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Summer Concert 2024

Cappella Gloriana reprises its delightful, family-friendly concert of American choral music, Sunday, June 9th at 6p, All Soul's Episcopal Church, 1475 Catalina Blvd., San Diego. Please join us for the music of Whitacre, Powell, Billings, Rimkus, Boykin, and others. Discounts available for students, seniors, and military.

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Who We Are

Virginia Sublett, Artistic Director

Virginia Sublett co-founded and co-directed the San Diego-based professional choral ensemble, Cappella Gloriana, with Stephen Sturk in 1996, and the two collaborated closely until 2004, when she joined the Challey School of Music faculty at North Dakota State University as Professor of Voice and Opera. 

During her tenure at NDSU (2004-2017),  Dr. Sublett produced and conducted performances of The Marriage of Figaro, Die Fledermaus, Dido and Aeneas, The Magic Flute, HMS Pinafore, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream, among others.  

Dr. Sublett has led numerous oratorio performances with orchestra, including two productions of Messiah with Cappella Gloriana and three with St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Encinitas. She was invited as guest conductor of the Fargo-Moorhead Chamber Chorale on two occasions, where she directed performances of Handels’ Dettingen Te Deum and Purcell’s Come Ye Sons of Art. 

Virginia Sublett received her Master of Arts (1994) and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees (1997) in Contemporary Music Performance from the University of California, San Diego, conducting the UCSD Chamber Singers and University Chorus in several concerts. Dr. Sublett also served as director of the University of San Diego Choral Scholars from 1997-1999. 

As soprano soloist, Virginia Sublett has been  a principal artist with opera companies, symphony orchestras, oratorio societies, chamber music ensembles and period instrument ensembles throughout the United States, as well as in Mexico, Canada, and France.  She has appeared with New York City Opera, Los Angeles Opera, L’Opéra de Nice, San Diego Opera, San Diego Symphony, Illinois Symphony, New Jersey Symphony, Los Angeles Baroque Orchestra, Mainly Mozart, Vancouver Chamber Chorale, and Phoenix Bach Society, among others. 

Virginia Sublett currently resides in Encinitas, California, where she is the Director of Music at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church. 

Anne Whattoff, Co Director

Anne Whattoff is the Director of the Envision arts program at Canyon Crest Academy, where she directs choir and is Coordinator of the vocal conservatory. She has been directing high school choirs in San Diego for over 20 years. Anne served for one year as Artistic Director for the San Diego Children’s Choir before becoming Executive Director of the Pacific Academy of Ecclesiastical Music (PACEM), where she prepared choirs and worked alongside John Rutter, David Willcocks, and Martin Neary. 

Anne Whattoff earned her Master of Education with a focus on Integrated Teaching Through the Arts from Lesley University in 2011.

Ms.Whattoff is a professional soprano who currently sings with St. Paul’s Cathedral, and has performed with Bach Collegium of San Diego, South Coast Chamber Singers, Folklore Guild, and Cappella Gloriana, under the direction of Stephen Sturk and Virginia Sublett.

Board of Directors

Virginia Sublett, President

Anne Whattoff, Vice President

Jim Stiven, Treasurer

Debbie Hickson, Secretary

David King, Member at Large

Pamela Narbona Jerez, Member at Large

William BJ Robinson, Member at Large

                                                             Members of Cappella Gloriana 1996—2024


Martha Carey, Anne-Marie Dicce Valenzuela, Libby Keller, Christine Lehman, Michela Macfarlane, Elisabeth Marti, Patricia Minton, Pamela S. Narbona Jerez, Carrie Stellflue, Virginia Sublett, Olga Tylman, Anne Whattoff, Kimberly Wright, Kelsey Young, Rose Dart, Vishaala Wilkinson


Anita Colet, Elisabeth Fidler, Wendy Greene, Katie Lundeen, Erin McOmber, Ellie Mout, Katrin Nõgols Genzlinger, Kathy Offerding Maxwell, Carol Plantamura, Keith Rarick, Julie Rieder, Martha Jane Weaver, Ruth  Canzoneri Young, Kira Nguyen, Chloe Kumar, Evangelina Woo


Gabriel Arregui, Max Chodos, Chris Crick, Nick DeMaison, Trevor Gile, Ron Hardy, Sean Jeffries, Derek Keller, Aaron Lindberg, Ted Ling, Dave McCarthy, Gabriel Nelson, Keith Rarick, Christopher Rieder, Timothy Simpson, Stephen Sturk, Joseph Sundstrom, Joseph Turnbaugh, Kurt Wong, Van Angelo, Ethan Modigh, Daniel Moyer, Kartik Sundaram


Ronald Banks, Matthew S. Bennett, Walter DuMelle, Kael Duprey, Jeffrey Genzlinger, Adam Johnson, Philip Larson, Jeremy Martin, Jamie Pommersheim, Erick Rarick, Gordon Shugars, Christopher Stephens, Paul Young, Jr., Andrew Nam, William BJ Robinson, Philip Simon, Nathan Villamor, Noah Jackson, Raphel 

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In order to continue to fulfill our mission to provide fine choral music education and offerings, Cappella Gloriana, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization, relies on the generous support of our community. Please consider donating today.

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