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5 Jul - 24 Jul 2020

Important Concert Update

It is with great regret that Musica Viva announces the cancellation of Chanticleer.

‘Our primary concern is always for the wellbeing of our patrons, artists and staff,’ says Musica Viva CEO Hywel Sims. ‘We’re following government advice closely and have made the difficult decision to cancel this tour.’

You will have an opportunity to receive a refund for your tickets, exchange them for a later performance or donate their value to Musica Viva. We thank you for your understanding and look forward to welcoming you to a concert again soon. 

Musica Viva Patron Services - [email protected]

It's almost unbelievable that in 2020 Chanticleer will embark on their first full Australian tour. Having made previous guest appearances in Sydney and Brisbane in 1997, this is the first time the iconic vocal group will embark on a tour across the nation. 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.


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

Event Dates

  • Perth 05 Jul 2020 6:30 PM
  • Adelaide 07 Jul 2020 7:30 PM
  • Brisbane 09 Jul 2020 7:00 PM
  • Melbourne 11 Jul 2020 7:00 PM
  • Melbourne 14 Jul 2020 7:00 PM
  • Hobart 16 Jul 2020 8:00 PM
  • Sydney 18 Jul 2020 2:00 PM
  • Sydney 20 Jul 2020 7:00 PM
  • Canberra 22 Jul 2020 7:00 PM
  • Newcastle 24 Jul 2020 7:30 PM


Please contact Musica Viva Patron Services to arrange one of the following:

- Receive a full refund
- Exchange your tickets to another concert later this year
- Receive a credit to use for a future concert (valid for 2 years)

You may also consider donating the value of your ticket to Musica Viva and receive a tax receipt (all donations over $2 are tax deductable). All donations will be used to assist Australian artists who have had their concerts cancelled across our various programs.

Contact us 

Please bear with us during this exceptionally busy time, we will respond to you as soon as possible.

Musica Viva Patron Services
[email protected]