Performing Arts Series gathers breath for final crescendo with Quire Cleveland

Fine Arts,

Quire Cleveland will perform “Music of Henry Purcell” on Thursday, October 5, capping a long season of the Arts at Lake Erie College.

Directed by Ross W. Duffin, the choral group’s selection of masterpieces has been described as “heartfelt, dramatic, tender and glorious.”

Quire Cleveland’s full a capella repertoire spans nine centuries worth of music. Composed of highly trained musicians, the group represents 500 years of choral experience.

Lake Erie College has focused on the performing arts to enhance the quality of life for citizens of the community and reestablish itself as a cultural hub.

According to recent studies, music can heal – fostering positive social interactions, evoking emotions and memories, reducing stress and connecting audience members to one another. People of all ages benefit from a quality, live musical experience.

With that purpose, the Performing Arts Series has delivered to a range of tastes.

It began when Apollo’s Fire performed Virtuoso Bach in February. Two months later, the College’s chorus and flute choirs graced the Helen Rockwell Morley Memorial Music Building for the Spring Musical Arts Concert. They were joined by Dr. Mark Bell, university organist emeritus; Dr. Bryan DePoy, trumpeter; Lauren Feola, soprano; Sanni Kearns, collaborative pianist; and others.

Next, the Joe Augustine Trio treated an intimate audience to premier live jazz on Sept. 14 for Homecoming Alumni Weekend. Most recently, Les Délices intrigued with their baroque twist on “Songs without Words” on Sept. 22.

Members of the community have been invited to attend this final concert at 7:30 p.m. in the Helen Rockwell Morley Memorial Music Building. Tickets may be purchased at or at the door.

Contact Senior Director of Development Pam Palermo-Schlosser at or 440-375-7225 for more information.

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