By Nicolas Quiroga
Vocal ensemble Chanticleer will kick off its 45th season with two tours this fall and winter.
The first tour, “Labyrinths,” will take place between September 18-24; that will be followed by “A Chanticleer Christmas,” which will tour the U.S. between December 11- 23, 2022.
The repertoire explored in these performances will include music by Stephen Paulus, Zhou Tian, Josquin des Prez, Joni Mitchell, Caroline Shaw, George Walker, and Trevor Weston, among others.
“’Labyrinths’ is about the twists and turns we take in our lives – some expected, some unexpected. Everybody’s labyrinth is different, and this program offers us a chance to explore those unique trajectories across cultures and time. Chanticleer’s repertoire is vast, and one of the things I cherish most about the ensemble is its ability to explore similar themes across the centuries and across genres,” ” said Music Director Tim Keeler in an official press statement regarding the tours. “Our Christmas program, for instance, always features incredibly diverse styles of music that all tell the Christmas story in their own unique way.”
“Labyrinths” will open in Sacramento, California with stops in Berkeley, Santa Clara, and San Francisco. “A Chanticleer Christmas” will open in New York City followed by stops in Chicago, Louisville, Oakland, Los Angeles, Petaluma, Sacramento, Carmel, San Francisco, Santa Clara, and Berkeley.