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Seraphic Saturday Podcast: Memory Lane

Episode Overview

On the occasion of the ensemble's 20th anniversary season, Artistic Director Patrick Dupre Quigley takes listeners on a stroll down memory lane. Enjoy never-before-released archival recordings and hear Quigley's recollections on standout concerts of the past 20 years. 

The show begins with excerpts from a 2008 performance of Handel's Israel in Egypt followed by a selection from Seraphic Fire's 2011 collaboration with Jewish cantor George Mordecai. Later on, you'll hear a medley of spirituals featuring countertenor Reginald Mobley from the 2008 concert When the Saints Go Marching In – an imagined jazz funeral for Quigley's native city of New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. The podcast closes with a lively encore from the 2007 program SWAY!

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Featured Music


From Music For Kings on May 16, 2008

Selections from Israel in Egypt by G.F. Handel

  • Recit: Now there arose a new king over Egypt
  • Chorus: They loathed to drink of the river


From Out of Babylon on February 13, 2011

Wa A Martem (feat. George Mordecai, cantor)


From When the Saints Go Marching In on October 31, 2008

Medley (feat. Reggie Mobley, countertenor)

  • Blessed Assurance by Phoebe Knapp
  • His Eye is on the Sparrow by Charles H. Gabriel
  • Great is Thy Faithfulness by William Marion Runyan


From SWAY! on May 18, 2007

A Nign, arr. Alice Parker (feat. Suzanne Hatcher, soprano)



Patrick Dupre Quigley


Production Credits

Alexis Aimé, producer

Dominic Brancazio, engineer