The Flower of Flanders: Masterpieces of Renaissance Polyphony

Quire Cleveland brings you glorious music by the greatest composers of the Renaissance: Josquin Desprez (“The Prince of Music”), Guillaume DuFay, Roland de Lassus, and many more!

These composers from Flanders dominated music in the same way that Italians dominated the visual arts. Giants like Leonardo, Michelangelo, Brunelleschi, and Tintoretto had their counterparts in DuFay, Josquin, Willært, and Lassus, and a remarkable number of other sublimely talented composers. They were trained in the choir schools of the North, and often drawn to the brilliant courts of Renaissance Italy. Come hear the flower of their music: exquisite motets of contrapuntal mastery, astonishing variety, and sonorous splendor!

Get in the mood for these concerts with a visit to Quire’s YouTube channel, where you can see videos of Ego flos campi by Clemens non Papa and Resonent in laudibus by Lassus.

Friday, September 26, 2014, at 7:30 pm
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
2747 Fairmount Boulevard
Cleveland Heights
Free parking

Saturday, September 27, 2014, at 7:30 pm
Mary Queen of Peace Catholic Church
4423 Pearl Road
Old Brooklyn, Cleveland
Free parking

Sunday, September 28, 2014, at 4 pm
Historic St. Peter Church
East 17th Street and Superior Avenue East
Downtown Cleveland
Free guarded parking