A Review Of A Classical Concert By Chanticleer

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On January 31, 2016, I attended a classical musical concert performed by Chanticleer. The concert was held in the Halton Theater at Central Piedmont Community College. The audience was dressed very casually and most of the people were elderly. This was the first classical concert I have attended, I choose to write about this concert because it’s the one that I liked the most if I had to choose between all the concert that I attended.

Chanticleer is a male classical vocal a cappella ensemble comprises twelve men, that include two basses, one baritone, three tenors, and six countertenors (three altos and three sopranos).They mostly know about their interpretations of Renaissance music, but it also performs a wide repertoire of jazz, gospel,
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They dispatched quickly into Gerald Finzi 's euphoric "My Spirit Sang All Day," trailed by Claudio Monteverdi, and Edward Elgar 's "There is sweet music" and a second Monteverdi piece ‘’Ecco mormorar’’. The sound was clear and rich, the mixing of voices perfect and nuanced, they sang of the euphoria of love. The singers successfully moved all through various positions and groupings. The corridor gave a surprising space to this choir to be heard in all its magnificence of choral …show more content…
An introduction informed us of the great inventions of the Renaissance in every field. Orlando di Lasso 's ‘’Conditor alme siderum’’ had the excellence of harmony dissolving into a full choir, now and again making organ-like sounds. Antoine Busnois ' ‘’Gaude, caelestis domino’’ was the soonest piece and was loaded with vivacity and complex cross rhythms working to a euphoric completion, and the singers were seriously vigilant and aware of each other. Robert Parsons ' ‘’Ave Maria’ ’was captivating in its effortlessness and consonant excellence, the singing was easy and normal. I was very surprised to see the high level of their voices. Then the Desprez ‘’Benedicta’’ had the singers communicate with each other and us (the audience).

In the third set moved from the Renaissance to our time with the composer Nico Muhly. The interpretation of ' 'Three Moon Songs ' ' was based on poetry from Albert Giraud ' 'Pierrot Lunaire ' '. The principal, "Harlequin," exhibited beguiling soprano lines over rehashed designs making utilization of dissonance and humor was dependably musically understandable. At that point, "Moondrunk," which had a strong solo by Marques Jerrell Ruff, had charming harmonies. I would say that he got the most beautiful voice among them all. A third of the set was gotten with joy by the

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