Chanticleer Youth Choir brings Moonlight to Central Library

October 15, 2015

Contact: Debbie Carton
Art & Music Librarian
Berkeley Public Library


Chanticleer Youth Choir brings Moonlight to Central Library

Berkeley CA, October 15, 2015 –We sometimes think of libraries as a place where youth come to study or hang out. Maybe even a place to get noisy. But what about a place to sing? Berkeley Public Library presents Chanticleer’s Youth Choir in a free performance of vocal music on Sunday, November 8, at 3:00pm at the Central Library, 2090 Kittredge (at Shattuck), on the fifth floor in the Art & Music department. For more information, call 510-981-6241.

The Chanticleer Louis A. Botto (LAB) Choir is named in honor of the founder of Chanticleer, the world-renowned Grammy-winning men’s vocal ensemble. The program parallels Chanticleer's fall concert set Over the Moon. The young singers’ program, Moonlight, presents a wide variety of musical styles, including Gregorian chant, Renaissance polyphony, folk songs and contemporary arrangements. From the sublime Abendfriede by Joseph Rheinberger to the (perhaps) ridiculous barbershop arrangements of By the Light of the Silvery Moon, there is something for everyone.

The Chanticleer LAB Choir began in 2010 as a laboratory choir for conductors at Chanticleer's first National Youth Choral Festival. The group has evolved into one of the Bay Area's only small ensemble honor choirs. Its mission is to foster participation in live choral music by giving free concerts in schools, retirement homes, and for the community. Participating students range in age from 14 to 20 and come from all corners of the Bay.
This free program is sponsored by the Friends of the Berkeley Public Library.

The Central Library is located at 2090 Kittredge Street and is open Monday, noon – 8:00 pm; Tuesday, 10:00 am – 8:00 pm; Wednesday through Saturday, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm; and Sunday from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm.

Wheelchair accessible. For questions, to request a sign language interpreter or other accommodations for this event, please call (510) 981-6195 (voice) or (510) 548-1240 (TTY); at least five working days will help ensure availability. Please refrain from wearing scented products to public programs. Visit the library’s website.