Chorus of Westerly, 119 High Street, Westerly, RI
The Chorus of Westerly welcomes back to Kent Hall, CHANTICLEER, for one performance of "Heart of a Soldier" on Sat, Oct 28, at 6 pm. Tickets on sale now at tickets.chorusofwesterly.org or by calling 401.596.8663.
CHANTICLEER - HEART OF A SOLIDER
The hearts of soldiers burst with every emotion. Expressed in music from the Renaissance to the present day, these sentiments ranging from extreme pain to extreme joy are universal. “Heart of a Soldier” will feature early music of war and peace from Byrd, Tomkins, Jannequin and Dufay. Stirring martial music from Russia includes
works by Glinka and traditional songs sung by ordinary soldiers. New works for Chanticleer are contributed by Mason Bates and John Musto, joining celebrated choruses from Jennifer Higdon’s “Cold Mountain” and lighthearted music from the home front.
Called “the world’s reigning male chorus” by the New Yorker, the San Francisco based GRAMMY® award-winning ensemble Chanticleer will celebrate its 40th anniversary in 2018. During its 2017-18 season. Chanticleer will perform 51 concerts in 21 of the United States, 27 in the San Francisco Bay Area, and 8 in Poland, Germany, France and Spain. 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.