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Live Music Meditation:
Chanticleer Vocal Ensemble
Presented by Princeton University Concerts
Thu, Oct 12, 2023
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Free, no tickets required
“When the first notes of [the music] threaded their way into my consciousness, they seemed to come from inside me…music wound its way through me as sound turned pure sensation.”
—The New York Times on PUC’s Live Music Meditation
Breathe in sound and silence through guided meditation as you listen to music more viscerally than ever before, meditating as the GRAMMY® Award-winning vocal ensemble Chanticleer sings surrounding you. Meditation instruction will be provided by Matthew Weiner, Associate Dean in the Princeton University Office of Religious Life. This is a FREE, unticketed opportunity to indulge in attentive, focused, and mindful listening.
No prior experience with meditation necessary. Capacity is limited, and we advise participants to arrive early—although the event officially begins at 12:30PM, doors to the hall will open and meditation instruction will begin at 12:00PM (noon). The event will conclude by 1:30PM. For more information about the Live Music Meditation experience, check out this New York Times feature and Performance Today segment.
About the Musicians:
The GRAMMY® Award-winning vocal ensemble Chanticleer is known around the world as “an orchestra of voices” for its wide-ranging repertoire and dazzling virtuosity. Founded in San Francisco in 1978 by singer and musicologist Louis Botto, Chanticleer quickly took its place as one of the most prolific recording and touring ensembles in the world, selling over one million recordings and performing 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, popular music, and a deep commitment to the commissioning of new compositions and arrangements. The ensemble has committed much of its vast recording catalogue to these commissions, garnering GRAMMY® Awards for its recording of Sir John Tavener’s “Lamentations & Praises”, and the ambitious collection of commissioned works entitled “Colors of Love”. Chanticleer is the recipient of the Dale Warland/Chorus America Commissioning Award and the ASCAP/Chorus America Award for Adventurous Programming, and its Music Director Emeritus Joseph H. Jennings received the Brazeal Wayne Dennard Award for his contribution to the African-American choral tradition during his tenure with Chanticleer.
Additional Evening Concert:
The Chanticleer Vocal Ensemble will also perform in the evening at 7:30PM. Concert info & tickets.
This event is presented by Princeton University Concerts. For a full event listing and tickets, please visit this link.