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.

Oxford’s New Recorded Anthology Features Quire Cleveland

The Oxford Recorded Anthology of Western Music has been released!

Volume One: The Earliest Notations to the Early Eighteenth Century (2-CD set) features Quire Cleveland in nearly two dozen selections.

We’re in good company, including a veritable “Who’s Who” of early music ensembles and soloists — Anonymous 4, The Hilliard Ensemble, King’s College Choir, Gothic Voices, The Binchois Consort, Pomerium, Tafelmusik, and Gustav Leonhardt, among others.

The music accompanies The Oxford History of Western Music by Richard Taruskin and Christopher H. Gibbs, and The Oxford Anthology of Western Music edited by David Rothenberg (of the CWRU Music Department). You can find out more at Oxford University Press.

Quire Cleveland’s videos watched 100,000 times!

More than 100,000 people have watched the videos on Quire Cleveland’s YouTube channel! We’re thrilled to share this glorious music with people all over the world!

Stay tuned for announcements about next season — concerts, recordings, and more!

Review: Carols for Quire III at Trinity Cathedral

Quire Cleveland presented “Carols for Quire III,” its third annual pair of Christmas concerts, on December 22 and 23 in the grand and resonant surroundings of Trinity Cathedral. Directed by Ross Duffin, Quire aptly utilized straight tone vocal production to weave an elegant tapestry of the purest of a cappella sounds as they performed choral works spanning the 13th through the 21th century with stylistic authenticity, attention to detail and an eye to audience appeal.

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Portrait of a Quire

Before singing a single note, Quire Cleveland was photographed by the spectacular Beth Segal. The ensemble returned to her studio in October, where each Quirister had an individual photo session. The result: great new headshots for this website, as well as inimitable photos of the group.

Pictured above, left to right: bass Nathan Longnecker, tenor David Simmons-Duffin, soprano Judith Overcash, countertenor John McElliott, tenor Peter Hampton, baritone Jonathan Moyer, soprano Gail West, mezzo-soprano Debra Nagy, baritone José Gotera, artistic director & tenor Ross Duffin, soprano Sandra Simon, tenor Tyler Skidmore, executive director & mezzo-soprano Beverly Simmons, soprano Donna Fagerhaug, bass Ray Lyons, tenor Evan Bescan, soprano Lisa Rainsong, tenor Jeremiah Heilman, and bass Ian Crane.