proctors-theatre.JPGSan Francisco male vocal ensemble is an "orchestra of voices" Schenectady, N.Y. -Chanticleer, the Bay Area's multiple Grammy® Award-winning male vocal ensemble, visits Proctors (8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, 432 State Street, 518.346.6204,, $20-$50) with She Said/He Said, a program displaying the group's characteristically eclectic repertoire and featuring songs from its upcoming CD, entitled Someone New. The She Said/He Said performances-stretching across a season-long tour to 23 states-include music and texts exploring the feminine ideal by Hildegard von Bingen and Tomás Luis de Victoria; the harmony and tension between the sexes by Maurice Ravel, Johannes Brahms, and Fanny and Felix Mendelssohn; "Give Me Hunger" by Stacey Garrop; and Vince Peterson's new arrangement of Joni Mitchell's "Both Sides Now." Winter 2014 will see Chanticleer in 12 cities in nine European countries, including the group's Russian debut in Moscow and St. Petersburg. Christmas brings Chanticleer back to the Bay Area for a dozen performances in nine locations. Two exciting collaborations will round out the Bay Area season: in March, Atlantic Crossing with Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg and the New Century Chamber Orchestra and in June with Elena Sharkova in Russian Dreams. October will see the release of two new recordings by Chanticleer Records. The first is the live concert recording of She Said/He Said. The second is the new studio recording, Someone New-a collection of new and old Jazz/Pop standards by artists such as Brubeck, Jobim, Mercury, Gabriel, Simon, Gotye, Elbow and M83; all especially arranged for Chanticleer by well-known contemporary arrangers and composers including Mason Bates and Michael McGlynn. Chanticleer-based in San Francisco-is known around the world as "an orchestra of voices" for the seamless blend of its twelve male voices ranging from countertenor to bass, and for its original interpretations of vocal literature, from Renaissance to jazz, and from gospel to venturesome new music. A not-for-profit, Chanticleer's performing, commissioning and education activities are made possible by government, foundation, corporate, and individual supporters. Media contact: Joe Ledbetter, 415.252.8589,  Chanticleer at Proctors is sponsored by Prudential Manor Homes Realtors


Chanticleer 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24 Proctors 432 State Street, Schenectady 518.346.6204 $20-$50