Fairfax Choral Society’s 60th Anniversary Celebration
The Fairfax Choral Society is thrilled to host a gala performance in honor of its 60th anniversary season.
The choirs of the Choral Society, along with special guest The Children’s Chorus of Washington, will present Dan Forrest’s Jubilate Deo.
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, 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.