FIVE GLORIOUS EXPERIENCES
Samuel Carabetta, Artistic Director
Sunday, February 23, 2020 at 5:00 pm
Marking their 42nd season, Chanticleer presents “Trade Winds,” a program celebrating ocean voyaging and exotic climes, for their fourth appearance at St. Johns. Called “the world’s reigning male chorus” by the New Yorker, and named the 2008 Ensemble of the Year by Musical America, the Grammy-winning ensemble is based in San Francisco, where the Chronicle praises their “tonal luxuriance and crisply etched clarity.” Known around the world as “an orchestra of voices,” the group seamlessly blends twelve voices ranging from soprano to bass, in original interpretations of vocal literature from Renaissance to jazz, gospel, and adventurous new music.
Sunday, April 19, 2020 at 5:00 pm
During their career of more than two decades, this Grammy-nominated quintet has discovered what audiences value most—a sense of connection, with the music, the performers, and the artistry. This is “what triumph sounds like,” extols the Philadelphia Inquirer. As they seamlessly navigate classical, jazz, and world music idioms, Imani Winds creates a distinct presence through their dynamic playing, culturally relevant programming, virtuosic collaborations, and inspirational outreach programs. In 2016 they received their greatest accolade yet, joining a permanent display on classical music in the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture.
“The Imani Winds project the rich sound one associates with classical players while also displaying the spontaneous feel of a swinging jazz combo.” —Times-Picayune, New Orleans