Seraphic Fire announces its 2014-2015 Season

April 14,2014 Ross Chuchla Director of Operations, Seraphic Fire Ross@SeraphicFire.org Direct Line (305) 692-0268 SERAPHIC FIRE ANNOUNCES ITS 2014-2015 SEASON Seraphic Fire’s Season to Include Period Instrument Orchestra, New Venues, South Dade Residency MIAMI, FL – Seraphic Fire, South Florida’s GRAMMY®-nominated chamber music ensemble, announces its 2014-2015 Concert Season, including a multi-program collaboration with New-York-based period instrument orchestra, The Sebastians, feature performances of Mahler by Metropolitan Opera stars Suzanne Mentzer and Bryan Hymel, regional premieres… Read More

Seraphic Fire: hacer Haydn, hacer música

Miami Clásica Sebastian Spreng April 14, 2014 Debería suceder siempre aunque no haya garantías ni pasa tanto como debiera; es parte del juego de asistir a cualquier espectáculo en vivo y comprobar la diferencia tan imperceptible y a la vez fundamental entre tocar música y hacer música. Y esto último fue lo que afortunadamente sucedió en la función del viernes 11 de la iglesia metodista de Coral Gables cuando Seraphic Fire abordó Las Siete Ultimas… Read More

Seraphic Fire takes on ‘The Seven Last Words of Christ’

Miami Herald Dorothy Hindman April 10, 2014 Seraphic Fire’s latest project is a collaboration with Chicago’s Spektral Quartet in Franz Joseph Haydn’s The Seven Last Words of Christ. Artistic director Patrick Dupré Quigley’s hourlong program continues to fulfill Seraphic’s mission to present deserving, underperformed works. Haydn originally wrote the Seven Last Words as quiet orchestral meditations for a Good Friday service, but he created three additional versions: a string quartet, a choral-orchestral oratorio and a… Read More

Fin de semana musical diverso y tentador

Miami Clásica Sebastian Spreng April 9, 2014 A cargo de un distinguido grupo de intérpretes que reflejan lo más granado del ámbito local pasado y presente, entre el 9 y 14 de abril la música en Miami gozará de una oferta variada con estrenos y rarezas capaces de dispersar la modorra impuesta por el repertorio de rutina. Desde Haydn a Bartok pasando por ópera contemporánea y una sinfonía de una célebre compositora miamense, será un… Read More

Seraphic Fire and Spektral Quartet join forces for new take on Haydn’s “Seven Last Words”

South Florida Classical Review Dorothy Hindman April 2, 2014 Just in time for Easter, Seraphic Fire will introduce Franz Joseph Haydn’s The Seven Last Words of Our Savior on the Cross to South Florida audiences. The Miami-based choir is pairing with the Spektral Quartet in a mash-up premiere specifically arranged for the two ensembles: a unique choral-string quartet version. Starting April 9th, the two groups will present five South Florida performances of Haydn’s Seven Last… Read More

Spring Sing concert on Friday

Miami Herald Bea L. Hines March 30, 2014 You are invited to a “Spring Sing” concert, presented by Seraphic Fire’s Miami Choral Academy at 7 p.m. Friday, at St. Martha’s Catholic Church, 9221 Biscayne Blvd. The Miami Choral Academy consists of 50 children who will sing traditional works in Spanish, French, Latin, Swahili and English. The musical group is an initiative of Seraphic Fire, South Florida’s Grammy nominated chamber choir, which seeks to make positive… Read More

Seraphic Fire’s countertenor hits a high note with deep artistry

South Florida Classical Review Dorothy Hindman March 13, 2014 Seraphic Fire’s latest concert features countertenor Reginald Mobley in an hour-long evening of captivating, lesser-known but no less deserving works from the Baroque era. Conductor Patrick Dupré Quigley’s led Mobley and the Firebird Chamber Orchestra through a creatively curated program featuring arias written for the Baroque castrato Farinelli, and yes, it is what it sounds like. Hearing a countertenor for the first time is astonishing. Farinelli’s… Read More

Bach’s music shines magnificently in Seraphic Fire program

South Florida Classical Review David Fleshler February 15, 2014 Seraphic Fire’s Bach performances are always highlights of the season, as the Baroque master’s music draws on the choir’s virtues of precision, musical intelligence and vocal splendor. The choir, joined by the Firebird Chamber Orchestra, performed an all-Bach concert Friday at All Saints Episcopal Church in Fort Lauderdale. After a quick and energetic Gloria from the Mass in B Minor, the choir went on to the… Read More

Sacred Music Two Ways, Both Wonderful!

The Chant Café Kathleen Pluth February 10, 2014 The Catholic Church’s vast heritage of sacred music, which has been kept alive for years by university music faculties and commercial publications rather than being a living presence in our Catholic churches, received two quite different expositions in Washington, DC this weekend. On Saturday evening in the Basilica of the National Shrine, the Shrine’s resident professional choir joined with the vocal ensemble Seraphic Fire to sing Monteverdi’s… Read More

Seraphic Fire named recipient of grant from the Ann Stookey Fund for New Music to fund a new work by composer Jake Runestad

February 4, 2014 Mike Burgess Communications Manager, Seraphic Fire Mike@SeraphicFire.org Direct Line (305) 692-0268 SERAPHIC FIRE NAMED RECIPIENT OF GRANT FROM THE ANN STOOKEY FUND FOR NEW MUSIC TO FUND A NEW WORK BY COMPOSER JAKE RUNESTAD Seraphic Fire joins four other choral organizations in the inaugural year of funding MIAMI, FL – The Ann Stookey Fund for New Music, in its first year of funding, has awarded Seraphic Fire a grant to fund a… Read More

Sold Out! Overwhelming demand leads to venue change in GRAMMY®-nominated Seraphic Fire’s Washington D.C. debut

January 16, 2014 Mike Burgess Communications Manager, Seraphic Fire Mike@SeraphicFire.org Direct Line (305) 692-0268 SOLD OUT! OVERWHELMING DEMAND LEADS TO VENUE CHANGE IN GRAMMY®-NOMINATED SERAPHIC FIRE’S WASHINGTON D.C. DEBUT Ensemble’s performance of Monteverdi’s “Vespers of 1610” makes waves in D.C. debut MIAMI, FL – Seraphic Fire has sold-out the 500 seat Crypt Chapel of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception three weeks before its concert date. Because of this overwhelming demand,… Read More

Seraphic Fire spotlights Charpentier rarities in French Baroque program

South Florida Classical Review Lawrence Budmen January 16, 2014 Seraphic Fire’s artistic director Patrick Quigley is a tireless explorer of rarely heard choral repertoire. Quigley turned to the French Baroque and the world of King Louis IV for “The Glories of Versailles” Wednesday night at St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church in Miami. The music of Marc-Antoine Charpentier dominated a concert devoted to scores written for the palaces, chapels, convents and monasteries at Versailles during the… Read More

GRAMMY®-nominated Seraphic Fire makes Washington D.C. Debut

January 13, 2014 Mike Burgess Communications Manager, Seraphic Fire Mike@SeraphicFire.org Direct Line (305) 692-0268 GRAMMY®-NOMINATED SERAPHIC FIRE MAKES WASHINGTON D.C. DEBUT Miami-Based Chamber Ensemble to Perform Monteverdi’s “Vespers of 1610” MIAMI, FL – Seraphic Fire, South Florida’s twice GRAMMY®-nominated chamber ensemble, will make its Washington D.C. debut February 8th, 2014 with a performance of Claudio Monteverdi’s masterpiece, Vespers of 1610, within the breathtaking acoustic of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception…. Read More

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