SERAPHIC FIRE RETURNS TO THE STAGE FOR THEIR 2021-22 SEASON

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 12, 2021

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SERAPHIC FIRE RETURNS TO THE STAGE FOR THEIR 2021-22 SEASON

Music of Bach, Handel, Purcell, Pergolesi, and a collaboration with stage director Francesca Zambello on Hildegard von Bingen’s Ordo virtutum will headline an exciting season of live performances



MIAMI – Following the success of this year’s Season S delivered in multimedia, Seraphic Fire, Miami’s professional vocal ensemble, announces a return to in-person concerts with the release of its 2021-22 Season. Musical highlights include Pergolesi’s immortal Stabat Mater with Baroque stars soprano Lauren Snouffer and countertenor Reginald Mobley, a second installment of the Enlightenment Festival with two weeks of music by Johann Sebastian Bach and Henry Purcell, and the official CD Release concert of Hildegard von Bingen’s Ordo virtutum performed in a new staging by internationally lauded stage director Francesca Zambello, a first-ever for the ensemble. Performances of the complete Messiah by George Frideric Handel, a program of music for men’s voices, and Seraphic Fire’s annual Christmas concerts round out a triumphant return to the stage.

“We, the artists and staff of Seraphic Fire, are incredibly excited to return to musical normalcy,” says Seraphic Fire artistic director Patrick Dupré Quigley. “After a year of producing many hours of programming for our audiences who were confined to their homes, it is a great relief to know that we will be able to return to that very special audience-ensemble relationship that we have with our enthusiastic supporters in South Florida.”

After an entire season that was modified ‘on a dime’ by the enterprising ensemble, Seraphic Fire will celebrate togetherness with a menu of masterpieces from across the centuries. November sees the return of South Florida audience favorite countertenor Reginald Mobley and international opera star Lauren Snouffer in Giovanni Battista Pergolesi’s hauntingly beautiful Stabat Mater.

In January, for the first time ever, Seraphic Fire will collaborate with the Opera and Broadway stage director Francesca Zambello in a new staging of Hildegard von Bingen’s Ordo virtutum. This theatrical treatment of Hildegard’s magnum musical opus coincides with the ensemble’s CD release concerts of its new disc Hildegard von Bingen: Ordo virtutum, the first complete recording of the work.

The Enlightenment Festival returns this year featuring two giants of the Baroque era, Johann Sebastian Bach and Henry Purcell. Bach’s Cantata 147, featuring the immensely popular chorus Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring, headlines a show featuring the incisive Cantata 62 and Bach’s seldomly-performed Mass in g minor. Henry Purcell’s skill as a writer of love songs is in the spotlight for the first week of the Enlightenment Festival.

By popular demand, Seraphic Fire brings back two highly anticipated programs that were canceled due to the pandemic: a complete performance of George Frideric Handel’s eternal oratorio Messiah, and Biebl: Ave Maria, a program featuring the breadth and depth of music written for men’s chorus. Rounding out the season will be Seraphic Fire’s candlelight Christmas concerts, and the singing of Silent Night, Adeste Fideles, and Jesus Christ the Apple Tree.

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# # # 2021-2022 SERAPHIC FIRE SUBSCRIPTION CONCERTS

NOVEMBER 2021
Immortal Genius: Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater
Lauren Snouffer, soprano; Reginald Mobley, countertenor
Patrick Dupré Quigley, conductor

Seraphic Fire returns for Season 19 with Giovanni Battista Pergolesi’s celebrated sacred work Stabat Mater. Completed in Pergolesi’s final weeks of life as the young composer battled tuberculosis, the Baroque work is tender and expressive. The solo talents of Seraphic Fire artists Lauren Snouffer, soprano, and Reginald Mobley, countertenor, illuminate in this chamber work featuring arias and duets with strings and organ.

Thu, Nov 4, 7:30pm | Miami
Fri, Nov 5, 7:30pm | Coral Gables
Sat, Nov 6, 7:30pm | Ft. Lauderdale
Sun, Nov 7, 4:00pm | Boca Raton


DECEMBER 2021
A Seraphic Fire Christmas
James K. Bass, conductor

South Florida’s favorite holiday tradition, A Seraphic Fire Christmas, returns with Associate Conductor James K. Bass. In what promises to be a joyful celebration of the holiday season, Seraphic Fire singers will serenade audiences with classics like Silent Night and Jesus Christ the Apple Tree, surrounded by the warm glow of candles.

