Contributed by Chanticleer
AT GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY’S CENTER FOR THE ARTS IN FAIRFAX
Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013 at 8 p.m.
AND THE HYLTON PERFORMING ARTS CENTER IN MANASSAS
Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013 at 4 p.m.
FAIRFAX, Va., Oct. 16, 2013 – The 12 illustrious male voices known as Chanticleer ring in the holiday season with the ensemble’s cherished “A Chanticleer Christmas” concert, coming to two performing arts venues in Northern Virginia on Thanksgiving weekend.
Praised by Classics.com as “America’s a cappella pride and joy,” the Grammy Award-winning Chanticleer brings its magnificent Christmas concert filled with ancient hymns, venerated and sacred songs, classical works and a selection of festive and familiar carols and spirituals from Europe and America to George Mason University’s Center for the Arts in Fairfax on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013 at 8 p.m. as a part of the Center’s 2013-2014 Great Performances at Mason season. A pre-performance discussion, free to ticketholders, will be held 45 minutes prior to the performance on the Center’s Grand Tier III and is sponsored by the Friends of the Center for the Arts.
The ensemble also presents “A Chanticleer Christmas” at the Hylton Performing Arts Center in Manassas on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013 at 4 p.m., as a part of the 2013-2014Hylton Presents season, which is sponsored by Novant Health. A pre-performance discussion, free to ticketholders, will be held 45 minutes prior to the performance in the Hylton Center’s Buchanan Partners Art Gallery.
The program for each concert will feature music spanning centuries and genres by such celebrated composers as Praetorius, Tavener, Sametz, Biebl, Rachmaninoff and Mendelssohn.
Called the “world’s reigning male chorus,” by New Yorker, Chanticleer has enchanted audiences the world over with the ensemble’s glorious voices, rapturous sound, impeccable technique and an astonishing mastery of more than a thousand years of vocal literature that includes everything from Gregorian chant and Renaissance music to jazz, gospel and contemporary sounds. Named for the “clear-singing” rooster in Chaucer’s “The Canterbury Tales,” Chanticleer was founded in 1978 by the late tenor Louis Botto. Now in its 36th season, the San Francisco-based ensemble has performed for countless audiences across the globe and has released numerous recordings, including its two Grammy Award-winning albums, “Colors of Love” and “Lamentations and Praises.” The ensemble’s latest studio album, “Someone New,” features a collection of jazz standards, classic rock tunes and indie-pop songs by such diverse artists as Gotye, Freddie Mercury, Peter Gabriel, Dave Brubeck, Tom Waits, M83, June Carter Cash and Antonio Carlos Jobim. Chanticleer has also released several Christmas albums, including “Sing We Christmas,” “Our Heart’s Joy” and “Our Favorite Carols,” as well as a DVD titled “Fireside Christmas with Chanticleer.”
Program subject to change.
Novant Health is the 2013-2014 Hylton Presents Season Sponsor
at the Hylton Performing Arts Center
TICKETS FOR GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY’S CENTER FOR THE ARTS:
Tickets for CHANTICLEER’S “A CHANTICLEER CHRISTMAS” are $50, $42 and $25. Youth Discount: tickets are half price for youth through grade 12. Visit the box office (open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.) or charge by phone at 888-945-2468 or visit cfa.gmu.edu. The Center for the Arts complex is located on George Mason University’s Fairfax Campus at the intersection of Braddock Road and Route 123. Paid parking is located in the Mason Pond Parking Deck adjacent the Concert Hall and FREE parking is located in university Lot K. For more information, please visit cfa.gmu.edu. Like us on Facebook at Facebook.com/gmucfa and follow us on Twitter at @GMU_CFA.
TICKETS FOR THE HYLTON PERFORMING ARTS CENTER:
Tickets for CHANTICLEER’S “A CHANTICLEER CHRISTMAS” are $50, $42 and $34. Youth Discount: tickets are half price for youth through grade 12. Visit the box office (open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.) or charge by phone at 888-945-2468 or visit HyltonCenter.org. The Hylton Performing Arts Center is located on George Mason University’s Prince William Campus at 10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas, Va., 20110. Free parking is available in the lot next to the Hylton Center. For more information, please visit HyltonCenter.org. Like us on Facebook at Facebook.com/HyltonCenter and follow us on Twitter at @Hylton_PAC.
About Great Performances at Mason
Great Performances at Mason is a program of George Mason University’s Center for the Arts, the professional presentation and production arm of the College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA). CVPA provides an academic environment in which the arts are explored as individual disciplines and interdisciplinary forms that strengthen one another. The college prepares students for careers as creators, performers, teachers, scholars, arts leaders and arts entrepreneurs. Understanding that an education in the arts is deepened by regular contact with the work of distinguished visiting artists, the Center for the Arts, the professional presentation and production arm of the college, welcomes a variety of professional and world-renowned artists, musicians and actors to its stage. Students have the opportunity to perform, create and exhibit their work in a wide variety of public venues including a 2,000-seat Concert Hall. CVPA is home to the Schools of Music, Dance, Art and Theater, as well as the Computer Game Design, Arts Management and Film and Video Studies programs.
About the Hylton Performing Arts Center
Dedicated to bringing a world-class performing arts venue to the Prince William region, the Hylton Performing Arts Center was born out of a partnership among Prince William County, George Mason University, the City of Manassas, the Commonwealth of Virginia and individuals and businesses in the private sector. Soaring more than nine stories and boasting a stunning mix of copper, glass and masonry, the 85,000-square foot center is home to two unparalleled performance venues for local arts groups and performers from around the world, as well as university-related activities. Modeled after the intimate European opera houses of the 19th century, Merchant Hall is a 1,123-seat multipurpose proscenium theater, which is encircled by 27 private boxes that rise three levels. The Gregory Family Theater is a flexible, 4,400-square foot space that can be configured for many different types of performances and events. In addition, the Didlake Grand Foyer, with its sweeping staircase, provides an ideal setting for community, corporate and social events. The Hylton Performing Arts Center, the only building of its kind in the area, is sure to quickly become the cultural hub of Prince William County and the surrounding communities and is a shining example of collaboration and commitment to the arts.
About George Mason University
George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with global distinction in a range of academic fields. Located in Northern Virginia near Washington, D.C., Mason provides students access to diverse cultural experiences and the most sought-after internships and employers in the country. Mason offers strong undergraduate and graduate degree programs in engineering and information technology, organizational psychology, health care and visual and performing arts. With Mason professors conducting groundbreaking research in areas such as climate change, public policy and the biosciences, George Mason University is a leading example of the modern, public university. George Mason University – Where Innovation Is Tradition.
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