Classical Music Review

Seraphic Fire revisits Renaissance for liturgical season opener

Artistic director: Patrick Dupré Quigley conducts Seraphic Fire.
Artistic director: Patrick Dupré Quigley conducts Seraphic Fire.

If you go

What: Seraphic Fire’s ‘The Renaissance: Music of the Sistine Chapel’

When and where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, First United Methodist Church, Coral Gables; 8 p.m. Saturday, All Saints Episcopal Church, Fort Lauderdale; 4 p.m. Sunday, All Souls Episcopal Church, Miami Beach

Tickets: $38 at or 305-285-9060

South Florida Classical Review

Before the concert hall or the opera house, there was the church.

Seraphic Fire returned to its liturgical roots Wednesday night, opening its 12th season with works composed for services in the Sistine Chapel.

In its Renaissance golden age, the chapel was a musical venue on the order of Carnegie Hall, attracting some of Europe’s greatest composers and singers, Seraphic Fire’s artistic director, Patrick Dupré Quigley told the audience at St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Miami.

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