Vail Series Opens with Chanticleer at Denison
Date of Event: October 4, 2009
Posted: September 18, 2009
The 30th season of the Vail Series at Denison University opens with Chanticleer, the Grammy award-winning ensemble, at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 4, in Swasey Chapel (200 Chapel Drive). A limited number of tickets may be offered for sale to the general public at $15.00 if space allows. Details will be posted at vailseries.org or contact 740-587-6557 for more information.
Called “the world’s reigning male chorus” by The New Yorker magazine, Chanticleer is an “orchestra” of a capella vocal performance, with a seamless blend of 12 male voices ranging from countertenor to bass. The breadth of the group’s repertoire spans seven centuries, with original interpretations of vocal literature, from Renaissance to jazz, and from gospel to new music. Based in San Francisco, Chanticleer is named for the “clear-singing” rooster in The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer.
Chanticleer also involves thousands of young people annually in its extensive education program, which includes in-school clinics and workshops. Now in the ensemble’s 32nd year, Chanticleer makes its Vail Series premiere with this performance. To learn more about the group visit www.chanticleer.org.
Endowed by a generous gift from the late Mary and Foster McGaw in honor of Jeanne Vail, class of 1946, the Vail Series brings to campus the world’s premier performers, as well as new musical talents, enriching the artistic experience of the entire Denison Community.
CALENDAR LISTING, Denison University, Granville—Denison University Vail Series presents Chanticleer at 4 p.m. on Sun., Oct. 4, in Swasey Chapel (200 Chapel Drive). Tickets for the performance tickets may be offered for sale to the general public at $15.00 when space allows. Details will be posted at vailseries.org For more information, contact 740-587-6557 or visit www.denison.edu.
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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