Seraphic Fire Magazine: Volume II, Issue I

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2020 - 21 S E A S O N | Volume II, Issue I

OUR MANTRA THIS SEASON:

VITA BREVIS, ARS LONGA

LIFE IS SHORT, ART IS ETERNAL READ MORE - PAGE 8

BOCA RATON | CORAL GABLES | FT. LAUDERDALE | MIAMI | MIAMI BEACH | NAPLES


Seraphic Fire presents the highest quality performances of historically significant and under-performed music, and advances art through the professional M I S Sdevelopment, ION refinement, and documentation of our musicians’ talents while promoting community connectivity through educational programs.

CONTENTS Letters from Leadership. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Artist Roster. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-7 Season S . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-9 Education Programs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-13 Economic Impact. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-15 A Decade of Growth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16-17 Covid-19 Update . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18-19 Artist Highlight. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20-21 Financials . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22-23 Looking Forward. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Donor List. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26-27 Hosts & Volunteers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Administration. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30-31


“Thank you for joining us for Season S, an adventure into the art of the possible. This experiment in music over distance has but one goal: to strengthen our connections as humans through the ephemeral language of music. Each member of the Seraphic Fire family, from listener to artist, has bravely persevered through isolation. It is our great hope that Season S will offer a respite from this separation, and allow time to feel those emotions that make us human.” Patrick Dupré Quigley Founder and Artistic Director

“With our supporters, students, and artists top of mind, we are compelled to find new ways to share the vocal art form . Seraphic Fire strives to be the exemplar for quality contributions to professional ensemble singing in North America - we see this interim period as a unique opportunity to explore alternative presentation formats that still achieve the high level of execution we expect from ourselves and that resonate so deeply with our audiences .” Rhett M. Del Campo Executive Director

“It is a comfort to know that due to the loyalty and generosity of our patrons, and the talent and skill of our staff, Seraphic Fire is well positioned to handle the current crisis . We are committed to making sure that we provide an example to all professional arts organizations by continuing to protect and support our artists and staff, provide outstanding art to our audiences, and innovate to meet the demands of our environment . I am excited to see the creative ideas Seraphic Fire is using to create this unique upcoming season . It is a privilege to work with such talented and dedicated people, and I hope that we all recognize how fortunate we are to have such beautiful art available to us . With my travel plans disrupted, I have decided to put some of those unused funds toward helping arts organizations survive this crisis . I invite you to join me in doing what we can to assure that the arts, and particularly Seraphic Fire, can come out of this stronger than ever .” Dr. Thomas C. Boyd Chair, Seraphic Fire Board of Directors

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ARTIST ROSTER “Wonderfully crisp and celebratory” – The Washington Post

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For complete artist bios, visit SeraphicFire.org/About


SOPRANO SARA GUTTENBERG CHORUS MASTER City: Byron, IL Seasons with SF: 13 Artistic Highlights: Oregon Bach Festival, Mozart’s Requiem with Aspen Music Festival and School, GRAMMY® winner MOLLY QUINN City: Chapel Hill, NC Seasons with SF: 9 Artistic Highlights: Soloist in historic Shostakovich Hall in St Petersburg, Russia, singing backup for The Rolling Stones NOLA RICHARDSON City: New York, NY Seasons with SF: 3 Artistic Highlights: Opera Lafayette, Radamisto at the Kennedy Center, Grand Rapids Symphony, First Prize winner of the Linn Maxwell Keller Bach Competition, Bach Cantatas at Alice Tully Hall, Arvo Pärt’s Passio, with Yale Schola Cantorum CHELSEA HELM City: New York, NY Seasons with SF: 3 Artistic Highlights: St. Matthew Passion with the Charlotte Bach Festival, under the direction of Scott Allen Jarrett, “Bach Plus,” a program of Bach Motets and compositions by Ted Hearne with Conspirare, singing the role of Norina in Donizetti’s Don Pasquale with the Janiec Opera Company, recording a Downbeat-award-winning album of original arrangements with vocal jazz quartet Four Corners

JANE LONG City: Seattle, WA Seasons with SF: 2 Artistic Highlights: Buxtehude’s Jesu Membra Nostri with Alexander Weimann, collaborative and innovative performances with Arkora Music Collective, Dido in Dido and Aenaeas, Purcell Tour of Vivaldi’s Magnificat and Gloria with an all-women ensemble led by Monica Huggett MARGOT ROOD City: Alexandria, VA Seasons with SF: 10 Artistic Highlights: Recording “La Paix” in Charpentier’s Les Arts Florissants with BEMF in Germany, singing Stravinsky’s Threni with The Cleveland Orchestra, self-producing her debut solo album of art song by Heather Gilligan, performing Polly Peachum in The Beggar’s Opera with Emmanuel Music REBECCA MYERS City: Philadelphia, PA Seasons with SF: 5 Artistic Highlights: Performing the world premiere of Aniara with The Crossing in Philadelphia, Amsterdam, and Helsinki, commissioning, producing and performing in Moonlite, a piece by Wally Gunn with Variant 6, singing in a 12-voice Messiah with Variant 6 and Bourbon Baroque, performing in the world premiere of Julia Wolfe’s Fire in My Mouth with the New York Philharmonic ARWEN MYERS City: Portland, OR Seasons with SF: 2 Artistic Highlights: Handel with Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Bach & Purcell with Portland Baroque Orchestra, Vivaldi, Monteverdi & Gabrieli with Early Music Vancouver, Singing Handel & Bach with Oregon Bach Festival

MOLLY NETTER City: New York, NY Seasons with SF: 4 Artistic Highlights: Soloist in the US and Japanese premieres of David Lang’s Prayers for Night and Sleep, roles in “Versailles” program and la Carnaval de Venise at the 2017 BEMF festival, featured on the recording of Charpentier’s Les Plaisirs de Versailles & Les Arts Florissants (2019) as “la Poesie.” Role of “Joan of Arc” in Amy Beth Kirsten’s Savior with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, The Choir of Trinity Wall Street

ARTIST HIGHLIGHT

SARAH MOYER

City: Boston, MA Seasons with SF: 6 Soprano Sarah Moyer’s recent and upcoming solo work includes performances with Cape Symphony Orchestra, Aspen Chamber Symphony, Bourbon Baroque, Bartlesville Symphony Orchestra, Lost Dog New Music Ensemble, Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Emmanuel Music, Mistral, and Les Bostonades. She has performed world premieres by Harbison, Kallembach, Theofanidis, and Runestad, among others, and American premieres by Melani and Nørgård. As a choral artist, she appears with GRAMMY® nominated groups Seraphic Fire, Skylark, Conspirare, Clarion Music Society, True Concord, as well as Santa Fe Desert Chorale, Lorelei Ensemble, The Thirteen, Spire, and Ensemble Origo. Since March of 2020, she has become an enthusiastic ukulele player, specializing in the Tin Pan Alley genre. She enjoys running triathlons with her husband and expanding her refrigerator magnet collection. sopranosarahmoyer.com

