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Chanticleer membersChanticleer will perform in November

The Grammy Award-winning male chorus Chanticleer will perform a concert in Haggin Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, November 14, as part of the Dorothy J. and Fred K. Smith Concert Series.

Now in its 30th season, Chanticleer has won an international reputation for its vivid interpretations of vocal literature, including Renaissance, classical, jazz, gospel, sacred chant, Christmas, and venturesome new music. Featuring 12 voices ranging from countertenor to bass, the group has been called “the world’s reigning male chorus” by the New Yorker magazine.

Chanticleer’s Colors of Love recording won the Grammy in 2000 for best small ensemble performance, and its recording of Sir John Tavener’s Lamentations and Praises won two Grammy awards in 2002, for best classical small ensemble performance and best classical contemporary composition.

Recent performance venues for Chanticleer include the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, and a tour of major European cities, including Paris, Vienna, Luxembourg, Prague, and Budapest.

Dorothy J. Smith ’42 established the concert series in 2007 in appreciation for the opportunities Transylvania gave her as a student of music and English. The series is named for her and her late husband, a 1940 Transy graduate.

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