Founder represents Seraphic Fire at GRAMMY® Awards

January 18, 2012

Mike Burgess
Communications Manager, Seraphic Fire
Mike@SeraphicFire.org
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FOUNDER REPRESENTS SERAPHIC FIRE AT GRAMMY® AWARDS
Patrick Dupré Quigley to attend award ceremony on behalf of Miami Classical Vocal Ensemble

MIAMI, FL – Seraphic Fire founder and artistic director Patrick Dupré Quigley, along with Seraphic Fire chorus master James Bass, will represent the ensemble at the 2012 GRAMMY ceremony on February 12, 2012. Seraphic Fire is nominated for two GRAMMY awards – Best Choral Performance (Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem) and Best Small Ensemble Performance (A Seraphic Fire Christmas). Seraphic Fire is the only chorus in North and South America to be nominated for a GRAMMY® this year.

As the 2012 awards conflict with Seraphic Fire’s performance of Johann Sebastian Bach’s B Minor Mass, Quigley has invited Scott Allen Jarrett, a nationally-recognized Bach interpreter, to conduct Seraphic Fire’s performances on February 11th and 12th. Quigley will conduct the opening night of the series on February 10th.

“If there’s anyone who I’d want to hear the B Minor Mass conducted by, it would be Scott Allen Jarrett,” says Quigley. “I’ve worked with Scott numerous times, and his sensitivity and attention to detail in the works of Johann Sebastian Bach is unrivaled.” Jarrett, along with Quigley, Bass, and Seraphic Fire, is also up for a GRAMMY® award this year for his performance as one of the two pianists on Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem.

“Because of the time difference, the concert and the Classical Grammys actually occur simultaneously on Sunday,” says Jarrett. “Since a number of us performing on that Sunday are up for the award, we’re going to all have to make a pact to keep our cell phones off during the intermission.” Jarrett holds a number of prestigious positions in the music world, including Director of Music at Marsh Chapel at Boston University, Artistic Director of the Back Bay Chorale in Boston, and Associate Director of Choral Activities of Boston University. Jarrett is also on the music staff of the Oregon Bach Festival.

Seraphic Fire will be joined by their sister ensemble, the Firebird Chamber Orchestra, for their performances of Bach’s B Minor Mass. Dates, locations and artist bios are listed below. For more information, album copies, high resolution photographs or interview requests, please contact Mike Burgess at (305) 285-9060 or via email at mike@seraphicfire.org.

Calendar Listing

Who:
Seraphic Fire and the Firebird Chamber Orchestra

What:
Seraphic Fire, joined by the Firebird Chamber Orchestra, performs one of the greatest musical compositions of all time, Bach’s B Minor Mass.

When and Where:
Friday, February 10, at 7:30pm
All Saints Episcopal Church
333 Tarpon Drive, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Patrick Dupré Quigley, Conductor

Saturday, February 11, 8:000pm
First United Methodist Church
536 Coral Way, Coral Gables, FL 33134
Scott Allen Jarrett, Conductor

Sunday, February 12, 4:00pm
St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church
100 N.E. Mizner Blvd., Boca Raton, FL 33432
Scott Allen Jarrett, Conductor

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