Seraphic Fire celebrates its 20th anniversary with a season of extraordinary artistry. There is something for everyone included in our concert programs in South Florida and beyond.
Two first-time guest conductors will join the ensemble in January and March. Jason Max Ferdinand, of the Jason Max Ferdinand Singers, will lead a concert of American folk songs and spirituals.
In March, internationally-renowned Venezuelan conductor Maria Guinand joins Seraphic Fire for a program that contrasts Bach’s Jesu, meine Freude with sacred and secular Spanish-language music. This season will also see Seraphic Fire collaborating with other world-class ensembles through partnerships with Miami’s New World Symphony and Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra.
February will feature the third annual Enlightenment Festival, bringing to you what Seraphic Fire does best: Bach, featuring two of the composer’s greatest oratorios. We will end the anniversary season with Artistic Director Patrick Dupre Quigley leading a 40-voice ensemble in several new commissions as well as Thomas Tallis’ Spem in alium.
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We hope you will join us to celebrate the accomplishments of the past 20 years and to anticipate the next 20!
Enlightenment Festival: Life | Death
Seraphic Fire sings two of Bach’s haunting cantatas on death, and Reginald Mobley is featured in the solo alto cantata Vergnügte Ruh in this musical evening of inspiration and reflection.
Enlightenment Festival: Beginning | End
Chamber orchestra and students from the UCLA Ensemble Artist Program join Seraphic Fire singers to perform two of Bach’s great works in a burst of sonic glory in this arresting program.
Sacred | Profane
Guest conductor María Guinand joins Seraphic Fire to weave a program that contrasts the heavenly love of Johann Sebastian Bach’s Jesu, meine Freude with secular, Spanish-language Renaissance and contemporary works.
First | Last
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.
Haydn: The Creation – Seraphic Fire with Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
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.