2013-2014 Concert Series

11 October 2013 - Stile Antico (UK)

10 November 2013 - David Tidyman Organ & Harpsichord

19 November 2013 - Thomas Trotter, organist (UK)

6 December 2013 - Daughters of St. Paul Choir

14 March 2014 - West Shore Chorale (Cleveland, OH)

11 April 2014 - Blue Heron vocal ensemble (Cambridge MA)

8 & 9 May 2014 - Jubilation Choir Festival

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.
A free-will offering will be taken.

Free parking is available in the Cathedral Plaza Garage
on the SE corner of Rockwell Ave. and East 9th St.

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11 October 2013 – Friday – 7:30 pm

Stile Antico (UK)

The Phoenix Rising

Works by Byrd, Tallis, Morley, Gibbons, White, Weelkes, Taverner.

Stile Antico is an ensemble of young British singers, now established as one of the most original and exciting new voices in its field. Prizewinners at the 2005 Early Music Network International Young Artists’ Competition, the group performs
regularly throughout Europe and North America. Their recordings on the Harmonia Mundi label have enjoyed great success, receiving the Diapason d’or de l’année and the Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik, in addition to multiple GRAMMY nominations. The Phoenix Rising is the ensemble’s eighth project (CD) on the Harmonia Mundi label, celebrating the glory of English Tudor music. Of notable interest on this program is the five-part Mass of William Byrd.


10 November 2013 – Sunday – 3:00 pm

A Recital in Reply to Violence

David Tidyman, Organ and Harpsichord

Works by Cherwien, Louis Couperin, Carlos Seixas, George Frederic Handel, Louis Vierne

“This will be our reply to violence:
to make music more intensely,
more beautifully,
more devotedly, than ever before”
– Leonard Bernstein

19 November 2013 – Tuesday – 7:30 pm

Thomas Trotter, one of Britain’s most admired musicians, has performed as soloist with conductors, Sir Simon Rattle, Bernard Haitink, Riccardo Chailly, & Sir Charles Mackerras. Trotter was appointed Birmingham City Organist in 1983; he is also Organist at St Margaret’s Church, Westminster Abbey and Visiting Fellow in Organ Studies at the Royal Northern College of Music. Notable accolades include: First Prize at the St. Albans International Organ Competition while at King’s College; the Royal Philharmonic Society award for Best Instrumentalist (2002); Honorary Doctorate from Birmingham City University in 2003 and from Birmingham University in 2006; International Performer of the Year by the NYC Chapter of the AGO (2012)

Thomas Trotter, organist (UK)

Works by: Bach, Schumann, Weir, Wagner, Coates, & Reubke

Presented in collaboration with
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral and the
Cleveland Chapter American Guild of Organists
from Great Britain

6 December 2013 – Friday – 7:00 pm

Daughters of St Paul Choir (Boston MA)

Celebrate Christmas

Sr. Bridget Charles Ellis FSP, director

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.



14 March 2014 – Friday – 7:30 pm

West Shore Chorale (Cleveland, OH)

John Drotleff, Director

Featured soloists:
Coeli Ingold,
Thomas Scurich,

BRAHMS Requiem

West Shore Chorale is a non-profit arts organization, dedicated to enriching lives through the beauty and power of choral music. Under the direction of Artistic Director, John Drotleff for the past 29 years, the Chorale has performed over 80 major choral/orchestral compositions. The BRAHMS Requiem is one such work, composed between 1865-88, following the death of Brahms’ mother. The seven-movement Requiem for chorus, soloists and orchestra became the central work of Brahms’ career, establishing him as a composer of major stature. This performance by West Shore Chorale is a newly constructed version (2010) for chamber orchestra by German composer Joachim Linckelmann.. This performance by West Shore Chorale is a newly constructed version (2010) for chamber orchestra by German composer Joachim Linckelmann.

11 April 2014 – Friday – 7:30 pm
Blue Heron vocal ensemble (Cambridge MA)

Scott Metcalfe, Director

Music for Canterbury Cathedral

Works by: Robert Jones (Missa Spes nostra), Robert Hunt, Nicholas Ludford

The performers of Blue Heron are all members of Boston’s large early music community, with local and international professional associations including the Boston Early Music Festival, Sequentia, Las Huelgas Ensemble, Emmanuel Music, the Handel & Haydn Society, the Church of the Advent, the Theater of Voices, the Boston Camerata, the American Bach Soloists, Fortune’s Wheel, Tapestry, and many other ensembles. For its first visit to Cleveland, Blue Heron will perform music from the Peterhouse partbooks, which were copied in 1541 for Canterbury Cathedral. Blue Heron has specialized in music from the Peterhouse partbooks since its founding in 1999.


One Day! – Thursday, 8 May 2014 – 8:00 pm

The Elizabeth Stuart Church Choir Festival

A production of WCLV
in partnership with the Cathedral of St. John

Broadcast live over WCLV FM104.9

The final rounds of the sixth annual WCLV JUBILATION Elizabeth Stuart Church Choir Festival, featuring 6 finalist Church Choirs from Northeast Ohio, will be broadcast live over WCLV FM104.9. The Festival/competition open to all church choirs in Northeast Ohio offers a grand prize of $1000 to the winning choir.

Choirs will be judged on their expression, accuracy, technical ability, musicality and work as an ensemble.


All concerts are free and open to the public; no tickets are required.
A free-will offering will be taken.
Free parking is available in the Cathedral Garage on the SE corner of Rockwell Ave. and East 9th St.

Download a copy of the 2013-2014 Concert brochure.

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Request that Concert Brochures be mailed to you.

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at 216-771-6666 ext. 5510, or by email at:

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