About Us
Organization History & Musical Philosophy

The mission of VoxAmaDeus is to bring to life through performance and education the music of the Renaissance, Baroque and Classical periods.

Founded in 1987 by the Romanian born and Juilliard-trained conductor/pianist/organist, Dr. Valentin Radu, Vox Ama Deus is a Philadelphia-based, 501(c)(3) musical performance organization. Although the name can be translated as Voice of the Love of God, ours is not a religious organization. Under Maestro Radu’s dynamic leadership Vox Ama Deus specializes in the historically accurate performance of High Renaissance, Baroque and Classical period music for voice and/or instruments. Vox Ama Deus is recognized for the brilliant interpretation of both well-known and less-familiar music, creating audience-engaging performances of the highest artistic standards. Although Vox Ama Deus also schedules a limited number of masterworks from the Romantic era which were composed in the “Viennese Classic style,” Vox’s well-defined performance niche is in the sphere of music composed from about 1575 to 1825 (the High Renaissance to late Classical). Musicians perform on authentic period instruments, both actual ancient instruments and meticulous reproductions of Baroque musical instruments preserved in museums. Although many may look similar to their modern cousins, the sound they produce is substantially different. Several instruments that Vox’s artists employ are extinct or no longer in common usage and they perform at authentic Baroque pitch, (a lower pitch than do modern orchestras and most vocal ensembles - i.e., A-415 which is one-half step lower than the standard A-440). Vox Ama Deus consists of four interlocking performance ensembles: