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  • A Chanticleer Christmas Opens the 2008 Deck the Hall Holiday Concert Series at Walt Disney Concert Hall
  • Dec. 16, 2008
  • Grammy-Winning Vocal Ensemble Returns For Annual Christmas Concert

    TUESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2008, AT 8 PM

    Heralded as “the world’s reigning male chorus” by The New Yorker magazine, Chanticleer returns to Walt Disney Concert Hall Tuesday, December 16, at 8 PM, with A Chanticleer Christmas. Continuing their much-loved tradition, this captivating “orchestra of voices” brings the bright spirit of the season to the Hall in a radiant holiday program.

    Named 2008 Ensemble of the Year by Musical America, Chanticleer delivers an eclectic program of music, ranging from Gregorian chant to contemporary masterpieces. The all-male vocal ensemble, praised by the San Francisco Chronicle for their “tonal luxuriance and crisply-etched clarity,” will tour 27 of the United States in their 31st season. Chanticleer’s most recent release, “The Mission Road,” is a CD and DVD set featuring music from California’s vibrant mission period.

    Deck the Hall, presented by the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, is a series of festive performances throughout the month of December (including two concerts on New Year's Eve) featuring an array of exceptional artists offering seasonal music. Other performances include: Holiday Organ Spectacular, December 17; ‘Twas the Week Before Christmas, December 20 and 21; Holiday Sing-Along, December 21 at 11:30 AM and 2:30 PM; The Count Basie Orchestra, December 22; Soweto Gospel Choir, December 23; and Pink Martini on New Year’s Eve at 7 and 10:30 PM.

    CHANTICLEER will perform more than 100 concerts in 2008/09, the Grammy-winning ensemble’s 31st season. Their national tour includes appearances at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art and in Chicago with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. In July 2008, the ensemble performed at prestigious festivals in France, Germany, Poland and Latvia. Based in San Francisco, Chanticleer has developed a remarkable reputation for its vivid interpretations of vocal literature, from Renaissance to jazz, and from gospel to venturesome new music. With its seamless blend of 12 male voices, ranging from countertenor to bass, the ensemble has earned international renown as “an orchestra of voices.”

    EDITORS PLEASE NOTE:

    TUESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2008, AT 8 PM


    WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL, 111 S. Grand Ave. Los Angeles



    A Chanticleer Christmas



    CHANTICLEER

    Tickets ($28-$82) are on sale now at the Walt Disney Concert Hall box office, online at LAPhil.com, or via credit card phone order at 323.850.2000. A limited number of $10 rush tickets for seniors and full-time students may be available at the Walt Disney Concert Hall box office two hours prior to the performance. Valid identification is required; one ticket per person; cash only. Groups of 12 or more may be eligible for special discounts for selected concerts and seating areas. For information, please call 323.850.2000.

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