelle Monteverdi
Del bel de’ bei vostri occhi Gesualdo
Ave Maris Stella Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)
Ave Maris Stella Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548-1611)
O Domina sanctissima Francisco de Peñalosa (1470-1528)
Never Weather-beaten Sail Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry (1848-1918)
Missa O Soberana Luz Filipe de Magalhães (1571-1652)
Sanctus and Benedictus
Trade Winds Zhou Tian (b. 1981)
Commissioned by Chanticleer in 2018
- INTERMISSION -
A selection of folksongs from around the world to be chosen from…
Spring Dreams Trad. Chinese, arr. Chen Yi
Molihua Trad. Chinese, arr. Chen Yi
Voices of Autumn Trad. Japanese, arr. Jackson Hill
The Lullaby of Edo Trad. Japanese, arr. Takatomi Nobunaga
Nature Carol Trad. Filipino, arr. Malcolm Sargent
Arirang Trad. Korean, arr. Chen Yi
Faleula E! Trad. Samoan, arr. Christopher Marshall
Trade Winds Trad. Australian, arr. Stephen Leek
Hine o Hine (Māori Lullaby) Princess Te Rangi Pai, arr. William Fred Scott
The Sailor and Young Nancy English Sea Shanty, arr. E. J. Moeran
Swansea Town Welsh Sea Shanty, arr. Gustav Holst
I Love My Love Cornish Folk Song, arr. Holst
Tom’s Gone to Hilo English Sea Shanty, arr. Shaw/Parker
On a Clear Day Burton Lane (1912-1997), arr. Gene Puerling
Everywhere I Go, Somebody Talkin’ ‘bout Jesus Trad. Spiritual, arr. Joseph H Jennings
– Program subject to change –
“Chanticleer fascinates and enthralls for much the same reason a fine chocolate or a Rolls Royce does: through luxurious perfection.” – Los Angeles Times
WHAT TO EXPECT A Brilliant, live, world class award winning all male classical vocal ensemble.
CONCESSIONS Wine, beer, a selection of soft drinks along with coffee, tea and a variety of snacks and freshly baked goods available for purchase. Concessions may be enjoyed throughout the performance in the theater. No table service. No outside food/drink permitted at this event.
TIPS Purchase Tickets in advance for best pricing and seating. -The JCC’s gym and other activities are open at this time and parking may be limited. Please consider carpooling, and give yourself time for parking.