Dozens of candles flickered in the darkness. From the back of the church came the deep sound of unaccompanied male voices in the medieval tones of the chant Pater Noster.
The Miami choir Seraphic Fire opened its series of Christmas concerts Saturday evening at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Palm Beach Gardens, with an absorbing performance of classic carols, ancient chants, contemporary works and three world premieres. The choir will repeat the concert eight times, distributing holiday cheer on a grueling schedule that will take the singers to venues in Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties.
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