Jubilate! A concert of sacred music

Conductor: David Antony Lofton with the AVA Opera Orchestra

March 17–18, 2018


The Academy of Vocal Arts’ annual concert of sacred vocal music features time honored favorites from different cultures, faiths and periods. AVA’s award-winning Resident Artists will perform selections by Bach, Handel, Mendelssohn, Rossini and more!

7:30 PM, Saturday, March 17, The Church of The Redeemer, Bryn Mawr – 230 Pennswood Rd, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

7 PM, Sunday, March 18, The Church of The Holy Trinity, Rittenhouse Square – 1904 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Program

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

Herr, unser Herrsher (Opening chorus)

Resident Artists

 

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

Von den Stricken

Pascale Spinney, mezzo-soprano

 

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

Ach, mein Sinn

John Matthew Myers, tenor

 

Joshua | George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)

The walls are leveled…see, the raging flames arise (recitative and aria)

Lukasz Zientarski, baritone

 

Alexander’s Feast | George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)

Revenge, Timotheus cries

Anthony Whitson-Martini, baritone

 

The Creation | Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)

And God said: Let the waters…Rolling in foaming billows (Rollend in schäumenden Wellen, recitative and aria)

Daniel Noyola, bass-baritone

 

Die Schöpfung | Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)

Und Gott sprach.. Nun scheint in vollem Glanze der Himmel (recitative and aria)

Nathan Milholin, bass-baritone

 

Paulus (St. Paul) | Felix Mendelssohn (1809 – 1847)

Und wie sie ausgesandt…Laßt uns singen von der Gnade des Herrn (recitative and aria)

Rebecca Gulinello, soprano

 

Paulus (St. Paul) | Felix Mendelssohn (1809 – 1847)

Gott sei mir gnädig

Brent Michael Smith, bass

 

Stabat Mater | Gioachino Rossini (1792 – 1868)

Quis est homo (duet)

Alexandra Razskazoff, soprano and Gabriela Flores, mezzo-soprano

 

Stabat Mater | Gioachino Rossini (1792 – 1868)

Cujus animam

Oliver Sewell, tenor

 

Stabat Mater | Gioachino Rossini (1792 – 1868)

Sancta mater (quartet)

Alexandra Razskazoff, soprano; Gabriela Flores, mezzo-soprano; Oliver Sewell, tenor; Brent Michael Smith, bass

 

INTERMISSION

 

Messa di Gloria | Gioachino Rossini (1792 – 1868)

Christe eleison (duet)

Oliver Sewell, tenor and Matthew White, tenor

 

Requiem | Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)

Hostias

Daniel Gallegos, baritone

 

Requiem | Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)

Ingemisco

Marco Cammarota, tenor

 

Otello | Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)

Ave Maria

Vanessa Vasquez, soprano

 

Agnus Dei | Georges Bizet (1838 – 1875)

Matthew White, tenor

 

La Vierge | Jules Massenet (1842 – 1912)

Extase de la Vierge

Claire de Monteil, soprano

 

Shadow of the Blues | John Musto (born 1954)

Litany

Hannah Ludwig, mezzo-soprano

 

Five Mystical Songs | Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872 – 1958)

Antiphon

Timothy Renner, baritone

 

Anthem of Dedication | Warren Martin (1916 – 1982)

Hannah Ludwig (mezzo-soprano solo) and Resident Artists

Meet the Artists
Pascale Spinney
mezzo-soprano
John Matthew Myers ’19
tenor
Anthony Whitson-Martini ’19
baritone
Daniel Noyola ’18
bass-baritone
Nathan Milholin ’18
bass-baritone
Rebecca Gulinello ’20
soprano
Brent Michael Smith ’20
bass
Oliver Sewell ’20
tenor
Gabriela Flores ’19
mezzo-soprano
Matthew White ’19
tenor
Daniel Gallegos
baritone
Marco Cammarota ’18
tenor
Vanessa Vasquez ’18
soprano
Matthew White ’19
tenor
Claire de Monteil ’20
soprano
Hannah Ludwig
mezzo-soprano
Timothy Renner ’20
baritone