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ALTO MARGARET LIAS City: Boston, MA Seasons with SF: 7 Artistic Highlights: Solo debut with the Cleveland Orchestra in 2017, performing John Harbison’s The Supper at Emmaus with John conducting in 2019, participating in the Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival in Kuhmo, Finland in 2015 and 2016 KIMBERLY LEEDS City: Boston, MA Seasons with SF: 2 Artistic Highlights: Winning the 2016 Tafelmusik Vocal Competition, working with Philip Herreweghe as a Britten Pears Young Artist, performing Julia Wolfe’s Fire in my Mouth with the Crossing in collaboration with the NY Philharmonic, and attending the Carmel Bach Festival as a Virginia Best Adams Fellow ANDREW RADER City: Indianapolis, IN Seasons with SF: 2 Artistic Highlights: Italian trecento recording with Liber, The Gospel According to the Other Mary with Los Angeles Philharmonic, Seven Days of Creation recital DOUGLAS DODSON City: Boston, MA Seasons with SF: 7 Artistic Highlights: Messiah with Charlotte Symphony and South Dakota Symphony, roles with Boston Baroque and Chicago Opera Theater, international debut with Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme, 3-day Jeopardy! champion

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LUTHIEN BRACKETT City: London, UK Seasons with SF: 7 Artistic Highlights: Performing with The Monteverdi Choir at the BBC Proms, Performing the Russian premiere of Maximilian Steinberg’s Passion Week with the Clarion Choir at the Grand Hall Philharmonic in St . Petersburg, solo début at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall in Handel’s Messiah with the Choir of Trinity Wall Street, winning first place in the 2008 Tolosa International Choral Competition with her group, Antioch

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ALEXANDRA COLAIZZI City: Boston, MA Seasons with SF: 1 Artistic Highlights: Santa Fe Desert Chorale, GRAMMY®-winning ensemble Roomful of Teeth, Brevitas . Awarded 3rd place in the nation by THE AMERICAN PRIZE Friedrich and Virginia Schorr Memorial Award in Vocal Performance .

STEVEN SOPH City: Philadelphia, PA Seasons with SF: 10 Artistic Highlights: Stravinsky’s Threni with The Cleveland Orchestra, Bach, Handel, and Purcell with Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Mozart’s Requiem with The Cleveland Orchestra,Evangelist in Bach’s St. Matthew Passion with Charlotte Bach Festival

WILLIAM DUFFY City: Montréal, QC Canada Seasons with SF: 4 Artistic Highlights: Soloist: Bach’s B-minor Mass, Church of St. Andrew & St.Paul, Talbot’s Path of Miracles Voces Boreales 18

PATRICK MUEHLEISE City: New York, NY Seasons with SF: 11 Artistic Highlights: Monteverdi’s Vespers with Jane Glover, Reich’s Desert Music with New World Symphony, Mozart’s Requiem at Aspen Music Festival

CLARA OSOWSKI City: Minneapolis, MN Seasons with SF: 6 Artistic Highlights: McKnight Fellowship, Prize Winner at Das Lied, Wigmore Hall, & CMIM Song Competitions, Metropolitan Opera Regional Finalist AMANDA CRIDER City: Miami, FL Seasons with SF: 10 Artistic Highlights: Persona with LA Opera, Messiah with Apollo’s Fire, Phaedra with New World Symphony

KATE MARONEY City: Brooklyn, NY Seasons with SF: 3 Artistic Highlights: World Tour of Einstein on the Beach, Missy Mazzoli’s Song From the Opera at Los Angeles Opera, Carmel Bach Festival Adams Fellow, tour of Ireland with Gare Saint Lazare Ireland in an all-Beckett pastiche with music by Paul Clark

BRAD DIAMOND City: Birmingham, AL Seasons with SF: 9 Artistic Highlights: Solo vocalist under Leonard Bernstein, private performance for Prince Charles of Wales, performances of Schubert song cycles


JAMES REESE City: Philadelphia, PA Seasons with SF: 1 Artistic Highlights: Founding member of Philadelphia vocal sextet Variant 6. Solo debuts with American Bach Soloists, the Gamut Bach Ensemble, Tempesta di Mare, the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra, Piffaro, and the Master Chorale of South Florida. STEVEN BRADSHAW City: Philadelphia, PA Seasons with SF: 6 Artistic Highlights: Premier of Ted Hearne’s PLACE at BAM, 300 performances of Lifespan by David Lang, GRAMMY® win for Bryars’ The 5th Century

BASS JAMES K. BASS ASSOCIATE CONDUCTOR City: Los Angeles, CA Seasons with SF: 18 Artistic Highlights: Director of Choral Studies at the Herb Alpert School of Music at UCLA, Artistic Director of the Long Beach Camerata Singers KYLE FERRILL City: Memphis, TN Seasons with SF: 7 Artistic Highlights: Orchestral soloist appearances include the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Boston Pops, and the Orchestra of St. Luke’s JOHN BUFFETT City: Los Angeles, CA Seasons with SF: 9 Artistic Highlights: LA Master Chorale, Bach Collegium San Diego, Santa Fe Desert Chorale, Pacific Chorale

MATTHEW NIELSON City: New York, NY Seasons with SF: 1 Artistic Highlights: Performed with esteemed ensembles such as Bach Collegium San Diego, Kinnara Ensemble, and the San Diego Master Chorale. As a soloist, he has studied with Karen Anderson and Jennifer Welch-Babidge and performed in Ireland, England, Germany, Ukraine, and the United States. MICHAEL HAWES City: Chicago, IL Seasons with SF: 3 Artistic Highlights: Clarion Choir, MET Gala, Mahler’s 2nd Symphony, Verdi Requiem STEVEN EDDY City: New York, NY Seasons with SF: 5 Artistic Highlights: New York Philharmonic debut, June 2019, 1st prize winner of the Oratorio Society of New York Competition, Concerts with Seraphic Fire, Philharmonic Baroque, True Concord Voices & Orchestra, and American Classical Orchestra ERIC ALATORRE City: San Francisco, CA Seasons with SF: 2 Artistic Highlights: GRAMMY® Award 1993, 2000, 2003, ensemble of the year 2008, Classical Music Hall of Fame 2009

