The Land of Harmony: American Choral Gems

Meet us in “The Land of Harmony” — Quire Cleveland’s program of American music. You’ll hear early versions of The Star-Spangled Banner, When Jesus Wept, Amazing Grace — as well as lesser-known but equally inspiring works. Quire returns to the splendid historic Holland Theatre in Bellefontaine, and celebrates the new concert series at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lorain.

Artistic Director Ross W. Duffin has chosen music to delight and entertain — from the 1814 version of our national anthem to the Hymn of Peace, sung by a choir of 10,000 to mark the end of the Civil War. Also featured is music by Amy (Mrs. H. H. A.) Beach, known in her day as “the American Brahms,” and Cleveland’s own Patty Stair. Plus works by William Billings, Stephen Foster, Edward MacDowell, R. Nathaniel Dett, and others.

Listen to an interview on WCLV Classical 104.9 here.

Purchase The Land of Harmony on CD here.

Saturday, May 12, 2018, at 7:30 pm
The Holland Theatre
127 East Columbus Avenue
Bellefontaine, Ohio 43311

Sunday, May 13, 2018, at 3 pm
First Evangelical Lutheran Church
Fifth & Washington
Lorain, OH 44052