Seraphic Fire

Biography

Now in their 13th season performing throughout the South Florida region and on national tours, Seraphic Fire is regarded as one of the preeminent choral orchestral chamber ensembles in the United States. Led by Founder and Artistic Director Patrick Dupré Quigley, Seraphic Fire brings top ensemble singers and instrumentalists from around the country to perform repertoire ranging from Gregorian chant and baroque masterpieces, to Mahler and newly commissioned works by this country’s leading composers. Two of the ensemble’s recordings, Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem and A Seraphic Fire Christmas, were nominated for 2012 GRAMMY® awards, making Seraphic Fire the only choral ensemble in North or South America to be nominated that year, and the only classical ensemble in the world to be nominated for two separate projects.

With the start of the 2014-2015 season, the organization began a partnership with the New York-based instrumental ensemble, The Sebastians, who bring their baroque and classical genre expertise, as well as their immaculate execution, to make Seraphic Fire performances even more unique, cohesive and impressive.

Seraphic Fire’s artistic accomplishments have translated to chart-topping album sales. The ensemble’s September 2014 release, Reincarnations: A Century of American Choral Music, soared to No. 4 on the iTunes Classical Chart and reached No. 6 on the Billboard Traditional Classical Chart. The ensemble’s GRAMMY®-nominated recording of Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem debuted at No. 7 on the Billboard Traditional Classical Chart. In the summer of 2010, Seraphic Fire’s recording of Monteverdi’s Vespers of the Blessed Virgin (1610) reached the No.1 position on the iTunes Classical Chart, and their 2010 Christmas album, of which NPR’s Morning Edition proclaims “the singing is just fabulous; this group has a really excellent blend,” broke into the top ten on the iTunes Classical Chart on the day of its release.

Seraphic Fire has a partnership with Naxos of America for the distribution of Seraphic Fire Media.

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News & Press Releases

All About Jazz

Jazz Quanta June: Sacred Voices Old And New - Harry Christophers, Eamonn Dougan & The Sixteen, Magnificat, The Blind Boys Of Alabama, Seraphic Fire

Philadelphia Inquirer

Seraphic Fire: Never the same old thing

WETA

Seraphic Fire's German Requiem

Culture Spot LA

CD Review: “Steal Away: The African American Concert Spiritual” by Seraphic Fire

St. Louis Post Dispatch

New albums by the St. Louis Chamber Chorus, Apollo's Fire and more

Lucid Culture

Seraphic Fire Deliver Thrills and Transcendence at Trinity Church

WETA

Patrick Dupré Quigley conducts a new Mozart Requiem

Philadelphia Inquirer

Seraphic Fire at Saint Clement's Church: Song in the service of joy

Washington Post

Seraphic Fire vocal ensemble proves a vivid visitor

Washington Life Magazine

Perfect Pitch: Début Season

Philadelphia Inquirer

Singers reinventing choral sounds with old techniques

WETA

Patrick Dupré Quigley: Seraphic Fire in DC

12/14/2015

Seraphic Fire Releases STEAL AWAY, their 15th album, on 1-08-16

08/25/2015

Fall Preview from RDPR: Moser, Meyers, López, Mulligan, Cantus, Seraphic Fire, Tertulia, Dover Quartet