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Grammy-Award Winning Chanticleer to Perform in Summit

SUMMIT, NJ – The St. John’s Summit Concert Series (SJSCS) continues its second season on Sunday, November 1, with a performance by award-winning vocal group, Chanticleer. The concert will take place at 3:00 pm St. John’s Lutheran Church in Summit, New Jersey.

Dubbed “the world’s reigning male chorus” by The New Yorker magazine, Chanticleer travels around the world performing and educating. During the group’s 2015-2016 tour alone, the chorus will be visiting Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan and Beijing, in addition to several performances across the United States. Chanticleer’s sound has been universally praised, with the San Francisco Chronicle highlighting the “tonal luxuriance and crisply etched clarity.” Now in its 38th season, Chanticleer has sold more than one million albums, and has received two GRAMMY awards.

“We are thrilled to be hosting Chanticleer as part of our season,” said Kenneth Bryson, president of SJSCS. “Wherever they perform they draw a lot of excitement, and now we are able to offer our community the chance to experience their beautiful sound in an intimate environment unlike any other venue.”

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Chanticleer is known for the seamless blend of its twelve male voices ranging from soprano to bass, which will be on full display in its 2015-2016 program, “Over the Moon.” This program will look at the most visible element of the night sky as it has been portrayed in song, from early statements by Claudio Monteverdi and Antoine Busnois to contemporary composers such as Jaakko Mäntyjärvi and Stephen Paulus, who have composed some of Chanticleer’s crowd-pleasers. The performance will also feature new arrangements of “Moon River” and “Fly Me to the Moon.” After the music is over, the audience is invited to stay for a reception with food and drinks.

Admission for the concert is $40, and tickets can be purchased online or by phone at (908) 273-3846. For the full list of concerts and prices, or to become a sponsor, visit stjohnssummit.org/concertseries, or go to Facebook at facebook.com/stjohnssummitconcertseries.

About St. John’s Summit Concert Series

The St. John’s Summit Concert Series (SJSCS) is a non-profit organization that aims to bring a diverse array of music to the local communities surrounding Summit, New Jersey.  The performances will both highlight the talent found in the community and offer residents the opportunity to see and hear local and international professional musicians.

The SJSCS has filed for 501(c)(3) status from the IRS, and supports itself through the generosity of its Friends of Music and through the sale of tickets to attend performances.   Anyone may become a Friend of Music at varying levels of sponsorship. For tickets, and to find out how to support the SJSCS, visit www.stjohnssummit.org/concertseries or www.facebook.com/stjohnssummitconcertseries.

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