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Seraphic Fire: Music With A Visceral, Tenacious Connection

Seraphic Fire distills eleven seasons of performances down to one CD.

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Seraphic Fire's founder and artistic director Patrick Quigley flanked by some of the members of the group.

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Seraphic Fire

CD reflecting eleven seasons of performances


The vocal group Seraphic Fire’s new CD bears the group’s name as its title. “We decided to put together a disc of our signature works from the eleven seasons since we began,” says the group’s founder and artistic director Patrick Quigley.

With this collection the group remains true to its aim of juxtaposing music from different times and places. “One good example is our singing of Maurice Duruflé’s French romantic setting of Our Father.

We follow it with a tribute to the sun by the Peruvian based Spanish baroque composer Tomas de Torre Jon Y Velasco,”

“If there’s one thing that is consistent across the full range of music history, it’s the human voice. Our repertoire ranges from Gregorian chant to new works,” Quigley notes. “In selecting the pieces for this CD, whether it was something from the past or something we’d commissioned, the test was whether we had a visceral, tenacious connection to the music.”

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Seraphic Fire
Seraphic Fire (SFM, 2013)
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Seraphic Fire
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George Walker

After completing an M.A.T. degree in English at Indiana University, George Walker began announcing for WFIU in 1967. Along with regularly hosting classical music shows, he interviews artists and reviews plays and operas.

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