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Spartanburg Festival Chorus: Jubilate Deo

The Petrie School of Music and the Spartanburg Festival Chorus present Jubilate Deo, a celebration of the music of Greenville composer Dan Forrest. Jubilate Deo is a 50-minute piece for chorus and instrumental chamber ensemble. This work brings to life the global aspect of the traditional Psalm 100 text, “O be joyful in the Lord, all ye lands,” by setting it in seven different languages and drawing from a wide spectrum of musical influences. Each movement combines some characteristics of its language-group’s musical culture with the composer’s own musical language. Movements include liturgical Latin, intertwined Hebrew and Arabic, Mandarin Chinese, Zulu, Spanish, Song of the Earth (untexted), and a closing movement combining several of these languages with English.