AVA's Jubilate on WRTI 90.1: The Annual Concert of Sacred Choral Music on Easter Sunday

Mar 31, 2021

Join us on Easter Sunday as Philadelphia’s Academy of Vocal Arts (AVA) presents its annual concert of sacred choral music, Jubilate!, April 4th from 4 to 6 PM on WRTI. David Antony Lofton conducts the AVA Opera Orchestra and AVA resident artists in three centuries of sacred music, recorded at the Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral in late March following all COVID-19 protocols.

You’ll hear sacred works by J.S. Bach, Handel, Mozart, Schubert, Boulanger, and more.

PROGRAM:

Kantata No. 51  Jauchzet Gott in allen  Landen | Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Aria: Jauchzet Gott in allen  Landen
Recitativo: Wir beten zu dem Tempel an
Aria: Höchster, mache deine Güte ferner
Choral: Sei Lob und Preis mit Ehren… Alleluja
Ethel Trujillo, soprano
 
Magnificat in D major: Et misericordia  | Bach
Alice Chung, mezzo soprano and Shawn Roth, tenor
 
Johannes-Passion: Ich folge dir gleichfals | Bach
Aubrey Ballarò, soprano
 
Messiah: Thus saith the Lord…But who may abide | George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
Kevin Godínez, baritone
 
Stabat Mater | Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (1710-1736)
No. 5, Quis est homo
No. 9, Sancta mater
Loella Grahn, soprano and Alice Chung, mezzo soprano
 
Belshazzar: Behold the monstrous human beast | Handel
Griffen Hogan Tracy, bass
 
Semele: Awake, Saturnia from thy lethargy… Hence, Iris, hence away | Handel
Anne Marie Stanley, mezzo soprano
 
Brief intermission
 
Samson: The good we wish for…Thy glorious deeds  | Handel
Titus Muzi, baritone
 
Mass in C minor: Domine Deus | Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Joanna Latini, soprano and Anne Marie Stanley, mezzo soprano
 
Ave Maria | Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
Benjamin Dickerson, baritone
 
Stabat Mater | Virgil Thomson (1896-1989)
Renée Richardson, soprano
 
Lux aeterna | Nadia Boulanger (1887-1979)
Loella Grahn, soprano
 
Deep River/Amazing Grace | David Antony Lofton
Pascale Spinney, mezzo soprano

Missa de Nossa Senhora da Conceçaõ: Quoniam tu solus sanctus | José Mauricio Nunes Garcia (1767-1830)
Daniel Gallegos, baritone

Organist Wesley Parrott performs in AVA's Jubilate at the Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral.
Credit José Meléndez

David Antony Lofton, Music Director and Conductor
Igor Szwec, Concertmaster
Gregory Teperman, Violin
Scott Wagner, Viola
Vivian Barton Dozor, Cello
Miles Davis, Bass
Maryanne Meyer, Harp
Evan Ocheret, Oboe,
Hyerin Kim, Flute
Brian Kuszyk, Trumpet
Wesley Parrott, Organ
José Meléndez, Piano/Harpsichord

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