Green Concert: Seraphic Fire
Patrick Dupré Quigley, director
Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018 • 7:30 p.m.
Green Center, 605 S. College Ave.
One of the preeminent vocal ensembles in the U.S., Seraphic Fire, led by founder and artistic director Patrick Dupré Quigley, brings together top musicians from around the country to perform repertoire ranging from Gregorian chant and Baroque master-pieces to newly commissioned works by our country’s leading composers. Two of the ensemble’s recordings were nominated for 2012 Grammy Awards, making it the only choral ensemble to be nominated that year and the only classical ensemble in the world to be nominated for two separate projects.
“Soaring lines . . . mellifluous and crystalline artistry . . .” — Donald Rosenberg, Gramophone
More About The Ensemble
Recognized as “one of the best excuses for living in Miami” (el Nuevo Herald) because of its “vivid, sensitive performances” (Washington Post), Seraphic Fire’s artistic accomplishments have translated to chart-topping album sales. The ensemble’s September 2014 release Reincarnations: A Century of American Choral Music, soared to No. 6 on the Billboard Traditional Classical Chart and the ensemble’s GRAMMY®-nominated recording of Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem debuted at No. 7 on the Billboard Traditional Classical Chart.
During their 15th season, Seraphic Fire puts South Florida at the center of artistic innovation with eight new world-premiere choral works by established and emerging American composers. The season also features appearances with The Cleveland Orchestra, collaborations with GRAMMY®-winning organist Nathan Laube and violinist Matthew Albert, and a guest appearance by conductor Elena Sharkova.
Seraphic Fire has a partnership with Naxos of America for distribution of Seraphic Fire Media.
This presentation is supported by the Arts Midwest Touring Fund, a program of Arts Midwest that is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional contributions from the Indiana Arts Commission and the Crane Group.