2014-2015 Concert Series
October 31 Friday 7:30 pm
Vox Luminis (Namus, Belgium)
Lionel Meunier, Artistic Director
Domenico Scarlatti Stabat Mater
Additional Works by C. Monteverdi, J-R. Esteves, A. Della Ciaia.
Vox Luminis, founded in 2004 in Namur, Belgium, is an ensemble specializing in the performance of 16th 18th century vocal music. The ensemble has been praised for its seamless blend of individual voices, exquisite tuning and clarity of sound. Vox Luminis has performed in festivals and venues in Belgium, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Portugal, and Croatia. The ensemble’s first CD (Ricercar 2007), features four vocal works by Domenico Scarlatti, including his famous 10-part Stabat Mater. Vox Luminis’ most recent CD (June 2012, Heinrich Schütz’s Musicalische Exequien), received the Gramophone ‘Recording of the Year’, the ‘Baroque Vocal Gramophone Award’ and the ‘International Classical Music Award’.
October or November Friday 7:30 pm
Jonathan Rudy (Terre Haute IN)
NYACOP Organ recital
Presented with the collaboration of the local Cleveland chapter, American Guild of Organists.
Jonathan D. Rudy, a native of Batavia, IL, appears frequently in competitions, recently winning First and Audience Prizes in the National Young Artists Competition in Organ Performance. He has also been a finalist in the National Organ Playing Competition in Fort Wayne, IN, and received Second Prize in the Regional Competition for Young Organists in 2011. Mr. Rudy is currently pursuing his Doctorate in Organ and Sacred Music at Indiana University, studying with Janette Fishell and Bruce Neswick. Prior degrees are from I.U. and Valparaiso University (studying with Lorraine Brugh and Karel Paukert. He is Organist at Central Presbyterian in Terre Haute (IN), and an Associate Instructor of Music Theory and Aural Skills at Indiana University. Jonathan D. Rudy is represented by Karen McFarlane Artists, Inc.
December 5 Friday 7:00 pm
Daughters of St Paul Choir (Boston MA)
Sr. Bridget Charles Ellis FSP, director
Christmas with the Daughters of St Paul
The Daughters of St. Paul Choir is known for their fresh arrangements of time-honored classics. Their Christmas concerts communicate God's extraordinary love for every person. Well-loved carols and holiday favorites combine a heartwarming collection of both lively and moving songs that celebrates the glory, wonder and joy of the Christmas season. The Pauline Records division of Pauline Books & Media has sold nearly one million albums since the formation of the choir in 1988. Many are Angel Award-winning CDs, which have been, in whole or in part, written, produced, arranged, or directed by Music Director Sr. Bridget Charles Ellis FSP.
February 27 Friday 7:30 pm
Quire Cleveland (Cleveland OH)
Ross Duffin, Artistic Director; David Fallis of the Toronto Consort, Guest Conductor
Song of Songs - works by
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. The members of Quire Cleveland are highly-trained musicians; Many are soloists, music directors, and educators at the major churches, synagogues, and schools in northeast Ohio. From its first performance in 2008, Quire has attracted both critical and popular acclaim through concerts that are appealing and accessible, showcasing the beauty of the music and the glorious choral sound.
March 13 Friday 7:30 pm
Contrapunctus (Cleveland OH)
David Acres, Director
Angel Voices ever Singing…
Contrapunctus is a professional vocal ensemble specializing in the performance of sacred and secular music from the middle ages through the modern era, combining polyphony, literature, art and dialogue to create exceptional music within an historical context. Contrapunctus is devoted to the creation of delightful programs designed to entertain, educate, and above all to stir the soul. This concert traces the history and progression of sacred music through the ages - from the early days of Hildegarde of Bingen (1098-1179) and The York Mystery Plays (1463-1477), through the ensuing centuries and on to modern times via Holst, Blatchly and, Kevin Foster.
May 7 Thursday 8:00 pm
JUBILATION! Elizabeth Stuart Church Choir Festival
A production of WCLV in partnership with the Cathedral of St John
Broadcast live over WCLV FM104.9
The Eighth annual WCLV JUBILATION Elizabeth Stuart Church Choir Festival features 3 finalist Church Choirs from Northeast Ohio. The non-adjudicated Festival, open by audition to all church choirs in Northeast Ohio, was established in 2008 to showcase sacred choral music that is recognized as part of the core classical repertoire, to encourage a heightened standard of choral music in houses of worship, and to celebrate choirs that strive for excellence. The Festival offers a prize of $500 to each of the three participating choirs.
Through a generous endowment from the Helen D. Schubert Family, the Cathedral is able to offer a series of free concerts.
All concerts are free and open to the public; no tickets are required.
Free parking is available in the Cathedral Plaza Garage on the SE corner of Rockwell Ave. and East 9th St.
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