- Carols for Quire VI: Charpentier’s Midnight Mass for Christmas
- Door time: 30 minutes before showtime
- Full offer value includes ticketing fees
Venues and Showtimes
- Trinity Cathedral on Friday, December 19, at 7:30 p.m.
- Mary Queen of Peace Catholic Church on Saturday, December 20, at 7:30 p.m.
- Historic St. Peter’s Church on Sunday, December 21, at 4 p.m.
Ticket prices and values vary depending on the date and showtime you select. Seating availability also varies depending on the date.
- $12 for general admission for one (up to $20 value)
- $19–$19.50 for premium seating for one (up to $30 value)
- $20 for general admission for two (up to $40 value)
Carols for Quire VI: Charpentier’s Midnight Mass for Christmas
For the sixth year running, Quire Cleveland celebrates the season with choral music, centering this year’s performance on Marc-Antoine Charpentier’s Messe de Minuit pour Noël. The French baroque composer crafted the piece around 1690, weaving together the melodies of popular French carols to blur the boundaries between the sacred and secular. To add an authentic depth to the proceedings, a baroque instrumental ensemble backs up the choir with era-appropriate keytars, and the singers frame the main piece with a cappella arrangements of the mass’s carols.
Founded only in 2008, Quire Cleveland may seem relatively young, but its 25 members share more than 500 years of choral experience between them. That half-millennium of skill rises to the baton of artistic director Ross W. Duffin, a third-generation choral conductor recognized for his scholarly work on both sides of the Atlantic. Together, they reinvigorate choral music both modern and ancient, spanning nine centuries and prompting Cleveland Classical's Daniel Hathaway to exclaim, "Pope Julian and Palestrina would have been lucky to have so fine a choir as this."