Sing You After Me: Wondrous Rounds & Canons

Sing You After Me is a program of rounds and canons from the 13th to the end of the 19th centuries. Full of fun, interesting, and appealing music, it offers an enormous range of musical styles and textures. And the composers of rounds and canons may surprise you: Byrd, Bach, Mozart, Beethoven & Brahms are among the master composers {…Click here for more.}

The St. Matthew Passion by Richard Davy

featuring guest soloists: Owen McIntosh as the Evangelist Jeffrey Strauss as Jesus Among the most dramatic musical works from the early Renaissance is the setting of the St. Matthew Passion by the English composer Richard Davy (c.1465–1538). Preserved incomplete in the Eton Choirbook, it has been reconstructed by Quire’s Artistic Director, Ross Duffin, Quire sings it in English, using a translation {…Click here for more.}

Reconstructing the St. Matthew Passion

How do you sing The St. Matthew Passion, when only half of it survives? An illuminated manuscript from around 1500 preserves Richard Davy’s masterpiece, but it’s missing the first 11 movements AND soprano & tenor parts for the next 12. In this multi-media presentation — co-sponsored by the English-Speaking Union, Cleveland Branch — hear how Quire Cleveland’s artistic director, {…Click here for more.}

Carols for Quire from the Old & New Worlds VIII

Kick off the holiday season with this “cherished Cleveland tradition” in its 8th annual rendition — great choral singers united in presenting seasonal delights. Carols for Quire VIII explores exquisite choral music for Christmas from many lands and centuries.  This year, along with many favorites from the past, highlights include a lively ensalada with popular Spanish Christmas songs, and a setting of {…Click here for more.}

Monteverdi: Mantuan Masterpieces

Claudio Monteverdi (1567–1643) was celebrated (and criticized) in his day for the way he portrayed expression & emotion in a revolutionary new musical style. If you love his iconic Vespers, you know how enchanting this music is! He’s known as a great Venetian composer but many of his most famous works were composed in Mantua. Among these {…Click here for more.}