ARTIST HIGHLIGHT ENRICO LAGASCA

City: New York, NY Seasons with SF: 4 Acclaimed to have “a beautiful sound” (The New York Times), bass-baritone Enrico Lagasca is enjoying a career as a soloist and chorister across America with repertoire from Early to Contemporary Music . Regularly seen with the Choir of Trinity Wall Street and frequently sings with the Metropolitan Opera Chorus, Choir of St . Ignatius Loyola, Bach Choir of Holy Trinity Lutheran, Musica Sacra NY, Tenet Vocal Artists, Clarion Music Society, Santa Fe Desert Chorale, Bach Collegium San Diego, Conspirare, Spire, Skylark Vocal Ensemble, Seraphic Fire . Performances include with the New York Philharmonic, Orchestra of St . Luke’s, American Classical Orchestra, Pacific Symphony, to name a few . Festival appearances include the Salzburg Festival, Oregon Bach Festival, Virginia Arts Festival, Mostly Mozart Festival, Bard Summerscape . Discography includes the Philippine Madrigal Singers, ACRONYM, Bach Choir of Holy Trinity, Skylark, Choir of Trinity Wall Street, American Symphony Orchestra, Conspirare, and Santa Fe Desert Chorale . enricolagasca.com

INSTRUMENTALISTS EDSON SCHEID DE ANDRADE, VIOLIN STEPHEN GOIST, VIOLA NATHANIEL CHASE, BASS JOE MONTICELLO, FLUTE TAYA KONIG-TARASEVICH, FLUTE ANNA LEE MARSH, BASSOON

JOSH COHEN, TRUMPET PERRY SUTTON, TRUMPET JOHN LENTI, LUTE JUSTIN BLACKWELL, ORGAN ANNA FATEEVA, PIANO ALVARO BERMUDEZ, GUITAR/COMPOSER

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WHAT IS SEASON S? SEASON S PRESENTS SIX MULTIMEDIA CONCERT PROGRAMS

online with the goal to inspire hope and illuminate life’s opportunities, using the beautiful music of the 9th through 21st centuries and history’s perspective to connect us to the present and inspire hope for our collective future. “Vita Brevis, Ars Longa” is the mantra for Season S: life is short, and the appreciation of art is eternal. Seraphic Fire will use every resource at our disposal (internet, mail, phone) to bridge the physical gap between performers and listeners until we can meet again in person. Patrons can expect not only high-quality musical performance, but images, dialogue, additional audio, and mailings that are designed to provide a robust and stimulating online experience.

SEASON PASSES ARE NOW AVAILABLE! Season Passes are available for $130 - just one pass is needed for an entire household and will grant you access to all productions by Seraphic Fire for the 2020-21 Season. Visit SeraphicFire.org for more information or call our Box Office at 305.285.9060

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NOVEMBER 2020 Still. Here.

Sun, Nov 8 • 4:00pm

DECEMBER 2020 Home for the Holidays

Sun, Dec 20 • 4:00pm

JANUARY 2021 American Music

Sun, Jan 31* • 4:00pm *Date subject to change

Our February through April programming will be announced in December

WHAT BENEFITS WILL I RECEIVE WITH MY PASS? • Access to all digital performances during our 2020-21 Season S • Access to any physical performance if conditions permit during our 2020-21 Season S • Invitations to town hall meetings with Seraphic Fire leadership and artists • Invitation to our talkbacks with conductors and artists • Access to all additional mailings, bonus performances, and communications throughout the Season • First access to our next commercial recording, Hildegard von Bingen: Ordo Virtutum

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MUSIC EDUCATION UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI STUDENT COMPOSER IN RESIDENCE A student is selected to create a 5-minute work that Seraphic Fire will premiere during season subscription concerts. This student works closely with Seraphic Fire Associate Conductor James K. Bass throughout the season and regularly attends rehearsals and performances in preparation for the premiere. The residency includes composition workshops and routine guidance from Seraphic Fire artists and conductors. SERAPHIC FIRE YOUTH INITIATIVE Seraphic Fire’s Youth Initiative, in partnership with MiamiDade County Public Schools, the University of Miami, and Florida International University, is a free music education program serving elementary, middle, and high school students in some of Miami-Dade County’s most challenged communities . During multiple workshops throughout the school year, elementary students learn music theory, vocal pedagogy fundamentals, and elements of music history through interactive exercises with Seraphic Fire artists . In December and April of each season, Seraphic Fire performs a side-by-side concert with students from one of our partner elementary schools . These students receive weekly instruction through tandem work with the music specialist and an education liaison from one of the area's advanced degree music education programs . The elementary students perform pre-determined selections with the Seraphic Fire ensemble for approximately 1,200 pupils from the MiamiDade County schools . Secondary students are invited to participate in a one-day Master Class working side by side with Seraphic Fire musicians in intensive sectionals, a joint rehearsal, and then performing in a concert with the Seraphic Fire ensemble that is open to the public free of charge . Seraphic Fire’s Youth Initiative is made possible in part by: HARRY F DUNCAN FOUNDATION

Seraphic Fire’s Youth Initiative is endowed in perpetuity by The Clinton Family Fund

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ENSEMBLE ARTIST PROGRAM Seraphic Fire’s Ensemble Artist Program at UCLA’s Herb Alpert School of Music, led by Associate Conductor James K. Bass, provides season-long vocal ensemble training to undergraduate and graduate voice students at UCLA. Seraphic Fire coaches provide dynamic presentations including: Masterclasses • Town Halls • Industry Lectures Participating students are invited to South Florida throughout the season to perform alongside the professional ensemble in subscription concerts. This program aims to help UCLA’s emerging professional singers discover outlets for professional employment while fulfilling Seraphic Fire’s educational mission to encourage the occupational advancement of musicians.

“Every week, the Youth Initiative brings us joy and happiness through singing here at Natural Bridge Elementary. This is important to us not just because we sing together, but because we share friendship and love.”

Shenaya Youth Initiative Student


JOIN GENERATION SERAPHIC SOCIETY! Your membership will financially support Seraphic Fire’s music education programs for the next generation of artists and music lovers Youth Initiative in Miami-Dade County Public Schools • University of Miami partnerships • Ensemble Artist Program at UCLA • Professional Choral Institute at Aspen • Pre-Concert Conversations •

Membership Benefits Dedicated program book listings • Invitation to specially curated education concerts • Invitation to initial University of Miami • student composition workshops Access to education workshops • Invitation to a post-concert reception •

Master Level

$6,000 Pledge ($1,200/year or $100/month over five years)

Members in this level receive a unique GenS pin

Educator Level $900 ($75/month)

Teacher Level $600 ($50/month)

Instructor Level

$300 ($25/month)

Tutor Level $120 ($10/month)

JOIN NOW!

SeraphicFire.org/Donate • 305.285.9060 For additional sponsorship opportunities contact Rhett@SeraphicFire.org

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CD RELEASE Coming Spring 2021 HILDEGARD VON BINGEN: ORDO VIRTUTUM In November 2019, the women of Seraphic Fire opened our 18th Season with a performance of the music of Hildegard von Bingen. Following the performances, Seraphic Fire professionally recorded this timeless masterpiece. CDs will be available for purchase this Spring.

