Columbus’ Short North Featured in Chanticleer Music Video
When the Grammy-winning San Francisco-based a cappella male chorus Chanticleer does something new, it’s bigÂ news in the classical music world. And when that “something new” showcases Columbus, Ohio, it’s even bigger news for those of us who call the Cap City home.
Columbus’ Short North districtÂ figures asÂ the backdrop for Chanticleer’s first-ever music video, released Friday, of Erika Lloyd’s (Little Grey Girlfriend) tender indieÂ pop ballad “Cells Planets.”
The choir shot much of the video with cell phones and webcams while in Columbus last monthÂ to perform what turned out to be a burn-up concertÂ on Chamber Music Columbus‘ 2010-11 season at the Southern Theatre.
Whether or not you knowÂ Ohio’s capital, you can appreciate the musical sensitivity ofÂ countertenor soloist Casey Breves and his Chanticleer colleagues in their interpretation of “Cells Planets.” And if you do know our city, thenÂ you’llÂ no doubt recognize the Short North’s signature shabby-chic-ness andÂ the great Short North establishments Black Olive, On Paper, Posh Pets, Phia Salon and the Milk Bar boutique -Â as well asÂ one of theÂ district’sÂ fabled High StreetÂ arches:
At their concert here in Columbus last month, ChanticleerÂ literally had the audience whooping and hollering for more. And now we’ve got it.