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Quire Cleveland

Category: Professional Choirs
Category: Chamber Choirs and Vocal Ensembles
Voicing: Mixed
Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA

QUIRE CLEVELAND is a professional chamber choir established in 2008 to explore the vast and timeless repertoire of choral music over the last 9 centuries. Quire’s programs introduce audiences to music not heard in the modern era — including modern premieres of works newly discovered or reconstructed — breathing life into the music of our shared heritage.

Now in its eighth season, Quire Cleveland has presented more than 50 concerts and produced five CDs of music from the 12th to the 21st centuries. Artistic Director Ross W. Duffin, a prize-winning musicologist, creates unique editions for Quire, and plans programs that are appealing and accessible, showcasing the beauty of the music and the glorious sound of voices raised in harmony. 

With highly-trained professional musicians — who collectively represent 500 years of choral singing — the ensemble has earned both popular and critical acclaim.

In addition to live and recorded broadcasts on classical radio, Quire Cleveland recordings are included in A Recorded Anthology of Western Music (Oxford University Press) and Listening to Music (Schirmer). An education program, initiated in 2014, offers free workshops and lectures.

With concert videos posted on YouTube, Quire Cleveland’s reach has indeed been world-wide, attracting over 450,000 views from 198 countries.