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Seraphic Fire announces 2017-2018 Season

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Fri, Mar 3, 2017 CONTACT Carlos Howard Marketing & Public Relations Manager Carlos@SeraphicFire.org 305.692.0201 MIAMI – Seraphic Fire, Florida’s GRAMMY® nominated vocal ensemble, announces its 2017-2018 Season anchored by a multi-program exploration of human resilience through the music of three evocative passions led by Founder and Artistic Director Patrick Dupré Quigley. Guest conductor appearances include Lorelei Ensemble Founder and Artistic Director Beth Willer in November 2017 and Boston’s Back Bay Chorale Music… Read More

Seraphic Fire presents anniversary performance in memory of Ruth Sackner

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wed, Dec 1, 2016 CONTACT Carlos Howard Marketing & Public Relations Manager Carlos@SeraphicFire.org 305.692.0201 MIAMI – Professional vocal ensemble Seraphic Fire will dedicate its 15th Anniversary Celebration concert on Jan. 22, 2017 to the late philanthropist and arts activist Ruth Sackner. The concert, which includes Herbert Howells’ “Requiem,” will take place at All Souls Episcopal Church in Miami Beach, Fla. “Ruth has been a part of the Seraphic Fire journey from the… Read More

Seraphic Fire presents beloved Florida holiday tradition

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thu, Nov 15, 2016 CONTACT Carlos Howard Marketing & Public Relations Manager Carlos@SeraphicFire.org 305.692.0201 MIAMI – Presenting a Grammy nominated program spanning 10 centuries of music history, vocal ensemble Seraphic Fire brings its annual candlelit Christmas presentations to Florida this December with repertoire featuring audience-favorite “Jesus Christ The Apple Tree,” and the anticipated premiere of new carol settings by composer Susan LaBarr, whose arrangement of “Quem Pastores Laudavere” was included in New… Read More

Seraphic Fire brings French music of remembrance

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Mon, Oct 17, 2016 CONTACT Carlos Howard Marketing & Public Relations Manager Carlos@SeraphicFire.org 305.692.0201 MIAMI – For the second program of its 15th Anniversary Season, “In Remembrance,” professional vocal ensemble Seraphic Fire sings a world premiere by critically acclaimed Douglas Cuomo and the requiem masses of Maurice Duruflé and Gabriel Fauré. Founder & Artistic Director Patrick Dupré Quigley conducts the program on Nov. 11 and 12 in Coral Gables, Florida and Fort… Read More

Cleveland Orchestra reveals another strong suit with deep all-Stravinsky program

Cleveland.com Zachary Lewis March 17, 2017 Re-add Stravinsky to the list of composers the Cleveland Orchestra plays really, really well. Bruckner, Brahms, Mozart. These have been recent hallmarks. After the orchestra’s all-Stravinsky concert Thursday night at Severance Hall, however, it’s time to tack on another. Not only was the program, a broad and eclectic survey of the composer’s metamorphic career, well-conceived. It was also well-executed. Each of its four works received from music director Franz… Read More

Conductor makes superb Seraphic Fire debut with Russian program

South Florida Classical Review David Fleshler March 9, 2017 From the carved stone pulpit of St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Miami, bass Charles Evans intoned an early Russian chant over solemn tones in male voices. Female singers, clad in black, walked slowly down the aisle. When they reached the front of the church, solo soprano voices ascended in figures that sounded almost Middle Eastern in their inflections. It was a spellbinding, hypnotic opening to… Read More

Seraphic Fire returns with mastery to Bach’s six motets

Palm Beach ArtsPaper Greg Stepanich Feb 22, 2017 Back in the early days of Seraphic Fire, the Miami concert choir took on the challenge of all six motets by J.S. Bach. The performance I saw 12 years ago was very fine, but effortful: The difficulty of the music took its toll on the singers, and it was noticeable by the end of the concert. The group has done one or another of the motets individually… Read More

Quigley, Seraphic Fire at their finest in Bach’s motets

South Florida Classical Review Lawrence Budmen February 18, 2017 The six motets of Johann Sebastian Bach represent the Baroque master at his most experimental and inspired. Taking a form pioneered by Monteverdi and Palestrina, Bach pushed the boundaries of form and harmonic structure in these scores, which are far from mere choral vignettes. Continuing their Bach immersion which began with music from Bach cantatas in collaboration with the Cleveland Orchestra and will culminate in performances… Read More

Cleveland Orchestra and Seraphic Fire join forces in Miami on ravishing Bach and Bruckner

Cleveland.com Zachary Lewis January 29, 2017 MIAMI, Fla. – Call it even. This week in South Florida, the Cleveland Orchestra received as much from Miami as it gave. And yet the real beneficiary was the audience. Friday and Saturday nights at the Arsht Center here, listeners experienced what might be viewed as the best of both musical communities. From Miami came Seraphic Fire, a local but globally renowned vocal ensemble, collaborating with the orchestra on… Read More

Cleveland Orchestra, Seraphic Fire ascend the heights with Bach and Bruckner

South Florida Classical Review Lawrence Budmen January 28, 2017 The pairing of the Cleveland Orchestra and Seraphic Fire with music by Bach and Bruckner drew a large audience to the Arsht Center on Friday night and the combined musical forces, each performing their signature repertory, did not disappoint. Choral works of Johann Sebastian Bach have been central to the programming of Patrick Quigley’s outstanding choral group. The massive symphonies of Anton Bruckner have been a… Read More

Seraphic Fire’s 15th anniversary concert masterful, eclectic

Palm Beach ArtsPaper Greg Stepanich January 24, 2017 The South Florida classical music scene was rather different 15 years ago than it is today, and while in some aspects of those pre-recession days it was more robust, in one thing in particular there is no comparison. Today, there has been substantial growth in the appearance of smaller arts organizations, with chamber orchestras, chamber music series and even opera companies hanging out their sonic shingles and… Read More

Seraphic Fire marks 15 years with a wide-ranging showcase

South Florida Classical Review Lawrence Budmen January 19, 2017 Seraphic Fire celebrated its 15th anniversary Wednesday night in Miami with a diverse program that showcased the versatility and skilled vocalism that has been the trademark of Patrick Quigley’s choral ensemble. The evening opened with a rousing traversal of Invocation by William Billings, an example of the Colonial New England hymnal tradition. (The text “Majestic God our music inspire and fill us with seraphic fire” inspired… Read More

National Endowment for the Arts recognizes Seraphic Fire

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thu, Dec 15, 2016 CONTACT Carlos Howard Marketing & Public Relations Manager Carlos@SeraphicFire.org 305.692.0201 National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu announced this week a $15,000 Art Works grant for Seraphic Fire as part of NEA’s first funding announcement for fiscal year 2017. The Art Works category, in which Seraphic Fire is included, focuses on the creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence, public engagement with diverse and… Read More

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