The Petrie School of Music and the Spartanburg Festival Chorus present Jubilate Deo, a celebration of the music of Greenville composer Dan Forrest. It will open with a beautiful a cappella setting of the Latin text Non Nobis, Domine and will follow with the featured work Jubilate Deo 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. The result is a stunning global celebration of joy, as all the earth sings as one, “omnis terra, jubilate!”
This event is free and open to the public. Kindly note this event’s COVID protocols: Optional masking; limited seating to support physical distancing.