The GRAMMY® Award-winning vocal ensemble Chanticleer has been hailed as “the world’s reigning male chorus” by The New Yorker, and is known around the world as “an orchestra of voices” for its wide-ranging repertoire and dazzling virtuosity. Founded in San Francisco in 1978 by singer and musicologist Louis Botto, Chanticleer quickly took its place as one of the most prolific recording and touring ensembles in the world, selling over one million recordings and performing thousands of live concerts to audiences around the world.
Chanticleer’s repertoire is rooted in the Renaissance, and has continued to expand to include a wide range of classical, gospel, jazz, popular music, and a deep commitment to the commissioning of new compositions and arrangements. The ensemble has committed much of its vast recording catalog to these commissions, garnering GRAMMY® Awards for its recording of Sir John Tavener’s “Lamentations & Praises,” and the ambitious collection of commissioned works entitled “Colors of Love.” Named for the “clear-singing” rooster in Geoffrey Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, Chanticleer continues to maintain ambitious programming in its hometown of San Francisco, including a large education and outreach program that recently reached over 8,000 people.
Join The Carlos Moseley Series for our 2022-23 season and experience world-renowned musicians at our Converse University Spartanburg campus. This season, we welcome acclaimed guest artists Wael Farouk, piano, Ying Quartet, Chanticleer, and REBEL Baroque ensemble. Admission includes access to our prestigious post-concert champagne and hors d’oeuvres receptions, where you can meet and talk with the performers after the concert.