Les Canards Chantants | Carmina Chromatico

Secret Music of the Renaissance

Doors open at 7:00 pm

$20 General Admission, $15 Students and Basic Museum Members, Free for Gold and Patron Museum Members.

Tickets may be purchased in advance through November 2 by calling 267.502.2990. Tickets may also be purchased at the door beginning 30 minutes prior to the performance.

Reserved seats for Patron Members only, through November 2. Patron Members can call 267.502.2970 or email peter.childs@glencairnmuseum.org to reserve seats.

Follow the twelve Sibyls of Orlande de Lassus's enigmatic Prophetiae Sibyllarum on a journey through the sinuous chromaticism and intense emotionality of the musica reservata. Also featuring works by Wert, Weelkes, Hassler, de Rore and Gesualdo.

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 based in Philadelphia, Les Canards Chantants are musical Ensemble in Residence at Glencairn Museum.

Les Canards Chantants have released two CDs to date, and are also becoming known for their quirky music videos on YouTube. Their first CD, Two in the Bush, a collaboration with lutenist Jacob Heringman and lute-viol duo Pellingman’s Saraband, is an intimate interpretation of the sacred vocal music of the Catholic underground in Reformation England, recorded by solo voices with lute and viol in a historic family chapel. Their second CD, released in November 2016, is the world premier recording of Giovanni Valentini’s intense and experimental Secondo libro de madrigali, recorded in collaboration with baroque string band ACRONYM.

Eric Brenner, countertenor
Robin Bier, contralto
Owen McIntosh, tenor
Jacob Perry, tenor
Graham Bier, bass