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CHRISTMAS CONCERTS: December 23rd for celebrating Virgin Mary (Maria) with music tributes || COMPOSERS PRESENTED: Arcadelt, Cadsawan, Faure, MacIntyre, Moe, Palestrina, Schubert, Skipper, Rachmaninoff, Wilson ... || 3000+ SONGS: Music honouring Maria and presented in concerts globally and virtually. Ave Maria Concert Festivals premiered in 2011 at Cathedral San Cataldo, Italy. Now gaining world wide recognition. Join as audience or join as performer. Choirs. Solists. Orchestras. Ensembles. Perform in various atmospheres: Classical, pop, etc. || CREATE A CONCERT: Arrange a concert in your neighbourhood. Select a minimum of seven songs. || ELECTRONIC CHRISTMAS CARD: Go to "My Ave Maria", select a card, send the link to your friends and family.


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Join Us > 3000+ songs

AVE MARIA CONCERT FESTIVALS is a most unique concept, which can be staged in any country.

From the Italian Cathedral San Cataldo the music moves into the hearts of people all over the world, as over 3000 Ave Maria compositions composed since year 400 A.C. are found and becoming a part of the vast and inspirational music project.

Everyone can join as artists or as audience to the worlds most wonderful compositions by the finest composers of all times.

You are invited to assist us performing 3000 unique Ave Maria songs world wide. Create an Ave Maria Concert with minimum 7 Ave Maria compositions at your local church or stage for this next Christmas or Easter.

"Cathedral San Cataldo & Valle d'Itria"



When celebrating Christmas, Maria/ Mary deserves an honourable music event in your town, at your parish, at your church, or at your gathering.

Create a concert. Select some of the finest music compositions. For instance, composer Burgmuller for piano, composers Gounod, Skipper, Schubert for solo performance, or Mendelssohn and Verdi for choir.

New talents are discovered


AVE MARIA - Bach/Skipper

Everybody knows the name Coppola from the film industry, but only few knows the talented fragile and yet strong voice of Alessia Coppola.

Alessia Coppola was discovered among a unit of talented Italian artists, and was immediately signed to record this Ave Maria at a meeting with representatives from the Italian film world, songwriters, and talents, held in Taranto.

The Ave Maria was originally intended for Whitney Houstons voice, however, things didn't work out as planned, because Whitney suddenly passed away.

Please listen to this pop-classical arrangement composed on top of the famous piece/setting of Johann Sebastian Bach, who wrote this Prelude in 1617 - the pop music at that time.

At this recording you find the delicate Italian tradition of contemporary pop-music drama already during the intro, continuing with soft percussion, strenghtening towards the end with horns, and spacing out towards the end.

Ave Maria Concert Festivals challenge young composers to understand, that when Liszt composed his Ave Maria, it was considered as pop-music. When Beyounce present her Ave Maria, it is considered pop-music. When Schubert composed his Ave Maria year 1825 it was considered pop-music.

Thus and therefore we will like to encourage you to inform us, if you have composed an Ave Maria.


Join as artists.

Join as audience.

Concerts & Virtual.

The LinkedIn page is for professionals within music. When you see the picture of Pope Benedictus XVI, please pay attention to our announcement, because information may be of value to you as a musician, concert arranger, conductor, choir, orchestra, ensembles, solist, record label manager, festival manager, etc.

We promote concerts. We arrange concerts. We connect people.


Represent your country or represent your church or music style. Stage an Ave Maria concert in your country with a minimum of 7 Ave Maria compositions. The artists represented at this LinkedIn net may be invited to your event as international artists. As an Ambassador for Ave Maria compositions your world opens to a new musical life.


We may soon invite your for a music vacation in Italy. Please check these LinkedIn pages and the website www.avemariaconcertfestivals.net for details and information.


Kindly observe that people of all nations and all religious beliefs are welcome. Musically you may prefer classical music, church music, pop-classical, etc. Ave Maria Concert Festivals is a music project for music lovers.

RAI recorded the presentation and introduction May 2011 in The Ancient City of Taranto. Today the concept expands internationally and we invite you to participate and join at many levels.

May the musical spirit of music be with you.

Coordinated by N. Skipper

Worlds most professional choir has joined


The choir performing at La Scala in Milan has joined Ave Maria Concert Festivals as "house choir". Thus, the choir will perform any of the 3000 Ave Maria compositions, when contacted by a professional concert promoter/booker in your country.

Concert promoters may contact the choir for major concert arrangements in any country, and request any of the 3000+ Ave Maria compositions. The choir - also famed performing with Andrea Bocelli, Pavarotti and many more - may also be booked with the orchestra of Ricardo Muti, famed for receiving i.e. The Polar Prize.

Learn more about the Ave Maria Concert Festivals "house choir", and how to arrange an event with the choir at your concert hall.


