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.
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.
In 1993, Elena left Russia and arrived in the United States with a vision of expanding her opportunities in conducting.
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.
Nearing the ripe age of 50, Jean-Philippe Rameau, who had served as an organist in provincial cathedrals for most of his life, began writing operas...
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.