Quire Cleveland makes life more harmonious by introducing audiences to choral music not heard in the modern era — including modern premieres of works newly discovered or reconstructed — breathing life into the music of our shared heritage. Through the human voice, Quire provides a vital connection to distant lands and ages past, revealing the timeless universality of this art. Under the artistic direction of Ross W. Duffin, Quire performs 9 centuries of a cappella repertoire.

Countertenor Jay White appointed artistic director of Quire Cleveland
as of July 2018

Photo by Amber Johnson.

The board of Quire Cleveland has announced that countertenor Jay White will succeed co-founder Ross W. Duffin as artistic director of the professional choir at the end of Quire’s tenth anniversary season in July 2018.

Duffin, who is Distinguished University Professor of Musicology at Case Western Reserve University, and Beverly Simmons, Quire’s executive director, will move on “to pursue new artistic and familial adventures in California and Washington, D.C.”

White, who joined Quire Cleveland in 2012, serves as professor of voice at Kent State University, where he is also music director of Kent State Opera. Read more »

Review: “Carols for Quire IX” at Trinity (Dec. 15)

Preview: In “Carols IX: Carols of Yore,” Quire Cleveland pulls from past favorites and adds Hanukkah

DuffinQuireTrinityQuire Cleveland’s latest holiday program spans from the 13th century to this very decade. But that’s not the only way “Old & New” describes the ensemble’s ninth annual “Carols for Quire” concert, to be performed from December 15–17 in Cleveland and Rocky River. In honor of its tenth anniversary season, the choir will reach into its bag for some favorite carols from seasons past, and will close by celebrating the addition this year of Hanukkah music. Read more »

Review: Quire Cleveland in “Hear My Voyce” at St. John’s Cathedral (October 6)