Upcoming events

Monteverdi: Mantuan Masterpieces

Monteverdi is known as a great Venetian composer but many of his most famous works were composed in Mantua. Among these is his Missa In illo tempore, published in 1610, at the same time as his iconic Vespers.

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Annoouncing 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. Details will be forthcoming.

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

St. Matthew Passion by Richard Davy
April 9, 2017
Historic St. Peter Church

Carols for Quire from the Old & New Worlds VIII

Kick 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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St. Matthew Passion by Richard Davy

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 concert takes place on Passion — aka 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

England’s Phœnix: William Byrd

PhoenixRGBWilliam Byrd is England’s greatest Renaissance composer. His sublime motets & anthems, nestled around the magisterial Mass for 5 Voices, will captivate & inspire you. 

Byrd (ca.1540–1623) was a Catholic composer at a time when it was illegal in England. Yet he composed with apparent impunity, because of the esteem in which he was held by his contemporaries and by Queen Elizabeth I. Read more »