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SERAPHIC FIRE AWARDED GRANT BY THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 18, 2022 CONTACT Rebecca Ashton Marketing Manager Rebecca@SeraphicFire.org | 305.692.0201 SERAPHIC FIRE AWARDED GRANT BY THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS MIAMI – Seraphic Fire has been approved for a $15,000 Grants for Arts Projects award from the National Endowment for the Arts to support the Professional Choral Institute. This project will support the training and development of emerging professional vocalists during a two-week intensive program in August 2022. This project… Read More

Seraphic Saturday Podcast: Episode 17

EPISODE 17: Messiah Revisited The Seraphic Saturday Podcast Companion Welcome to the Seraphic Saturday Podcast Companion. On this episode, we revisit our episode on Handel’s Messiah with features from Conductor Nic McGegan, and Seraphic Fire singers. Featuring exclusive new interview content! Episode 17 Playlist Episode 17 Overview Opening Music Marc-Antoine Charpentier: Te Deum Seraphic Fire, The Sebastians Announcer: Thomas McCargar Host: Patrick Dupre Quigley Segment 1: Messiah Beginnings Quigley & conductor Nic McGegan, for 20… Read More

Seraphic Saturday Podcast: Episode 16

EPISODE 16: Professional Choral Ensembles with Dr. James K. Bass The Seraphic Saturday Podcast Companion Welcome to the Seraphic Saturday Podcast Companion. In this episode, Dr. James K. Bass leads us through the recent history of professional American choral ensembles with the help of Bass Eric Alatorre, and conductor Craig Hella Johnson. With Eric’s decades-long tenure at Chanticleer, he takes us through the ensemble’s beginnings to its award winning present, while Craig reminisces about Conspirare’s… Read More

Seraphic Saturday Podcast: Episode 15

EPISODE 15: Baroque Enlightenment: Dame Emma Kirkby The Seraphic Saturday Podcast Companion Welcome to the Seraphic Saturday Podcast Companion. This episode, we will be discussing performing Baroque vocal and instrumental music in anticipation of our second Enlightenment Festival. First, Patrick Quigley interviews the imitable soprano Dame Emma Kirkby, with well over 100 recordings spanning from chant, to madrigals, and most especially the music of the Renaissance and Baroque. Later in the show, soprano Nola Richardson… Read More

Where There’s a Will, There’s a Way

In the words of Artistic Director Patrick Dupre Quigley, “2021 has witnessed an emotional and artistic journey like none other.” As 2021 draws to a close, alto Luthien Brackett reflects on the journey from empty performance calendars to the return to stages, showcasing the resiliency of Seraphic Fire artists along the way. You can hear Luthien perform in Hildegard von Bingen’s Ordo virtutum this January. By Luthien Brackett December 2021 One winter several years ago,… Read More

Seraphic Saturday Podcast: Episode 14

EPISODE 14: Tradition The Seraphic Saturday Podcast Companion Welcome to the Seraphic Saturday Podcast Companion. Our second episode this season will delve into the tradition of choral music in America with our host Dr. James K Bass. Dr. Bass takes us through a musical journey with music of the Shakers, Fisk Jubilee Singers, and Robert Shaw. You can listen to this podcast at one of the links above, or by searching “Seraphic Saturday Podcast” on… Read More

New Release: Trois Chansons, 1. Dieu! Qu’il La Fait Bon Regarder!

New Video Release: Trois Chansons, 1. Dieu! Qu’il La Fait Bon Regarder! In anticipation of our 2021-22 Season, we are releasing a new recording every other Friday for your enjoyment. Today we present “Dieu! Qu’il La Fait Bon Regarder” from Trois Chansons composed by Claude Debussy and recorded in May 2021 at Comber Hall, Church of the Little Flower in Coral Gables, FL. Find out more about the composition below: Claude Debussy’s Trois Chansons, set… Read More

Seraphic Saturday Podcast: Episode 13

EPISODE 13: Under the Influence The Seraphic Saturday Podcast Companion Welcome to the Seraphic Saturday Podcast Companion. Our second season of the podcast will begin with an in-depth look into the massive influence of Pergolesi’s “Stabat Mater” which will be performed in South Florida by Seraphic Fire in November 2021. You can listen to this podcast at one of the links above, or by searching “Seraphic Saturday Podcast” on your favorite podcast search tool. Episode… Read More

New Video Release: Pange Lingua

New Video Release: Pange Lingua In anticipation of our 2021-22 Season, we are releasing a new recording every other Friday for your enjoyment. Today we present Pange Lingua, composed by Tomás Luis de Victoria and recorded in May 2021 at Comber Hall, Church of the Little Flower in Coral Gables, FL. Find out more about the composition below: When Tomás Luis de Victoria was born in Avila, Spain, in 1548, Charles V ruled Spain as… Read More

A Singer Enters Corporate America

Tenor Blake Beckemeyer reflects on how the skills required for a professional musician prepared him for success in a job in the corporate world. You can hear Blake perform in A Seraphic Fire Christmas this December and in Biebl: Ave Maria—Music for Men’s Chorus this March. Learn more about how Seraphic Fire helps prepare students and young professionals for success through musicianship by visiting our Education page. By Blake Beckemeyer September 2021 In early March… Read More

New Video Release: Danzas del Silencio

New Video Release: Danzas del Silencio A Video World-Premiere Performance In anticipation of our 2021-22 Season, we are releasing a new recording every other Friday for your enjoyment. Today we present Danzas del Silencio, composed by Alvaro Bermudez and recorded in May 2021 at Comber Hall, Church of the Little Flower in Coral Gables, FL. Find out more about the composition below: Colombian-American composer and long-time Miami community member Alvaro Bermudez composed Danzas del Silencio… Read More

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

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