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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, Oct 10 – Sun, Oct 13, 2024
A Brief History of Western Music

Artistic Director Patrick Dupre Quigley gives you a crash course on the history of Western music in one lively evening with chorus, period keyboard instruments, and cello. You’ll hear the contrasts and connections between eras: the stark simplicity of Medieval chant, the rich polyphony of the Renaissance, the ornate structure of the Baroque, the elegant balance of the Classical, the passionate intensity of the Romantic, and the creative ingenuity of the Contemporary. Don’t miss this chance to experience the evolution of Western music in a new and exciting way.

Thu, Nov 7 – Sun, Nov 10, 2024
Contemporary: Jewish Voices

The voices of today’s Jewish composers ring out in a program for choir a cappella conducted by Associate Conductor James K. Bass. Shirim L'yom Tov, a set of celebratory songs by Pulitzer-prize-winning composer Shulamit Ran, offers wisdom and inspiration. The contemporary sounds and thought-provoking music of Lera Auerbach, David Lang, and Sid Robinovitch examine the rich tapestry of the Jewish experience. This concert is about more than music: it’s an exploration of culture and connection.

Sat, Dec 7 – Sun, Dec 15, 2024
A Seraphic Fire Christmas

Unaccompanied voices in a candlelit setting mark the Christmas season in South Florida. Guest conductor Anthony Trecek-King returns to lead our Billboard-chart-topping Christmas program. Enjoy yuletide tunes from Modern composers like Benjamin Britten—and, as always, celebrate the season with fan favorites like O Come All Ye Faithful and Jesus Christ the Apple Tree.

Renaissance: The Capilla Flamenca

The Capilla Flamenca was perhaps the most glorious choir ever assembled. A gift from a queen to her grandson, Holy Roman Emperor Charles V, the elite group of singer-composers dazzled the courts and cathedrals of Spain for centuries with their sublime voices and awe-inspiring music. Now, Seraphic Fire—led by guest conductor Amanda Quist—will bring their legacy to life in a stunning tribute to the Capilla Flamenca. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to witness the splendor of a golden age of choral music.

Romantic: Schumann & Mendelssohn

Clara and Robert. Fanny and Felix. Experience expressive songs from brilliant, yet underrecognized composers —Clara Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel, and Samuel Coleridge-Taylor—and from artists who have traditionally defined the era—Robert Schumann, Felix Mendelssohn, and Johannes Brahms. Immerse yourself in hummable melodies and passionate lyrics as we celebrate the beauty and diversity of Romantic choral music.

Classical: Martines, Mozart & Haydn

Explore the vibrant works of Marianna Martines, a star of Viennese Classical music. A pupil of Franz Joseph Haydn and duet partner to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Martines' music radiates simplicity and elegance. In a concert featuring chorus and period orchestra, we highlight the modern world premiere of Martines' O, Virgo, cui salutem, alongside bedrock works by Haydn and Mozart, including the ravishing "Laudate Dominum" from the Vesperae solennes de confessore.

Thu, Apr 10 – Sun, Apr 13, 2025
Baroque: Angels Behind the Walls

Journey back to 18th-century Italy, where captivating music blossomed in convents. Antonio Vivaldi, the "Red Priest," composed vibrant choral pieces for Venice's cloistered convent and orphanage, the Ospedale della Pietà, including the beloved Magnificat. Across Italy, talented women like Chiara Margarita Cozzolani and Maria Xaveria Perucona crafted ecstatic compositions that raised eyebrows among religious authorities. Join Patrick Dupre Quigley as he leads chorus and period orchestra in this program that offers a peek into the secret lives of 18th-century nuns.

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


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Seraphic Fire’s latest studio album, The Apple Tree: Christmas with Seraphic Fire, has debuted at #7 on Billboard’s Traditional Classical Album chart for the week of December 23, 2023.

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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.