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.
Preview: Quire Cleveland to explore the Song of Songs in two concerts with guest conductor David Fallis
Daniel Hathaway, ClevelandClassical.com — Feb 24, 2015
“Rise up, my love, my fair one, my dove, and come away. For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone; The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land; The fig tree putteth forth her green figs, and the vines with the tender grape give a good smell.”
Those are welcome sentiments as we Northeast Ohioans continue to slide across the ice, slog through the drifts and wade through muddy puddles, but where do they come from? Read more »
Philip Greenfield, American Record Guide — Jan 1, 2015
In many “music in history” recordings, the history rides in the front seat with the music relegated to the back. That doesn’t happen here, thanks to some snappy repertoire, a skillful and enthusiastic choir, and a conductor-arranger-historian who really knows what he’s doing. Read more »
Dec 19 - 21, 2014
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 the popular carols on which it is based.
Composed in the 1690s, its melodies are beloved French carols, which Charpentier weaves throughout the different movements. The result is a joyful, tuneful celebration!
Daniel Hathaway, ClevelandClassical.com — Dec 16, 2014
For its sixth annual round of Christmas concerts on December 19, 20 and 21, Quire Cleveland under the direction of its founder, Ross W. Duffin, will feature music from a single national tradition. French Christmas carols, or Noëls, have a long, folk-based history both in their country of origin and wherever French culture has been spread — including by Jesuit missionaries in what is now French-speaking Canada.