New Video Release: Dominus Vobiscum

New Video Release: Dominus Vobiscum A Video World-Premiere In anticipation of our 2021-22 Season, we will be releasing a new recording every other Friday for your enjoyment. Today we present Dominus Vobiscum, composed by Sydney Guillaume and recorded in May 2021 at Comber Hall, Church of the Little Flower in Miami, FL. Find out more about the composition below: This is the world-premiere video recording of Dominus Vobiscum by Sydney Guillaume. Guillaume (b. 1982) was… Read More

New Video Release: Creation

New Video Release: Creation A homophonic chorale, alternating in slow and fast tempo. In anticipation of our 2021-22 Season, we will be releasing a new recording every other Friday for your enjoyment. Today we present Creation, composed by William Billings and recorded in May 2021 at Comber Hall, Church of the Little Flower in Miami, FL. Find out more about the composition below: William Billings is often credited with being the first colonial American composer…. Read More

New Video Release: Orpheus With His Lute

New Video Release: Orpheus With His Lute Local composer Alvaro Bermudez revisits his 2017 composition In anticipation of our 2021-22 Season, we will be releasing a new recording every other Friday for your enjoyment. Today we present Orpheus With His Lute, composed by Alvaro Bermudez and recorded in May 2021 at Comber Hall, Church of the Little Flower in Miami, FL. Find out more about the composition below: Miami-based composer Alvaro Bermudez composed Orpheus With… Read More

Seraphic Fire Releases Video to Benefit Victims of Champlain Towers

Seraphic Fire announces the video release of Good Night, Dear Heart to benefit the victims of the Champlain Towers South collapse in Surfside, FL. Composed by Dan Forrest on a text that Mark Twain placed on his daughter’s grave, the music and words of Good Night, Dear Heart express the deep sadness of a father mourning a daughter who died too young. Seraphic Fire’s artists, staff, and board encourage those who hear this memorial to… Read More

Seraphic Saturday Podcast: Episode 12

EPISODE 12: Hildegard von Bingen: Ordo virtutum (CD Release) The Seraphic Saturday Podcast Companion Also Available Here: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Anchor Podcasts | Radio Public | Spotify Welcome to the Seraphic Saturday Podcast Companion. In our twelfth episode host, Patrick Dupre Quigley, explores the music and legacy of the 12th-century composer, visionary, abbess, philosopher, theologian, and polymath Hildegard of Bingen. You can listen to this podcast at one of the links above,… Read More

Seraphic Fire’s Complete Recording of Hildegard von Bingen’s Ordo virtutum out June 11, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 11, 2021 CONTACT Laura Shand Marketing Manager Laura@SeraphicFire.org | 305.692.0201 Seraphic Fire’s Complete Recording of Hildegard von Bingen’s Ordo virtutum out June 11, 2021 The release will be the first recording of the full 12th century masterpiece to include the complete accompanying gradual “Qui sunt hi” The humanity of the work came through despite the distance of centuries…Quigley seemed to respect the original while doing his best to recreate how it… Read More

Seraphic Saturday Podcast: Episode 11

EPISODE 11: Alvaro Bermudez and Composing for Seraphic Fire The Seraphic Saturday Podcast Companion Welcome to the Seraphic Saturday Podcast Companion. Our eleventh episode features a deep dive interview with our host, Patrick Dupre Quigley, and one of our founding members, Alvaro Bermudez. Seraphic Fire will be premiering Alvaro’s newly commissioned “Danzas del Silencio” this May, sponsored by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Listen along as Patrick and Alvaro recount his history… Read More

SERAPHIC FIRE RETURNS TO THE STAGE FOR THEIR 2021-22 SEASON

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 12, 2021 CONTACT Laura Shand Marketing Manager Laura@SeraphicFire.org | 305.692.0201 SERAPHIC FIRE RETURNS TO THE STAGE FOR THEIR 2021-22 SEASON Music of Bach, Handel, Purcell, Pergolesi, and a collaboration with stage director Francesca Zambello on Hildegard von Bingen’s Ordo virtutum will headline an exciting season of live performances MIAMI – Following the success of this year’s Season S delivered in multimedia, Seraphic Fire, Miami’s professional vocal ensemble, announces a return to… Read More

Seraphic Saturday Podcast: Episode 10

EPISODE 10: Eternal Fire Preview The Seraphic Saturday Podcast Companion Welcome to the Seraphic Saturday Podcast Companion. Our tenth episode features Artistic Director Patrick Dupré Quigley previewing our next Season S production, Eternal Fire. You can listen to this podcast at one of the links above, or by searching “Seraphic Saturday Podcast” on your favorite podcast search tool. For a tutorial on listening to podcasts, click here. If you have a question about today’s podcast,… Read More

SERAPHIC FIRE’S MARCH PROGRAM COMBINES 18TH CENTURY BACH WITH 21ST CENTURY PULITZER-PRIZE COMPOSITION

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Laura Shand | Marketing Manager Laura@SeraphicFire.org | 305.692.0201 SERAPHIC FIRE’S MARCH PROGRAM COMBINES 18TH CENTURY BACH WITH 21ST CENTURY PULITZER-PRIZE COMPOSITION Eternal Fire March 21, 2021 @ 4:00pm EST Pre-Concert Conversation begins @ 3:30pm EST MIAMI – Seraphic Fire, South Florida’s GRAMMY®-nominated professional vocal ensemble, presents two extraordinary and emotional musical experiences at the ensemble’s March 21, 2021 multi-media performance entitled Eternal Fire. The program features Johann Sebastian Bach’s thrilling Cantata… Read More

Seraphic Saturday Podcast: Episode 9

EPISODE 9: Behind the Scenes of the Professional Choral Institute The Seraphic Saturday Podcast Companion Welcome to the Seraphic Saturday Podcast Companion. Our ninth episode features Associate Conductor James K. Bass taking us behind the scenes of Seraphic Fire’s Professional Choral Institute, a partnership with the Aspen Music Festival and School, for which Dr. Bass serves as Program Director. You can listen to this podcast at one of the link above, or by searching “Seraphic… Read More

In Pursuit of Peace | Program Notes

**The program notes below were first published for the original performance of The Desert Music with the New World Symphony in 2016** The Desert Music (1982-83; chamber version 2001) STEVE REICH (b. 1936) Brass arrangement by Alan Pierson I. (FAST) II. (MODERATE) III. (SLOW—MODERATE—SLOW) IV. (MODERATE) V. (FAST) Steve Reich was pivotal in the rise of a musical style known as “minimalism,” one of the most influential compositional approaches of the last 50 years. Following… Read More

Seraphic Saturday Podcast: Episode 8

EPISODE 8: A Listening Tour of American Music with Patrick Quigley The Seraphic Saturday Podcast Companion Welcome to the Seraphic Saturday Podcast Companion. Our eighth episode features Artistic Director Patrick Dupre Quigley leading us on a listening tour of two important American works: Samuel Barber’s Hermit Songs, and Steve Reich’s The Desert Music. You can listen to this podcast at one of the links above, or by searching “Seraphic Saturday Podcast” on your favorite podcast… Read More

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