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A cappella group ‘Chanticleer’ to perform Oct. 5 at Piedmont College

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Chanticleer, the Grammy Award-winning ensemble of 12 male singers, is coming to Piedmont College in Demorest Oct. 5.

Known around the world as “an orchestra of voices,” Chanticleer presents original interpretations of vocal literature from the Renaissance, to jazz, and popular songs.

The concert will be held at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 5, in the Piedmont College Chapel at 992 Central Avenue, Demorest. General admission tickets will go on sale Aug. 1 for $25 ordered online or $35 at the door (cash or check only). For more information, visit www.piedmont.edu/chanticleer.

Chanticleer was originally formed in 1978 and since then has toured all around the world, famous for its “tonal luxuriance and crisply etched clarity,” says the San Francisco Chronicle.

Chanticleer’s current director is Thomasville, Georgia, native William Fred Scott, who was the artistic director and principal conductor of the Atlanta Opera from 1985 to 2005, and was associate conductor of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra from 1981 to 1988—selected for the post by legendary conductor, chorus director, and arranger Robert Shaw. He comes to Chanticleer after a five-year tenure as director of choral music at the Westminster Schools in Atlanta.

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