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Chanticleer to conduct master class with Transylvania’s male a cappella group; free and open to the public

LEXINGTON, Ky.—The Grammy Award-winning male chorus Chanticleer will conduct a master class with Transylvania Boys’ A Cappella (TBA) Friday, November 14, at 12:30 p.m. in the Mitchell Fine Arts Center, room 202. The master class is free and open to the public. Chanticleer will work with TBA on two songs arranged by members of the group. Afterwards, members of Chanticleer will take questions from class attendants.

Chanticleer will give a public concert at 7:30 p.m. in Haggin Auditorium. Tickets, which are required for admittance, are free while they last and may be picked up at Transylvania’s William T. Young Campus Center (corner of Broadway and Fourth streets) Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Saturday from noon to 7 p.m. The master class and concert are made possible through the generosity of the Dorothy J. and Fred K. Smith Endowed Concert Series.

For more information, contact the public relations office at (859) 233-8120.

Additional information: 
Chanticleer has developed a remarkable reputation over its 30-year history for its vivid interpretations of vocal literature, including Renaissance, classical, jazz, gospel, sacred chant, Christmas and venturesome new music. With its seamless blend of 12 male voices, ranging from countertenor to bass, Chanticleer has earned international renown as “an orchestra of voices” and New Yorker magazine called the group “the world’s reigning male chorus.”

The performance at Transylvania, “Wondrous Free,” is an appreciation of the 250th anniversary of the earliest surviving American secular composition, “My Days Have Been So Wondrous Free,” by Francis Hopkinson, a friend of George Washington and a signer of the Declaration of Independence. The program demonstrates the diversity of song in America.

For more information, contact the public relations office at (859) 233-8120.

11/5/2008

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