Tue, Dec 7, 7:00pm | Naples
Wed, Dec 8, 7:00pm | Sarasota
Fri, Dec 10, 7:30pm | Coral Gables
Sat, Dec 11, 7:30pm | Miami Beach
Sun, Dec 12, 7:00pm | Ft. Lauderdale
Tue, Dec 14, 7:00pm | Boca Raton
Wed, Dec 15, 7:30pm | Miami
Fri, Dec 17, 7:30pm | Coral Gables
Sun, Dec 19, 4:00pm | South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center


JANUARY 2022
Hildegard: Ordo virtutum (CD Release Concert)
Francesca Zambello, stage director
Patrick Dupré Quigley, conductor

Seraphic Fire celebrates the release of its newest recording, Hildegard von Bingen: Ordo virtutum, with a performance of the work in a new production by lauded Opera and Broadway stage director Francesca Zambello. The women of Seraphic Fire portray the struggle of the sweet-voiced Virtues against the songless, shouting Devil. Written in 1141, the Ordo virtutum has survived nearly 900 years through plagues, wars, schisms, reformations, and the dissolution of Hildegard’s convent. Celebrate as the women of Seraphic Fire bring this nearly millennia-old masterpiece back to life.

Thu, Jan 20, 7:00pm | Naples
Fri, Jan 21, 7:30pm | Coral Gables
Sat, Jan 22, 7:30pm | Ft. Lauderdale
Sun, Jan 23, 4:00pm | Miami Beach


FEBRUARY 2022
The Enlightenment Festival: Music of Bach, Moore, and Purcell

If Music Be the Food of Love: A Valentine’s Day Concert
Margot Rood, soprano
Patrick Dupré Quigley, conductor

Henry Purcell’s charming and intimate love songs take center stage for this concert featuring soprano Margot Rood and the Seraphic Fire chorus. “If music be the food of love,” the Seraphic Fire ensemble will “sing on” with playful English madrigals in a delightful concert for the love minded in the audience. Thomas Moore’s Irish Melodies round out this program. Bring your special Valentine for this serenade!

Thu, Feb 17, 7:30pm | Miami
Fri, Feb 18, 7:30pm | Coral Gables
Sat, Feb 29, 7:30pm | Ft. Lauderdale
Sun, Feb 20, 4:00pm | Miami Beach


Johann Sebastian Bach: Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring
Patrick Dupré Quigley, conductor

The Enlightenment Festival continues with two of Johann Sebastian Bach’s great cantatas. Cantata 147, Hertz und Mund und Tat und Leben, contains one of the most memorable melodies in all of music, known in English as Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring. Cantata 62, Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, features arresting choruses and luxurious arias sung by members of Seraphic Fire. Additionally, Bach’s seldomly performed Mass in g minor features the entire ensemble in ravishing counterpoint.

Thu, Feb 24, 7:00pm | Naples
Fri, Feb 25, 7:30pm | Coral Gables
Sat, Feb 26, 7:30pm | Ft. Lauderdale
Sun, Feb 27, 4:00pm | Boca Raton


MARCH 2022
Biebl: Ave Maria
James K. Bass, conductor

Associate Conductor James K. Bass leads the men of Seraphic Fire in a rousing concert of sea shanties, German partsongs, and the centerpiece of Franz Biebl’s iconic Ave Maria. Biebl wrote Ave Maria for an all-male Bavarian Firemen’s Chorus in the summer of 1959. Seraphic Fire now performs the Biebl and explores the tradition of music for men’s choirs that inspired this singular work. This stirring concert showcases the men of Seraphic Fire in a presentation of favorites as well as new compositions from Ileana Perez Velazquez and Seraphic Fire University of Miami Student Composer-in-Residence, Melissa D’Albora.

