Seraphic Fire and Aspen Music Festival and School announce partnership to create choral performance training program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Fri, Sep 1, 2017 CONTACT Carlos Howard Marketing & Public Relations Manager | 305.692.0201 MIAMI – Florida-based professional vocal ensemble Seraphic Fire and Aspen Music Festival and School are partnering this season to recommence the Seraphic Fire Professional Choral Institute in Summer 2018. As ensemble-in-residence, Seraphic Fire will train pre-professional choral artists and present its own set of performances. Previously in residence at University of South Florida, PCI recorded in 2012… Read More

Seraphic Fire and UCLA launch Ensemble Artist Program

Seraphic Fire and UCLA launch Ensemble Artist Program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thu, July 6, 2017 CONTACT Carlos Howard Marketing & Public Relations Manager | 305.692.0201 MIAMI – Seraphic Fire, Florida’s GRAMMY® nominated vocal ensemble, and the Herb Alpert School of Music at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) announce today their partnership to launch Seraphic Fire’s Ensemble Artist Program. This new initiative, under the direction of Seraphic Fire Director of Education and UCLA Director of Choral Studies James K. Bass, will provide… Read More

La Seraphic Fire cierra su temporada con un concierto extraordinario

el Nuevo Herald Daniel Fernández May 17, 2017 El Miserere, de Allegri es posiblemente una de las obras corales más gustadas y conocidas. Excelente elección de la Seraphic Fire como atractivo principal del concierto final de su decimoquinta temporada. Este grupo, radicado en Miami, cuenta con voces extraordinarias que viajan desde ciudades a horas de vuelo para ofrecer estos conciertos que convierten esta ciudad en un baluarte de ese tipo de música. Los premios obtenidos… Read More

Seraphic Fire draws the curtain on 15th season with music of four centuries

South Florida Classical Review Inesa Gegprifti May 11, 2017 Seraphic Fire is closing what has been a notably adventurous 15th anniversary season with a similarly wide-ranging program spanning more than 400 years. The Grammy-nominated choral ensemble graced Saint Sophia’s Greek Orthodox Church in Miami Wednesday evening with a performance that confirmed their world-class artistic level. The choir was led by associate conductor James K. Bass, with a guest appearance by the recent University of Miami… Read More

World premiere Easter work, Schütz stand out at Seraphic Fire

Palm Beach ArtsPaper Robert Croan April 16, 2017 Bach’s jubilant, elating Easter Oratorio (BWV 249) was the featured item in advance announcements of Seraphic Fire’s Easter weekend concerts (seen Friday night in Fort Lauderdale’s Sanctuary Church), but in the event, two shorter works on the first half of the program — one brand-new, the other older than Bach — provided the event’s most rewarding moments. At the start, conductor and artistic director Patrick Dupré Quigley… Read More

From Bach to Kallembach, Seraphic Fire bridges the centuries in Easter program

South Florida Classical Review David Fleshler April 15, 2017 Death and resurrection were the themes Friday, as the choir Seraphic Fire ushered in Easter weekend. Led by artistic director Patrick Dupré Quigley at The Sanctuary Church of Fort Lauderdale, the choir gave resonant, sensitive performances of music that spanned nearly 400 years, with a work from the early Baroque, a Bach classic and a world premiere performed with the composer in the audience. If classical… Read More

Seraphic Fire announces 2017-2018 Season

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Fri, Mar 3, 2017 CONTACT Carlos Howard Marketing & Public Relations Manager 305.692.0201 MIAMI – Seraphic Fire, Florida’s GRAMMY® nominated vocal ensemble, announces its 2017-2018 Season anchored by a multi-program exploration of human resilience through the music of three evocative passions led by Founder and Artistic Director Patrick Dupré Quigley. Guest conductor appearances include Lorelei Ensemble Founder and Artistic Director Beth Willer in November 2017 and Boston’s Back Bay Chorale Music… Read More

Seraphic Fire presents anniversary performance in memory of Ruth Sackner

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wed, Dec 1, 2016 CONTACT Carlos Howard Marketing & Public Relations Manager 305.692.0201 MIAMI – Professional vocal ensemble Seraphic Fire will dedicate its 15th Anniversary Celebration concert on Jan. 22, 2017 to the late philanthropist and arts activist Ruth Sackner. The concert, which includes Herbert Howells’ “Requiem,” will take place at All Souls Episcopal Church in Miami Beach, Fla. “Ruth has been a part of the Seraphic Fire journey from the… Read More

Seraphic Fire presents beloved Florida holiday tradition

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thu, Nov 15, 2016 CONTACT Carlos Howard Marketing & Public Relations Manager 305.692.0201 MIAMI – Presenting a Grammy nominated program spanning 10 centuries of music history, vocal ensemble Seraphic Fire brings its annual candlelit Christmas presentations to Florida this December with repertoire featuring audience-favorite “Jesus Christ The Apple Tree,” and the anticipated premiere of new carol settings by composer Susan LaBarr, whose arrangement of “Quem Pastores Laudavere” was included in New… Read More

Seraphic Fire brings French music of remembrance

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Mon, Oct 17, 2016 CONTACT Carlos Howard Marketing & Public Relations Manager 305.692.0201 MIAMI – For the second program of its 15th Anniversary Season, “In Remembrance,” professional vocal ensemble Seraphic Fire sings a world premiere by critically acclaimed Douglas Cuomo and the requiem masses of Maurice Duruflé and Gabriel Fauré. Founder & Artistic Director Patrick Dupré Quigley conducts the program on Nov. 11 and 12 in Coral Gables, Florida and Fort… Read More

Cleveland Orchestra reveals another strong suit with deep all-Stravinsky program Zachary Lewis March 17, 2017 Re-add Stravinsky to the list of composers the Cleveland Orchestra plays really, really well. Bruckner, Brahms, Mozart. These have been recent hallmarks. After the orchestra’s all-Stravinsky concert Thursday night at Severance Hall, however, it’s time to tack on another. Not only was the program, a broad and eclectic survey of the composer’s metamorphic career, well-conceived. It was also well-executed. Each of its four works received from music director Franz… Read More

Conductor makes superb Seraphic Fire debut with Russian program

South Florida Classical Review David Fleshler March 9, 2017 From the carved stone pulpit of St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Miami, bass Charles Evans intoned an early Russian chant over solemn tones in male voices. Female singers, clad in black, walked slowly down the aisle. When they reached the front of the church, solo soprano voices ascended in figures that sounded almost Middle Eastern in their inflections. It was a spellbinding, hypnotic opening to… Read More

Seraphic Fire returns with mastery to Bach’s six motets

Palm Beach ArtsPaper Greg Stepanich Feb 22, 2017 Back in the early days of Seraphic Fire, the Miami concert choir took on the challenge of all six motets by J.S. Bach. The performance I saw 12 years ago was very fine, but effortful: The difficulty of the music took its toll on the singers, and it was noticeable by the end of the concert. The group has done one or another of the motets individually… Read More

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