Patrick Dupré Quigley, conductor
For centuries, humans have been threatened by plague and other mass afflictions. Maladies were seen as a population’s punishment from a higher power. During times of deep uncertainty, it is natural to feel fear, grief, loneliness, and longing. However, history (and music) records that those afflicted also experienced profound love, deepened friendships, new outlooks, and—in some cases—an awe of their resourcefulness and survival.
Seraphic Fire’s intention with Still. Here. is to honor music created during various times of trouble and malady, and to illustrate the hope that endures. November’s in-home presentation incorporates stunning choral and solo performances that are made more relevant by the in-depth research, poetry, and period art that will accompany them. In order to ensure our viewers’ safety, this 45-minute multimedia production will be provided to ticketholders via the internet, but also have supplementary components that are delivered by postal mail and email.
Sun, Nov 8, 4:00 pm (EST) | Live Streamed via Vimeo
If you’d like to get an idea of what our performance will sound like, please click here to listen to Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina’s Sicut cervus.
November Program Book: (View the latest issue of the Seraphic Fire Magazing by clicking here.)