536 Coral Way
Coral Gables, Fl 33134
Performing at Seraphic Fire-First United Methodist Church (Jan 18 - Jan 18)
Beginning before sunrise and continuing deep into the night, ritual chanting of the Divine Office was a hallmark of a medieval cleric’s life. The undulating, meditative sound of Gregorian plainsong echoed hourly through the cloisters of an 11th century monastery. From Compline hymns sung in the darkness to the Salve Regina sung by religious warriors on the battlefield, the singers of Seraphic Fire intone the otherworldly chants to the Virgin Mary that were part of everyday medieval life.
Founded in 2002 by Artistic Director Patrick Dupré Quigley, professional chamber choir Seraphic Fire has garnered critical acclaim both locally and nationally. In an exciting crossover collaboration in 2004, Seraphic Fire was invited to record with international pop-star Shakira on a track for her album Oral Fixation II, which ultimately went Platinum. Seraphic Fire has released four CD recordings to date and will release a fifth next year to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610. In September of 2007, The John S. & James L. Knight Foundation awarded a grant to Seraphic Fire for the formation of a new chamber orchestra. For more information on Seraphic Fire’s Chamber Choir and the Firebird Chamber Orchestra, please call 305-285-9060 or visit www.seraphicfire.org.