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Chanticleer

5 Jul - 24 Jul 2020


2020 International Concert Season


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 an unaccompanied singing of a rare and beautiful kind, as 12 male voices blend seamlessly in enchanting music that ranges across centuries and styles. 

The program, called Trade Winds, is an intriguing musical journey inspired by seafarers and explorers. Europe and the Americas are represented in both ancient and modern pieces, but more unusually, so are the Pacific nations of Hawaii, Samoa and New Zealand, as well as newly composed music from China – and a world premiere from Australia's own Clare Maclean.

William Fred Scott Music Director

TRADE WINDS

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. 

Program Timings

119 minutes

*Commissioned by the WA Commissioning Circle. World premiere performances.

Tour supported by the Musica Viva Amadeus Society.

Chanticleer performs Biebl's 'Ave Maria' at the Cathedral of St. Paul

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Event Dates

Subscribe to as few as 3 concerts for great savings and the best seats. 

Avoid booking fees and book through Musica Viva Box Office, either online or by phone on 1800 688 482 (M-F, 9am-5pm AEDT)

Single tickets go on sale 5 Nov, 2019. 

Please note that booking made through venues or ticketing agencies may incur extra charges.