Seraphic Fire appoints managing director

February 21, 2012

Mike Burgess
Communications Manager, Seraphic Fire
Mike@SeraphicFire.org
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SERAPHIC FIRE APPOINTS MANAGING DIRECTOR

MIAMI, FL – Seraphic Fire, Miami’s twice Grammy nominated professional chamber choir, has appointed Joey Quigley to serve as the ensemble’s managing director. Joey, a graduate of Rice and DePaul Universities, previously served as Seraphic Fire’s Artistic Administrator and assumed operational responsibilities for the organization upon the departure of previous executive director Lorenzo Lebrija.

“Joey is the natural choice for us,” says Seraphic Fire Board Chairman Joanne Schulte. “As operations manager, he steered us from pending deficits to a significant projected surplus. In tandem with his brother, Joey has been part of the team that has reached record-breaking ticket sales as well as two Grammy nominations. We are lucky to have him on our team.”

“He’s a natural,” says John Quaintance, Seraphic Fire’s Treasurer. “He’s smart, he has a great business sense, and he anticipates problems months in advance – all qualities of a highly skilled manager. Appointing him as managing director was a no-brainer.”

Joey previously served as an artistic intern at Houston Grand Opera. Quigley holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in vocal performance and has performed numerous times with Seraphic Fire as a baritone. Over his tenure with Seraphic Fire, Joey has spearheaded the highly-successful Professional Choral Institute, as well as taken primary artistic and operational responsibility for Seraphic Fire’s annual fundraiser for the Miami Choral Academy, Keep the Music Alive.

Patrick Dupré Quigley, Seraphic Fire’s artistic director (and Joey’s brother), is very happy to have Joey helming the business side of Seraphic Fire. “You know, I’m probably harder on him than anyone else on the staff, our being brothers” says the elder Quigley. “Joey has, in essence, been working as the ensemble’s managing director for many months now. Appointing him to the position of managing director was a mere formality.”

Joey Quigley assumes responsibility for all business functions of the 1.2 million dollar organization. “We all work as a team here,” says Joey. “While I may be the titular head of the business operations of Seraphic Fire, the entire staff works at 110% to make our 55 concerts a year, four recordings, and the Miami Choral Academy happen. This is an amazing opportunity, and I’m glad to be a part of such an incredible arts organization.”

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