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July 23 @ 7:30 pm – 8:45 pm
Cortez Mitchell, Gerrod Pagenkopf, Kory Reid, Bradley Sharpe, Logan Shields, and Adam Ward, countertenor; Vineel Garisa Mahal, Matthew Mazzola, and Andy Van Allsburg, tenor; Andy Berry, Zachary Burgess, and Matthew Knickman, baritone and bass
The Grammy Award-winning Chanticleer has been hailed as “the world’s reigning male chorus,” and is known around the world as “an orchestra of voices.” Founded and based in San Francisco, now in its 48th season, Chanticleer has taken its place as one of the most prolific recording and touring ensembles in the world, selling over one million recordings and performing thousands of live concerts to audiences around the world.
This concert is dedicated in loving memory of J.B. Yorty who passed away in June 2022.
“I don’t like it. It sounds like I am asking them what kind of gas they want.” – J.B. Yorty. If you attended a classical concert from 1998 – 2018, you probably met head usher J.B. as he asked you what type of ticket you had (premium or regular, renamed premium or standard, at his insistence). He was super organized, the snazziest dresser, so kind to the staff (insisting he treat us to lunch at least once a year), and passionate about Gretna Music. We missed him when he retired from being head usher at the end of our 2018 season. We miss him even more knowing he isn’t around to class up our concerts with his impeccable dress and offer his generous compliments for putting on concerts he so dearly loved.
- Johannes Tinctoris (c.1435–1511), Virgo dei throno digna
- Josquin des Prez (c.1450–1521), In exitu Israel
- Anonymous, Tu pauperum refugium
- Stephen Paulus (1949–2014), All Night, from The Lotus Lovers
- Judee Sill (1944–1979), arr. Ward, Lopin’ Along Through the Cosmos
- Zhou Tian (b. 1981), Strange How We Can Walk, from Trade Winds
- Trevor Weston (b.1967), Oh Daedalus, Fly Away Home
- Anonymous, arr. Woody, God’s Gonna Trouble
- George Walker (1922–2018), Blow, Blow Thou Winter Wind
- Harold Arlen (1905–1986), arr. Puerling, Stormy Weather
- Joni Mitchell (b.1943), arr. Peterson, Both Sides Now
- Caroline Shaw (b.1982), Her Beacon Hand Beckons, from To the Hands
- Anonymous, arr. Jennings, Calling My Children Home
- Stephen Paulus, The Road Home
- Christopher H. Harris (b.1985), My Way Home
- Anonymous, arr. Barnett, Goin’ Home to God
- Anonymous, arr. Jennings, Rock a My Soul
- Albert E. Brumley (1905–1977), arr. Keeler, I’ll Fly Away
This concert is made possible by a legacy gift from J.B. Yorty, and is lovingly dedicated to his memory.
Chanticleer is exclusively managed by Opus 3 Artists.
About the Artists
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Bring a pillow
Consider bringing a pillow if you like a little cushion.
First Listen are free pre-concert mini-performances by our area’s most talented youth musicians. We partner with the Women’s Symphony Association of Lancaster to present finalists from their Young Artists Competition on our First Listen series. They occur before most of our Sunday concerts. Please check each concert page for more details.
Parking is Free
Parking guards will be around to assist you. Handicapped parking in front and behind the playhouse is limited.
Restrooms can be found in the lower level of the Playhouse, entered from outside. There is also a single handicapped-friendly restroom stage right (if you are looking at the stage, it is to the left).
Rain or Shine
Performances are rain or shine. If extreme weather causes a change in the status of a performance, an announcement will be posted on our home page and sent via email to all ticket buyers with details on rescheduling or cancellation, and ticket exchange or refund policy.
What to Wear
Come as you please with attire suitable for the temperature. The Playhouse is covered but open on the sides. Big ceiling fans ease the heat on hot, summer days.
In addition to the eateries in and around Mt. Gretna, the Playhouse also has a concession stand! We sell various drinks and snacks, such as water, coffee drinks, soda, and candy, both before the performance and during intermission. The inviting smell of our delicious popcorn is a staple of our performance nights in the playhouse!