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.

From Rome to Cleveland: Palestrina at St. Peter’s

Guest conductor Jameson Marvin — Harvard’s choral director for 30+ years — brings his exuberant and inspiring directing to Quire Cleveland for a concert of music by the great Renaissance composer, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina. Master of the papal choir at St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, Palestrina wrote music that is exquisitely beautiful and expressive. Quire Cleveland brings these glorious harmonies to Cleveland’s own historic St. Peter’s Church.
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Quire Cleveland Performs Palestrina at St. Peter

Sat 5/25 @ 7:30PM

Cleveland-based classical a cappella group Quire Cleveland specializes in underperformed vocal repertoire from across nearly a millenium.

Its latest program, From Rome to Cleveland: Palestrina at St. Peter, will take place at St. Peter Parish downtown, one of the beautiful historic churches closed by the diocese in 2010 and ordered reopened by the Vatican in 2012. Read more »

Quire Cleveland welcomes conductor Jameson Marvin for Palestrina program

Jameson Marvin may be the merriest choral conductor you’ll ever meet. He jumps from topic to topic with nary a moment to breathe, chatting about everything from his 32 years as director of choral activities at Harvard University to conducting The Music Man to the modes he loves in Renaissance music.

The California native will have ample time to bask in Renaissance glory this weekend. He’s come to town to serve as guest conductor of Quire Cleveland in “From Rome to Cleveland: Palestrina at St. Peter’s,” a concert of music by 16th-century master Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina. Read more »

Preview: Quire Cleveland invites Jameson Marvin to conduct a Palestrina Fest on May 25

Quire Cleveland will celebrate Memorial Day weekend with an all-Palestrina concert at Historic St. Peter’s Church in downtown Cleveland on Saturday evening, May 25. Quire’s founders, Ross W. Duffin and Beverly Simmons, have invited a distinguished choral specialist to guest conduct the professional ensemble for the occasion: Jameson Marvin, who retired last year after thirty-two years as director of choral activities at Harvard, including the Harvard Glee Club, the Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum and the Radcliffe Choral Society (Marvin’s last Cleveland appearance was with the Glee Club in March of 2010). Read more »