This recording [The Land of Harmony] presents an enlightening and entertaining historical survey. … With their warm and spirited performances, Quire Cleveland makes a strong case for uncovering and disseminating these American musical gems.

— Mark Pinto, WRTI

It was a joy hosting QUIRE Cleveland. THE SONG OF SONGS program was both innovative and interesting. … The group sounded GREAT. … And the crowd was spectacular.

— Gregory Heislman, Director of Music, Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist

thoroughly varied, endlessly fascinating, and sung with style and total commitment. … Quire’s well-blended sound, precise intonation, and vibrant interpretations of music both old and new once again added up to a highly satisfying evening of choral music. [The Song of Songs]

— Daniel Hathaway,

snappy repertoire, a skillful and enthusiastic choir, and a conductor-arranger-historian who really knows what he’s doing. [The Land of Harmony]

— Paul Greenfield, American Record Guide

The profoundest of subjects. The lightest, most graceful of performances. [Schubert Mass in E-flat with CityMusic Cleveland]

— Zachary Lewis, The Plain Dealer

Duffin shaped each piece lovingly and drew a wide range of dynamics from the ensemble. [The Flower of Flanders].

— Daniel Hathaway,

Ross Duffin created a rich banquet of song for this concert [The Land of Harmony].

— Daniel Hathaway,

It is a positive joy to greet this recording [Madrigalian Motets] … These are very good performances … a recording I will value.

— David Hansell, Early Music Review

One of the brightest choral highlights of the holiday season. … [Carols for Quire] is becoming a cherished Cleveland holiday tradition. [Carols for Quire from the Old & New Worlds V]

— Daniel Hathaway,

a rich mosaic of music … a brilliant exploration. Quire sings with great heart and power. [Carols for Quire from the Old & New Worlds, volume 2]

— Paul-James Dwyer, Early Music America magazine

Quire sounded robust and strong, shaping [Palestrina]’s surging lines with superb blend and transparency. Pope Julian and Palestrina would have been lucky to have so fine a choir as this. … Perfectly tuned final consonances hung in the air like celestial bells. [Palestrina at St. Peter’s]

— Daniel Hathaway,

Quire Cleveland connected with the music and the audience to majestic effect. … The Quire Cleveland program managed to mesmerize from first note to last. … [Jameson] Marvin encouraged the ensemble to explore a range of dynamics, from the hushed to something approaching ecstasy. … Quire Cleveland sustained Palestrina’s glowing phrases as a series of ravishing sacred threads. … Quire Cleveland [is] an exemplary ensemble that combines stylistic truth with vocal elegance. [Palestrina at St. Peter’s]

— Donald Rosenberg, The Plain Dealer

Quire’s ensemble singing stood out for its extraordinary accuracy of pitch and its ringing tones. … stunning panache … [Ross Duffin] conducted skillfully and effectively, energetically … and expressively. [Carols for Quire IV]

— Nicholas Jones,

performances of crystalline clarity and expressive urgency … [Guest conductor Timothy] Brown and his newfound friends achieved something on the order of bliss. [Musick’s Praier]

— Donald Rosenberg, Cleveland Plain Dealer

Quire gave splendidly idiomatic performances. [Musick’s Praier]

— Daniel Hathaway,

To hear this professional choir … was to know something on the order of bliss. … [Quire’s program made] something new and thrilling of music that is extremely old. … Sophistication, cohesion and clarity … have become the ensemble’s hallmarks. [Lobet den Herrn]

— Donald Rosenberg, Cleveland Plain Dealer

subtle and nuanced yet warm and communicative [Carols for Quire from the Old & New Worlds II]

— Daniel Hathaway,

I was very impressed that you did fill the church three times in a row. The program was very well chosen and performed. … Here at Trinity we are most eager to work on collaborative projects, and this was a great example of how smooth and successful those can be. [Carols for Quire from the Old & New Worlds I]

— Horst Buchholz, Canon for Music & Worship, Trinity Cathedral

QUIRE CLEVELAND CARESSES CAROLS OF CHRISTMAS … the ensemble’s performances are freshly and purely alive. … Quire’s scrupulous attention to dynamics, phrasing and tonal sheen allowed the music to reach out with touching and spirited arm. [Carols for Quire from the Old & New Worlds I]

— Donald Rosenberg, Cleveland Plain Dealer

ADMIRABLE CHORAL REFINEMENT … an inspiring mastery of blend and intonation … Quire Cleveland provided Cleveland audiences with a sophisticated yet accessible version of a Christmas concert, well conceived, intelligently structured, elaborately documented and beautifully performed. [Carols for Quire from the Old & New Worlds I]

— Daniel Hathaway,

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