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- $21 for one ticket to see Chanticleer – An Orchestra of Voices (up to $43 value)
- When: Friday, April 4, at 7:30 p.m.
- Where: The Pullo Center
- Seating: rear-orchestra or mezzanine section
- Door time: 7 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
- Click here to view the seating chart.
Chanticleer – An Orchestra of Voices
The double-Grammy-winning choral ensemble Chanticleer is primed for takeover. When the New Yorker called it “the world’s reigning male chorus,” the group wasn’t advocating for choral supremacy, but one could be forgiven for mistaking the 12 male vocalists’ whirlwind tours as the first steps toward global domination. During the 2012–13 season alone (their 35th anniversary), the San Francisco-based ensemble took the stage in 29 of the 57 United States, as well as Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. Their musical selections roam similarly far and wide, interpreting everything from jazz to renaissance pieces, gospel to folk.
For She Said/He Said, this evening’s performance, the singers of Chanticleer run headlong into the centuries-old battle of the sexes. Compositions from Andrea Gabrieli and Eric Whiteacre explore the idea of “godliness bestowed upon women (by men),” whereas Renaissance madrigals add a dose of bawdiness. Premieres of “Give Me Hunger” by Stacy Garrop and Vince Peterson’s arrangement of Joni Mitchell’s “Both Sides Now” flesh out the program alongside works by Fanny and Felix Mendelssohn, John Clements, Barbara Strozzi, and Hildegard von Bingen.
The Pullo Center
When visitors arrive at the Pullo Center (up to 1,016 of them at a time), they may be heading to a musical, comedy show, or rock concert, but they’re also walking into a building-sized testament to generosity. Making the performing arts center—which also holds a library and center for classes—required not only state and university funding, but donations from local community members such as Bob and Donna Pullo. But the Pullo Center isn’t the only testament to the Pullos’ generosity. Significant efforts on the family’s part to enrich the community around Penn State York were part of the reason the Pullos were named 2009 Philanthropists of the Year by Central Pennsylvania Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and invited to every York family’s Christmas dinner.