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AVA's Annual Sacred Music Concert on WRTI: JUBILATE! March 20 at 3 PM

Listen to AVA's 2016 JUBILATE! concert on Sunday, March 20 at 3 pm on WRTI.

Jubilate! A Concert of Sacred Music presented by the Academy of Vocal Arts, is one of the most eagerly anticipated broadcasts each season. AVA’s award-winning resident artists visited three churches in the Philadelphia area last week to perform music of Mendelssohn, Mozart, Handel and more. And you can hear this program, Sunday from 3 to 5:30 pm on WRTI.

David Anthony Lofton is music director and conductor, and again leads this musical exploration of some of sacred music’s most beloved works, with the AVA Opera Orchestra. Join us! More about AVA


Cantata BMV 83 | Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Erfreute Zeit im neuen Bunde

Hannah Ludwig, mezzo-soprano

Israel in Egypt | George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)

The Lord Is A Man of War

Nathan Milholin, bass-baritone; Daniel Noyola, bass-baritone

André Courville, bass-baritone; Anthony Schneider, bass

Matthäus-Passion | Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Erbarme dich

Allegra De Vita, mezzo-soprano

Mass in C minor | Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)

Domine Deus

Meryl Dominguez, soprano; Allegra De Vita, mezzo-soprano

Magnificat | Franz Schubert (1797-1828)


Alexandra Nowakowski, soprano; JoAna Rusche, mezzo-soprano;

Piotr Buszewski, tenor; Daniel Noyola, bass-baritone

Grabmusik  | Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)

Geliebte seel, was redest du?, Betracht dies Herz

Anush Avetisyan, soprano

Davidde Penitente | Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)

Tra l’oscure ombre funeste

Meryl Dominguez, soprano

Mass in G | Franz Schubert (1797-1828)


Vanessa Vasquez, soprano; Mackenzie Whitney, tenor; Jorge Espino, baritone

Paulus | Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)

Jerusalem, die du tödtest die Propheten

HuanHuan Ma, soprano

Messe Solennelle | Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868)

Domine Deus

Piotr Buszewski, tenor

Coronation Anthem 1 | George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)

Zadok the Priest

Resident Artists


Stabat Mater | Virgil Thomson (1896-1989)

Vanessa Vasquez, soprano

Requiem | Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)


Anthony Whitson-Martini, baritone

Elijah | Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)

Arise, Elijah…O Rest In The Lord

I Go On My Way…For the Mountains

Alexandra Schenck, mezzo-soprano; Ethan Simpson, baritone

Messa di Gloria | Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924)

Gratias agimus tibi

Matthew White, tenor

Stabat Mater | Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868)

Facut portem Christi morten

JoAna Rusche, mezzo-soprano

Cujus animam gementem

Alasdair Kent, tenor

En prière | Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)

Jorge Espino, baritone

Four Hymns | Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)

Come Love, Come Lord

Mackenzie Whitney, tenor

It is Finished | William J. Gaither (1936-)

Resident Artists