Seraphic Fire GRAMMY® nominations the perfect birthday gift

December 2, 2011

Mike Burgess
Communications Manager, Seraphic Fire
Direct Line (305) 692-0268


MIAMI, FL – Just one hour before his 34th birthday, Patrick Dupré Quigley, Seraphic Fire’s founder and Artistic Director, received word that his ensemble was to receive two GRAMMY® nods.

“It’s hard to imagine a better birthday present” says Quigley. “I actually thought the nominations were going to be announced the next day. It was quite the surprise.”

In what is a rare occurrence, Seraphic Fire received two nominations for two differentrecordings. Additionally, Peter Rutenberg was nominated for his work as producer on the ensemble’s Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem, bringing the nomination count for Seraphic Fire’s albums to three.

  • Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem, released by the ensemble in August, is nominated for Best Choral Performance.

  • A Seraphic Fire Christmas is nominated for Best Small Ensemble Performance.

  • Additionally, Seraphic Fire’s producer, Peter Rutenberg, was nominated for Producer of the Year, Classical, for his work on Ein Deutsches Requiem.

Seraphic Fire, celebrating its 10th Anniversary Season, will be reprising its GRAMMY®-nominated Christmas program beginning next week, December 7th, and running through December 20th. Venues, dates and times are listed below.

Calendar Listing

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Seraphic Fire presents its annual holiday performance, O Holy Night, Christmas with Seraphic Fire

When and Where:
Wednesday, December 7, 7:30pm
St. Jude Melkite Catholic Church
126 S.E. 15th Road, Miami, FL 33129

Thursday, December 8, 7:30pm
St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church
100 N.E. Mizner Blvd., Boca Raton, FL 33432

Friday, December 9, 7:30pm
First United Methodist Church
536 Coral Way, Coral Gables, FL 33134

Saturday, December 10, 8:00pm
Miami Beach Community Church
1620 Drexel Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Sunday, December 11, 4:00pm
All Saints Episcopal Church
333 Tarpon Drive, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Wednesday, December 14, 7:30pm
San Pablo Catholic Church
550 122nd Street Oceanside, Marathon, FL

Thursday, December 15, 7:30pm
The Royal Poinciana Chapel
60 Cocoanut Row, Palm Beach, FL

Friday, December 16, 7:30pm
Church by the Sea
501 96th Street, Surfside, FL

Saturday, December 17, 8:00pm
The South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center
10950 SW 211 Street, Cutler Bay, FL

Tuesday, December 20, 7:30pm
Sunshine Cathedral
1480 SW 9th Avenue, Ft. Lauderdale, FL


Seraphic Fire and Firebird Chamber Orchestra’s season is made possible with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, the support of the City of Miami Beach, Cultural Affairs Program, Cultural Arts Council, with the support of the City of Coral Gables and from Funding Arts Network.

Firebird Chamber Orchestra and the Knight Concert Series are generously funded by a grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
Performances in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties Sponsored By:
The Clinton Family Fund Broward County Florida Cultural Division Coral Gables The City Beautiful Coral Gables Community Foundation The Dunspaugh-Dalton Foundation Enterprise Holdings Foundation Funding ARTS Broward! Funding ARTS Network First Miami Key Biscayne Community Foundation Knight Foundation The Hutson Wiley Echevarria Foundation Miami Beach Miami-Dade County Miami-Dade County Public Schools Miami Salon Quest National Endowment for the Arts NCCO Norfolk Southern Kirk Foundation Someone & Somebody South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center P. L. Dodge Southern Land Films Florida Department of State Division of Cultural Affairs The Children's Trust Williamson Automotive WLRN Arts Calendar
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