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.

New CD: Madrigalian Motets

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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 »

Review: Carols for Quire from the Old & New Worlds, Volume 2 (QC102)

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 »

Review: Quire Cleveland: “Palestrina at St. Peter’s” with guest conductor Jameson Marvin

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 »

Review: Quire Cleveland sends Palestrina soaring at St. Peter’s Church

The mind reels at the thought of how the music of Giovanni Pierluigi di Palestrina must have sounded in St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican City in Rome during the 16th century. As the largest church in the world, the space accommodates up to 60,000 visitors, who stand during services.

If Palestrina’s music could work its spell in the vast expanse of St. Peter’s in Rome, it would appear to have no trouble seizing ears in the intimacy of St. Peter’s Church in downtown Cleveland. Quire Cleveland connected with the music and the audience to majestic effect Saturday, when it presented “From Rome to Cleveland: Palestrina at St. Peter’s” under the direction of guest conductor Jameson Marvin. Read more »