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Grammy-winning Chanticleer to perform traditional gypsy music

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Chanticleer will perform Feb. 5 at 8 p.m. in Hodgson Concert Hall. An orchestra of 12 male voices

The UGA Performing Arts Center will present Chanticleer Feb. 5 at 8 p.m. in Hodgson Concert Hall. The Grammy-winning vocal ensemble will perform a program titled “The Gypsy in My Soul,” featuring traditional gypsy music from Eastern Europe along with songs by Duke Ellington, George Gershwin, Kurt Weill, Peter Gabriel and Irving Berlin.

Tickets, which are $25-$42 and discounted for UGA students, can be purchased at the Performing Arts Center box office, online at or by calling 706-542-4400.

Founded in 1978 in San Francisco, Chanticleer has been called “the world’s reigning male chorus” by The New Yorker magazine. This season the ensemble is performing throughout the U.S. with concerts in 25 states and will tour to Canada, France, Germany, Italy and Sweden.

Praised by the San Francisco Chronicle for its “tonal luxuriance and crisply etched clarity,” Chanticleer is known around the world for the seamless blend of its 12 male voices and its original interpretations of vocal literature, encompassing every genre from Renaissance music to jazz and gospel.

In 2000 Chanticleer won a Grammy for best small ensemble performance for Colors of Love, and in 2003 the ensemble won two Grammys for best small ensemble performance and best classical contemporary composition for Lamentations and Praises.

During its 30th anniversary season in 2008, Chanticleer was named Musical America’s ensemble of the year, marking the first time a vocal ensemble had received the award.

Chanticleer’s Performing Arts Center concert will be recorded for national broadcast on American Public Media’s Performance Today, heard by 1.3 million listeners across the country.

The Performing Arts Center will offer a pre-concert lecture 45 minutes prior to the Chanticleer performance. The lecture is open free to the public. Visitors are invited to make it an evening by visiting the Georgia Museum of Art for dessert and gallery tours prior to the pre-concert lecture.