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July 22, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Rockport Chamber Music Festival
Friday, July 22, 5 & 8 PM

William Fred Scott, Music Director

Gerrod Pagenkopf, Kory Reid, Darita Seth – soprano
Cortez Mitchell, Alan Reinhardt, Adam Ward – alto
Michael Bresnahan, Brian Hinman, Blake Morgan– tenor
Eric Alatorre, Matthew Knickman, Marques Jerrell Ruff – baritone and bass
William Fred Scott, musical director

Called “the world’s reigning male chorus” by The New Yorker magazine and Ensemble of the Year by Musical America, the GRAMMY® award-winning ensemble 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. The group’s original interpretations of vocal literature, from Renaissance to jazz, and from gospel to adventuresome new music has led them to sell well over a million albums and garnered two GRAMMY® awards. Their latest album, Someone New, is a collection of jazz/pop tunes by composers from Brubeck to Freddy Mercury. Their album A Chanticleer Christmas is broadcast annually on over 300 affiliated public radio stations nationwide.

Chanticleer’s long-standing commitment to commissioning and performing new works was honored in 2008 by the inaugural Dale Warland/Chorus America Commissioning Award and the ASCAP/Chorus America Award for Adventurous Programming. With commissions from over eighty composers, Chanticleer’s contribution to new a cappella choral works is unparalleled and includes works by John Musto, Stephen Paulus, John Tavener and Chen Yi.

The group provides extensive education programs, with after school honors programs and Youth Choral Clinics; and in 2010, Chanticleer’s education program received the Chorus America Education Outreach Award. Named for the “clear-singing” rooster in Geoffrey Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, Chanticleer was founded in 1978 by tenor Louis Botto.

“Tonal luxuriance and crisply etched clarity” San Francisco Chronicle

PROGRAM: Over the Moon

GERALD FINZI: My Spirit Sang All Day
MONTEVERDI: S’andasse Amor a caccia
EDWARD ELGAR: There is Sweet Music, op. 53, no.1
MONTEVERDI: Ecco mormorar l’onde
ORLANDO DI LASSO: Conditor alme siderum
JOSQUIN DESPREZ: Benedicta es, caelorum Regina
NICO MUHLY: Three Moon Songs (Poetry from Albert Giraud’s “Pierrot Lunaire”)
Harlequin | Moondrunk | The Alphabet
STEPHEN PAULUS: From The Lotus Lovers (Poetry by Tsu Yeh)
A Rich Brocade | Late Spring | All Night | Illusions
ELBOW/GUY GARVEY: Mirrorball (arr. Eldridge)
BART HOWARD: Fly Me to the Moon (arr. Evan Price)
HENRY MANCINI: Moon River (arr. Jace Wittig)
There is a Balm in Gilead (Trad. Spiritual, arr. Jennings)
We Shall Walk through the Valley in Peace (Trad. Spiritual, arr. William Appling, Jennings)
Good News, The Chariot’s Comin’ (Trad. Spiritual, arr. Moses Hogan)

Tickets: $69, $62, $49 (fees may apply)

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July 22, 2016
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
$49 – $69
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I-95 Southbound Exit 90
Salisbury, MA 01952 United States
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