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Chanticleer began singing Medieval and Renaissance music more than thirty-five years ago, and their soaring performances helped revive this vital repertoire in America. Now the twelve-member vocal ensemble the Washington Post calls “the reigning gods of the men’s chorus world” have become the standard bearers of a flourishing early music scene, singing with unmatched beauty and precision.

Chanticleer’s program at Baldwin Auditorium revolves around the extraordinary circle of composers that assembled in Venice in the late Renaissance. Adrian Willaert and Giovanni Gabrieli challenged the choirs of St. Mark’s with their elaborate triple-chorus polyphony, a form their successor Claudio Monteverdi both embraced and transformed into the more melodic Baroque style.

Giovanni Gabrieli: Angelus ad pastores ait à 12
G. Gabrieli: O magnum mysterium à 8
Tomàs Luis de Victoria: Regina caeli laetare à 8
Plainsong: Salve Regina
Antonio de Salazar: Salve Regina
Josquin Desprez: Praeter rerum seriem
Orlando di Lasso: Magnificat Secundi Toni
Orlando di Lasso: Super Praeter rerum seriem
Adrian Willaert: Pange lingua
Andrea Gabrieli: O salutaris hostia
Plainsong: Christus factus est pro nobis
Giovanni Croce: Tenebrae factae sunt
Claudio Monteverdi: Stabat mater
A. Gabrieli: O sacrum convivium
Claudio Merulo: In Deo speravit cor meum
Monteverdi: Laudate pueri, Dominum

  • Fri, May 2, 2014 at 8:00pm
Baldwin Auditorium