Seraphic Fire to go multimedia for fall concerts

By Lawrence Budmen

Seraphic Fire will open its online “Season S” November 8 with a program of Renaissance music.

Seraphic Fire will present six online multimedia programs during the pandemic-impacted 2020-2021 season.

 “Vita Brevis, Arts Longa” (Life is short and art is eternal) is this season’s thematic basis for a series of concerts that will bring historical perspective to the events of 2020. The multiple resources of internet streaming, email, mail and phone will be utilized in the programming concept. 

“We see this upcoming interim period – “Season S” -as a unique opportunity to explore alternative presentation formats that will still allow us to execute outstanding performances which is what resonates so deeply with our audiences,” said executive director Rhett Del Campo. Artistic director Patrick Dupré Quigley believes “this experiment in music over distance has but one goal: to strengthen our connections as humans through the ephemeral language of music.”

The season of virtual concerts opens November 8 with “Still.Here,” a program of Renaissance music hosted by Quigley and featuring sixteen Seraphic Fire artists, including an organist and lutist. 

Associate conductor James K. Bass hosts “Home for the Holidays,” the aptly titled Christmas program, 4 p.m. December 20. Twelve artists will take part in this presentation of holiday favorites. 

The remaining four programs have not yet been announced. Images, additional audio and even emailings will be incorporated into the virtual format. A virtual Green Room Q &A with some of the artists will be a part of each presentation. 

Subscriptions for the six programs are available starting today at

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