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.}

Announcing Quire Cleveland’s 9th season: 2016–17

Thanks to YOU — our enthusiastic audience, generous donors, and outstanding musicians — for making Quire’s eighth season such a success. Now we’re thrilled to announce the concerts for 2016–17. Click on the program title for more details. Monteverdi: Mantuan Masterpieces September 30, 2016 Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist Carols for Quire from the Old & {…Click here for more.}