Wed, Mar 23, 7:30pm | Miami
Thu, Mar 24, 7:00pm | Naples
Fri, Mar 25, 7:30pm | Coral Gables
Sat, Mar 26, 7:30pm | Ft. Lauderdale
Sun, Mar 27, 4:00pm | Miami Beach

APRIL 2022
Handel: Messiah
Patrick Dupré Quigley, conductor

Handel’s Messiah has been in continuous performance since virtually the day of its premiere. Given its first performance in Dublin, Ireland, Messiah was instantly recognized by audiences and critics alike as a singular piece of music. For the first time since 2004, Seraphic Fire will perform Handel’s complete work. From the excitement of For Unto Us a Child is Born to the magnificence of the Hallelujah Chorus, Messiah is one of the consummate masterpieces of the Baroque canon. Though now most commonly performed at Christmas time, Seraphic Fire will perform the masterwork in April as a tribute to its original composition for the Easter season.

Thu, Apr 28, 7:00pm | Naples
Fri, Apr 29, 7:30pm | Coral Gables
Sat, Apr 30, 7:30pm | Ft. Lauderdale
Sun, May 1, 4:00pm | Boca Raton





ABOUT SERAPHIC FIRE

Seraphic Fire brings together professional vocal and instrumental artists from around the country to perform repertoire ranging from medieval chant and Baroque masterpieces to commissions by leading living composers. The Seraphic Fire media catalog contains 16 releases. In 2012, two of the ensemble’s recordings, Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem and A Seraphic Fire Christmas, were nominated for GRAMMY® Awards.

Seraphic Fire’s artistic accomplishments also have translated to partnerships with The Cleveland Orchestra and New World Symphony, among others. At the forefront of Seraphic Fire’s mission is a commitment to community well-being and musician advancement through educational programs for South Florida’s underserved elementary students, as well as rising music professionals at University of Miami, Florida International University, UCLA, and the Aspen Music Festival and School.


ABOUT REGINALD MOBLEY

Particularly noted for his “shimmering voice, a voice which also allows lucid and pure levels” (BachTrack), countertenor Reginald Mobley is highly sought after for baroque, classical and modern repertoire.

Reginald leads a very prolific career in the United States, where he resides. In March 2020, he became the first ever programming consultant for the Handel and Haydn Society following several years of leading H+H in his community engaging Every Voice concerts. He is a regular guest with Cantata Collective, Musica Angelica, Agave Baroque, Charlotte Bach Akademie, Seraphic Fire, Quodlibet, Pacific Music Works, Bach Collegium San Diego, San Francisco Early Music Society, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra…. Recent engagements have included concerts and recordings with organisations such as Opera Lafayette, Miller Theatre (Columbia University), Blue Heron in Boston, Chatham baroque in Pittsburgh, Washington Bach Consort. Most of the recordings are available online.

In Europe, his career is expanding; in the UK, he has toured with the Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists for the last five years, and continues to do so, and has performed with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Academy of Ancient Music and was due to make his debut with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra in June 2022. He was also invited to perform with the OH! (Orkiestra Historycsna) in Poland and the Vienna Academy in Austria (Musikverein), gave a recital (with a Spiritual programme) at the Musée d’Orsay in Paris, toured with the Freiburger Barockorchester under Kristian Bezuidenhout, Balthasar Neumann Chor & Ensemble and the Bach Society in Stuttgart.

In the autumn 2021, he will perform the role of Ottone in L’incoronazione di Poppea with the Budapest Festival Orchestra for a series of concerts in Europe, and has been invited to sing Messiah with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in December 2021. Reginald is expecting to be touring Australia in April 2022 together with Bach Akademie Australia.

His recordings have been received with critical acclaim, including several Grammy nominations, most recently for his work on A Lad’s Love with Brian Giebler on BRIDGE 9542 label, which has been nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Classical Solo Vocal Album. He has also been featured on several albums with the Monteverdi Choir and Sir John Eliot Gardiner, including a recording of Bach’s St Matthew Passion and Magnificat. His own projects include Peace In Our Time on Vgo Recordings label with frequent collaborators, Agave Baroque. He also looks forward to the release of American Originals with Agave Baroque, which celebrates the music of composers of colour.


