The University of Texas at Austin


An Orchestra of Voices
Heart of a Soldier

Presented in partnership with Butler School of Music and KMFA-FM

Hailed as “the world’s reigning male chorus” by The New Yorker magazine, the GRAMMY® award-winning ensemble Chanticleer returns with an all-new program. Based in San Francisco, Chanticleer is known around the world for the seamless blend of its twelve male voices ranging from countertenor to bass and its original interpretations of vocal literature, from Renaissance to jazz, and from gospel to venturesome new music.

Their Austin program, Heart of a Soldier, is expressed in music from the Renaissance to the present day, with universal sentiments ranging from extreme pain to extreme joy.

The singing of Chanticleer is breathtaking in its accuracy of intonation, purity of blend, variety of color and swagger of style.

The Boston Globe

CHANTICLEER: O Frondens Virga by Hildegard von Bingen (1098-1179) from Chanticleer on YouTube.

Fun Facts:

  • 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.
  • The group has sold well over a million albums and won two Grammy awards.
  • A Chanticleer Christmas is broadcast annually on over 300 affiliated public radio stations nationwide.
  • The Singing Life—a documentary about Chanticleer’s work with young people—was released in 2008. Chanticleer’s education program was recognized with the 2010 Chorus America Education Outreach Award.
  • The group is named for the “clear-singing” rooster in Geoffrey Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales.