South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center (SMDCAC) presents “Silent Night: Seraphic Fire’s Candlelight Christmas Concert” on Sunday, Dec. 9, at 7 p.m. SMDCAC is located at 10950 SW 211 St. in Cutler Bay.
Tickets are $30-$15. For tickets the public should visit online at <www.smdcac. org> or call 786-573-5300. Free parking is available.
This is a spectacular holiday program by South Florida’s acclaimed “All Star” ensemble of professional choral singers. Last year’s concert was sold out, so get your tickets now.
Entering its second decade, Seraphic Fire has become one of South Florida’s most important performing arts organizations and has a national reputation for choral music excellence. Led by founder and artistic director Patrick Dupré Quigley, Seraphic Fire brings the best ensemble singers from around the country to South Florida to perform repertoire ranging from Gregorian chant to newly commissioned works.
This past year, the ensemble’s recordings Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem and A Seraphic Fire Christmas were nominated for two 2012 Grammy awards. Seraphic Fire was the only choir in North or South America to be nominated, and the only classical ensemble in the world to be nominated for two separate projects.
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-theart 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.