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All-male a capella group to perform COVID pandemic-inspired concert in New Orleans

Chanticleer, Performance, San Francisco, California
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Chanticleer, Performance, San Francisco, California

Today on Louisiana Considered, we learn about a new concert that addresses the last two years of pandemic life. And we hear why the New Orleans Ballet Association is taking up a new style of dance for its latest season.

The historic Holy Name of Jesus Church is coming to life with song as Loyola University New Orleans presents the Grammy Award-winning a cappella ensemble, Chanticleer.

The world renowned all-male chorus delivers a promise of hope in 2022 as they perform “Awakenings,” a new concert created in response to the pandemic. Chanticleer bass-baritone Zachary Burgess joined Diane Mack to discuss the latest performance.

The New Orleans Ballet Association, NOBA, kicks off its new season of dance with the seductive moves of tango master German Corneo. Joined by a cast of extraordinary couples, the world’s leading tango ensemble, The Tango Fire Company of Buenos Aires, will heat up the stage with one of the world’s most popular dance forms. NOBA executive director Jenny Hamilton joined Louisiana Considered with the details.

Today’s episode of Louisiana Considered was hosted by Patrick Madden. Our producer is Alana Schreiber and our digital editor is Katelyn Umholtz. Our engineers are Garrett Pittman, Aubrey Procell, and Thomas Walsh. 

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Diane hosts Louisiana Considered on Tuesdays on WRKF and WWNO.
Alana Schreiber is the managing producer for the live daily news program, Louisiana Considered. She comes to WRKF from KUNC in Northern Colorado, where she worked as a radio producer for the daily news magazine, Colorado Edition. She has previously interned for Minnesota Public Radio in St. Paul and The Documentary Group in New York City.