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Chanticleer 'Biebl's 'Ave Maria''

Faith of Our Fathers

Friday, March 6, 2020 | 8:00 pm

Vocal Ensemble Series

Baldwin Auditorium

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Now in its 41st year, Chanticleer remains at the vanguard of choral ensemble excellence in America. Founded by a musicology student who wanted to perform the music he was studying, Chanticleer has grown into a twelve-member group adept with ancient masters and modern commissions. Along the way the ensemble has received several major music prizes, including two GRAMMY awards and Ensemble of the Year from Musical America, all while continuing in Billboard’s Top 10 best-selling classical artists.

At Duke Performances Chanticleer brings a five-part program of sacred music, Faith of Our Fathers. The repertoire spans from Hildegard’s “O virtu sapientiae” in the 12th century, to English and American works, featuring highlights of the English renaissance and colonial American traditions, complemented by modern tributes to those styles. The choir stops briefly in the Spanish New World before concluding with Chanticleer favorites.


Faith of Our Fathers (Sacred Program)

Hildegard von Bingen: O frondens virga, from Missa La Sol Fa Re Mi by Josquin des Prez
Credo – Sanctus

Peter Philips: Cantabant Sancti
William Byrd: Justorum animae
Jackson Hill: Were Soul to Speak
Orlando Gibbons: O Clap Your Hands

William Billings, arr. William Fred Scott: Chester
Ned Rorem: Sing, My Soul, His Wondrous Love
Traditional hymn, arr. Alice Parker and Robert Shaw: His Voice as the Sound
Ned Rorem: All Glorious God
John Cennick, arr. Alice Parker: Happy in the Lord

Juan Gutiérrez de Padilla: Mirabilia testimonia tua
Antonio de Salazar: O sacrum convivium
Francisco Guerrero: Signasti Domine

Kurt Weill, arr. Gene Puerling: Lost in the Stars
Traditional spiritual, arr. Alice Parker and Robert Shaw: My God is a Rock
Doyle Lawson, Charles Waller, and Robert Yates, arr. Jennings: Calling My Children Home
Traditional gospel, arr. Rosephanye Powell: Oh, What a Beautiful City

“The world’s reigning male chorus”

The New Yorker

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