Tryon Concert Association presents Chanticleer in final concert of season

Published 3:59 pm Tuesday, April 26, 2011


The Tryon Concert Association will bring to a close its 2010-2011 season with the male vocal ensemble Chanticleer Tuesday, May 3 at 8 p.m. at the Tryon Fine Arts Center.

This highly acclaimed a cappella choir of 12 male voices was formed in San Francisco in 1978. Wanting to present music seldom heard at that time, their initial repertoire consisted of music from the Medieval and Renaissance periods. Today they perform a wide range of music including jazz, gospel and other new music. The group has actively commissioned works by many late twentieth century composers.

The ensemble works with over 5,000 young people annually in extensive education programs including in-school clinics and workshops, The Chanticleer Youth Choral Festivals in the Bay Area and around the country and master classes for university students across the nation.

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Chanticleer tours widely in the states and abroad. Among its many honors, it was the first vocal group to be inducted into the American Classical Music Hall of Fame and, in 2008, was honored as Musical America’s Ensemble of the year. Their recordings are found on the Chanticleer Records label and Teldec Classics International.

After hearing the group in concert in 1980 the highly respected choral conductor, Robert Shaw, proclaimed it, “one of the most beautiful musical experiences of my life.” The concert on May 3 will feature music ranging from the 16th to the 21st century.

The concert series is by subscription. For information call 828-859-6065 or write Tryon Concert Association, P.O. Box 32, Tryon, NC 28782. Visit for more information.