The favorite holiday tradition continues — for the sixth year — with the splendid Messe de Minuit pour Noël by French baroque composer Marc-Antoine Charpentier, illuminated with all the carols on which it is based. Composed in the 1690s, its melodies are popular French carols, which Charpentier weaves throughout the different movements. The result is a delightfully tuneful celebration!
Quire Cleveland performs the mass with an outstanding ensemble of local baroque instrumentalists and frames it with a cappella arrangements of all of the carols, specially arranged by Artistic Director, Ross W. Duffin.
Get in the mood for these concerts with a visit to Quire’s YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/user/QuireCleveland).