Called “the world’s reigning male chorus” by The New Yorker, the San Francisco-based, GRAMMY award winning ensemble Chanticleer celebrates its 41st season in 2018-19. Last season, Chanticleer performed 51 concerts in 21 of the United States, 27 in the San Francisco Bay Area, and 8 in Poland, Germany, France and Spain. 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 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. Chanticleer’s 2018-19 Season is the fourth under the direction of Music Director William Fred Scott.
The group is named after the clear-singing rooster in Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales. They have recorded more than 30 albums for Teldec/Warner Classics and Chanticleer Records.