Past events

The Land of Harmony in Hudson

Meet us in “The Land of Harmony” — Quire Cleveland’s program of American music — to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the First Congregational Church of Hudson. You’ll hear early versions of The Star-Spangled Banner,” “When Jesus Wept,” “Amazing Grace — as well as lesser-known but equally inspiring works.
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The Song of Songs: Choral Settings from Medieval to Modern
David Fallis, guest conductor

Quire Cleveland and esteemed guest conductor David Fallis present a special concert featuring the beautiful, evocative verses of the Bible’s Song of Songs. You’ll hear music by such masters as John Dunstable, Giovanni da Palestrina, Tomás Luis de Victoria, Heinrich Schütz, Edward Bairstow, and Healey Willan. Read more (2) »

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!

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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! Read more (2) »

Celebrate the 4th of July with Quire on WCLV

Tune in to WCLV Classical 104.9 on the 4th of July to hear Quire Cleveland’s grand celebration of American choral music, THE LAND OF HARMONY.”

You’ll enjoy all 4 verses of the 1814 Star-Spangled Banner, as well as a beautiful rendition of Amazing Grace, plus marvelous music by Stephen Foster, William Billings, and Cleveland’s own Patty Stair.

Hear the exquisite singers of Quire Cleveland in what ClevelandClassical called a rich banquet of song” created by artistic director Ross Duffin.

DON’T MISS IT!

LISTEN LIVE on the radio at 104.9 FM or online at wclv.org

Friday, July 4, at 4 pm
WCLV Classical 104.9
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