September 19, 2005

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LEWISBURG, Pa. — The Grammy Award-winning vocal group Chanticleer will perform in concert Saturday, Oct. 1, at 8 p.m. in the Weis Center for the Performing Arts at Bucknell University. Tickets for the concert are $20.

The all-male a cappella vocal ensemble of 12 has a repertory spanning 10 centuries, including Gregorian chant, Renaissance polyphony, Romantic art song, jazz, spirituals, and contemporary music including works by Bucknell composer and professor of music Jackson Hill.

"One of Professor Hill's pieces is in their tour repertory this year," said Bill Boswell, executive director of the Weis Center, "and they are definitely going to sing it for him here." Hill's Voices of Autumn (1982) was on the group's 2004 Grammy-nominated album, Our American Journey.

Chanticleer has won Grammy Awards for the albums Colors of Love and Sir John Tavener's Lamentations and Praises. Christmas with Chanticleer: An Orchestra of Voices has been broadcast nationally on television since 2002 and is available on DVD. Parade magazine listed Chanticleer's latest release as one of the top releases of the year.

Tickets for Weis Center performances are available in person from the Campus Box Office in the Weis Center weekdays 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and one hour prior to events. Tickets also are available by calling 570-577-1000 or online at

This performance by Chanticleer is made possible in part by a generous contribution from Nancy and Sam Craig of Lewisburg. The 2005-06 season of Weis Center events is made possible in part by generous funding from the Bucknell University Association for the Arts and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. Additional support for the series is provided by numerous and generous private donors including members of the Weis Center Green Room Circle and Green Room Board.




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