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Tickets on sale Aug. 1 for a cappella group Chanticleer at Piedmont College
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Chanticleer performs Oct. 5 at Piedmont College in Demorest.

Chanticleer

When: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 5

Where: Piedmont College Chapel, 992 Central Ave., Demorest

How much: $25 online, $35 at door (cash or check only); on sale Aug. 1

More information: www.piedmont.edu/chanticleer

So who needs instrumentals? Not these guys.

Chanticleer, a Grammy Award-winning ensemble of 12 male singers, is coming to Piedmont College in Demorest for a performance Oct. 5.

Known as “an orchestra of voices,” Chanticleer presents original interpretations of music ranging from the Renaissance to jazz and popular songs.

The concert is set for 7:30 p.m. Oct. 5 in the Piedmont College Chapel at 992 Central Ave., Demorest. Tickets will go on sale Aug. 1, and are $25 when ordered online, $35 at the door (cash or check only). For more information, visit www.piedmont.edu/chanticleer.

Chanticleer was formed in 1978 and has toured around the world. The group is famous for its “tonal luxuriance and crisply etched clarity,” says the San Francisco Chronicle.

Its current director is Thomasville native William Fred Scott, who was the artistic director and principal conductor of the Atlanta Opera from 1985 to 2005, and associate conductor of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra from 1981 to 1988, selected by legendary conductor Robert Shaw. He comes to Chanticleer after a five-year tenure as director of choral music at the Westminster Schools in Atlanta.

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