Chanticleer to perform at Charleston Music Hall
This January, Chanticleer, called “the world’s reigning male chorus,” by the New Yorker magazine, and named Ensemble of the Year by Musical America, returns to Charleston on the Charleston Concert Association’s 2012- 2013 season. This Grammy Award-winning ensemble is known for their seamless blend of male voices, ranging from countertenor to bass. Their repertoire spans 10 centuries, from Gregorian chant, Renaissance polyphony and romantic art song to contemporary music, jazz, spirituals and world music. The group will be in concert on January 22 at the Sottile Theatre.
The performance will start at 7:00 p.m. and will be held at the Sottile Theatre. Individual tickets range from $75 –$125 and may be purchased through TicketMaster (800-745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com) or at the CCA office, located at 131 King Street, Charleston 29401 (please call for office times and availability, 843-727-1216). Visit CharlestonConcerts.org for more information.
The Charleston Concert Association presents…Chanticleer
Date: Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: College of Charleston Sottile Theatre
44 George Street
Ticket Prices: $75 to $125
About the Sottile Theatre
The theatre was built by Albert Sottile, President of the Pastime Amusement Company, with construction commencing in 1922. It was originally named the Gloria Theatre and opened its doors on Aug. 20, 1927 by showing Norma Shearer’s “After Midnight.” Originally fitted with 2,000 seats, the Sottile Theatre was the largest of its kind in all of South Carolina. Until closing its doors in 1975, the Sottile Theatre served primarily as a movie house. The building was subsequently donated to the College of Charleston by the Sottile family and the Pastime Amusement Co.
Today, the main auditorium still features a shimmering, blue, sky-like dome with twinkling stars created from lights above. Side archways are covered with ornamental ironwork and the stage is framed by a proscenium trimmed with molding. The lobbies were completely renovated and a new second floor lobby was constructed to serve the balconies. The second floor plaza opens onto a covered porch that overlooks George Street. The venue now seats 785 people, perfectly intimate for a wide variety of events in the performing arts.
About the Charleston Concert Association
The Charleston Concert Association, where a World in Performance awaits! The Charleston Concert Association is Charleston’s oldest and only year-round non-profit presenting arts organization. Founded in 1936, the Charleston Concert Association has presented more internationally acclaimed artists and ensembles in Charleston than any other arts organization. Fresh off celebrating its 75th Anniversary, the CCA is ever more devoted to bringing the joy of world-class music and dance to our community and instilling an appreciation of the performing arts in future generations through education.