Moon over Los Alamos: Chan­ti­cleer

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Chan­ti­cleer, the greatly ad­mired men’s vo­cal en­sem­ble of 12 voices (it bills it­self as “an or­ches­tra of voices”) based in the Bay Area, be­gan the cur­rent sea­son — its 38th — with a new mu­sic di­rec­tor: Wil­liam Fred Scott, for­merly the artis­tic di­rec­tor and prin­ci­pal con­duc­tor of the At­lanta Opera and as­so­ciate con­duc­tor of the At­lanta Sym­phony. The Los Alamos Con­cert As­so­ci­a­tion hosts the group at 4 p.m. on Sun­day, Jan. 24, in the Duane Smith Au­di­to­rium of Los Alamos High School (1300 Di­a­mond Drive). The pro­gram, ti­tled “Over the Moon,” in­cludes quite a few pieces that make lu­nar al­lu­sions, in­clud­ing new set­tings by Nico Muhly (Three Moon Songs) on po­ems from Al­bert Gi­raud’s Pier­rot Lu­naire (fa­mous through Schoen­berg’s set­tings). Among many other of­fer­ings on the pro­gram are “Ob­server in the Mag­el­lanic Cloud” by Ma­son Bates (who is com­pos­ing an opera for Santa Fe Opera’s 2017 sea­son), four selections from The Lotus Lovers by the late Stephen Paulus, and madri­gals and motets by Bus­nois, Josquin, and Mon­teverdi. Tick­ets can be had for $35 at the door or $30 in ad­vance through Tick­ets Santa Fe at the Len­sic (505-988-1234, www.tick­etssantafe.org).

— J.M.K.

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