ARTIST DEVELOPMENT FUND: As part of the organizational Strategic Plan, Seraphic Fire is establishing an Artist Development Fund to support career development opportunities for its artists. In order to help sustain the fund, the price of physical CDs will increase this season, from $15 to $20, with $5 from every sale going directly into the fund. Through the purchase of any physical Seraphic Fire CD, you now can help support the career development of our valuable artists.


MUSIC EDUCATION

Patrick Dupré Quigley, Program Director James K. Bass, Associate Program Director Seraphic Fire’s GRAMMY® nominated Professional Choral Institute at Aspen Music Festival and School is the first summer program in the country designed to prepare emerging singers to work in the growing industry of professional ensemble singing. PCI alumni have now performed with nearly every professional vocal ensemble in the country. In 2012, Seraphic Fire and PCI received a GRAMMY® nomination for their recording of Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem. PCI singers will have the opportunity to rehearse and sing two side-byside concerts with Seraphic Fire: a collaboration with the Aspen Festival Orchestra in the Benedict Music Tent conducted by Robert Spano, and a performance in the Harris Concert Hall conducted by Seraphic Fire artistic director Patrick Dupré Quigley. Participants will study in an intensive vocal and ensemble-skills curriculum, receiving individual and group vocal coachings from professional members of Seraphic Fire, and will participate in audition, resumé, and vocal masterclasses led by Quigley, Bass, and members of Seraphic Fire.

“The Ensemble Artist Program and Professional Choral Institute provided me with opportunities to study and perform a wide range of choral repertoire side-by-side with an ensemble of highly-talented singers. Thanks to lessons learned from these programs, I got the incredible opportunity to sing as a professional artist in Seraphic Fire’s 2019 Christmas Tour. These life changing experiences provided me a stepping stone into the world of professional ensemble singing.” - Elisse Albian

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ECONOMIC IMPACT Seraphic Fire organizational spending creates: HOUSEHOLD INCOME

$1,463,122

Seraphic Fire Ecosystem STATE GOV’T REVENUE

$97,308

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LOCAL GOV’T REVENUE

Staff

$54,213

Vendors

55

Source: Americans for the Arts and Ecomonic Prosperity 5 Calculator, State of Florida

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Artists

70

Contractors

125

emerging professionals served by Seraphic Fire educational programs:

8 UCLA Ensemble Artist Program singers 1 University of Miami Student Composer-in-Residence 1 University of Miami graduate student Choral Education Resident Teacher 36 participants in Professional Choral Institute at Aspen Music Festival

54 FTE Jobs

2,157

students served through Seraphic Fire Youth Initiative

Seraphic Fire Youth Initiative Winston Park K-8 Fulford Elementary Dr. E.L. Whigham Elementary North Miami Elementary Wesley Matthews Elementary Gulfstream Elementary Oak Grove Elementary David Lawrence K-8

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Education Concerts

supported through Seraphic Fire

organizational spending Source: Americans for the Arts and Economic Prosperity 5 Calculator, State of Florida

Additional Students from MDCPS SFYI Workshop School Students

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students

at two elementary schools receive weekly instruction from the Seraphic Fire Choral Education Resident Teacher


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SERAPHIC FIRE SETS THE STAGE FOR A DECADE OF GROWTH

A new strategic plan will guide the organization’s path forward, setting the stage for broader impact within the choral community. From nationwide performances and collaborations to educational endeavors and an endowment, the last 18 years have seen significant growth for Seraphic Fire. But as the organization enters the next decade, it is at a critical juncture – one that comes with an opportunity to capitalize on the momentum it has built to move into the future in a resounding way. That is why Seraphic Fire is approaching the next 10 years with renewed enthusiasm and energy as it works to set standards for choral music . Guided by the creation of a first-ever strategic plan, efforts will focus specifically on transformations within four areas: musical experiences, engagement through education, recording and documentation, and artist and organizational development . “We’ve taken a step back to look at the organization holistically and to determine how we can continue to elevate not only Seraphic Fire as a professional ensemble, but the choral industry as a whole,” said Dr. Thomas C. Boyd, Board Chair. “The result is a plan that will enable us to achieve our vision to become the exemplar of quality for, and contribution to, professional choral art in North America.”

Starting next season, the concert experience will begin to be reshaped to allow for stronger, more dynamic performances, impacting everything from the venue setup to the technology used before, during, and after. A more thoughtful season cadence also will ensure Seraphic Fire is able to harness the power of additional core artists and the best possible talent for each program. “We are intentionally shifting the way we approach each concert to elevate the quality and vitality of our music,” said Patrick Dupré Quigley, Artistic Director. “From an artistic standpoint, we will have greater flexibility to bring more voices together to honor and reflect the nature of each piece we perform in settings that also enrich the occasion for our audiences.” ENGAGEMENT THROUGH EDUCATION – Provide additional opportunities for children and adults to connect with Seraphic Fire through educational programming. | VOLUME

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RECORDING & DOCUMENTATION – Create a body of work that defines and advances professional choral music.

“Looking back at Seraphic Fire’s journey, there is a lot to celebrate.”

MUSICAL EXPERIENCES – Present concerts that position Seraphic Fire as the preeminent advocate for professional choral performance.

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As the organization continues to seek new opportunities to broaden the positive impact Seraphic Fire has on neighboring communities, efforts will also focus on expanding existing educational programs. Locally, Seraphic Fire will work to engage more South Florida schools and universities through workshops, masterclasses, and residencies. Nationally, the Professional Choral Institute at Aspen Music Festival and School will expand to allow for additional paths of study for a more diverse pool of participants. Both initiatives will create greater awareness of Seraphic Fire among future leaders in the choral field.

Developing and executing a process for the recording and documentation of Seraphic Fire’s music will help expand not only the life of its performances, but also their reach. Through annual and archival recording projects, the organization will be able to increase its audience base, gain radio play, and ultimately generate more awareness across the country. ARTIST & ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT – Offer opportunities for Seraphic Fire artists and administrators to advance their expertise.

Seraphic Fire’s artists and staff are at the center of everything the organization has accomplished. Providing more professional advancement opportunities – including mentoring and subsidizing educational activities – is critical to ensuring the organization is as successful as possible. “Looking back at Seraphic Fire’s journey, there is a lot to celebrate. We are here today thanks to the generous and devoted support of our audiences,” said Rhett M. Del Campo, Executive Director. “We have an opportunity to continue growing, expanding, and improving upon our craft, and hope that anyone as passionate as we are about choral music will join us in our efforts to build an even stronger foundation moving forward. As we implement these changes, we are eager to hear your thoughts. Feel free to email me at Rhett@SeraphicFire.org to share any feedback and look out for our audience surveys this Spring.”


