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November 18, 2005

Shakira Chooses Hip Young Vocal Ensemble To Open Her New Album

Seraphic Fire, Miami’s professional vocal ensemble, will be featured on the lead track (How Do You Do?) of Shakira’s latest CD, Oral Fixation, Vol. 2, to be released on November 29. Seraphic Fire is the first choral music ensemble to be featured on a hit pop album since 1990 when the Benedictine Monks of Silos were featured on Enigma’s MCMXC.

Founded in 2002 by Artistic Director Patrick Dupré Quigley, Seraphic Fire is named for the angels (the seraph) that surround Yahweh’s throne in a double choir and whose volume is such that it shakes the very foundation of the palace. Their name is derived from the Hebrew word “seraph” which means “to consume with fire.”

Patrick Dupré is the recipient of the 2004 Robert Shaw Conducting Fellowship, given annually by Chorus America, the National Endowment for the Arts, and Warner Brothers to a conductor between the ages of 25 and 40 who shows the potential for a significant professional career. At 26, Mr. Quigley was the youngest person to receive this award.

Posted by acapnews at November 18, 2005 12:10 AM