Chanticleer (choir)

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Chanticleer are an all-male American a capella vocal group. They were named for Chanticleer, the “clear singing cock” in The Canterbury Tales . [1] and were formed to perform Renaissance music, for which they have become well known, but they are also celbrated for the range of their repertoire, which also includes jazz, gospel and pop standards.

Chanticleer are based in San Francisco. Joseph Jennings, countertenor, is the group’s artistic and Michael D. Oltman, tenor is its music director.

  1. ...a cok, hight Chauntecleer. In al the land, of crowyng nas his peer. His voys was murier than the murie orgon On messe-dayes that in the chirche gon. Wel sikerer was his crowyng in his logge Than is a clokke or an abbey orlogge.