SERAPHIC FIRE: KEY ACCOMPLISHMENTS 2005: First album released 2006: First commission 2010: Recording debut on Billboard Charts 2012: 2 GRAMMYÂŽ nominations 2015: Seraphic Fire Youth Initiative launches to bring music education to Miami-Dade County elementary students 2015: Started an endowment fund at the Coral Gables Community Foundation 2015: 3 national tours to New York, Philadelphia, and Washington D.C. 2016: Premiered 7 new works by emerging and established American composers 2017: Collaborations with The Cleveland Orchestra in Miami and Cleveland 2018: Professional Choral Institute debuts at Aspen Music Festival and School 2019: Featured ensemble performance at ACDA National Conference, Kansas City

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TASKFORCE UPDATE Delivering the Music You Love During COVID-19

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We want to look to the future and share with you how Seraphic Fire is preparing to present live in-person concerts as soon as it is safe and feasible for patrons, artists, and staff. Just like you, we are tired of being cooped up, wearing masks while we do everyday tasks, and being frustrated that all of our favorite activities are still on hold. The team at Seraphic Fire is stoking their creative juices and is ready to deliver in-depth and musically-exciting multimedia presentations for your enjoyment.

ADDRESSING COVID-19 WHILE DELIVERING HIGH IMPACT PERFORMANCES Seraphic Fire has a 10-member task force composed of musical and medical experts – from virologists, radiologists, to statistical analysts - as well as executives from Seraphic Fire . We are certainly not the only musical group searching for answers about executing safe, live performances, and we take advantage of the massive research available from many other groups . We are delving farther into the variety of opportunities of WHAT WE CAN DO and WHEN - using all of the safety criteria available to us . Equally important, Seraphic Fire has held multiple focus groups to find out from patrons what types of live performance conditions would make them feel comfortable and how we can best satisfy their thirst for classical music in the meantime . When we do come together, hopefully in Spring 2020-21, we want our audiences and singers to feel safe, valued, and cared for . Our final plan may feature some interesting new venues – such as outdoor arenas . There may also be new performance tactics such as arranging small ensemble groups . We are still in the research stage, but we promise that the final plan will be safe for all AND focused on delivering exemplary performances for you! Our plan will be presented to the Board in October for approval so watch for an update in November . Meanwhile, the Seraphic Fire team is creating insightful podcasts on topics such as historical music, contemporary American music, Handel, and Messiah (visit our website and click on BLOG to listen). The podcasts combine extraordinary music with unique insider interviews . We hope you are looking forward to our soon-to-be-released multimedia presentations that include a wide array of performers and music experts . Grab your glass of wine or other beverage of choice because we have stepped up our creative game, and you will be enthralled with the entertainment on these presentations . Our staff is also coordinating a variety of LIVE PERFORMANCE contingency plans . It takes many hours to address the myriad details of a concert, and even more so during COVID-19 — identifying safe performance venues, safe travel and accommodations for our singers — in order to deliver performances that maintain our high standard of quality and also ensure the comfort of our patrons . The details are challenging, but our staff is working feverishly to make this upcoming season one of our absolute best! We hope to see you in person very soon. SEASON S

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SERAPHIC FIRE: A GLIMPSE INTO THE LIFE OF OUR ARTISTS You may be wondering: how are Seraphic Fire artists keeping busy during the pandemic? Patrick Quigley sat down with Brenna Wells and Reggie Mobley to learn more about their passions and how they’ve restructured their time since March 2020.

Brenna Wells PDQ: We all know and love you as one of our Seraphic Fire sopranos, but you own your own business in Washington state. Can you tell us about what you do? BW: I continue to work as a freelance soprano in my own state and across the US, but I wanted to diversify my professional life and make a difference in my community. Five years ago, I opened my business: Little Sprouts Music Together. I teach Music Together classes and curriculum - an international research and evidence-based early childhood music curriculum. We teach the fundamentals of music to children ages 0-6 and their parents or caregivers. This helps children build not only their musical skills, but also supports their entire development. Anyone can be musical, especially when encouraged and nurtured from an early age. PDQ: How has the pandemic affected how you run your business? BW: The pandemic essentially shut down my business, as it did for all the performing arts ensembles I work with and love. It became clear early on that I would need to “pivot” quickly or risk losing my entire livelihood and all the hard work I’d poured into starting this new business. I decided to move my classes online. After observing a wonderful dance class my sons attended, I jumped into offering my Music Together classes via Zoom, as well as “on demand” via my website. It was a steep learning curve, but once I learned all the new technology and how to streamline it for my use and the family’s use, it was up and we were off and running! PDQ: How has your career as a singer influenced how you adapted to this change? BW: As professional singers, we are very used to adapting to any situation. We are constantly traveling, getting sick at the least opportune time, sleeping and living in an unusual new space, singing with new people, new conductors, new music, new and maybe not-so-great venues, jumping into a gig at the last minute, etc. We are very good at adapting, making changes, overcoming physical and emotional obstacles, and always showing up and getting the job done. It’s what we do. I feel this crazy life prepared me for being able to adapt and overcome this giant obstacle.

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PDQ: If you could go back and tell yourself one thing at the beginning of the pandemic, what would it be? BW: Ha! I think the quote I often joke about is “little did she know . . .” But, in all seriousness, I would tell myself, “we are all feeling the same overwhelming feelings right now .” I would tell myself to breathe more; to trust that the path I was about to embark on would be appreciated, loved, and needed especially now . I would also tell myself to be more patient and that this would be a long process filled with more unknowns than I could have ever imagined . PDQ: What excites you most about the future following this? BW: I am excited that Music Together decided to launch this online mode of teaching and that I can now offer my classes this way . I have reconnected with families who had moved away from the Seattle area and who are now excited to be back in my virtual classroom . I believe this is also an exciting avenue to reach families who might not have the ability to come to class due to disabilities or auto-immune issues . I have even had a few families with children who’ve been seriously ill and hospitalized recently . They’ve been able to watch and even participate in my classes from their hospital rooms, and the parents have shared with me that it was crucial to their recovery process . I want to create a community of musical children and parents and I truly believe that we can make the world a kinder and more compassionate place through music .


