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. DuffinQuire performs nine centuries of a cappella repertoire.

Preview: Quire Cleveland to present three concerts pairing old carol settings with new

Since its founding, Quire Cleveland has presented concerts that connect audiences to the past through passionate performances of choral works from the Middle Ages, Renaissance and Baroque eras, and beyond. One highly anticipated concert is Quire’s annual performance of Carols for Quire. Beginning on Friday, December 20 with performances through Sunday, December 22 at Trinity Cathedral, Quire Cleveland under the direction of Ross W. Duffin, will present the 2013 edition of this popular annual event. Read more »

Preview: “Mother and Child” at the Cleveland Museum of Art

Inspired by imagery of the Virgin and Child in the Cleveland Museum of Art’s medieval collection, Mother and Child, a progressive choral event, invites audiences to experience a stunning intersection of the aural and the visual in three different museum spaces on Saturday, December 14. Performers will include Quire Cleveland, led by Ross Duffin, the Cleveland Orchestra Youth and Children’s Choruses, directed by Lisa Wong, and the sopranos and altos of Trinity Cathedral Choir with brass and organ conducted by Todd Wilson.
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Carols for Quire from the Old & New Worlds
(5th annual)

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
Trinity Cathedral
2230 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH

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.

New CD: Madrigalian Motets




— $20 + shipping

Just released! Quire Cleveland’s recording of “music that shouldn’t exist.” Madrigalian Motets from Jacobean England is now available. It features exquisite music by your favorite English composers, including William Byrd, Thomas Weelkes, Alfonso Ferrabosco, Jr., John Wilbye, and more. Read more »