Quire Cleveland provides a vital connection to distant lands and ages past through the human voice. By breathing life into choral works from the Middle Ages, Renaissance and Baroque eras, and beyond — some of which have lain silent for centuries — Quire reveals the universality, timelessness, and humanity of this music. Under the artistic direction of Ross W. Duffin, Quire performs nine centuries of a cappella repertoire.
— May 25, 13
Guest conductor Jameson Marvin — Harvard’s choral director for 30+ years — brings his exuberant and inspiring directing to Quire Cleveland for a concert of music by the great Renaissance composer, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina. Master of the papal choir at St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, Palestrina wrote music that is exquisitely beautiful and expressive. Quire Cleveland brings these glorious harmonies to Cleveland’s own historic St. Peter’s Church.
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— Dec 26, 12
Those of us who love choral music have much to be grateful for at the holidays. When else in the year do we hear so much wonderful ensemble singing?
For at least six hundred years, Christmas has been the occasion for composers to write for choirs. Last weekend, Ross Duffin and Quire Cleveland brought us a rich program of mostly unfamiliar treasures. I attended Sunday afternoon’s concert, for which Trinity Cathedral’s seats were mostly full, and during which the sun streamed through the stained-glass windows.
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— Dec 21, 12
The tradition continues — Carols for Quire from the Old and New Worlds (now in its fourth year) celebrates the season with beautiful and inspiring music from yesterday and today. Under the direction of Ross W. Duffin, Quire Cleveland makes the spectacular architecture of Trinity Cathedral resonate from the rafters with glorious choral song that is entertaining & accessible to all.
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Just in time for the holidays! — Nov 9, 12
With Carols for Quire 2, you can experience Quire Cleveland’s annual programs in the architectural splendor and inspiring acoustics of Trinity Cathedral. It’s become a favorite holiday tradition! Read a rave review from last year’s performance. Buy tickets for the 2012 performances, December 21, 22, and 23.