Seraphic Fire offers a program of remembrance in Georgetown

Washington Classical Review Charles T. Downey November 14, 2016 Seraphic Fire made its latest visit to the Washington area on Sunday evening. Miami-based chamber choir presented the Requiem Masses of Gabriel Fauré and Maurice Duruflé on the concert series at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Georgetown. The performance of the former work was dedicated to the victims of the Paris attacks one year ago, and the latter to the memory of Washington choral conductor J…. Read More

Seraphic Fire offers a program of solace and remembrance

South Florida Classical Review Lawrence Budmen November 12, 2016 Seraphic Fire returned to First United Methodist Church in Coral Gables, its former home, after a two-year absence Friday night with a program featuring music of remembrance. Two French requiems were the evening’s major offerings with a powerful new score providing an interlude. Music of Maurice Duruflé bookended the concert. The soaring melody of “Ubi Caritas” from Quatre Motets, a work often sung by church choirs… Read More

A Single Rose: Modernism in the Americas – Program Notes

A Single Rose: Modernism in the Americas Program Notes Bachianas Brasileiras No. 9 is the final piece in a set of nine suites by Villa-Lobos written between 1930 and 1945.The music draws mostly on Brazilian folk and popular idioms while incorporating Baroque harmonies and counterpoint.Each of the Bachianas Brasileiras is written for a different ensemble: some orchestra, some chamber ensembles, some for soloists and only one that includes choir – No.9. Lamentatio Jeremiae Prophetae was… Read More

Seraphic Fire Performs Modern Music from Across the Americas

March 3,2016 Ross Chuchla Director of Operations, Seraphic Fire Direct Line (305) 692-0268 SERAPHIC FIRE PERFORMS MODERN MUSIC FROM ACROSS THE AMERICAS Featuring New York’s Trinity Wall Street Music Director Dr. Julian Wachner MIAMI, FL – Seraphic Fire, the nationally acclaimed Miami-based vocal ensemble, explores Modernism in the Americas with composers from Argentina, Brazil, the United States, and Canada. This program will allow South Florida audiences to hear music that expertly combines traditional European… Read More

A Collaboration of Music and Art

March 27,2015 Ross Chuchla Director of Operations, Seraphic Fire Direct Line (305) 692-0268 A COLLABORATION OF MUSIC AND ART Featuring Metropolitan Opera stars Susanne Mentzer and Bryan Hymel MIAMI, FL – For its seventh program of the season, Seraphic Fire, in collaboration with Miami artist Sebastian Spreng, presents a melding of music and visual art with Bach + Mahler, a program that features Gustav Mahler’s intimate Das Lied von der Erde (The Song of… Read More

Seraphic Fire announces its 2015-2016 Season

March 2,2015 Ross Chuchla Director of Operations, Seraphic Fire Direct Line (305) 692-0268 SERAPHIC FIRE ANNOUNCES ITS 2015-2016 SEASON Season to Include Northeast Residences and New Collaborations MIAMI, FL – Seraphic Fire, South Florida’s GRAMMY®-nominated choral orchestral chamber music ensemble, announces its 2015-2016 Concert Season, including three Cleveland Orchestra-style residencies in New York, Philadelphia, and Washington D.C., a debut appearance and special collaboration with the New World Symphony, the return of a multi-program collaboration… Read More

Artist Summer Update – 2014

Amanda Crider Alto “I had a wonderful time performing the role of Zerlina in Don Giovanni with Lorin Maazel’s Castleton Festival in Virginia. Castleton was an idyllic place to spend the summer singing with world class colleagues. It was of course, bittersweet with the passing of Maestro Maazel, but I felt honored to be part of the incredible festival he has built as part of his legacy.” “Amanda Crider (Zerlina) wins the Oscar for best… Read More

With season opener, Seraphic Fire hears America singing

South Florida Classical Review Lawrence Budmen October 19, 2014 Patrick Quigley can usually be counted on to take the route less traveled in choral programming. For the opening of Seraphic Fire’s 13th season, the choir’s director has conceived a concert of rarely heard American choral music (which can also be heard on “Reincarnations,” Seraphic Fire’s new CD). Quigley’s own arrangement of the traditional hymn How Can I Keep from Singing? provided both the program’s opening… Read More

New Seraphic Fire recording celebrates fresh American choral music

Knight Arts Gregory Stepanich September 10, 2014 Anyone who’s talked to Patrick Dupré Quigley over the years at some point becomes aware that he is a committed advocate for American choral music and choral ensembles. Quigley’s latest recording with his Miami-based Seraphic Fire concert choir, released Tuesday, is a collection of American music spanning about 120 years, from the anonymous hymns of the Shaker community to new works by contemporary young composers whose scores recorded… Read More

GRAMMY®-nominated Seraphic Fire releases progressive collection of American music

September 9, 2014 Ross Chuchla Director of Operations, Seraphic Fire (305) 692-0268 GRAMMY®-NOMINATED SERAPHIC FIRE RELEASES PROGRESSIVE COLLECTION OF AMERICAN MUSIC Reincarnations: A Century of American Choral Music MIAMI, FL – Featuring seven world premiere recordings, two-time GRAMMY®-nominated Seraphic Fire’s latest album, Reincarnations: A Century of American Choral Music, is at the vanguard of new music in America. This recording encapsulates an uninterrupted compositional tradition, from the 19th century anonymous hymn writer to brilliant,… Read More

Seraphic Fire announces new Managing Director

July 16,2014 Ross Chuchla Director of Operations, Seraphic Fire Direct Line (305) 692-0268 SERAPHIC FIRE ANNOUNCES NEW MANAGING DIRECTOR Joey Quigley to be succeeded by Rhett Del Campo MIAMI, FL – On August 15th, Joey Quigley, Seraphic Fire’s Managing Director for three seasons, will depart the organization to pursue a Master’s degree in Modern Art and its Markets from Christie’s international auction house. Seraphic Fire has selected Rhett Del Campo, currently of the Kansas… Read More

Seraphic Fire closes season with exhilarating program of spirituals

South Florida Classical Review Lawrence Budman May 9, 2014 After a season that explored Baroque and Renaissance choral music, masterworks of Bach and Monteverdi and an alternative edition of Mozart’s Requiem, Seraphic Fire turned to down-home Americana Wednesday night. Patrick Dupré Quigley and his versatile chamber choir are closing their season with “Steal Away,” an exhilarating program of African-American spirituals. Quigley and his singers brought the same artistic integrity and splendid musicianship to these classic… Read More

Spektral Quartet, Seraphic Fire lack clarity in dual concert

Chicago Sun-Times Andrew Patner April 17, 2014 The conjunction of Western and Orthodox Easters along with the observance of Passover this year has meant a particularly rich offering of appropriate music for these days holy to so many. Last week at the Harris Theater, we saw a particularly well-received “Saint Matthew Passion” of Bach with John Nelson leading his Soli Deo Gloria forces and gifted tenor Nicholas Phan as The Evangelist. Wednesday evening at Rockefeller… Read More

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