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Lee University Contributed Photo / Male a cappella ensemble Chanticleer performs in the Presidential Concert Series at Lee University on Monday, Oct. 28.

A cappella group Chanticleer will return to the Lee University campus for the second performnce in the Presidential Concert Series on Monday, Oct. 28, at 7:30 p.m. in Pangle Hall, 340 Church St. NE, Cleveland, Tennessee.

Called "the world's reigning male chorus" by the New Yorker, this San Francisco-based, Grammy Award-winning ensemble recently celebrated its 40th anniversary.

Chanticleer is known for its seamless blend of 12 male voices and its original interpretations of vocal literature from Renaissance, jazz and popular genres to contemporary composition.

"Only a few times have we had a musical guest so popular with our crowd as Chanticleer," said Dr. Paul Conn, Lee president.

"For anyone who enjoys choir music, this night will be a wonderful treat. These men perform all types of music, and the crowd just loved them when they were here in 2016."

Named for the "clear- singing" rooster in Geoffrey Chaucer's "Canterbury Tales," Chanticleer was founded in 1978 by tenor Louis A. Botto, who sang in the ensemble until 1989 and served as artistic director until his death in 1997.

Since the group began releasing recordings in 1981, it has sold well over a million albums. In addition to performing, the members conduct workshops and masterclasses for university students nationwide as they tour.

Tickets are $15 for adults, $5 for students and senior adults. They can be purchased at the Lee University Box Office in the Dixon Center between 3 and 6 p.m., by calling 423-614-8343 or online here.

 

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