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Prof. Jay White and Chanticleer Featured in Classical Singer

March 3, 2009

Jay White 001 Email.jpgMarch 3, 2009, Greencastle, Ind. — "Former member and countertenor Jay White remarked that the unmatched high quality of music making is what he truly misses about singing with the group," notes a Classical Singer article on the vocal group Chanticleer. White, a professor of voice in the DePauw University School of Music, sang with the ensemble for eight seasons, traveling to over 40 states and 15 countries for concerts. The feature is the cover story in the magazine's March 2009 issue.

Founded in 1978, the group has made 30 recordings. Chanticleer received a Grammy nomination in 1997, a Grammy award in 2000 for Best Small Ensemble Performance, and two Grammy awards in 2004 for Best Small Ensemble Performance and Best Classical Contemporary Composition.

On top of a busy performing schedule, members of Chanticleer prepare for touring by rehearsing for four hours a day, five days a week.

Classical Singer March 2009.jpg"We go through college singing virtually every day," White tells the publication, "but not at that level and certainly not for concentrated periods of time."

Katherine Kelton writes, "Chanticleer is an American institution that shall, as White says, 'live as long as there are men to sing and an audience to listen.'"

Read the complete article at the magazine's Web site.

Learn more about Jay White in this recent story.

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