National Association of Pastoral Musicians
May 30, 2023
Press Release: National Sacred Musician Organization to Host Chanticleer In Concert

The National Association of Pastoral Musicians (NPM) is a national nonprofit organization that provides educational and networking opportunities for church musicians. NPM hosts an annual national convention, which will take place this year at the Nugget Casino Resort in Reno, Nevada, from July 10-14. One of the featured performers at this year’s convention is Chanticleer.

The GRAMMY® Award-winning vocal ensemble Chanticleer has been hailed as “the world’s reigning male chorus” by The New Yorker, and 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. 

Named for the “clear-singing” rooster in Geoffrey Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, Chanticleer continues to maintain ambitious programming in its hometown of San Francisco, including a large education and outreach program that recently reached over 8,000 people, and an annual concert series that includes its legendary holiday tradition “A Chanticleer Christmas”. 

Chanticleer will be performing in concert at the Celebrity Showroom in the Nugget Casino Resort on Tuesday, July 11 at 8:30 pm. Tickets for non-convention registrants are available at a price of $49 for general admission, and $195 for VIP passes. VIP passes include general admission to the Chanticleer concert as well as access to a VIP reception after the concert. The VIP reception will include heavy hors d’oeuvres as well as a cash bar, and members of Chanticleer plan to be present. Specialty booth sponsorship is also available for the concert and includes access to the VIP reception.

For more information regarding the Chanticleer concert or the NPM National Convention, visit the links below or contact Amanda Bruce, Director of Marketing and Communications at NPM.

Amanda Bruce, Senior Associate Director of Marketing and Communications

National Association of Pastoral Musicians
962 Wayne Avenue, Suite 550
Silver Spring, Maryland 20910
Phone: (240) 247-3000

Related links:

NPM Website:

NPM 2023 Convention Information:

Chanticleer Tickets for 2023 Convention:

Chanticleer – Website:

Chanticleer – Press Kit:


Nugget Casino Resort – Reno, Nevada:



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