Past events &mdash 2010-2011 season

Lobet den Herrn: German Music for Quire

Under the direction of guest conductor Scott Metcalfe, Quire Cleveland returns to the Cathedral of St. John, site of our celebrated début concert. In this program, Quire explores the rich heritage of German choral music, from sacred songs and polyphony by Renaissance masters, to thrilling baroque works by Schütz, Pachelbel, and Bach.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011, at 7:30 pm
Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist
East Ninth Street & Superior Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio

This concert is free and open to the public. No tickets are required. Free parking is available in the Cathedral Garage on the SE corner of Rockwell Avenue and East Ninth Street. For more information, call 216-771-6666, ext. 5510, or email

Scott Metcalfe is a conductor and violinist whose career has taken him all over North America and Europe. He is the music director of Blue Heron, a vocal ensemble based in Boston which specializes in music between 1400 and 1600 and has been acclaimed by the Boston Globe as “one of the Boston music community’s indispensables.” He has recently been appointed Music Director of Early Music America’s first Young Performers Festival, to be held in conjunction with the Boston Early Music Festival in June 2011. Metcalfe is also a member of Cleveland’s Les Délices (directed by Quire Cleveland’s own Debra Nagy) and a participant in Montreal’s early music scene, working with Arion, Montreal Baroque, Les Voix Baroques, and other groups.

Choral Gems from England, Flanders & Germany

Quire Cleveland offers favorite pieces from the choral repertoire of Europe, at a free concert at St. Christopher’s by the River, in Gates Mills.

The program includes works by the English composers William Byrd, Thomas Tallis, and Orlando Gibbons, selections by the Flemish masters Heinrich Isaac, Josquin Desprez, Jacobus Clemens non Papa, and Jacob Arcadelt, as well as pieces by the German composers Johann Pachelbel, Johann Christoph Bach, and Johann Sebastian Bach.

Sunday, March 6, 2011, at 4 pm
St. Christopher’s by the River
7601 Old Mill Road
Gates Mills, OH 44040

This concert is free and open to the public. No tickets are required. For more information, call 440-423-4451.

NOTE: As of 3/1/11, recent flooding in Gates Mills will NOT impact this concert.

Carols for Quire from the Old & New Worlds

The Christmas season has engendered so much beautiful and inspiring music, from solemn motets to danceable villancicos. In view of the success of last year’s holiday concerts, Quire Cleveland and Music & Art @ Trinity present the second annual Carols for Quire program, featuring some of the most exquisite holiday music from Renaissance Europe to Colonial Mexico, New France, and America. Artistic Director Ross W. Duffin conducts this delightful program, entertaining and accessible to all. Read last year’s rave reviews.

December 3 & 4, 2010, at 7:30 pm
Trinity Cathedral
2230 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH

These glorious sounds are guaranteed to make your holiday season more harmonious!

TICKETS: $15 adult; $10 senior (65+); $7 student (full-time); 1 child FREE with adult, senior, or student; $5 additional child. Free parking at Trinity Commons; nearby parking also available at Cleveland State University Lot SG (free with parking ticketed validated at Trinity).