SOLD OUT Chanticleer

Mount Gretna, PA, United States

Gretna Music at the Mt. Gretna Playhouse

7:30 PM

SOLD OUT. The world’s reigning male chorus fills the Mt. Gretna Playhouse with their “orchestra of voices.”

Join the GRAMMY® award-winning ensemble Chanticleer as they embark on their 40th year anniversary tour! “The world’s reigning male chorus” brings Then and There, Here and Now to the Gretna stage to take a panoramic look back at Chanticleer’s favorite composers and repertoires, along with a world premiere by Matthew Aucoin.

Not to be missed!

The Program

Then and There, Here and Now is an emotional trip down memory lane recalling Chanticleer’s 40 years as an orchestra of voices.

Orlando di Lasso (1530-1594)

Surrexit pastor bonus


Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (c. 1525-1594)

Gaude gloriosa


Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625)

O Clap Your Hands



William Byrd (c. 1539-1623)

Ave Verum Corpus


Steven Stucky  (1949-2016)




Allen Shearer (b. 1943)

Nude Descending a Staircase*


Thomas Morley (1557-1602) arr. Price

Now is the Month of Maying*


Mason Bates (b. 1977)

Stelle, vostra merce l’eccelse sfere*, from Sirens


Jacques Arcadelt (1507-1568)

Il bianco e dolce cigno


William Hawley (b. 1950)

Io son la Primavera*



Richard Strauss (1864-1949)

Drei Männerchöre

Vor den Türen


Fröhlich im Maien



Antonio de Salazar (1650-1715)

Salve Regina




Steven Sametz (b. 1954)

I Have Had Singing*


George Gershwin (1898-1937), arr. Shaw

Summertime, from Porgy and Bess

Cortez Mitchell, solo


Michael McGlynn (b. 1964)


Matthew Knickman and Zachary Burgess, solos


Jackson Hill (b. 1941)

In Winter’s Keeping *


Anon. Hungarian-Romani,  arr. Garrop

Járbă, máré járbă*

Andrew Van Alsburg, solo




Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington (1899-1974), attrib, arr. Frommermann

Creole Love Call


Sholom Secunda (1894-1974), arr. Hinman

Bei mir bist du schön*


Anon. Spiritual, arr. Parker and Shaw

I Want to Die Easy

Matthew Mazzola, solo


James Woodie Alexander (1916-1996) and Jesse Whitaker (1920-2006), arr. Jennings

Straight Street*


*written or arranged for Chanticleer

The Composer

Favorite composers and compositions include Stucky, Sametz, Bates, and Chen Yi. New work from up and coming star Matthew Aucoin is featured along with classic Chanticleer folk, pop, jazz and gospel from the group’s favorite arrangers including Jennings, Puerling, McGlynn, Peterson and Price. The heart-rending music of Victoria, Gibbons, Palestrina, Byrd and more that was the centerpiece of  Chanticleer’s early days is a highlight of the performance.

Venue Details

Gretna Music at the Mt. Gretna Playhouse 200 Pennsylvania Avenue
Mount Gretna, PA 17064
United States
(717) 361-1508