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.
Mike Telin, ClevelandClassical.com — Dec 9, 13
Inspired by imagery of the Virgin and Child in the Cleveland Museum of Art’s medieval collection, Mother and Child, a progressive choral event, invites audiences to experience a stunning intersection of the aural and the visual in three different museum spaces on Saturday, December 14. Performers will include Quire Cleveland, led by Ross Duffin, the Cleveland Orchestra Youth and Children’s Choruses, directed by Lisa Wong, and the sopranos and altos of Trinity Cathedral Choir with brass and organ conducted by Todd Wilson.
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— Nov 1, 13
The tradition continues! For its fifth annual presentation of Carols for Quire from the Old & New Worlds, Quire Cleveland offers a unique combination of new and old: dazzling modern settings of holiday choral music, each paired with an early setting of the same or related lyric. Hear how composers from different eras were inspired by the same timeless sentiments, while you enjoy seasonal choral music at its best.
Friday, December 20 & Saturday, December 21 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, December 22 at 3 pm
2230 Euclid Avenue
The program features Benjamin Britten & his 13th-century compatriot, Gustav Holst & Franz Gruber, Eric Whitacre & Thomas Tallis — each pair of composers illustrating different interpretations of the same/similar text.
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.
Everyone is welcome!
Paul-James Dwyer, Early Music America magazine — Jun 10, 13
This is a live recording of two Christmas concerts held in Cleveland’s Trinity Cathedral in 2010 and 2011 . Quire Cleveland was founded in 2008, 24 voices singing five centuries of a cappella repertoire from the Medieval to the modern. Read more »