San Francisco’s three-time Grammy Award-winning male vocal group Chanticleer—“the world’s reigning male chorus” (New Yorker)—celebrates its 40th anniversary with a Spanish Courtyard performance this summer at Caramoor. The program includes works from the Renaissance to the twenty-first century, along with a selection of traditional, standard, and jazz works drawn from Chanticleer’s extensive and eclectic repertoire, with many of the contemporary pieces and arrangements commissioned by the group. Contemporary works include Steven Stucky’s Whispers, William Hawley’s Io son la primavera, Michael McGlynn’s Dúlamán, and Stacy Garrop’s Jarba, Mare Jarba (July 26).
While this is all fabulous, we love that Caramoor is only an hour outside of Manhattan in Westchester County and set on an idyllic 90-acre estate with Italianate architecture and gardens. Luxurious food and drinks for discerning arts patrons are astutely served at concerts. Count us in!