Les Canards Chantants | 1.500 Surround Sound

Friday, November 6, 2015
8:00 PM (DOORS OPEN AT 7:30)

Admission: $15 Adults, $10 Basic Members/Students with I.D. Free for Gold Members. Tickets are sold at the door beginning 30 minutes prior to the performance.

Before 5.1 surround sound, there was stereo. Long before both, however, was the original surround sound: the polychoral innovations of the 1500s.  In a lavish program of music by the finest composers of the polychoral style including Victoria, Gabrieli, Byrd and Monteverdi, Les Canards Chantants explores the acoustical architecture of Glencairn Museum's Great Hall, and offers the audience a truly immersive concert experience.

This performance of 1.500 Surround Sound will include a unique treat: live performance from the original 16th century Spanish choirbook in Glencairn Museum's collection.

Praised for their “polished singing” and for “instilling their superb performances with liveliness and theatricality” (The Boston Musical Intelligencer) and for their “brilliant and moving” programming (Early Music America magazine) Les Canards Chantants is a solo-voice ensemble committed to dynamic interpretation of renaissance polyphony. The “singing ducks” have performed to high acclaim throughout the UK and Germany, appearing on BBC One and in venues as diverse as York Minster, The National Centre for Early Music, and Poole’s Cavern. Now newly based in Philadelphia, Les Canards Chantants are musical Ensemble in Residence at Glencairn Museum, and their 2015-2016 season includes concerts at the Cathedral Basilica and the Bowerbird series in Philadelphia, the Five Boroughs Music Festival in New York City, collaborations with period-instrument ensembles Piffaro and ACRONYM, and residencies at Brown University and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Les Canards Chantants is proud to be a 2015 recipient of an Early Music America Outreach Grant.