Musica Sierra presents Chanticleer: Music of a Silent World
In Music of a Silent World, internationally recognized Chanticleer sings the songs of the natural world. Each movement represents a different part of the Sierra Nevada’s natural beauty, from its mountains to its forests, rocks, rivers, and snowbanks. This program centers around a new arrangement of Majel Connery’s, The Rivers are our Brothers, co-commissioned by Chanticleer and Musica Sierra. The work was first performed in the Sierra Valley as part of Musica Sierra’s Musical Headwaters program in 2021. In the spirit of educational collaboration, local school groups participate in the performance of The Rivers are our Brothers. This particular performance will feature University of Nevada, Reno’s Chamber Chorale.
Chanticleer, a multiple Grammy award-winning vocal ensemble, has been presented by some of the largest musical organizations in the country, including the Chicago Symphony and the LA Philharmonic. Founded in San Francisco in 1978 by singer and musicologist Louis Botto, Chanticleer has sold over one million recordings and performed thousands of live concerts to audiences around the world. Chanticleer’s repertoire is rooted in the renaissance and has continued to expand to include a wide range of classical, gospel, jazz, and popular music.
*Doors open at 6 pm with cash bar
This program is presented as part of UPSTAGE: A Literary and Performing Art Series supported by the Nightingale Family Foundation and the Williams Foundation
Musica Sierra is a performing arts organization based in the Sierra Valley committed to enriching the cultural experience of Sierra County with world-class, year-round performances and music education, accessible and affordable for all. Musica Sierra’s Musical Headwaters program is an innovative program that commissions new Sierra-Plumas-Washoe Valley-inspired musical works, such as a song cycle or suite of dances, to bridge nature-based education with the visual and performing arts to deepen children’s social and emotional connection to the earth.