Enlightenment Festival: Music of Bach, Moore, and Purcell


February 2022
Hildegard von Bingen - Ordo virtutum (CD Release Concert)

Patrick Dupre Quigley, conductor

WEEK 1

If Music Be the Food of Love: A Valentine’s Day Concert

Henry Purcell’s charming and intimate love songs take center stage for this concert featuring soprano Margot Rood and the Seraphic Fire chorus. “If music be the food of love,” the Seraphic Fire ensemble will “sing on” with playful English madrigals in a delightful concert for the love minded in the audience. Thomas Moore’s Irish Melodies round out this program. Bring your special Valentine for this serenade!

Concert Schedule:

Thu, Feb 17, 7:30 pm  |  Miami

Fri, Feb 18, 7:30 pm  |  Coral Gables

Sat, Feb 19, 7:30 pm  |  Ft. Lauderdale

Sun, Feb 20, 4:00 pm  |  Miami Beach


WEEK 2

Johann Sebastian Bach: Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring

The Enlightenment Festival continues with two of Johann Sebastian Bach’s great cantatas. Cantata 147, Hertz und Mund und Tat und Leben, contains one of the most memorable melodies in all of music, known in English as Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring. Cantata 62, Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, features arresting choruses and luxurious arias sung by members of Seraphic Fire. Additionally, Bach’s seldomly performed Mass in g minor features the entire ensemble in ravishing counterpoint.

Concert Schedule:

Thu, Feb 24, 7:00 pm  |  Naples

Fri, Feb 25, 7:30 pm  |  Coral Gables

Sat, Feb 26, 7:30 pm  |  Ft. Lauderdale

Sun, Feb 27, 4:00 pm  |  Boca Raton


Performances in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties Sponsored By:
The Clinton Family Fund Broward County Florida Cultural Division Coral Gables The City Beautiful Coral Gables Community Foundation The Dunspaugh-Dalton Foundation Enterprise Holdings Foundation Funding ARTS Broward! Funding ARTS Network First Miami Key Biscayne Community Foundation Knight Foundation The Hutson Wiley Echevarria Foundation Miami Beach Miami-Dade County Miami-Dade County Public Schools Miami Salon Quest National Endowment for the Arts NCCO Norfolk Southern Kirk Foundation Someone & Somebody South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center P. L. Dodge Southern Land Films Florida Department of State Division of Cultural Affairs The Children's Trust Williamson Automotive WLRN Arts Calendar
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