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.
Nov 1, 2013
The tradition continues! For its fifth annual presentation of Carols for Quire from the Old & New Worlds, Quire Cleveland offers a unique combination of new and old: dazzling modern settings of holiday choral music, each paired with an early setting of the same or related lyric. Hear how composers from different eras were inspired by the same timeless sentiments, while you enjoy seasonal choral music at its best.
Friday, December 20 & Saturday, December 21 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, December 22 at 3 pm
2230 Euclid Avenue
The program features Benjamin Britten & his 13th-century compatriot, Gustav Holst & Franz Gruber, Eric Whitacre & Thomas Tallis — each pair of composers illustrating different interpretations of the same/similar text.
Under the direction of Ross W. Duffin, Quire Cleveland makes the spectacular architecture of Trinity Cathedral resonate from the rafters with glorious choral song that is entertaining & accessible to all.
Everyone is welcome! Tickets will also be available at the concert door.
Paul-James Dwyer, Early Music America magazine — Jun 10, 2013
This is a live recording of two Christmas concerts held in Cleveland’s Trinity Cathedral in 2010 and 2011 . Quire Cleveland was founded in 2008, 24 voices singing five centuries of a cappella repertoire from the Medieval to the modern. Read more »
Daniel Hathaway, ClevelandClassical.com — May 28, 2013
John, son of Louis from the town of Palestrina, essentially became the official composer of the Church of Rome when he was appointed as master of the papal choir (Cappella Giulia) at St. Peter’s Basilica in 1551 and had come to represent the culmination and perfection of Renaissance polyphony by the time he died in 1594. He wrote as many masses as Haydn wrote symphonies, as well as hundreds of motets, offertories, and hymns for use in the Roman Rite. Read more »