Quire Cleveland makes life more harmonious by providing a vital connection to distant lands and ages past, through the human voice. Breathing life into choral music which may have lain silent for centuries, Quire reveals the timelessness and universal humanity of this art. Under the artistic direction of Ross W. Duffin, Quire performs nine centuries of a cappella repertoire.
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!
Mark Pinto, WRTI — Jun 3, 2015
Choral music has flourished in the United States since the time of the Pilgrims. This recording presents an enlightening and entertaining historical survey of short sacred and secular a cappella works by important American choral music composers.
The recording is taken from a 2014 concert performance by Quire Cleveland, a solid band of singers under the firm direction of their Artistic Director Ross W. Duffin. Choral settings are original or arrangements crafted to sound like the period. Opening their concert with all four verses of the Star-Spangled Banner, Quire Cleveland convincingly navigates the stylistic evolution of this music composed over a period of nearly three centuries — from the 1640 Bay Psalm Book (the first book printed in North America) to 1920. Read more »