A Chanticleer Christmas
- Hodie Christus Natus Est
- Admirabile Commerciu
- Hodie nobis cælorum ReEn!
- Natus est Emanuel
- Vom Himmel hoch
- Hallowed Grouund
- Caroling, Caroling / Bright,Bright the Holly Berries
- Angels We Have Heard on High
- Bethlehem Down
- There Is No Rose of Such Virtue
- Rocking Carol (Hajej, nynej, Ježíšku)
- Un flambeau, Jeannette, Isabella
- Away in a Manger
- O Holy Night
- The First Nowell
- Ave Maria
Listen to some samples from Chanticleer below-
Hodie Christus Natus Est
Angels We Have Heard on High
Can there be exceptional music on a Yule Log? ABSOLUTELY! What’s more heartwarming than Christmas by the fireside with the ones you love? Perhaps a Fireside Christmas with the world renowned “orchestra of voices” known as Chanticleer. This is not your average, every Christmas Yule Log. This Yule Log showcases one of the world’s leading ensembles performing the pure sounds of music from long ago. Chanticleer’s hauntingly beautiful singing captures the true essence and spirit of Christmas past. So forget all that canned Log music, go for the real thing and feel the warmth of your virtual fire through the radiant sounds of Grammy® award winning Chanticleer.
On the eve of Chanticleer’s 2010-11 concert season, the Grammy Award-winning ensemble is proud to release a number of new recordings beginning with A Chanticleer Christmas a new a cappella collection of holiday favorites available on September 14, 2010 The live performances on this CD were broadcast throughout the country on Public Radio. A Chanticleer Christmas is produced in conjunction with American Public Media (formally Minnesota Public Radio), the largest owner and operator of public radio stations in the U.S. Their nearly 800 stations carry 20+ national programs including A Prairie Home Companion®, Marketplace®, Performance Today® and more, reaching 16 million listeners. The release is also supported by a 20-city tour and Chanticleer’s annual appearance on NBC’s Today Show (December 2nd and 25th), featuring the CD and a live performance of several of the selections on the release.
A Chanticleer Christmas earned top honors as Billboard’s #1 Classical Album for the week of December 25, 2010 (via Reuters).
This album has something for everyone – from early Christmas music to the seasonal chestnuts, O Holy Night, Away in a Manger, Angels We Have Heard on High and a new recording of Chanticleer’s signature Biebl Ave Maria.
“Ever since Chanticleer recorded Franz Biebl’s Ave Maria in 1990, radio listeners have been reaching for the volume dial and asking for a little quiet as the ensemble opens up into those glorious dark-chocolate harmonies,” stated Brian Newhouse, executive producer for American Public Media. “This is the music and these are the voices that, for so many, simply mean Christmas. In 2007, American Public Media began sharing more of that magic by distributing to public radio stations the choir’s annual and always-sold-out Christmas concert. These are our favorite moments from those broadcasts.”
Called “the world’s reigning male chorus,” by the New Yorker magazine, and named “Ensemble of the Year” by Musical America in 2008, Chanticleer will perform more than 100 concerts in 2010-11, the GRAMMY Award-winning ensemble’s 33rd Season. Chanticleer will tour to Canada and 22 of the United States, including appearances at Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art and the National American Choral Directors Association Conference in Chicago.
Chanticleer is known around the world as “an orchestra of voices” for the seamless blend of its twelve male voices ranging from countertenor to bass. Founded in San Francisco in 1978, Chanticleer has developed a worldwide reputation for its impeccable musicianship, beauty of sound, and wide-ranging repertoire from Renaissance and Mexican Baroque to jazz, gospel, folk, and adventurous new music.