Quigley “hosted the finale with flair”

Posted on May 22, 2017 in Patrick Dupre Quigley, Reviews | No Comments
Quigley “hosted the finale with flair”

“Quigley, the ambitious founder of the much-recorded vocal ensemble Seraphic Fire, with a number of prestigious orchestral guest-conducting gigs under his belt, hosted the finale with flair.” — Read more at The Washington Post.

Quigley’s direction is “technically dazzling…” with Seraphic Fire

Posted on Apr 15, 2017 in Patrick Dupre Quigley, Reviews | No Comments
Quigley’s direction is “technically dazzling…” with Seraphic Fire

“…under Quigley’s direction, the work was technically dazzling in its virtuoso vocal writing, yet human-scaled and emotionally expressive…” — Read more at South Florida Classical Review.

Quigley and Seraphic fire “transcended technique” with Cleveland Orchestra

Posted on Mar 17, 2017 in Patrick Dupre Quigley | No Comments
Quigley and Seraphic fire “transcended technique” with Cleveland Orchestra

“Arguably the group’s smartest decision was hiring Seraphic Fire to join its first performance of Stravinsky’s “Threni: Lamentations of Jeremiah.” The six Miami-based vocalists who sang the solo roles helped elevate what could have been a drab and brutal reading of a 12-tone rite into a surprisingly listenable and spellbinding experience.” “But oh, those guests […]

“Quigley, Seraphic Fire at their finest in Bach’s motets”

Posted on Feb 18, 2017 in Patrick Dupre Quigley | No Comments
“Quigley, Seraphic Fire at their finest in Bach’s motets”

“Bach’s music often brings out the best in Quigley. These performances have the extra stamp of authority and passion that occurs when conductor and repertoire are perfectly matched…Quigley brought lightness and clipped twists of phrasing to the pulsating rhythms of the opening section. The instrumental contingent was beautifully integrated into the vocal fabric.” — Read […]

Quigley’s Seraphic Fire is a “taut, mellifluous force”

Posted on Jan 29, 2017 in Patrick Dupre Quigley, Reviews | No Comments
Quigley’s Seraphic Fire is a “taut, mellifluous force”

“Just as Bach’s music is eternal, so could one have listened for ages. The two ensembles hung together seamlessly, producing Bach of the most shapely and effervescent variety. Welser-Most kept the orchestra, including three brilliant trumpets, in perfect balance with the singers, and Seraphic Fire lived up its reputation as a taut, mellifluous force.” — […]

Quigley’s Seraphic Fire in one of the “finest concerts in ten years”

Posted on Jan 28, 2017 in Patrick Dupre Quigley, Reviews | No Comments
Quigley’s Seraphic Fire in one of the “finest concerts in ten years”

“Choral works of Johann Sebastian Bach have been central to the programming of Patrick Quigley’s outstanding choral group. The massive symphonies of Anton Bruckner have been a house specialty in Cleveland during Franz Welser-Möst’s musical directorship. With both ensembles in top form, the evening proved one of the Clevelanders’ finest concerts in ten years of […]

Quigley among finalists for Spartanburg Philharmonic Music Director

Quigley among finalists for Spartanburg Philharmonic Music Director

“Quigley said he would love working with the SPO and its board in their efforts. Though Quigley is based in Washington, D.C., and travels a great deal around the country for his musical work, he is excited about the opportunity to work in Spartanburg. Having spent time at the University of South Carolina, he said […]

Quigley exudes “youthful poise and clear control” with San Francisco Symphony

Posted on Dec 22, 2016 in Patrick Dupre Quigley, Reviews | No Comments
Quigley exudes “youthful poise and clear control” with San Francisco Symphony

“Patrick Dupre Quigley, making an exciting SFS appearance as conductor in recent performances, stressed the qualities that caused Messiah to create such a stir in the first place. Exuding youthful poise and clear control, he mastered the dramatic arc of the narrative strikingly and blew the dust off pages that often sound overfamiliar. Precise but […]

Seraphic Fire’s requiem program will also mark a personal tribute

Seraphic Fire’s requiem program will also mark a personal tribute

“In addition to its home concert series in South Florida, Seraphic Fire sometimes goes on the road, bringing its programs to other cities. The chamber choir, which is currently marking its 15th anniversary season, will come to the Washington area next Sunday.” — Read more at Washington Classical Review.

Quigley premiere highlights Seraphic Fire’s 15th season opener

Posted on Oct 20, 2016 in Patrick Dupre Quigley, Reviews | No Comments
Quigley premiere highlights Seraphic Fire’s 15th season opener

“Quigley has combined artistic vision with the skill and musical integrity to make his dream a reality. He is a first-rate choral conductor who has brought South Florida audiences a wide variety of often rarefied repertoire. But who knew that he is also a highly gifted composer?… The five “Knee Plays” from Philip Glass’s opera […]