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September 18, 2012

Review: Vocals to savor

San Francisco Chronicle:

In planning a thematic program, it always helps to cast your net as widely as possible. Friday's engaging program by the men's chorus Chanticleer, the opening salvo of the group's 35th season, took as its title "The Siren's Call," which gave license to explore a wide range of material touching on sex, love, death, temptation, and - when all else failed - fishermen.

Mostly, though, the concert at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music was an excuse to savor the group's vocal artistry, a combination that was by turns urgent and coolly suave. In its current incarnation, the 12-member ensemble boasts a smooth and soft-edged tonal blend, as well as a rhythmic responsiveness that keeps performances from getting too cushy. Read more.

Posted by acapnews at September 18, 2012 12:00 AM