This themed choral event ties music inspired by holy imagery of the Virgin and Child to the museum’s collection of medieval art. Beginning in the Reid Gallery, Quire Cleveland sings music by Palestrina. The audience is next led to the museum’s spectacular atrium where the Cleveland Orchestra Youth and Children’s Choruses sing music by Arvo Pärt, Gian Carlo Menotti, John Rutter, Morten Lauridsen, among others. Then organist and conductor Todd Wilson leads a finale in Gartner Auditorium featuring the Trinity Cathedral Choir in Benjamin Britten’s A Ceremony of Carols and the museum’s McMyler organ in music for organ and brass.
Free, no tickets required.
Join us for a pre-concert talk on Virgin and Child imagery by Stephen Fliegel, curator of medieval art, at 1:00 p.m. in the Recital Hall.
Provenance at The Cleveland Museum of Art will be offering an Afternoon Tea at 12:00 p.m. in conjunction with the themed choral event presented through the Performing Arts Series, Mother and Child.