Grammy Award-Winning Chanticleer to Serenade Heritage Center Audience

Sep 10, 2018

DUBUQUE, Iowa – University of Dubuque Heritage Center continues its sixth annual Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series with Chanticleer on Saturday, Oct. 6, at 7:30 p.m. in John and Alice Butler Hall. Called “the world’s reigning male chorus” by The New Yorker, the San Francisco-based Grammy award-winning ensemble will perform their 40th anniversary program, Then and There, Here and Now.

WHAT:            Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series – Chanticleer: Then and There, Here and Now

WHEN:            Saturday, Oct. 6 – 7:30 p.m.

WHERE:          John and Alice Butler Hall, Heritage Center, University of Dubuque

TICKETS:        Adult $25-$30 advance/$30-$35 day of show; Alumni/Military $20 advance/$25 day of show; Child/Student $10 advance/$15 day of show

Then and There, Here and Now celebrates music from some of Chanticleer’s favorite composers, from Palestrina and Victoria to Mason Bates and Steven Stucky as well as audience favorites arranged by Jennings, Shaw and others. With additional music from Strauss to Gershwin and styles from Baroque to American songbook classics, the program repertoire reflects the expansive aesthetic and seamless virtuosity in ensemble singing that have been Chanticleer hallmarks for four decades.

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. Chanticleer became known first for its interpretations of Renaissance music. It was later a pioneer in the revival of the South American baroque, recording several award-winning titles in that repertoire. Chanticleer was named Ensemble of the Year by Musical America in 2008 and inducted in the American Classical Music Hall of Fame the same year. William Fred Scott was named music director in 2014. A native of Georgia, Scott is the former assistant conductor to Robert Shaw at the Atlanta Symphony, former artistic director of the Atlanta Opera, an organist, and choir director. Since Chanticleer began releasing recordings in 1981, this “orchestra of voices” has sold well over a million albums and won two Grammy awards.

University of Dubuque choirs under the direction of Kristen Eby, an assistant music professor at UD, will open for Chanticleer.

A free preshow CyberCafé Knapp Stage concert from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. featuring the Ken Kilian Jazz Quartet, precedes the performance.

Chanticleer can be chosen as part of a flexible season ticket package or single tickets are available Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Farber Box Office, Heritage Center, University of Dubuque, 2255 Bennett Street; by phone at 563.585.SHOW; or online at

Patrons are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance. New for 2018-2019, all tickets increase by $5.00 beginning at midnight the day of performances.