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Chanticleer calls

Posted at 2:00 PM on March 29, 2007 by Don Lee

The celebrated men's singing group Chanticleer has a young man from La Crosse under strong consideration for membership. The La Crosse Tribune has the story about Matt Curtis, 21, a junior at Viterbo University.

Not to shortchange Minnesota's own Cantus, but having been around for nearly 30 years, Chanticleer is the standard-setter in the field. So being invited to San Francisco for the final round of the group's auditions looks pretty good on a young singer's resume.

As the story and Chanticleer's Web site indicate, making it to the finals can be an end in itself. The group holds auditions every year, even if it doesn't have openings. Right now Chanticleer isn't looking for a new tenor.