ABOUT LAUREN SNOUFFER

Recognized for her unique artistic curiosity in world-class performances spanning the music of Claudio Monteverdi and Johann Adolph Hasse through to Missy Mazzoli and George Benjamin, American Lauren Snouffer is celebrated as one of the most versatile and respected sopranos on the international stage.

During the current season, Lauren Snouffer makes her debut at the Opernhaus Zürich in a new production by David Marton of Pergolesi’s L’Olimpiade conducted by Ottavio Dantone as well as role debuts as Ilia in Idomeneo at the Opernhaus Zürich conducted by Giovanni Antonini and Cleopatra in Giulio Cesare with the Moscow Chamber Orchestra at the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall. Her calendar also includes Handel’s Amadigi di Gaula with Trinity Wall Street, Gluck’s Orfeo with Tulsa Opera, and Missy Mazzoli’s Breaking the Waves at Houston Grand Opera directed by Tom Morris under the baton of Nicole Paiement. She was engaged for performances with Austin Opera, Cleveland Orchestra, Iceland Symphony Orchestra, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Moscow Chamber Orchestra, Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, and with the San Francisco Symphony for Michael Tilson Thomas’ final concerts as Music Director.

Operatic performances on leading international stages have fortified the soprano’s place as one of the eminent interpreters of contemporary music; she sang the title role of Berg’s Lulu in a new production at the Teatro Municipal de Santiago conducted by Pedro-Pablo Prudencio and directed by Mariame Clément, and returned to Houston Grand Opera for the world premieres of The Phoenix by composer Tarik O’Regan and librettist John Caird and The House Without a Christmas Tree by Ricky Ian Gordon and Royce Vavrek. Other appearances included Handel’s Serse for the Internationale Händel-Festspiele Karlsruhe directed by Max Emanuel Cencic and conducted by Georg Petrou and the role of Magnolia Hawks in Francesca Zambello’s production of Show Boat for The Glimmerglass Festival.

Lauren Snouffer’s concert schedule has yielded collaborations with many of the world’s most distinguished conductors and orchestras including numerous performances with Franz Welser-Möst and The Cleveland Orchestra, Cristian Măcelaru and the Rotterdam Philharmonic, Krzysztof Urbański and the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Edo de Waart and the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Bernard Labadie and Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Markus Stenz and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, with Patrick Dupré Quigley and the San Francisco Symphony, Harry Christophers of the Handel & Haydn Society of Boston, and with Marin Alsop and the Orquestra Sinfônica do Estado de São Paulo.

Past seasons include Houston Grand Opera performances of Le nozze di Figaro conducted by Harry Bicket in a production by Michael Grandage as well as presentations of Carousel, Show Boat, The Rape of Lucretia, and L’italiana in Algeri; Lyric Opera of Chicago performances of Rusalka, La clemenza di Tito, and a new production of Orphée et Eurydice directed and choreographed by John Neumeier under the baton of Harry Bicket; a Seattle Opera debut as La Comtesse Adèle in Rossini’s Le comte Ory conducted by Giacomo Sagripanti; Die Zauberflöte at Seattle Opera and Lyric Opera of Kansas City; a new Christopher Alden production of Handel’s Aci, Galatea, e Polifemo with Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra under the baton of Nicholas McGegan, and Max Emanuel Cencic’s new production of Hasse’s Siroe at the Opéra Royal de Versailles, with additional performances in Budapest and Vienna.

Closely associated with George Benjamin’s Written on Skin, Lauren Snouffer has sung under the composer’s baton at the Tanglewood Festival of Contemporary Music and with the Théâtre du Capitole de Toulouse and Opera Philadelphia. She has performed Ligeti’s Mysteries of the Macabre with the Aspen Contemporary Ensemble, presented the world premiere of Andrew Norman’s A Trip to the Moon with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and joined Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic in the title role of HK Gruber’s Gloria – A Pig Tale in a production staged by Doug Fitch.

An impactful discography includes Hasse’s Siroe and Handel’s Ottone with George Petrou for Decca, Gottschalk’s Requiem for the Living with Vladimir Lande on Novona Records, Grantham’s La cancíon desesperada conducted by Craig Hella Johnson on Harmonia Mundi, and Feldman’s The Rothko Chapel with Steven Schick for ECM.

