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In its two-decade history,

Seraphic Fire has become a staple of the local and national arts community. Lauded by Gramophone for its “mellifluous, crystalline artistry,” and called “one of the best excuses for living in Miami” by el Nuevo Herald, Seraphic Fire has gained an international reputation for dynamic, cutting-edge, and historically informed programming that encompasses both secular and sacred literature.

The ensemble’s roster is populated by performers, teachers, and scholars who represent the best of the American school of vocal and instrumental training. Seraphic Fire is led by its founder, Patrick Dupre Quigley.

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Seraphic Fire performs Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Ave Verum Corpus. Hear the magnificent work brought to life by dynamic performers.

Featured Events

Thu, Apr 27–Sun, Apr 30, 2023
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To honor the conclusion of our 20th Anniversary season, Seraphic Fire celebrates with a program containing both the oldest and newest pieces in our repertoire.

Seraphic Fire will join Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra to close out Robert Spano’s inaugural season as Music Director with Haydn's monumental work, The Creation, a dramatic oratorio for vocal soloists, orchestra, and choir that renders the Biblical text in music. Acclaimed visual artist Elaine J. McCarthy — whose work has appeared at The Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, on Broadway, and more — lends her talents to bring this ambitious production to life.

Fri, Oct 6 - Sun, Oct 8, 2023

This fall, Seraphic Fire will present a community concert featuring newly commissioned arrangements of protest songs from varied cultural traditions and movements. This is a free community concert. Check back for more information on how to attend.

Gods and Mortals

Seraphic Fire opens its 21st Season with scenes from Castor and Pollux by Jean-Philippe Rameau. Follow solo voices, chorus, and chamber orchestra through this dramatic story of mythological twins as they struggle with their love of the same woman, and a trip to the underworld.

Tue, Dec 5 – Fri, Dec 17, 2023

Let the gentle glow of candlelight and angelic tones of Seraphic Fire voices usher you into the holiday season. We hope this concert becomes the soundtrack of your season—literally!—since it marks the release of Seraphic Fire’s newest Christmas album. Come hear this concert and bring all your favorites home with you.

Thu, Jan 18 – Sun, Jan 21, 2024
In Her Own Voice

Guest conductor Elena Sharkova returns for a concert highlighting the creative expressions of women composers and poets. Enjoy a diverse program of music where the lives, experiences, passions, and pains of women are described in their own voices.

Father and son Alessandro and Domenico Scarlatti were influential in the musical life of Naples, Italy in the Baroque period. Captivating and meditative, these intricate Baroque vocal works provide a pause from modern life.

Enlightenment Festival A Visit with Haydn

A special visit to the Esterházy palace by war hero Admiral Lord Nelson and his mistress, Lady Emma Hamilton, inspired this concert of works by Haydn.

Wed, Mar 20 – Sun, Mar 24, 2024
The Fountains of Israel

Seraphic Fire welcomes guest conductor Ruben Valenzuela for a concert highlighting madrigals of German Baroque composer Johann Schein. Rarely performed, The Fountains of Israel is an uncommon example of German sacred madrigals. Fans of Monteverdi and William Byrd are sure to enjoy the expressive text painting and interlocking lines in Schein’s works for chorus and continuo.

Thu, Apr 25 – Sun, Apr 28, 2024

Furniture or architecture might come to mind when one hears the phrase mid-century modern, but the creative style also impacted the music of the time. You’ll likely discover a mid-century work you’ve never heard before on this program for a cappella chorus.

Through 6 mission-driven initiatives, Seraphic Fire offers educational programming for students of all ages.


Interviews with Al Bermudez and Patrick Quigley give a greater insight into the development of the award-winning Danzas del Silencio.

Maestra Guinand provides insights into the development of this Seraphic Fire program and her expectations for the performance.

Seraphic Fire announces diverse programming to open its third decade of exploring the breadth of history’s music for the human voice.

The DeVos Institute of Arts Management at the University of Maryland has been engaged to provide interim leadership and manage the search process for a successor.