Sun, December 15, 2019, 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Chanticleer welcomes the holidays with its beloved annual tradition, A Chanticleer Christmas, in some of the most beautifully decorated churches and missions across the Bay Area.
A selection of longtime audience favorites, including music from the Renaissance to joyful spirituals and traditional carols, will be featured alongside music new to Chanticleer’s festive repertoire.
A Chanticleer Christmas has provided transcendent moments of peace and joy to sold out Bay Area audiences for more than 40 years. The tranquility introduced by a candlelit procession of Gregorian Chant and the celebration of the nativity through timeless music from all centuries, is the hallmark of A Chanticleer Christmas. The program features audience favorites such as In dulce jubilo by Michael Praetorius, Ave Maria by Franz Biebl, A spotless rose by Herbert Howells and Gaudete by Steven Sametz. Arranged for Chanticleer in 2017, Rosephanye’s Powell’s medley of Christmas spirituals will bring the program to a joyous close.
Describing the Bay Area’s array of holiday musical offerings, the San Jose Mercury News praised A Chanticleer Christmas as “one of the most consistently rewarding” and “sublimely beautiful” while the San Francisco Chronicle called it “a burst of exuberant and soulful yuletide fare ranging across more than a dozen centuries.”
St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church – Petaluma
35 Liberty Street