Seraphic Fire to Give Concert at BC April 23
Seraphic Fire, a choral ensemble that performs repertoire ranging from Gregorian chant to newly commissioned works, will present a lyceum on Tuesday, April 23, at 8 p.m. in the Carter Center for Worship and Music at Bridgewater College.
The program is free and open to the public.
Led by founder and artistic director Patrick Dupré Quigley, Seraphic Fire brings the best ensemble singers from around the country to Miami for intensive rehearsals of rarely heard classical music followed by performance tours.
Seraphic Fire performs a broad range of music, including classical and contemporary, as well as sacred and secular choral works.
The group has commissioned and premiered works by up-and-coming young composers including Matthew Barnson, Sydney Guillaume, Alvaro Bermudez and Shawn Crouch.
In recognition of the ensemble’s efforts to promote the creation of and to premier new works, Seraphic Fire received the Chorus America/ASCAP Alice Parker Award for adventurous programming in 2006.
In 2011 the ensemble received Grammy award nominations for Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem for Best Choral Performance and A Seraphic Fire Christmas for Best Small Ensemble Performance.
In May of 2010, Seraphic Fire performed in Mexico in its first international tour.