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.
Raise your voice and join us for a powerful concert of protest songs! Seraphic Fire and Funding Arts Network present songs from the Civil Rights, Women's Suffrage, Abolitionist movements, and more. Host Reginald Mobley will lead this concert and sing-along with 5 singers, guitar, and percussion.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Through 6 mission-driven initiatives, Seraphic Fire offers educational programming for students of all ages.
Quigley will succeed Opera Lafayette's founder Ryan Brown as Artistic Director beginning in the 2025-2026 season and will continue to serve as Seraphic Fire’s Artistic Director.
For two decades, Seraphic Fire has enchanted its audiences with the musical talents of elite musicians. Here are insights from artists, throughout the last 20 years, expressing what makes the Seraphic Fire experience special.
Patrick Quigley and James K. Bass reflect on the beginnings of the ensemble.
Seraphic Fire’s patrons and donors come from all walks of life and from various musical backgrounds. Here are just a few stories that patrons have shared about their Seraphic Fire experiences.
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.