Carols for Quire VI: Charpentier’s “Midnight Mass for Christmas”

The favorite holiday tradition continues — for the sixth year — with the splendid Messe de Minuit pour Noël by French baroque composer Marc-Antoine Charpentier, illuminated with the popular carols on which it is based.

Composed in the 1690s, its melodies are beloved French carols, which Charpentier weaves throughout the different movements. The result is a joyful, tuneful celebration!

Quire Cleveland performs the mass music with an outstanding ensemble of local baroque instrumentalists and frames it with a cappella arrangements of all of the carols, specially arranged by Artistic Director, Ross W. Duffin.

Get in the mood for these concerts with a visit to Quire’s YouTube channel, where you can see videos of Quelle est cette odeur agréable and Joseph est bien marié.

Friday, December 19, 2014, at 7:30 pm
Trinity Cathedral
2230 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH
Parking at Trinity Commons and CSU Prospect Garage

Saturday, December 20, 2014, at 7:30 pm
Mary Queen of Peace Catholic Church
4423 Pearl Road
Old Brooklyn, Cleveland
Free parking

Sunday, December 21, 2014, at 4 pm
Historic St. Peter Church
East 17th Street and Superior Avenue
Downtown Cleveland
Free guarded parking