Choral Stream

Cantus and Chanticleer: Live from Orchestra Hall

The combined choirs of Cantus and Chanticleer will perform at Orchestra Hall on Oct. 3, 2016.Courtesy the artists

September 27, 2016

We are proud to bring you selections from the historic sold-out concert of Cantus and Chanticleer, recorded at Orchestra Hall last October!

Imagine if Lexus and Infiniti got together and said, "Hey, let's make a car together, a really, really cool car!" Chanticleer and Cantus, America's best-in-class male vocal ensembles, have never shared a stage together. They have shared a beer together, and, famously, video of that 2016 event went wildly viral. That inspired these two groups to think of what collaboration might look like. Voila! These two handsome groups of guys revved that new engine of theirs in a single, sold-out joint concert October 3 at Orchestra Hall, Minneapolis, Minn.

Here are select highlights from the October 3 concert:

Concert Program

Surge, propera amica mea. Francisco Guerrero, composer. Chanticleer.
Nigra sum. Jehan L'Heritier, composer. Chanticleer.
Le premier jour du mois de May, Madame. Philippe de Monte, composer. Chanticleer.
Luceat Eis. Timothy C. Takach, composer. Cantus. ©Graphite Artist Management.
Beneath Thin Blanket. Jeff Beal, composer. Cantus. @copy;St Rose Management.
Five Ways to Kill A Man. Bob Chilcott, composer. Cantus. @copy;Oxford University Press.
My Blood is Blazing with Desire. Mikhail Glinka, composer. Chanticleer.
Behold, darkness has fallen. Sergey Taneyev, composer. Chanticleer.
Vocalise. Sergey Rachmaninov, composer. Elger Niels, arranger. Chanticleer. ©Boosey & Hawkes.
Ach Vojna (Soldier's Lot). Leos Janacek, composer. Cantus.
In Flanders Fields. Christine Donkin, composer. Cantus. ©Graphite Artist Management.
If I profane with my unworthiest hand… (from Romeo & Juliet). Libby Larsen, composer. ©Libby Larsen Publishing. Cantus.
Ave Maria. Franz Biebl, arranger. Cantus and Chanticleer. ©Fred Bock Publishing.
Litaniae B. Mariae Virginis. Giovanni Gabrieli, composer. Cantus and Chanticleer.
Halt, was du hast. Johann Michael Bach, composer. Cantus and Chanticleer.
Pilgrims Hymn. Stephen Paulus composer. Cantus and Chanticleer. ©Paulus Publications.
Deep River (African-American Spiritual). Moses Hogan, arranger. Cantus and Chanticleer ©Hal Leonard Publishing.
Shenandoah (American Folksong). Marshall Bartholomew, composer. Chanticleer. ©Schirmer.
There's a Meeting Here Tonight (African-American Spiritual). Cantus.
Ride The Chariot (African-American Spiritual). Moses Hogan, arranger. Cantus and Chanticleer. ©Hal Leonard Publishing.
We Shall Walk Through the Valley in Peace (African-American Spiritual). Joseph Jennings and others, arrangers. Cantus and Chanticleer.
Good News, The Chariot's Comin' (Traditional Spiritual). Moses Hogan, arranger. Cantus and Chanticleer. ©Hal Leonard Publishing.