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.

Carols for Quire from the Old & New Worlds (4th annual)

The tradition continues — Carols for Quire from the Old and New Worlds (now in its fourth year) celebrates the season with beautiful and inspiring music from yesterday and today. 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.
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New CD: Carols for Quire 2

Hot off the press! Quire Cleveland’s second CD is now available: Carols for Quire from the Old and New Worlds, Volume 2. You’ll enjoy Medieval carols, Renaissance chansons and motets, English Romantics, and even a world premiere composed for Quire Cleveland!

With Carols for Quire 2, you can experience Quire Cleveland’s annual programs in the architectural splendor and inspiring acoustics of Trinity Cathedral. It’s become a favorite holiday tradition! Read a rave review from last year’s performance and praise from Early Music America magazine for this recording. Buy tickets for the 2013 performances, December 20, 21, and 22.

Click here for more information about both volumes of Carols for Quire.

Quire Cleveland sings live radio broadcast

Quire Cleveland is celebrating the 50th anniversary of Cleveland’s classical radio station WCLV with a live broadcast of music and interviews.

Artistic Director Ross W. Duffin has chosen favorites from the ensemble’s repertoire, including pieces by William Byrd, J. S. Bach, William Billings, and more.

Thursday, November 1, 2012, at 6:00 pm
WCLV 104.9 fm
Idea Center
1375 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44115

Admission is FREE but registration is highly recommended.

Tune in, come in, or listen online.

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.