Cleveland-Based Apollo's Fire Wins a Grammy for 'Songs of Orpheus'

Last night, the locally based classical group Apollo’s Fire won the Grammy for Best Classical Solo Vocal Album for Songs of Orpheus, an album that features tenor Karim Sulayman. 

It's the first Grammy for Sulayman, album director Jeannette Sorrell and Apollo’s Fire.

A "journey through love and redemption," the album centers on the "timeless myth of Orpheus," who went to great lengths to rescue his beloved. Album director Jeannette Sorrell and Apollo’s Fire instrumentalists teamed up with Sulayman to "evoke the changing moods of the Orpheus story."

The group recorded the album at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Cleveland Heights.

You can see Apollo's Fire this week when the group performs at 7 p.m. on Thursday at Music Box Supper Club.
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Jeff Niesel

Jeff has been covering the Cleveland music scene for more than 20 years now. And on a regular basis, he tries to talk to whatever big acts are coming through town, too. If you're in a band that he needs to hear, email him at [email protected].
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