Voices International presents: Dan Forrest's 'Jubilate Deo'
The two choirs are singing for the first time together as part of an exchange of musical ideas. The concert will include short individual performances by each choir. As part of the collaboration, the choirs will sing a famous song in Portuguese “Maio, Maduro Maio”.
Voices International sang the Luxembourg première of Dan Forrest’s “Jubilate Deo” for their 25th Anniversary. Ths 7-movement large-scale choral work will be sung with an orchestra comprised of professional musicians from Luxembourg and the Greater Region.
Dan Forrest’s “Jubilate Deo” 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!”
All proceeds of the concert will go to children's charities at home and abroad.