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Tune in for Chanticleer on Prairie Home Companion

The Grammy Award-winning vocal ensemble Chanticleer will perform live on A Prairie Home Companion this Saturday, January 16. One of the country’s most popular and enduring radio shows, it is broadcast live at 6PM on the East Coast and delayed until 6PM for West Coast listeners, including those tuning into KQED in the San Francisco Bay Area – Chanticleer’s home territory (check local listings). The program’s creator and host, Garrison Keillor, has invited the “orchestra of voices” to join him at San Francisco’s War Memorial Opera House for a show that will also feature legendary Scottish folk singer Jean Redpath and Chicago Blues singer Elvin Bishop. 

Chanticleer’s previous appearance on A Prairie Home Companion was in 1987. A Prairie Home Companion is heard by more than 4 million listeners each week on some 590 public radio stations, and abroad on America One and the Armed Forces Networks in Europe and the Far East. A list of stations is available at the following link:

Soon afterwards, Chanticleer will head to Europe for a 13-city tour that includes performances in Paris (Jan 22 and 23); Vienna (a workshop on Jan 25 and a return engagement at the renowned Musikverein on Jan 26); Prague (Jan 27); Bratislava (Jan 29); Brno (Jan 30); Budapest (Jan 31); Amsterdam (the famed Concertgebouw, Feb 3); Luxembourg (Feb 4); Bruges (Feb 5); Riga, Latvia (Feb 8); Cesis, Latvia (Feb 9); Vilnius, Lithuania (Feb 10); and Siegen, Germany (Feb 12). 

Highlights for Chanticleer in the spring include hosting twelve high-school choirs for a four-day National Youth Choral Festival™ in San Francisco (March 26 – 29); a return engagement at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City (April 10); and, for the second season running, performances in China, where the group will give multiple performances at Shanghai’s Expo 2010 (Jun 11-14). 

For complete tour dates and additional information visit 

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© 21C Media Group, January 2010

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