Chanticleer

For General Support

  • Amount
    $300,000
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
    3/17/2008
  • Term
    36 Months
  • Type of Support
    General Support/Organization
Overview
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)
About the Grantee
Grantee Website
www.chanticleer.org 
Address
1668 Bush Street, San Francisco, CA, 94109, United States
Grants to this Grantee
for general operating support  
San Francisco Chanticleer is a full-time, professional all-male vocal ensemble. The Grammy-winning a cappella group performs a varied repertoire that encompasses Gregorian chant, jazz, new music, spirituals, folk, and choral classics, reaching worldwide audiences of more than 60,000 people each year. Locally, Chanticleer’s education programs serve more than 4,000 Bay Area youth through in-school and out-of-school programs and the Chanticleer Youth Choral Festival. Continued support would allow Chanticleer to maintain its core artistic programs (which include extensive touring), to further develop its educational programming, and to continue to refine its business model.
for general operating support  
San Francisco Chanticleer is a full-time, professional all-male vocal ensemble. The Grammy-winning a cappella group performs a varied repertoire that encompasses Gregorian chant, jazz, new music, spirituals, folk, and choral classics, reaching worldwide audiences of more than 60,000 people each year. Locally, Chanticleer's education programs reach 5,000 Bay Area youth through in-school and out-of-school programs and the Chanticleer Youth Choral Festival. Continued support would allow Chanticleer to maintain its core artistic programs (which include extensive touring), further develop its educational programming, and refine its business model to become a sustainable enterprise in the rapidly changing digital music marketplace.

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