Intersecting imagination with tradition, South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center (SMDCAC) and Seraphic Fire present “O Holy Night, Christmas With Seraphic Fire” on Saturday, Dec. 17, at 8 p.m.
Tickets at $25, $15, $10 and $5 are available on CultureShockmiami.com. A $5 discount on orchestra level seats is available for students and seniors. SMDCAC is located at 10950 SW 211 St. in Cutler Bay. For tickets call 786-573-5300 and for information visit www.smdcac.org.
O, Holy Night, the stars are brightly shining!, Adolphe Adam’s timeless carol, has signaled Christmas for countless listeners across the ages. This spectacular holiday program will feature arrangements of O Holy Night and Silent Night by Seraphic Fire’s artistic director Patrick Dupré Quigley, as well as a combination of classic carols, gorgeous motets and Gregorian chant. Now a South Florida holiday tradition, Seraphic Fire’s Christmas concerts always sell out.
“O, Holy Night” is a stunning choreographed musical experience in which the singers envelop the audience with candlelit processions and carols sung from all sides of the venue. Now a gem among South Florida’s cultural institutions, Seraphic Fire has garnered high praise since its inaugural season 10 years ago.
The South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, designed by an internationally acclaimed design team that includes Arquitectonica International Inc. (architects), Fisher Dachs Associates, Inc. (theater design), Artec Consultants Inc. (acoustics), and AMS Planning & Research Corp. (theater management), provides, for the first time, a state-of-the-art cultural venue and community gathering place in the southern part of Miami-Dade County.
The center features prominent works of art created by Miami artist Robert Chambers who was commissioned by Miami-Dade County’s Art in Public Places program to design a kinetic light wall and sculptures for the theater. The center is an integral part of the economic and cultural development of the area, offering quality artistic programming and community accessibility.
The South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center is managed by the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, with funding support from the Office of the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners. The Center is dedicated to presenting and supporting arts and culture and providing access to the arts to the entire Miami-Dade County community.
South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center serves as a showcase for the performing and media arts, welcoming people from all backgrounds and economic means. The facility includes a 966-seat state-of-the-art theater, which features a fly tower, orchestra pit, front of house spaces (box office, lobby, concessions, etc.) and back of house support spaces (dressing rooms, storage and work areas, administrative offices, etc.). The site also includes an activities building which houses lab/ experimental theaters, and may be used for classrooms, rehearsals, and small-scale performances. A beautiful outdoor plaza allows for festivals, art shows, and other outdoor activities. The concert lawn “back yard” slopes to the Black Creek Canal, and can host outdoor concerts, performances and events.