The Flower of Flanders: Masterpieces of Renaissance Polyphony

Quire Cleveland brings you glorious music by the greatest composers of the Renaissance: Josquin Desprez (“The Prince of Music”), Guillaume DuFay, Roland de Lassus, and many more!

These composers from Flanders dominated music in the same way that Italians dominated the visual arts. Giants like Leonardo, Michelangelo, Brunelleschi, and Tintoretto had their counterparts in DuFay, Josquin, Willært, and Las
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, and a remarkable number of other sublimely talented composers. They were trained in the choir schools of the North, and often drawn to the brilliant courts of Renaissance Italy. Come hear the flower of their music: exquisite motets of contrapuntal mastery, astonishing variety, and sonorous splendor!

Get in the mood for these concerts with a visit to Quire’s YouTube channel, where you can see videos of Ego flos campi by Clemens non Papa and Resonent in laudibus by Lassus.

Friday, September 26, 2014, at 7:30 pm
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
2747 Fairmount Boulevard
Cleveland Heights
Free parking

Saturday, September 27, 2014, at 7:30 pm
Mary Queen of Peace Catholic Church
4423 Pearl Road
Old Brooklyn, Cleveland
Free parking

Sunday, September 28, 2014, at 4 pm
Historic St. Peter Church
East 17th Street and Superior Avenue East
Downtown Cleveland
Free guarded parking

Carols for Quire VI: Charpentier’s “Midnight Mass for Christmas”

The favorite holiday tradition continues — for the sixth year — with the splendid Messe de Minuit pour Noël by French baroque composer Marc-Antoine Charpentier, illuminated with all the carols on which it is based.

Composed in the 1690s, its melodies are popular French carols, which Charpentier weaves throughout the different movements. The result is a delightfully tuneful celebration!

Quire Cleveland performs the mass with an outstanding ensemble of local baroque instrumentalists and frames it with a cappella arrangements of all of the carols, specially arranged by Artistic Director, Ross W. Duffin.

Get in the mood for these concerts with a visit to Quire’s YouTube channel, where you can see videos of Quelle est cette odeur agréable and Joseph est bien marié.

Friday, December 19, 2014, at 7:30 pm
Trinity Cathedral
2230 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH
Parking at Trinity Commons and CSU Prospect Garage

Saturday, December 20, 2014, at 7:30 pm
Mary Queen of Peace Catholic Church
4423 Pearl Road
Old Brooklyn, Cleveland
Free parking

Sunday, December 21, 2014, at 4 pm
Historic St. Peter Church
East 17th Street and Superior Avenue East
Downtown Cleveland
Free guarded parking

The Song of Songs: Choral Settings from Medieval to Modern
David Fallis, guest conductor

Quire Cleveland returns to the glorious acoustics of the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist with the esteemed guest conductor David Fallis. As part of the Helen D. Schubert Concert Series, the Cathedral of St. John presents Quire Cleveland in a special concert featuring settings of the biblical Song of Songs over many centuries. You’ll hear settings by such masters as John Dunstable, Giovanni da Palestrina, Tomás Luis de Victoria, Heinrich Schütz, Edward Bairstow, and Healey Willan.

Leading the program is the renowned conductor David Fallis, director of the Toronto Consort, resident music director of Opera Atelier, and a celebrated conductor of opera throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. Mæstro Fallis has been heard by millions as Music Producer of two wildly popular dramatic series: The Borgias and The Tudors on Showtime TV.

Get in the mood for this concert with a visit to Quire’s YouTube channel.

Friday, February 27, 2015, at 7:30 pm
Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist
1007 Superior Ave East
Downtown Cleveland
Free-will offering (no tickets required)