Orchestra of Voices ‘Chanticleer’ to Perform at Eastern Chamber Choir Festival

Eastern Chamber Singers at Eastern Connecticut State University will present the inaugural 2019 Chamber Choir Festival with guest clinicians Chanticleer on April 9 in the Fine Arts Instructional Center (FAIC). The festival will feature two concerts: Chanticleer at 12:30 p.m. and a joint performance with the Eastern Chamber Choir and four visiting choirs at 3 p.m.

Chanticleer will work with visiting guest chamber choirs in a workshop format during the morning, followed by a free concert presented by Chanticleer at 12:30 p.m. in the FAIC Concert Hall. The concert is free and open to the public.

Praised by the San Francisco Chronicle for its “tonal luxuriance and crisply etched clarity,” Chanticleer is known around the world as “an orchestra of voices” for its seamless blend of twelve male voices ranging from soprano to bass and its original interpretations of vocal literature, from Renaissance to jazz and popular genres, as well as contemporary composition.

Later than day, Eastern Chamber Singers will join guest chamber choirs from Glastonbury High School, Guilford High School, Plainfield High School and Stonington High School for a combined closing concert at 3:00 p.m. in the Concert Hall, presenting the materials covered during the morning workshops. This 3:00 p.m. concert combines all choirs for a grand finale featuring all 150 singers.

Written by David Belles