From Rome to Cleveland: Palestrina at St. Peter's
Date: May 16, 2013
Location: Ohio, USA
Choir type: Professional Choirs
On Saturday, May 25, 2013, at 7:30 pm, Quire Cleveland presents "From Rome to Cleveland: Palestrina at St. Peter's." Guest conductor Jameson Marvin — Harvard’s choral director for 30+ years — brings his exuberance and inspiration to a concert of music by the great Renaissance composer, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina. Master of the papal choir at St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, Palestrina wrote music that is exquisitely beautiful and expressive. Quire Cleveland brings these glorious harmonies to Cleveland’s own historic St. Peter’s Church (1533 E 17th St, downtown Cleveland).
The program features the Pope Marcellus Mass, his most famous composition, an important monument of 16th-century sacred music, as well as a stunning and enduring memorial to a pope who reigned for a mere 22 days. Interspersed among the movements of the Mass are some of Palestrina's most exquisite motets, many addressed to the Virgin Mary.
Everyone is welcome. These glorious sounds will certainly make your life more harmonious!
TICKETS: $20 general admission; $12 senior (65+);
Free guarded parking. Wheelchair accessibility.