The members of Quire Cleveland are highly-trained musicians, collectively representing 500 years of choral experience. Many are soloists, music directors, and educators at the major churches, synagogues, and schools in northeast Ohio. Founding Artistic Director Ross W. Duffin chooses programs that are appealing and accessible, showcasing the timeless beauty of the music and the glorious choral sound.

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Ian Crane

Ian Crane currently teaches music at Cuyahoga Falls High School, and spent five years on faculty at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, as instructor of bagpipes. He has performed at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Metropolitan Museum of Art, sung with Bobby McFerrin and Contrapunctus, and has performed as both a vocalist and instrumentalist with Apollo’s Fire.  Ian earned a bachelor’s degree in music education from Cleveland State University and a master’s in conducting from Kent State University. He resides in Lakewood with his wife, Tricia, and children, Phoebe and Alexander.

Daniel Fridley

Daniel Fridley, bass-baritone, is a doctoral student in Historical Performance Practice at Case Western Reserve University. This past summer, he was chosen for the Young Artist Program at the Boston Early Music Festival, understudying the role of Rodolphe in Campra’s Le Carnaval de Venise, and singing in the chorus. He recently finished his master’s degree at the Cleveland Institute of Music, where he studied with Dean Southern. Under his tutelage, Daniel performed leading roles in all three of Mozart’s Da Ponte operas. With Apollo’s Fire at the Metropolitan Museum of Art last December, Daniel made his New York début as bass soloist in Handel’s Messiah.

Anthony Gault
Anthony Gault. Photo by Beth Segal.

Anthony Gault is a native of Philadelphia, where he began his musical training as a member of the Philadelphia Boys Choir and Chorale. He continued his studies at the Philadelphia High School for Creative and Performing Arts, where he studied Vocal Music. Anthony holds a bachelor’s degree in Voice Performance from Temple University, and a master’s degree in Choral Conducting from the University of Miami. He has sung with Apollo’s Fire, Eakins Vocal Consort, and the Master Chorale of South Florida. He currently serves as the Upper and Middle School Music Teacher at Laurel School in Shaker Heights, OH.

José Gotera

José Gotera began singing at the age of eight at St. Michael’s Choir School in Toronto. He completed degrees in Human Biology and Music History at the University of Toronto and sang with the Tafelmusik Chamber Choir. In Cleveland, José was an artist-in-residence with Cleveland Opera on Tour, and has also performed with Opera Circle, Opera per Tutti, and the West Shore Chorale. He completed an M.A. in Early Music from Case Western Reserve University. José can be heard on recent releases by Apollo’s Fire and Quire Cleveland. At present, he is a voice instructor at Cleveland State University.

Nathan Longnecker

Nathan Longnecker, bass, studied voice and organ, has sung with the University Circle Chorale, Cleveland Orchestra Chorus, Apollo’s Fire, Cleveland Opera Chorus, Cantores Cleveland, Contrapunctus, as well as directing a few church choirs. He lives in North Collinwood, and when he is not singing, he tends gardens as The Quiet Gardener. 

Brian MacGilvray

Brian MacGilvray, baritone, is currently teaching music history at Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Institute of Music. He holds a Ph.D. in musicology from CWRU and degrees in voice from Northwestern University and the University of Kentucky. Along with Quire, he sings regularly with the Trinity Cathedral Choir and Chamber Singers. His previous choral experience includes Chicago Music of the Baroque, the Chicago Symphony Chorus, and the Grant Park Symphony Chorus.