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from each of our performances! 

Click on the buttons provided to listen to LIVE concert broadcasts

and pre-concert interviews on WCLV CLassical 104.9, featuring variously

Contrapunctus Early Music,  Music Director David Acres, Exec Director Judith Acres,

and Board President Gene Karlen!

REVIEWS!

Contrapunctus: “The Remarkable Mr. Purcell” at Trinity Cathedral

Published on ClevelandClassical.com October 6, 2014 - by Nicholas Jones

Historians of the arts sometimes ask:  did England have a Baroque? Northern, chilly, and Protestant, could the British match the splendid Counter-Reformation emotionality of Catholic Rome? The answer arguably lies in three artists of the late seventeenth century, all of them working primarily in London: Christopher Wren (St. Paul's Cathedral - noble, symmetrical, and infinitely baffling); John Milton (Paradise Lost - magnificent, touching, radically modern); and Henry Purcell - whose music is moving, challenging, surprising, and constantly creative ...

Contrapunctus explores a millennium of choral music at St. John Cathedral

Published on ClevelandClassical.com June 9, 2014 - by Timothy Robson

Contrapunctus, a professional choral group just finishing its first season, gave an unusual program of music for high voices (sopranos, altos, countertenors) at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist on Friday, June 6th. British countertenor and conductor David Acres, music director of Contrapunctus, planned an audacious program of 22 works ....

Contrapunctus debuts at Trinity with “The Life and Times of Mary, Queen of Scots”

Published on ClevelandClassical.com March 10, 2014 - by Daniel Hathaway

The chamber choir formerly known as Cantores made its debut under the new name of Contrapunctus at Trinity Cathedral on Sunday afternoon, March 2, with an historically themed concert, “The Life and Times of Mary, Queen of Scots, 1542-1587.” ...

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ARTICLES!

Contrapunctus to present May 31 concert, “The Glories of Spanish Polyphony”

Published on ClevelandClassical.com May 28, 2015 - by Daniel Hathaway

British countertenor David Acres will lead the professional singers of Contrapunctus Early Music in a free program of vocal music by Spanish composers of the 13th to 17th centuries on Sunday, May 31 at 3:00 pm in Mary Queen of Peace Church on Pearl Road in Old Brooklyn. “We hope people will come and enjoy music they’ve never heard before,” Acres said in a telephone conversation...

Contrapunctus Cleveland to celebrate Purcell in Trinity Cathedral concert on October 5

Published on ClevelandClassical.com October 2, 2014 - by Daniel Hathaway

After the “distracted times” of the English Civil War, as Thomas Tompkins subtitled his Sad Pavane, Henry Purcell restored British music to something approaching its former glory during his brief but prolific lifetime. Born in 1659 close to Westminster Abbey, where he later served as organist (his teacher John Blow stepped down in his favor) Purcell went on to triumph as a composer who wrote equally striking and dramatic music for the church and the theater...

Contrapunctus to sing a millennium of music at St. John’s Cathedral on June 6

Don’t be surprised if the second concert by Cleveland’s new choral ensemble, Contrapunctus, at St. John’s Cathedral in downtown Cleveland on Friday, June 6 at 7:30pm, is missing a few voice parts — tenor and basses, in fact. British countertenor David Acres, who founded and conducts the ensemble, planned it that way...

Preview: Cantores becomes Contrapunctus, and makes its debut in music of the era of Mary, Queen of Scots on March 2

Published on clevelandclassical.com February 27, 2014 - by Daniel Hathaway

In 2004, Barbara Margolis gathered five of her professional singer colleagues and launched the one-on-a-part vocal ensemble Cantores Ecclesiae to explore church music written before 1650. By 2011, the group — now called Cantores Cleveland — had expanded into a non-profit organization, increased its numbers and embarked on the new mission ...

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Contrapunctus Early Music

Contrapunctus Early Music

May 31, 2015 - Rehearsal for 'The Glories of Spanish Polyphony from the 13th to the 17th Century' - Mary Queen of Peace, Cleveland

Music Director David Acres

Music Director David Acres

Angel Voices Ever Singing...Volume II - The Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, Cleveland, Ohio, March 2015 Photo courtesy Alex Belisle

Contrapunctus Early Music

Contrapunctus Early Music

May 31, 2015 - Rehearsal for 'The Glories of Spanish Polyphony from the 13th to the 17th Century' - Mary Queen of Peace, Cleveland

Contrapunctus Early Music

Contrapunctus Early Music

May 31, 2015 - Rehearsal for 'The Glories of Spanish Polyphony from the 13th to the 17th Century' - Mary Queen of Peace, Cleveland

Contrapunctus High Voices

Contrapunctus High Voices

Angel Voices Ever Singing...Volume II - The Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, Cleveland, Ohio, March 2015 Photo courtesy Alex Belisle

KeyBank Studio

KeyBank Studio

LIVE from KeyBank Studio - Immediately following the Contrapunctus Early Music live broadcast performance and interview on WCLV Classical 104.9 FM with host Angela Mitchell - March, 2014

Soprano Hannah De Priest

Soprano Hannah De Priest

Angel Voices Ever Singing...Volume II - The Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, Cleveland, Ohio, March 2015 Photo courtesy Alex Belisle

Contrapunctus Early Music

Contrapunctus Early Music

Preparing for the "Angel Voices Ever Singing..." concert at The Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, Cleveland, Ohio - June, 2014. Photograph courtesy of Dana Herro.

Soprano Katherine Haig

Soprano Katherine Haig

Angel Voices Ever Singing...Volume II - The Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, Cleveland, Ohio, March 2015 Photo courtesy Alex Belisle

Trumpet - David Rubin

Trumpet - David Rubin

Angel Voices Ever Singing...Volume II - The Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, Cleveland, Ohio, March 2015 Photo courtesy Alex Belisle

Soprano Gail West

Soprano Gail West

Angel Voices Ever Singing...Volume II - The Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, Cleveland, Ohio, March 2015 Photo courtesy Alex Belisle

Contrapunctus High Voices

Contrapunctus High Voices

Angel Voices Ever Singing...Volume II - The Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, Cleveland, Ohio, March 2015 Photo courtesy Alex Belisle

Mezzo Judy Rubin

Mezzo Judy Rubin

Angel Voices Ever Singing...Volume II - The Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, Cleveland, Ohio, March 2015 Photo courtesy Alex Belisle

Countertenor Jay White

Countertenor Jay White

Angel Voices Ever Singing...Volume II - The Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, Cleveland, Ohio, March 2015 Photo courtesy Alex Belisle

Crumhorn-Judy Rubin, John McElliott

Crumhorn-Judy Rubin, John McElliott

Angel Voices Ever Singing...Volume II - The Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, Cleveland, Ohio, March 2015 Photo courtesy Alex Belisle

Soprano Judith Acres

Soprano Judith Acres

Angel Voices Ever Singing...Volume II - The Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, Cleveland, Ohio, March 2015 Photo courtesy Alex Belisle

Contrapunctus Early Music

Contrapunctus Early Music

Preparing for the "Angel Voices Ever Singing..." concert at The Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, Cleveland, Ohio - June, 2014. Photograph courtesy of Dana Herro.

'Mary, Queen of Scots'

'Mary, Queen of Scots'

Concert still, taken during Contrapunctus Early Music's premiere concert, "The Life and Times of Mary, Queen of Scots (1542-1587)" - March, 2014. Photo courtesy Adam Young