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SOUTH FLORIDA’S GRAMMY®-NOMINATED CHOIR PRESENTS THE TUDORS: A MUSICAL TAPESTRY
MIAMI, FL – Seraphic Fire, Miami’s twice Grammy nominated professional chamber choir, presents The Tudors: A Musical Tapestry on March 14 – 18, 2012 at venues in Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties. This fascinating program traces the musical timeline of the infamous Tudor dynasty with stunning works by Byrd, Tallis and their contemporaries. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased at SeraphicFire.org or by phone at 888-544-FIRE. Continuing its mission to reach younger audiences, a limited amount of tickets will be FREE for those thirty and under.
For more than a century, the Kingdoms of England and Ireland were united under the rule of the Tudor dynasty. Beginning with Henry VII’s ascent to the throne after the War of the Roses, and ending with the death of Gloriana (the Virgin Queen, Elizabeth I), the House of Tudor saw both tumult and glory. Henry VIII’s break with the Catholic Church, “Bloody” Queen Mary’s return to the Roman faith of her mother, and Elizabeth’s union of England under the Anglican church were the backdrop for what may be England’s golden age of musical composition. Seraphic Fire’s lauded singers will deliver performances of the highest order in this concert series of some of the most glorious music England has ever known.
Nominated for two 2012 GRAMMY awards (Best Small Ensemble and Best Choral Performance) Seraphic Fire has garnered international acclaim since its inception ten years ago. The London-based classical music magazine, Gramophone, has declared that Seraphic Fire “has quickly become one of the top attractions in the [South Florida] region” and the Chicago Classical Review states that Seraphic Fire is “stunning to behold.” The ensemble has also been proclaimed “a must-have ticket for devotees of classical music in South Florida,” by the Palm Beach Arts Paper and “one of the best choirs anywhere” by the Miami Herald.
Seraphic Fire presents The Tudors: A Musical Tapestry
When and Where:
Wednesday, March 14, 7:30pm
St. Jude Melkite Catholic Church
126 S.E. 15th Road Miami, FL 33129
Thursday, March 15, 7:30pm
St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church
100 N.E. Mizner Blvd., Boca Raton, FL 33432
Friday, March 16, 7:30pm
All Saints Episcopal Church
333 Tarpon Drive, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Saturday, March 17, 8:00pm
First United Methodist Church
536 Coral Way, Coral Gables, FL 33134
Sunday, March 18, 4:00pm
Miami Beach Community Church
1620 Drexel Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Seraphic Fire and Firebird Chamber Orchestra’s season is made possible with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, the support of the City of Miami Beach, Cultural Affairs Program, Cultural Arts Council, with the support of the City of Coral Gables and from Funding Arts Network.
Firebird Chamber Orchestra and the Knight Concert Series are generously funded by a grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.