Upcoming events

Carols for Quire from the Old & New Worlds VIII

BonnDyptich.AngelsKick off the holiday season with this “cherished Cleveland tradition” in its 8th annual rendition — great choral singers united in presenting seasonal delights. Carols for Quire VIII explores exquisite choral music for Christmas from many lands and centuries. 

This year, along with many favorites from the past, highlights include a lively ensalada where solo voices emerge from the texture with popular Spanish Christmas songs, and a setting of the Christmas hymn Conditor alme siderum in the Mohawk Indian language, newly reconstructed by Quire’s Artistic Director, Ross Duffin.

Bring family & friends — under 18s are always free — to start the most harmonious of holiday seasons!

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The St. Matthew Passion by Richard Davy

featuring guest soloists:
Owen McIntosh as the Evangelist
Jeffrey Strauss as Jesus

Among the most dramatic musical works from the early Renaissance is the setting of the St. Matthew Passion by the English composer Richard Davy (1465–1507). Preserved incomplete in the Eton Choirbook, it has been reconstructed by Quire’s Artistic Director, Ross Duffin, and the original Latin words replaced by the English translation of William Tyndale, a contemporary of Davy at Magdalen College, Oxford. 

The concerts take place on and around Palm Sunday, adding to the observance of Holy Week, which precedes Easter. But whatever your beliefs, you will be moved by the expressiveness and beauty of this extraordinary work.

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Past events

Monteverdi: Mantuan Masterpieces

Rubens.Madonna.Floral2Claudio Monteverdi (1567–1643) was celebrated (and criticized) in his day for the way he portrayed expression & emotion in a revolutionary new musical style. If you love his iconic Vespers, you know how enchanting this music is!

He’s known as a great Venetian composer but many of his most famous works were composed in Mantua. Among these is his Mass of the Most Blessed Virgin, published in 1610, at the same time as the Vespers.

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Announcing Quire Cleveland’s 9th season: 2016–17

Thanks to YOU — our enthusiastic audience, generous donors, and outstanding musicians — for making Quire’s eighth season such a success. Now we’re thrilled to announce the concerts for 2016–17. Click on the program title for more details.

Monteverdi: Mantuan Masterpieces
September 30, 2016
Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist

Carols for Quire from the Old & New Worlds (8th annual)
December 2–4, 2016
Trinity Cathedral, St. Paul’s Akron & Historic St. Peter Church

The St. Matthew Passion by Richard Davy
April 8 & 9, 2017
St. Bernard Parish (Akron), Historic St. Peter Church (Cleveland) & St. Paul’s Episcopal Church (Cleveland Heights)

Sing You After Me: Wondrous Rounds & Catches
May 20, 2017
The Holland Theatre (Bellefontaine, Ohio)

Sing You After Me: Wondrous Rounds & Canons

Rose2Sing You After Me is a program of rounds and canons from the 13th to the end of the 19th centuries. Full of fun, interesting, and appealing music, it offers an enormous range of musical styles and textures.

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