Through a generous endowment from the Helen D. Schubert Family, the Cathedral is proud to offer these concerts.
All concerts are FREE and open to the public;
no tickets are required.
A free-will offering will be taken.
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Cathedral Plaza Garage on the SE corner of Rockwell Ave and East 9th St.
or in the surface parking lot on Rockwell Avenue.
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September 30, 2016 - Friday at 7:30 pm
Quire Cleveland (Cleveland OH)
Ross Duffin, Artistic Director
Monteverdi: Mantuan Masterpieces
Claudio Monteverdi was celebrated (and criticized) for the way he portrayed expression and emotion in a revolutionary new style. Quire Cleveland presents his Mass of the Most Blessed Virgin, an exhilarating work published in Mantua in 1610, at the same time as his iconic Vespers. Framing the mass are some of his most brilliant madrigals, reworked into devotional masterpieces.
Quire Cleveland has earned both popular and critical acclaim for their “stunning panache” and “rich mosaic of music,” as they “combine stylistic truth with vocal elegance.” A recent performance at the Cathedral was described as “spectacular” — you won’t want to miss this one!
November 15, 2016 - Tuesday at 7:30 pm
Katelyn Emerson, organist
Supported by a grant from the Cleveland Foundation:
The Charles H Teare & Clifford K Kearns Fund;
In collaboration with the Cleveland chapter, American Guild of Organists.
Works by: J. S. Bach, R. Schumann, J. Langlais, W. A. Mozart, C-M Widor, M. Duruflé, L. Vierne, M. Dupré.
American organist - Katelyn Emerson is the 1st prize winner of the AGO 2016 National Young Artists’ Competition in Organ Performance (NYACOP). She has performed throughout the United States and Europe, giving "superlative performance with musical precision" (Worcester Chapter, American Guild of Organists). Notable performance venues include the Cathédrale Poitiers (France), Krasnoyarsk Philharmonic Hall (Russia), Cathédrale St-Quentin (Hasselt, Belgium), the Hauptkirche St. Petri (Hamburg, Germany), the Kotzschmar Memorial Organ of Merrill Auditorium (Portland, ME), Severance Hall (Cleveland, OH), Reith Recital Hall at Goshen College (IN). Ms Emerson serves as Associate Organist and Choirmaster at the Church of the Advent in Boston, and is represented by Karen McFarlane Artists.
December 9, 2016 - Friday at 7:00 pm
Daughters of St Paul Choir (Boston MA)
Christmas with the Daughters of St Paul
April 26, 2017 - Wednesday at 7:30 pm
Vox Luminis (Namur Belgium)
Lionel Meunier, Director
I Know that my Redeemer Liveth - Music of the English Renaissance
Vox Luminis, founded in 2004 in Namur Belgium, specializes 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 2012 recording of Schütz’s Musicalische Exequien has received several prestigious awards including Gramophone’s Recording of the Year, the Baroque Vocal Gramophone Award and the International Classical Music Award. Other recordings have also received awards including Gramophone’s Editor’s Choice, Diapason d’Or, Choc de Classica, Muse d’Or Baroque, Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik, Joker de Crescendo and Prix Caecilia.
May 11, 2017 - Thursday at 8:00 pm
Elizabeth Stuart Church Choir Festival
A production of WCLV ideastram,
in partnership with the Cathedral of St John,
Broadcast live over WCLV FM104.9
The Tenth annual WCLV JUBILATION Elizabeth Stuart Church Choir Festival features Church Choirs from Northeast Ohio. Established in 2008 to showcase sacred choral music that is recognized as part of the core classical repertoire, the Festival seeks to encourage a heightened standard of choral music in houses of worship, and to celebrate choirs that strive for excellence.