An alumna of the Houston Grand Opera Studio, Lauren Snouffer was graduated from Rice University and The Juilliard School.


ABOUT FRANCESCA ZAMBELLO

Francesca Zambello is an internationally recognized director of opera and theater, as well as the General Director of The Glimmerglass Festival since 2010 and the Artistic Director of The Washingtion National Opera at the Kennedy Center since 2012. She has also served as the Artistic Advisor to the San Francisco Opera from 2005-2011 and as the Artistic Director of the Skylight Theater from 1987-1992. In her current roles at the Kennedy Center and the Glimmerglass Festival she is responsible for producing 12 productions annually. She has begun major commissioning programs for new works in both companies that have resulted in productions of many large and small-scaled new works. Both companies have thrived financially and increased their national and international profiles as a result of her artistic vision and leadership.

Her American directing debut took place at the Houston Grand Opera with a production of Fidelio. She debuted in Europe at Teatro la Fenice in Venice with Beatrice di Tenda and has since staged new productions at major theaters and opera houses in Europe and the USA. She has worked at over 50 major opera houses including: The Met, La Scala, Lyric Opera of Chicago, The Paris Opera, the Bolshoi, Munich State Opera, Covent Garden and the Australian Opera. Her work has also been seen at many of the world’s major festivals. Collaborating with outstanding artists and designers and promoting emerging talent, she takes a special interest in new music theater works, innovative productions, and in producing theater and opera for wider audiences.

Francesca Zambello has been awarded the Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres by the French government for her contribution to French culture, and the Russian Federation’s medal for Service to Culture. Other honors for her work include three Olivier Awards from the London Society of Theaters and two Evening Standard Awards for Best Musical and Best Opera. She has also received the award for Best Company Achievement. The French Grand Prix des Critiques was awarded to her twice for her work at the Paris Opera. Other awards include Best Production in Japan, the Palme d’Or in Germany, the Golden Mask in Russia and the Helpmann Award in Australia.

Francesca Zambello’s most recent opera projects have included The Ring and Aida for the San Francisco Opera and The Washington National Opera, and Porgy and Bess and Show Boat for commercial DVD release. Musical and theater projects have included developing Voigt Lessons with Terrance McNally and Debbie Voight; Rebecca for Vienna’s Raimund Theater, Stuttgart’s Palladium Theater (presented by Stage Entertainment), and in St. Gallen, Switzerland; The Little Prince with Oscar-winning composer Rachel Portman; Napoleon in the West End; The Little Mermaid for Disney on Broadway; the musical of The Little House on the Prairie for national tour; The Master Butchers at The Guthrie Theater; and Aladdin in Disneyland. Film works have included Menotti’s Amahl and the Night Visitors for BBC Television; a new film for the BBC, Sony and PBS of The Little Prince; and West Side Story for the floating stage in Bregenz.

Ms. Zambello has also served as a guest professor at Yale University. An American who grew up in Europe, she speaks French, Italian, German, and Russian. She attended Moscow University in 1976 and graduated cum laude from Colgate University in 1978. She began her career as an Assistant Director to the late Jean-Pierre Ponnelle. Francesca Zambello lives in New York with her wife, Faith Gay, a founding partner at Selendy and Gay, and step-son, Jackson.


ABOUT PATRICK DUPRÉ QUIGLEY

Patrick Dupre Quigley (b. 1977), conductor, is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana. He has led The Cleveland Orchestra in Mozart’s Requiem, San Francisco Symphony in Handel, Bach, Ligeti and Berio, and Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra in Bach and Purcell. Recent and upcoming projects include a return to Chicago’s Music of the Baroque in Bach and music from Rameau’s Castor et Pollux; Handel’s Messiah in debuts with National Arts Centre Orchestra and Kansas City Symphony; and Handel’s chamber opera Acis and Galatea with his indie-classical ensemble, Seraphic Fire.

