Quire Cleveland makes life more harmonious by introducing audiences to music not heard in the modern era — including modern premieres of works newly discovered or reconstructed — breathing life into the music of our shared heritage. Quire provides a vital connection to distant lands and ages past, through the human voice, revealing the timelessness universality of this art. Under the artistic direction of Ross W. Duffin, Quire performs 9 centuries of a cappella repertoire.
Daniel Hathaway, ClevelandClassical.com — Dec 9, 2015
When you’ve presented a Christmas program every December for seven years, it could become a routine event — your institutional Nutcracker. Happily, Quire Cleveland has taken its “Carols for Quire” program in new directions and infused it with new twists every year. The 21-voice professional ensemble’s concert on Sunday afternoon in the chaste, Gothic space of St. Peter’s Church in downtown Cleveland just might have been its best edition yet. Read more »
Daniel Hathaway, ClevelandClassical — Nov 18, 2015
Expanding its reach around the region, Ross W. Duffin and Quire Cleveland took their survey of rounds and canons to Painesville United Methodist Church on Sunday afternoon, November 8. “Sing You After Me: Wondrous Rounds & Canons” showed the variety of ways that melodies combined with themselves can produce larger pieces of music. The cleverly-devised program featured two dozen works ranging from the 13th to the 19th centuries in expert performances by Quire’s 19 professional singers. Read more »
Daniel Hathaway, ClevelandClassical.com — Oct 27, 2015
The singers of Quire Cleveland will spend next weekend’s concerts vocally chasing each other through eight hundred years’ worth of rounds and canons — those clever contrapuntal constructions that produce their own textures and harmonies by combining a tune with itself at different intervals of time, and sometimes at different pitches.
“Sing You After Me: Wondrous Canons” will be presented on Friday, November 7 at 7:30 pm at St. John’s Cathedral in downtown Cleveland, and repeated on Sunday, November 8 at 4:00 pm at Painesville United Methodist Church. A freewill offering will be received at both events. Read more »
Aug 9, 2015
Quire Cleveland’s 8th concert season continues to make life more harmonious — with music from the Middle Ages to the present day. We’re thrilled to announce the concerts for 2015–16 and invite everyone to enjoy Quire’s “enlightening & entertaining” and “endlessly fascinating” concerts, always with affordable ticket prices.
The music ranges from a celebration of ingenious & expressive canons through the centuries — to a joyful program of carols, which has become a “cherished holiday tradition” — to a celebration of England’s greatest Renaissance composer, William Byrd.
Sing You After Me
Wondrous Rounds & Canons
FREE Concerts November 7–8, 2015
Carols for Quire from the Old & New Worlds
7th annual celebration
December 4–6, 2015
The Great William Byrd
May 21–22, 2016
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Make YOUR life more harmonious with Quire Cleveland!