For General Support

  • Amount
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
  • Term
    36 Months
  • Type of Support
    General Support/Organization
Formed in 1978 and incorporated in 1982, world-renowned San Francisco Chanticleer is a full-time professional all-male vocal ensemble directed by Music Director Joseph Jennings. The Grammy winning a capella group performs a repertoire that encompasses Gregorian chant, jazz, new music, gospel, folk, and choral classics. With twelve full time professional singers on stage, an administrative staff of seven and world wide audiences of over 50,000 each year, Chanticleer, with a budget of nearly $2 million, has maintained its artistic and organizational reputation for excellence over the course of 18 years of Hewlett Foundation support. Chanticleer’s education programs reach 6,000 Bay Area youth through in-school programs and the Chanticleer Youth Choral Festival. With ongoing support Chanticleer will sustain core artistic (including very extensive touring) and educational programs while the board undertakes a $6 million fundraising campaign to transform the existing $400,000 endowment into a meaningful source of ongoing revenue. (Renewal, $300,000/3; 4% of organization budget)
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44 Page Street, Suite 500, San Francisco, CA, 94102, United States
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for general operating support  
San Francisco’s Chanticleer advances choral music through live performances, choral education, recording, and by commissioning and performing new choral works. Each year, the 12-man ensemble typically performs over 100 concerts throughout the Bay Area, nationally, and internationally, reaching more 45,000 pople. The organization’s youth choral festival draws school choruses from across the San Francisco Bay Area to focus on ensemble vocal training and performance opportunities. In service of adult choruses, the organization offers an intensive week-long summer choral workshop in Sonoma County. This grant to Chanticleer supports the Performing Arts Program’s Communities strategy.
for general operating support  
Chanticleer is an acclaimed 12-man professional vocal ensemble that performs diverse historic and contemporary choral music, provides choral music education, and creates new choral work. The group performs locally, and tours nationally and internationally, reaching more than 52,000 in a typical year. Chanticleer also provides training programs and master classes for high school and collegiate choruses, and adult singers. Its catalogue of recordings is frequently broadcast on radio nationally. Support for Chanticleer advances the Performing Arts Program’s Communities strategy.

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