Quigley has long championed rising vocal and instrumental concert artists, collaborating with Matt Albert, Dashon Burton, Anthony Roth Costanzo, Christian Van Horn, Bryan Hymel, Reginald Mobley, Kathryn Mueller, Margot Rood, the Spektral Quartet, Lauren Snouffer, Zachary Wilder, and Tamara Wilson. He has commissioned and premiered works by composers Christopher Theofanidis, Nico Muhly, Alvaro Bermudez, Ileana Perez Velasquez, Susan Labarr, Sidney Guillaume, Shawn Crouch, and James Kallembach.

Quigley founded Seraphic Fire in 2002 in Miami, FL. The ensembles’ repertoire spans from Hildegard of Bingen to Steve Reich, and their recording catalogue contains 16 albums; two titles have received GRAMMY® nominations. Seraphic Fire enjoys a residency at the Aspen Music Festival, where Quigley teaches and conducts.


ABOUT JAMES K. BASS

James K. Bass, three-time GRAMMY®-nominated singer and conductor, is Professor and Director of Choral Studies at the Herb Alpert School of Music at UCLA. He is the Associate Conductor for the Miami based ensemble Seraphic Fire and is the Artistic Director of the Long Beach Camerata Singers.

Bass is an active soloist and ensemble artist. In 2017 he made his Cleveland Orchestra solo debut singing with Franz Welser-Möst and the orchestra in Miami and in Severance Hall, Cleveland. Other engagements as soloist include the New World Symphony with Michael Tilson-Thomas, The Florida Orchestra, Grand Rapids Symphony, Back Bay Chorale and Orchestra, Firebird Chamber Orchestra, and The Sebastians.

He has appeared with numerous professional vocal ensembles including Seraphic Fire, Conspirare, the Santa Fe Desert Chorale, Apollo Master Chorale, Vox Humanae, True Concord and Spire. He was the featured baritone soloist on the GRAMMY nominated recording Pablo Neruda: The Poet Sings with fellow singer Lauren Snouffer, conductor Craig Hella-Johnson and the GRAMMY winning ensemble Conpirare. He is one of 13 singers on the GRAMMY®-nominated disc A Seraphic Fire Christmas and appears on CD recordings on the Harmonia Mundi, Naxos, Albany, and Seraphic Fire Media labels.

Bass was selected by the master conductor of the Amsterdam Baroque Soloists, Ton Koopman, to be one of only 20 singers for a presentation of Cantatas by J. S. Bach in Carnegie Hall and was an auditioned member of Robert Shaw’s workshop choir at Carnegie. He has appeared as conductor with the Florida Orchestra during their annual education concerts.

During his tenure as Artistic Director for the Master Chorale of Tampa Bay, the official chorus of the Florida Orchestra, he was responsible for five recordings and multiple world premieres. In 2012, he served as chorusmaster and co-editor for the Naxos recording entitled Delius: Sea Drift and Appalachia featuring the Florida Orchestra and conducted by Stefan Sanderling. In 2014, he was the principal preparer for the recording Holiday Pops Live! conducted by the principal pops conductor Jeff Tyzik. During his tenure as a chorusmaster he has prepared choirs for Sir Colin Davis, Sir David Willcocks, Jahja Ling, Michael Tilson-Thomas, Gerard Schwarz, Giancarlo Guerrero, Michael Francis, Marcelo Lehninger, Stefan Sanderling, Evan Rogister, Danail Rachlev, Joshua Weilerstein, Markus Huber, David Lockington, Xian Zhang, Patrick Quigley and Neal Stulberg.

His professional career has coincided with the development of Seraphic Fire as one of the premier vocal ensembles in the U.S. He has been actively involved as soloist, ensemble artist, editor, producer and preparer for 14 of the ensembles recordings and routinely conducts the ensemble in Miami and on tour. During the summer of 2011, he co-founded the Professional Choral Institute. In its inaugural year of recording, Seraphic Fire and PCI received the GRAMMY® nomination for Best Choral Performance for their recording of Johannes Brahms’ Ein Deuthches Requiem. As the Director of Education for the ensemble he has been involved with annual events that service more than 2000 students in the Miami-Dade county area each year. In 2017, Seraphic Fire and UCLA launched a new educational initiative entitled the Ensemble Artist Program that aims to identify and train the next generation of high-level ensemble singers.

Bass received his Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Miami, where he was a doctoral fellow, and is a graduate of the Interlochen Arts Academy.


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