Reggie Mobley PDQ: Many artists have tapped into new skills within and outside of music since the onset of the pandemic. You have taken on a new role with your consulting work; could you tell us about what you have been doing? RM: The main transition for me is that I have become a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Consultant for arts organizations. A lot of arts organizations have been looking for ways to be active and helpful, all while doing some soul searching and seeing how they may have been complicit in this systemic racism issue. I have been consulting a lot through Zoom calls, editing statements, and steering policy changes within organizations. I have become a tool of oversight to help these organizations find their way to a more equitable existence so that post COVID-19 we can hit the ground running both professionally and academically. PDQ: By the time people get to Seraphic Fire, they have been in the music education system for around 25 years. What are some of the barriers that you are aware of in the education sector? RM: It is more at the university level where you get to focus on music as your major, however this issue begins in grade school. For example, how many career composers of color have you studied? Female composers? In truth, the strong majority of music history has been whitewashed since near the beginning. By focusing solely on the white male pillars of Western-European music, women, the LGBTQ community and students of color lack representation and it is important that the curriculum changes to reflect that music history isn’t as heteronormative and white as we see it. The truth is that Isabella Leonarda and Hildegard von Bingen existed, Esteban Salas existed, and we need to teach this.

PDQ: Do you think physical distance has played a role in the ability for people to express their opinions on this matter? RM: Absolutely. Operating via Skype, Zoom, or even Facebook Messenger presents its own challenges. There is something about not being face-toface that absolves one from being emotionally and socially responsible to the person in front of you. It is far easier to behave without manners or etiquette because you are behind a screen. It is the same way we dehumanize people behind that fourth wall; that space has not only distanced us physically, but as humans. PDQ: Through your consulting work, do you have hope for what happens when we are able to be back in the same room together to talk about this topic? RM: I want to say yes, however I am not fully there yet. After the tragedies of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, there was such an intense ground swell of corporations and arts organizations proposing changes to their policies. However, as the dust begins to settle, we are seeing a lot of this work be pushed to the side. At this point, we can’t trust that organizations are going to change until we see the change. It’s time to start showing your work.

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FINANCIALS & STATISTICS The FY20 surplus was achieved as a result of reduced expenditures in response to the onset of COVID-19. Seraphic Fire was able to accomplish this while also honoring commitments made to our artists in Spring 2020 thanks to the support of our patrons, who generously donated their tickets from canceled performances. FY20 surplus funds are being used as an additional contingency throughout the 2020-21 Season, and to aid with cash flow as earned and contributed revenues are dramatically impacted by the ongoing pandemic.

Foundation, Corporate, and Government Support

Box Office

$320

$344

2019-20 REVENUES

$1,792 Education Programs

Concert Fees

$64

Professional Choral Institute

$116

$135

Individual Giving

$798

CD Sales

$15

All dollar amounts in thousands

Administrative

$553

Marketing

Education Programs

$69

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$133

Development

$40


FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE YEAR REVENUES EXPENSES FY17 $1,635 $1,597 FY18 $1,601 $1,516 FY19 $1,687 $1,665 FY20 $1,792 $1,692

ENDOWMENT SFYI Endowment

SURPLUS $38 $85 $22 $101

$547

BALANCE SHEET SUMMARY

Year ended May 31, 2020

Year ended May 31, 2019

Cash and Cash Equivalents $411 $358 Other Current Assets $134 $183 Other Assets (Endowment) $692 $688 TOTAL ASSETS $1,237 $1,229 Current Liabilities $126 $178 Long-Term Liabilities $106 $0 Equity (Net Assets) $1,004 $1,051 LIABILITIES + EQUITY $1,237 $1,229

Strategic Reserve

$38

Ruth & Marvin Sackner Memorial Fund

$106

Audited numbers from fiscal year ending May 31, 2020. Financial Statements and Form 990’s are available at SeraphicFire.org/Reports. All dollar amounts in thousands.

2019-20 AUDIENCE STATISTICS Hildegard von Bingen: Ordo Virtutum

5 concerts 725 attendees

A Seraphic Fire Christmas

10 concerts 3,450 attendees

Icons: Russian Choral Masterworks

5 concerts 1,011 attendees 10 concerts 1,533 attendees

The Enlightenment Festival Northern Lights: Music of Scandinavia

2 concerts 174 attendees

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PURSUING EXCELLENCE

IN 2020 AND BEYOND

Seraphic Fire presents the highest quality performances of historically significant and under-performed music, and advances art through the professional development, refinement, and documentation of our musicians’ talents while promoting community connectivity through educational programs.

RECORDINGS & DOCUMENTATION

MUSICAL EXPERIENCES

Present concert experiences that position Seraphic Fire as the preeminent advocate for professional choral performance.

Create a body of work that defines and advances professional choral music. Annual recording projects Archival live concert recording

Intentional concert season cadence Stronger, more well-rounded performances More voices and more core artists

VISION WE STRIVE TO BE THE EXEMPLAR FOR QUALITY CONTRIBUTIONS TO PROFESSIONAL ENSEMBLE SINGING IN NORTH AMERICA.

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ENGAGEMENT THROUGH EDUCATION

Provide more opportunities for children and adults to connect with Seraphic Fire through educational programming. Reach more elementary students and schools Enhanced PCI program at Aspen Music Festival & School Increased local university engagement


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AVAILABLE ON THE SERAPHIC FIRE BLOG OR ON YOUR FAVORITE PODCAST STREAMING SERVICE

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OUR DONORS FOR DONATIONS BETWEEN JUNE 2019 & JUNE 2020 LEGACY SOCIETY Anonymous Thomas Boyd & Donald Hill Dr. Clinton Bush William Jaume Patti & Dennis Klein Marilyn A. Moore Dr. Audrey Ross Ruth† & Marvin† Sackner David L. Webb & W. Lynn McLaughlin Cliff Whittle & Scott Cumming FOUNDERS CIRCLE $50,000 + Anonymous The Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs Bruce & Martha Clinton, The Clinton Family Fund § Dunspaugh-Dalton Foundation§ The John S. & James L. Knight Foundation William Jaume§ Frank & Carolyn Pichardo NATIONAL SPONSOR $20,000 - $49,999 Anonymous Robert R. Brinker & Nancy S. Fleischman Broward County Cultural Division Hutson-Wiley Echevarria Foundation*§ Meredyth Anne Dasburg Foundation Miami-Dade County Youth Arts Enrichment Program§ Michael & Cheryl Del Campo§ State of Florida Division of Cultural Affairs UNDERWRITER $10,000 - $19,999 Thomas C. Boyd§ Alicia Celorio, Do Unto Others Trust, Inc. Martha R. Davis & Alix Ritchie Funding Arts Broward Funding Arts Network The Kirk Foundation§ Key Biscayne Community Foundation, Inc. Ana & Raul Marmol§

