The world-famous a capella, all-male singing ensemble Chanticleer, comes to St. Ignatius Church this Dec. 15.
They have a breakneck universal schedule but always come home to San Francisco, where they were founded in 1987. They’ve made 10 CDs and have won 3 Grammys.
In addition to working with many established composers from around the world, they collaborate with such artists as Frederica Von Stade, Al Jarreau, Garrison Keillor, the Shanghai Quartet, as well as the New York, San Francisco, and St. Paul orchestras.
Chanticleer has commissioned over 70 composers who have written over 90 pieces premiered by the group. Their voices are clear out of this world.
Advisory to parents of small children: Chanticleer concerts include some very quiet moments. Discretion is advised.
OK, we’ll be quiet. We’ll let the singers make their joyful noise.
A Chanticleer Christmas
St. Ignatius Church, 50 Parker Avenue (at Fulton)
Sunday, Dec. 23, 8 p.m.; $35–$65; 415-252-8589