The Bach Festival Society of Winter Park presents the male chorus, Chanticleer, at Rollins College April 15 at 3 PM. Based in San Francisco, Chanticleer is known for the blend of its twelve male voices and original interpretations of vocal literature.
Chanticleer will be performing its Love Story program, featuring songs that explore humankind’s emotion with a wide variety of selections, including works by Richard Strauss and Eric Whitacre and a new composition by Stephen Paulus commissioned for Chanticleer, The Lotus Lovers.
Currently in its 34th season, Chanticleer focuses on presenting choral music and encouraging worldwide appreciation for the art of ensemble singing through live performances, education, recording, and the creation of new choral works.
Named for the “clear-singing” rooster in Geoffrey Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, Chanticleer was founded in 1978 by tenor Louis Botto. Since then more than 100 men have sung in the ensemble.
With more than 100 scheduled performances, Chanticleer’s engagements during the 2011–2012 season include concerts at Walt Disney Concert Hall, New York’s Metropolitan Musuem of Art, and a summer trip to Europe encompassing several festivals such as Edinburgh, La Chaise Dieu, Bremen, and others.
With the help of individual contributions and foundation and corporate support, Chanticleer involves over 5,000 young people annually in the ensemble’s extensive education program. In 2012 Chanticleer’s education program was recognized by the Chorus America Education Outreach Award.
About the Bach Festival Society
The Bach Festival Society celebrates 77 years of musical offerings and Annual Festivals during its 2011–2012 Season. Located in Winter Park, Florida, it is one of the longest continuously operating Bach Festivals in the country. The Bach Festival Society brings classical music to Central Florida. Performances are held in Tiedtke Concert Hall and Knowles Memorial Chapel on the campus of Rollins College.
Tickets range from $20 to $50.
Very limited tickets remain for this performance.
For more information regarding the season or to order tickets, please call the Bach Festival Society at 407.646.2182 or visit us online at www.BachFestivalFlorida.org.
Knowles Memorial Chapel, Rollins College
1000 Holt Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789