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The Miami Foundation The City of Miami Beach Cultural Affairs Program Miami-Dade County Tourist Development Council National Endowment for the Arts P.L. Dodge Foundation§ Quest Foundation§ John Quaintance & Robert Riggs§ Karl & Susan Shell§ Sara Solomon David L. Webb & W. Lynn McLaughlin§ WLRN Public Radio 91.3 FM MAESTRO CIRCLE $5,000 - $9,999 Brickell Bank§ Nirupa Chaudhari & Steve Roper§ The City of Coral Gables Harry F. Duncan Foundation, Inc.§ Dr. Ken Easterling & Diego Cardenas P.R. Farnsworth & J.C. Gill Alaina Fotiu-Wojtowicz§ Susan & Richard Goldman Martha Ann Haas & Pamela Poulos Diana Hammerstein Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Kutler Joe & Suzy Lacher§ Mark Mandel & Allan Yudacufski§ Charles L. Marshall, Jr. & Richard L. Tooke Marilyn A. Moore Peacock Foundation Margaret A. Rolando Marvin Sackner† Leonard Smith The Stonesifer Kinsley Family Fund Adelheid & Bruce Stryker Jeri L. Wolfson Foundation SPONSOR $2,500 - $4,999 William A. Bonn & Ruben A. Ceballos A. Peter Burleigh George Chesney & Sue Fiorey Coral Gables Community Foundation Rhett M. Del Campo§ Mr. Richard DiRenzo & Rev. Charles Humphries§ Lawrence & Suzanne Fishman Beau Genovesse & Tom Cabelka Jim & Billie Hairston Dr. Marilyn & Dr. Bernard Horowitz Dr. & Mrs. Joseph R. Jannach

Mr. & Mrs. George Knapp The James G. Pepper Fund of the Stonewall Community Foundation Jose Luis Pere & Trae Williamson Peter & Audrey Pinney Nicholas J. Pisaris Diane Rahman Luis Ramirez & Kimberly Thompson Dr. William R. & Susan Kelley Roy Robert & Theresa Rust Frank & Susan Salinger Cultural Initiative J.J. Schmidt Sophia Sieczkowski Murry Stegelmann Dr. & Mrs. Michael Troner Barbara & Mel Vanderbrug Nina Webber PATRON $1,000 - $2,499 Marcelo & Betty Alvarez Dr. & Mrs. Ronnie Arad Edward & Elizabeth Baker Helene Berger Margrit & Roger Bernstein Justin Blackwell Bruce Bolton Drs. Blaine Branchik & Christopher Rudman Dr. Clinton Bush Marilyn M. Connolly Michael Cormier & Steven Carlin* in honor of Bill Jaume Andrew Crane Robert Crane & Shirley Muñoz§ Gerhard Dahl Adrienne DiPrima & Donna Smorchoke Dick & Marcy Dupere Enterprise Holdings§ John & Maria Farrey§ Mr. & Mrs. Jack Firestone Suzanne Floyd§ David Foerster* Mary Beth & Gerardo Garcia§ William Gerrard*† Taffy Gould Alfredo & Luz Maria Gutierrez Donald Hill Neill Hirst Dr. Jeffrey Horstmyer & Prof. Tillie Fox Dr. Bruce Jackson Dr. Fred Jonas§ Evan Jones Carin Kahgan in memory of Marc Kahgan

Linda Heller Kamm Joan Kasner Donald Keith* Gloria Kline Daniel Lewis George Lindemann Richard Mahfood Alberto & Maggie Manrara Dr. John Martin Dr. Leila Morris Betsy & Art Murphy Kathleen Newell Stanley Newman & Dr. Brian Rosenthal John Newton & Mowry Spencer Harvey Padden Michael & Mary Ellen Peyton William A. Purdy & John M. Carter Bill & Debbie Quigley Patrick Dupré Quigley & Robert Andrew Peccola Andrea Lynne Rice Morton† & Jane Robinson Dr. Audrey Ross & Dr. William W. Culbertson IV Peter Rutenberg§ Maeve Anne Sandiford Daniel & Ileana Sayre Len & Louise Schaper David Schrock John & Joanne Schulte§ Charles† & Sandra Simon Alice & Joe Smith Arturo Steely Paul & Lynne Steinfurth Erling T. Thoresen Jana & Tom Tift Mark Trowbridge Betty Vandenbosch Rick Vaughan & Walter Sherman M. Therese Vento & Peter M. MacNamara Adrian Villaraos Teresa Galang-Viñas & Joaquín Viñas Dr. Robert Warren Ted Wolf & Frank Decolator in honor of Edith Wolf Jane Worley§ Maria José Wright SUSTAINER $500 - $999 Anonymous Alfred Arbogast † Alberto Arias & David Wood Kinnard Diane Ashley§


Michael & Sheila Berke Kristi Bettendorf Sylvia Blau* Richard Buffett* in honor of John Buffett Maurice & Ruth Burg Katie Conley & Jim Glick Mary Conroy John & Gina Despres Augie Diaz James Doan & Jim Blizzard Peter & Bonnie Dockter Dr. Brian Dunn Rev. Priscilla Felisky-Whitehead§ Joan Glade de Pontet K. Lawrence & Maureen Gragg Laura Green & Steven Christianson Doug Hagerman* Frank & Roberta Helsom Mr. & Mrs. Kevin Hennessey Michael Hughes Nancy & James Katzoff Lyza Latham Dr. & Mrs. Richard Lung Pauline Menier Sandra Mullen Elizabeth Newman & John Tillson Antoinette & Vince Pelc* Victoria Rogers Charles Sacher Ted & Margaret Sarafoglu Jim Sirbaugh Lou Strennen Szilagyi Family Foundation Jeanann Testyon Gregg Zavodny* DONOR $250 - $499 Anonymous Marj Adler Manuel Almenara* Matthew Anderson§ Alvaro & Misty Bermudez* Carol Boyd James F. Carlton Kay Casstevens* Tom Condon & Arthur Rubenstein* in honor of John Quaintance & Robert Riggs Roberta David Mary Sue Donohue Randall Fotiu & Josephine Wojtowicz Todd Friedman* Argelio and Sylvia Garcia Ulrich Lachler & Nancy Gillespie

Thomas and Diana Hooton Maria Jasin & Joanne Jasin Enrique & Monica Lopez Stephen Magliocco & Michael Carroll* John Marson & Alan Wioskowski† Linda Morgan William Murphy John & Janet Preston Veronika Rabitsch Aura Reinhardt Brenda Richey Donald & Jeannett Slesnick* Paul Smith & Michael Dennis Kristian Toimil Ellen and Robert Vignola Robin Woodard Doug & Margaret Yoder Friend $100 - $249 Anonymous Nancy Ameglio Claire Angelozzi Lisa August* in memory of Joyce Kaiser Steven Austin* Betsy Beardsley Michael Beck* Rochelle Beck§ Robert E. Bickers James Bernhardt* David Briggs Donald Edwin Broaddus & Jack Huizenga Barbara Ann Brown Charles Buckwalter & Vincent Lombardi Robert Bryant Alvin & Lynn Bunis* Laura Calzolari Joanne Cann§ Erich Cauller John & Rebecca Cavanaugh Julie & Terence Connor Lane Convey William Cranshaw Mr. & Mrs. James Crosland John Cruickshank* Nellie Cummins & Rebecca Beavers* Nancy Cylke* Martha N. Dare Mary Davidson* Pascale Denis* Sarah Doss§ Janette Engelhardt

