Classical New Release: Chanticleer, 'Then and There, Here and Now'
Chanticleer has been called "the world's reigning male chorus" by the New Yorker. The are celebrating their 40th anniversary as an ensemble with a new album called "Then and There, Here and Now."
The album was recorded at Skywalker Studio. It includes early music by Renaissance composers Giovanni Palestrina and Tomas Luis de Victoria, and it also has new pieces and arrangements by living composers Mason Bates and Stacy Garrop. Favorites by Joseph Jennings, Tomas Morley and Robert Shaw and Alice Parker round out the album.
Chanticleer is named for the singing rooster in Chaucer's "Canterbury Tales." The ensemble was founded in 1978 by tenor Louis A. Botto. Chanticleer's current music director is William Fred Scott.
Click https://youtu.be/TG_Jws09j-Q" target="_blank">here for a video of the group performing Palestrina's "Gaude gloriosa."