Jubilate! A Concert of Sacred Music

Virtual Performance

David Antony Lofton, Music Director and Conductor

March 20 – April 3, 2021

AVA dedicates this performance in memory of Lucinda S. Landreth

Performance airs March 20, 2021 at 7:30 PM through April 3, 2021 11:59 PM. 

AVA’s annual concert of sacred music returns, from the comfort of your own home! This year’s Jubilate will be recorded at a new location – the Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral featuring our Resident Artists and, for the first time this season, members of the AVA Orchestra under the baton of Maestro David Antony Lofton. This concert will be filmed following all COVID-19 protocols with the safety of our Resident Artists and orchestra musicians top of mind. You’ll enjoy music by Bach, Handel, Mozart, Schubert and more! Tickets are Pay-What-You-Will with a $10 minimum. Additional donations are always welcome.

This virtual performance will be available for 2 weeks after the launch time (ending April 3 at 11:59pm). You will receive an email with a link provided on the afternoon of March 20th.

Ticketing Assistance – If you are having technical difficulties or are not connected to the internet you can call us directly for assistance, updates and descriptions of the digital experiences we are creating. Our Box Office Director Bill Buddendorf and Administrative Associate Stephen Trygar are eager and available to talk with you. You can call them directly at 215.735.1685, or please email Bill at bbuddendorf@avaopera.org. For non-ticket related questions please contact us at info@avaopera.org.



Jubilate! A Concert of Sacred Music Program


Kantata #51  Jauchzet Gott in allen  Landen | Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

  1. Aria: Jauchzet Gott in allen  Landen
  2. Recitativo: Wir beten zu dem Tempel an
  3. Aria: Höchster, mache deine Güte ferner
  4. 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)

  1. #5, Quis est homo
  2. #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


Meet the Artists
Aubry Ballarò ’22
Loella Grahn ’24
Joanna Latini
Renée Richardson ’22
Ethel Trujillo ’24
Alice Chung ’22
Pascale Spinney ’21
Anne Marie Stanley ’22
Shawn Roth ’24
Sahel Salam ’23
Benjamin Dickerson ’24
Daniel Gallegos ’21
Kevin Godínez ’24
Titus Muzi ’23
Griffen Hogan Tracy ’22

Streaming production costs sponsored by the David A. and Helen P. Horn Charitable Trust

Special thanks to The Gray Charitable Trust as our Spring Season Sponsor