Project Description

As the Lyceum Philharmonic was preparing to release a Christ-centered Christmas album, we really wanted to find a way to connect our classical roots to the message of the Son of God. Schubert’s Ave Maria is one of the most celebrated tributes to Christ’s birth and Mary in all of musical history.

Marshall McDonald brought a lush, current sound to the two hundred year old composition and the amazing Lexi Walker did the rest. The audio and video are all students who were 14 to 18 at the time we recorded. These youth choose to spend their discretionary time, talent, and resources making music that inspires. Music that has the potential to reach others and help them see the good in the world, in themselves, and lead people to Jesus Christ.


Lexi Walker

Arrangement by Marshall McDonald

Ave Maria by Franz Schubert
arranged by Marshall McDonald
performed by Lexi Walker and the
American Heritage Lyceum Philharmonic
directed by Kayson Brown

Joseph – Dallyn Vail Bayles
Mary – Abby Elwood
Jesus – Owen Grant Hunsaker

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