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CHANTICLEER RETURNS, OCTOBER 2

September 19, 2005
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GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY’S
CENTER FOR THE ARTS PRESENTS
A new program from
the world’s premier a cappella chorus
CHANTICLEER:
EarthSongs

“These men are phenomenal: as fresh as a blade of grass, tightly focused and keenly expressive.” The New York Times


Fairfax, Virginia, August 22, 2005
—In a departure from their traditional holiday performance at George Mason University’s Center for the Arts, this virtuosic group of singers presents a program filled with grace and beauty celebrating the natural world. Chanticleer, universally praised for their high level of artistic measure, performs EarthSongs, featuring folk songs, madrigals, poetry from Dickinson and others, and contemporary compositions, all paying homage to the miracle of nature on Sunday, October 2 at 7:00PM. An artistic discussion, free to ticketholders, begins 45-minutes prior to the curtain on the hall’s Grand Tier.

With EarthSongs, the 12 man ensemble Chanticleer pairs poets’ words with music to celebrate the grace of earth’s creatures, the powerful winds, the voices of the seasons, and the rhythms of the planet.
Partial program – Sunday, October 2, 2005, 7PM
George Mason University’s Center for the Arts

Augusta Read Thomas: Purple Syllables (texts by Emily Dickinson)
Palestrina: from the Song of Songs
Hindemith: Eine lichte mitternacht, Uber am Fruhjar
Saint Saëns: Calme des nuits, Les fleurs et les arbres
A Set of Madrigals (Birds and bees)
Monteverdi: Quel augellin che canta
English: Sweet honey sucking bees
Janequin: Les chants des oiseaux
Sarah Hopkins: Past Life Melodies
Chen Yi: Wild Grass
Jackson Hill: Voices of Autumn
A Set of Folk Songs

Program subject to change.

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Tickets for CHANTICLEER: EARTHSONGS
are $44, $36 and $22. Charge by phone at 703-218-6500 or visit www.tickets.com. The Center for the Arts complex is located on the Fairfax campus of George Mason University at the intersection of Braddock Road and Route 123. Paid parking is located in the deck adjacent to the mainstage Concert Hall and FREE parking is located in university lot K. Visit www.gmu.edu/cfa



GREAT PERFORMANCES AT MASON is a program of George Mason University’s Center for the Arts, the professional presenting arm of the College of Visual and Performing Arts. The College of Visual and Performing Arts exists to create an academic environment in which the arts may be considered both as individual disciplines and as interdisciplinary forms that strengthen each other. Believing that an education in the arts is deepened by regular contact with the work of distinguished visiting artists, the College draws on a variety of professional presenting and producing units where artists from across the country and around the world regularly perform, give master classes, work with students during extended residencies, and interact with the community in a variety of other ways. These programs at the Center for the Arts Concert Hall, TheaterSpace, Galleries, Harris Theater, and other venues, provide a diverse selection of challenging and entertaining cultural experiences for the University community, as well as Northern Virginia and the greater Washington, D.C. area. The College houses four academic departments: Art and Visual Technology, Dance, Music and Theater.