Quigley and Seraphic Fire “shine in an evening of virtuosic Vivaldi”

Posted on Feb 14, 2019 in Patrick Dupre Quigley | No Comments
Quigley and Seraphic Fire “shine in an evening of virtuosic Vivaldi”

“The chorus’ perfect intonation and pure tones in the Credo made the most of the unearthly descending harmonies of the crucifixion verse. Quigley’s conducting brought out the theatrical side of the music throughout the evening, with swelling crescendos, abrupt pianissimos and lots of rhythmic drive in the last verse, which tells of Christ’s resurrection.” — […]

Quigley makes SFCR’s “Top Ten Performances of 2018”

Posted on Dec 21, 2018 in Patrick Dupre Quigley, Reviews | No Comments
Quigley makes SFCR’s “Top Ten Performances of 2018”

“1. Seraphic Fire and Patrick Quigley: Arvo Pärt’s Passio Patrick Dupré Quigley presented scrupulous, intensely moving performances of three unique scores in Seraphic Fire’s “Parables of Passion” series. Following David Lang’s luminous little match girl passion and a rare performance of Bach’s original version of the St. Matthew Passion, the best was saved for last. […]

Quigley’s “Innovative” performance of ‘Messiah’ with NJ Symphony

Posted on Dec 19, 2018 in Patrick Dupre Quigley, Reviews | No Comments
Quigley’s “Innovative” performance of ‘Messiah’ with NJ Symphony

“There are as many interpretations of Messiah as there are conductors, and Quigley brought a unique approach to the work on Friday night. One of the most unusual musical effects was Quigley’s re-assignment of traditional choral sections to vocal soloists, and vice versa.” – Read more at towntopics.com

Patrick Quigley conducts: “Philharmonia Baroque Lights Up Winter”

Posted on Dec 11, 2018 in Patrick Dupre Quigley, Reviews | No Comments
Patrick Quigley conducts: “Philharmonia Baroque Lights Up Winter”

“Quigley has some similar qualities to Nicholas McGegan on the podium. He’s given to a few, broad, communicative gestures, leaning in to some phrases to elicit more oomph from the orchestra. He’s also a good advocate of Baroque music for an audience.” – Read more at sfcv.org

Quigley’s “infectious momentum” with Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra

Posted on Dec 8, 2018 in Patrick Dupre Quigley, Reviews | No Comments
Quigley’s “infectious momentum” with Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra

“Quigley gave the work an infectious momentum, and the three vocal soloists – soprano Margot Rood, tenor Steven Soph and bass Steven Eddy – wove their overlapping vocal lines dexterously.” – Read more at SF Chronicle Datebook

Quigley’s “control” and “precision” in Pärt’s ‘Passio’

Posted on Apr 15, 2018 in Patrick Dupre Quigley | No Comments
Quigley’s “control” and “precision” in Pärt’s ‘Passio’

“Quigley, who had to be something of a human metronome as he counted through the work’s many moments of silence, had strict and admirable control of his forces, who made their entrances with exemplary precision.” — Read more at Palm Beach Arts Reporter

Quigley’s “engrossing and intense reading” of St. Matthew

Posted on Feb 17, 2018 in News, Patrick Dupre Quigley, Reviews | No Comments
Quigley’s “engrossing and intense reading” of St. Matthew

“Quigley blended the orchestral and choral forces skillfully. His moderate tempo in the great opening chorus allowed the music to work its deeply moving spell…The many reflective chorales that provide commentary on the story benefited from Quigley’s supple play of dynamics and natural pacing….shaped with unhurried breadth by Quigley and displaying the entire ensemble’s beautifully […]

Quigley and Seraphic Fire are “spellbinding, immersive”

Posted on Jan 22, 2018 in Patrick Dupre Quigley, Reviews | No Comments
Quigley and Seraphic Fire are “spellbinding, immersive”

“Meticulous performance paired with thoughtful, narrative programming to lend a sense of theatre – spellbinding, immersive” — Read more at Schmopera.

Quigley “encapsulated” Monteverdi’s “reverence and drama”

Posted on Oct 19, 2017 in Patrick Dupre Quigley, Reviews | No Comments
Quigley “encapsulated” Monteverdi’s “reverence and drama”

“To open Seraphic Fire’s 16th season, artistic director Patrick Quigley presented a Monteverdi rarity–highlights from the Selva Morale et Spirituale—Wednesday night at St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Miami. A series of sacred works published in 1640 and 1641 and written for the Basilica of San Marco in Venice , these scores represent Monteverdi at […]

Quigley’s “intensely dramatic” Mozart ‘Requiem’

Posted on Aug 20, 2017 in Patrick Dupre Quigley, Reviews | No Comments
Quigley’s “intensely dramatic” Mozart ‘Requiem’

“Quigley presented an intensely dramatic view of Mozart’s last work…the sonic result of Friday night’s performance hit the ears with an impact that could not have been gainsaid.” — Read more at Cleveland Plain Dealer