Grammy Award-Winning Vocal Ensemble, Chanticleer, Performs In Knoxville

Oct 21, 2016

Called "the world's reigning male chorus" by The New Yorker and also the first vocal ensemble to be inducted into the American Classical Music Hall of Fame, the San Francisco based Grammy award-winning ensemble, Chanticleer, comes to Knoxville this Monday evneing to perform music about love. The title of the program is "My Secret Heart" and it will be presented at 8pm at Knoxville's Church of the Ascension, located at 800 S Northshore Drive.

Founded in 1978, this twelve-member male choir performs music of every style, ranging from Renaissance to jazz and popular genres, as well as contemporary works. Since Chanticleer began releasing recordings in 1981, the group has sold well over a million albums and has won two Grammy awards. Additionally, through their educational outreach program, the group inspires thousands of young people each year to sing with their hearts, while striving for excellence.

In this interview, Melony Dodson chats with Knoxville-native, Brian Hinman, who has sung tenor with Chanticleer for eleven years.

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