“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.” — […]
“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 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 […]
“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 […]
“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 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 […]
Seraphic Fire has been making music together for fifteen years. The Miami choir is offering a special season of performances to mark this milestone, opening October 19 at Miami’s St. Sophia Cathedral. Founder and artistic director, Patrick Dupré Quigley, sat down last month in Washington D.C., to take a look back at the last fifteen […]
“Quigley, Seraphic Fire and the New World brought this impressive score to vivid and engaging life…Contemporary music, as much as the sacred polyphony of the past, is in good hands with Quigley.” – Read more at Palm Beach Arts Reporter
“Quigley was clearly in his element…conducting was crisp and idiomatic, yet flexible. He melded voices and instruments to exuberant effect. String playing was absolutely stunning in rhythmic exactitude and cohesion…an efficient, well-prepared reading.” – Read more at South Florida Classical Review.
“Deploying a 21-voice choir, Quigley brought out the warmth and depth of expression in Brahms’ melodic lines…Quigley is masterful at delineating contrapuntal writing. Fugal voicings were clear and spot on, unlike the sometimes murky articulation in performances by larger choirs. The cathartic finale rang out triumphantly, the culmination of a deeply moving performance and one […]