Mary's cultus or "devotional cult" consolidated in the year 431 when, at the Council of Ephesus, "Nestorianism", which asserted Christ's dual personhood, was anathematized and the Theotokos, or Mary as bearer (or mother) of God, was declared dogma. Henceforth Marian devotion, which centered on the subtle and complex relationship between Mary, Jesus, and the Church, would flourish, first in the East and later in the West.

Throughout centuries Virgin Mary has received a wealth of titles such as Mother of God, Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church, Black Madonna of Częstochowa, Our Lady of Akita, Our Lady of Aparecida, Our Lady of Antipolo, Our Lady of Arabia, Our Lady of Assumption, Our Lady of Banneux, Our Lady of Beaterio, Our Lady of Beauraing, Our Lady of Bethlehem, Our Lady of China, Our Lady of Chartres, Our Lady of Combermere, Our Lady of Confidence, Our Lady of Covadonga, Our Lady of Dadizele, Our Lady of Fatima, Our Lady of the Gate of Dawn, Our Lady of Good Counsel, Our Lady of Grace, Our Lady of Guadalupe, Our Lady of Good Help, Our Lady of Good Health, Our Lady of Good Success, Our Lady of Good Voyage, Our Lady Help of Christians, Our Lady of Ipswich, Our Lady of Immaculate Conception, Our Lady of Kazan, Our Lady of Kibeho, Our Lady of Knock, Our Lady of La Salette, Our Lady of La Vang, Our Lady of Laus, Our Lady of Lebanon, Our Lady of Light, Our Lady of Loreto, Our Lady of Lourdes, Our Lady of Manaoag, Our Lady of Malolos, Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal, Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Our Lady of Nazare, Our Lady of Peace, Our Lady of Penafrancia, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Our Lady of the Pillar, Our Lady of the Rocks, Our Lady of the Snows, Our Lady of Smile, Maria de la Soledad, Our Lady of Solitude, Our Lady of Solitude of Porta Vaga, Our Lady of the Thirty-Three, Our Lady of Vallarpadam, Our Lady of Velankanni, Our Lady of Walsingham, Our Lady of Ta' Pinu, Our Lady of Turumba, Our Lady, Star of the Sea, Our Mother of Perpetual Help, Holy Mary Holy Mother of God, Holy Virgin of Virgins, Mother of Christ, Mother of the Church, Mother of Divine Grace, Mother Most Pure, Mother Most Chaste, Mother Inviolate, Mother Undefiled, Mother Most Amiable, Mother Admirable, Mother of Good Counsel, Mother of Our Creator, Mother of Our Redeemer, Mother of Mercy, Virgin Most Prudent, Virgin Most Venerable, Virgin Most Renowned, Virgin Most Powerful, Virgin Most Merciful, Virgin Most Faithful, Mirror of Justice, Seat of Wisdom, Cause of Our Joy, Spiritual Vessel, Vessel of Honor, Singular Vessel of Devotion, Gate of Heaven, Morning Star, Queen of Angels, Queen of Patriarchs, Queen of Prophets, Queen of Apostles, Queen of Martyrs, Queen of Confessors, Queen of Virgins, Queen of All Saints, Queen Conceived Without Original Sin, Queen Assumed Into Heaven, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, Queen of Families, Queen of Peace, Our Lady, Star of the Sea, Sliema.

Some titles are Co-Redemptrix, meaning controversial and not officially sanctioned by the Catholic Church.

Destroyer of Heresy, Favoured Daughter of the Father, Immaculate Heart of Mary, Joy of the Just, Mother of the Poor, Mother of the Word, Mother of Orphans, Mother of Perpetual Help, Mother of Sorrows, Mother of the Son, Mother Thrice Admirable, Nova Eva (The New Eve), Our Lady of Confidence, Our Lady of Victory, Queen of Heaven, Ravisher of Hearts, Spouse of the Holy Spirit, Star of the Sea, Tabernacle of the Lord, Temple of the Most Holy Trinity, Treasure House of God's Graces, Untier of Knots.

Islam and Christianity has the same basic concept. The Qur'an, Islam, refers to Mary by the many titles:

Qānitah - the Arabic term implies the meaning, not only of constant submission to Allah, but also absorption in prayer and invocation.

Siddiqah - "She who accepts as true" or "She who has faith". The term has also been translated "She who believes sincerely totally". Sājidah - "She who prostrates to Allah in worship". Rāki�ah - "She who bows down to Allah in worship". Tāhirah - "She who was purified". Mustafia - "She who is chosen". Nur - Mary has been called Nut (Light) and Umm Nut (the mother of one who was Light). Sa�imah - "She who fasts". Ma'suma - "She who never sinned".

But it is always the exact same Mary we sing about with "Ave Maria".

Various "Ave Maria" Lyrics

Ave Maria Sarda



Thousands of Ave Maria compositions have been forgotten or hidden for centuries.

Ave Maria Sarda is from the island of Sardegna. In this version we find a performance by an upcoming artist, Federica Caroppa, simply performed with a guitar played by Marmo.

Everyone can and may join Ave Maria Concert Festivals.