It’s almost unbelievable that 2020 will see Chanticleer’s very first Australian tour, after decades of international acclaim. Founded in 1978, the group is America’s leading fulltime professional vocal ensemble, with an enviable record of awards, recordings, Grammys, and nearly 100 commissions under their belts. This is unaccompanied singing of a rare and beautiful kind, as 12 male voices blend seamlessly in enchanting music that ranges across centuries and styles.
MUSIC DIRECTOR William Fred Scott
A program of diverse works, traditional, folkloric and modern, presenting music of the spheres and of the sea by composers including Monteverdi, Gesualdo, Victoria, Chen Yi, Zhou Tian and Clare Maclean*, among many others.
*Commissioned for Musica Viva. World premiere performances.