Chanticleer (choir)

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Chanticleer is an all-male American a cappella vocal group. It was named for Chanticleer, the “clear singing cock” in The Canterbury Tales[1] and was formed to perform Renaissance music, for which the group has become well known. They are also celebrated for the range of their repertoire, which also includes jazz, gospel and pop standards.

Chanticleer is based in San Francisco. Joseph Jennings, countertenor, is the group’s artistic director, and Michael D. Oltman, tenor, is its music director.


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