The Lenfest Center for the Arts
Concert Guild: CHANTICLEER Trade Winds
"Precise, pure and deeply felt singing."~SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
"The singing of Chanticleer is breathtaking in its accuracy of intonation, purity of blend, variety of color and swagger of style." ~THE BOSTON GLOBE
Friday, January 31, 2020 at 8:00 p.m.
Lenfest Center/Wilson Hall/Concert Hall
Ticket sales begin Monday, Dec. 2, 2019.
This remarkable male a cappella ensemble returns to W&L to present a program entitled Trade Winds. Sultry and seductive, guiding us to exotic places, the trade winds have always been a part of the world’s history, urging explorers on. Gentle winds accompany the folkloric beauties of music from Pacific Islands such as Hawaii, Samoa and New Zealand. Robust and carefree music old and new comes from the seafaring peoples of Europe. The program features a brand new work by Zhou Tian, setting Chinese poetry and John Masefield’s poem, Trade Winds. Chanticleer’s foundational repertoire of early pieces will be handsomely represented by music of the sea and the spheres by Monteverdi, Gesualdo, Victoria, and, for the first time, Portuguese composer Filipe de Magalhães.