Clara Osowski Mark Pratt* Jeanne Ann & Charles† Rigl

Todd Estabrook§ Alexis Eyler Stephen Felsen* Rev. James Fetscher Carol Fifield* Sebastian Fiore Helen Franklin* Dr. & Mrs. Rudolph Frei Shawnee Fross in memory of Lisa Schlueter Michael & Pat Garffer Jim Gensel Michael George John Giganti Drs. Joan & Paul Gluck§ Deborah & Lee Goldring Ingrid Griffin Suzanne Gunzburger Joe Herko & Carol Esser Jim Herron & Sara Czaja Dr. Edwin Hill Lawrence Jackson Christian & Wendy Johannsen* Marlyn Kefauver* Eva Landy* Gerald Laskey* Lorenzo Lebrija Lee Lennon Richard Lilley & Carmen Letelier Gregory Lindeblom & Michael Stiles Bobbi & Richard Litt Barry Johnston* William Lord Nancy MacColl Joanne Martin* Finlay & Joan Matheson Fred & Susan Mattes David McFerrin* Ulrich & Carole Merten Flora Metrick* Daniel & Nadine Moore Randall Moore* Kathleen Moorman Kate Morilla Frank Moschiano Phillis Oeters* Kate O’Mara

Isabelle & Ricardo Roman Virginia Rosen Cathy Sacasas Arlene Salomon* Charles Sands* in memory of Joyce Kaiser Joan Schaeffer* in memory of Joyce Kaiser Ellie & Bernie Schinder Hugh Schmidt* Kathryn Shepard & Jack Mervine* Barbara Singer§ Robert Smith Bill & Jean Soman* in memory of Joyce Kaiser Martin Sonkin* John Sowell Peggy Stanley Harry Stigall Milana Strezava* Teri Thompson & Thomas Crowder§ Dan Topp & David Cole Jennie Tracey* Lyndall Urquhart John & Christine Wahlquist§ Jocelyn Watkins* Paul Woehrle Nadja Zubrik* * new donor † deceased § GenS Society

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2020-21 HOSTS & VOLUNTEERS VOLUNTEER ROSTER Seraphic Fire’s volunteers are an indispensable part of our organizational success. Volunteers create a warm, welcoming environment for our patrons by answering questions and assisting with programs, ticketing, and seating during concerts. Ellen Anderson Jane Andersen Glenda Carr Eugene Donaldson Bruce Dory Helen Franklin Joan and Paul Gluck Miguel Gonzalez Natalie Gonzalez Sue Groskreutz

Elisa Halliley Jill Harrington Carol Lang Nellie Lopez Susan Mattes Lucia Minervini Heather Osowiecki Karen Picciano David Piriano Anita Platt

Cecilia Rodriguez Chris Rudd Eric Runyan Kurt Schubert Barbara Soliday John Soliday Vera Stein Kristian Toimil

SERAPHIC FIRE HOSTS As a host, you could have the wonderful opportunity to have a Seraphic Fire artist stay in your home for the duration of their contract . If you are interested in hosting, please contact the Artistic Operations Manager, Alexis Aimé, for more information at Alexis@SeraphicFire .org . Clinton Bush Laura Calzolari Nirupa Chaudhari & Steven Roper Amanda Crider Rev. Mary Beth Conroy Janet Copeland Karen Dudley Pamela Garrison

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Janet Shein Sara Solomon Kim Thompson & Luis Ramirez

VOLUNTEER HIGHLIGHT BRUCE DORY Music has been an important part of my life for as long as I can remember, having sung and played clarinet since childhood. After retiring from the U.S. Postal Service, a most gracious lady urged me to audition for the Master Chorale of South Florida where I rediscovered the joy of singing! Additionally, I met a former Seraphic Fire employee that encouraged many of us to sign-up to volunteer with Seraphic Fire. In September 2016, I moved to Fort Myers, FL where I became a member of the Fort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers. When I heard in 2017 that Seraphic Fire was going to include Naples as one of its venues, I immediately phoned to offer my volunteer services. I am honored to be a part of the Seraphic Fire family. It has been said that music soothes the soul and lifts the spirit. I couldn’t agree more, for mine is truly soaring!


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2020-21 ADMINISTRATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS Dr. Thomas C. Boyd, Chair Joanne N. Schulte, Founding Chair Robert “Bob” Brinker, Treasurer Diane Ashley, Secretary William Jaume, Vice Chair Mark Trowbridge, Vice Chair Matthew Anderson Daniel Copher Alaina Fotiu-Wojtowicz Karen Fuller Frank MacBride Ana Marmol Daniel Perron Carolyn Pichardo Claudia Polzin Margaret “Peggy” Rolando Adele Valencia Adrian Villaraos Edmundo Pérez-de Cobos, Director Emeritus Patrick Dupré Quigley, Artistic Director, ex-officio Rhett M. Del Campo, Executive Director, ex-officio Douglas Dodson, Artist Representative, ex-officio Molly Quinn, Artist Representative, ex-officio

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BOARD HIGHLIGHT ADELE VALENCIA Adele is an attorney licensed in Florida and California and currently serving as the Director of Code Compliance for the City of Miami. I attended my first Seraphic Fire holiday concert in 2014 when my husband and I were expecting our first child . The musical experience was so moving, bringing both tears to our eyes and so much joy to our hearts that we became loyal supporters immediately . Seraphic Fire keeps alive humanity’s most ancient musical traditions, breathing new life and modern interpretations to music and poetry that are truly unique and completely relevant today . Seraphic Fire is so much more than a concert; each performance is a celebration of the most beautiful artistic achievements of our species and all that connects us as human beings . I am so delighted to be a small part of supporting the richness and inspiration Seraphic Fire brings to our community .


ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF Rhett M. Del Campo, Executive Director Finance & Operations Eric J. Rubio, Finance & Operations Manager Artistic Administration Alexis AimĂŠ, Artistic Operations Manager Joey Quigley, Artistic Consultant Development Melinda DeDominicis, Patron Services Manager Lauren Schiffer, Grants Manager Marketing Laura Shand, Marketing Manager Lauren Schiffer, Marketing Associate Education Suzanne Floyd, Education Director

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WITHOUT WHOM... Seraphic Fire programs would not be possible without the generous support of

Naples performances made possible by the Jeri L. Wolfson Foundation & Charles L. Marshall, Jr. and Richard L. Tooke

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