Lightning is about to strike twice in Summit, New Jersey, as Grammy Award-winning a cappella vocalists Chanticleer close out the St. John’s Summit Concert Series’ fourth season on July 28 at 8:00 pm. The performance was not part of the original schedule for the season and has been billed as a surprise encore.

Celebrating 40 years this season, Chanticleer is a vocal tour de force, having traveled the world sharing its music, and even being hailed by The New Yorker magazine as “the world’s reigning male chorus.” Chanticleer has sold over a million albums and received two GRAMMY awards. Their sound is a balanced blend of power and nuance, while their repertoire of songs ranges from Renaissance to Jazz and popular music. This season also marks the end of long-time bassist, Eric Alatorre’s tenure with the group. After performing in Summit, Eric will perform only one more time before departing from the group after 28 years.

“We are delighted to be able to welcome Chanticleer back to Summit,” said Kenneth Bryson, President of the St. John’s Summit Concert Series. “We were approached by the group recently when they saw that they were going to be in the area and were excited to be available for a return performance.”

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Chanticleer last performed in Summit in November 2016 as the headline act of the group’s second season. Their powerful and dynamic voices filled the crowded St. John’s Church, mesmerizing the audience. The upcoming performance is expected to have a similar effect while introducing a very different musical selection from the group’s broad and diverse catalog of songs.

As an added bonus for fans, tickets will be sold at a reduced price of $40 for adults and $20 for children under 12 years old. Tickets can once again be purchased at the door or online at