‘Jubilate Deo’ December 11th at Briar Woods

Briar Woods High School will present Dan Forrest’s “Jubilate Deo” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, December 11th.

“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 (un-texted) and a closing movement combining several of these languages with English. The result is a stunning global celebration of joy.

The 2016 work will be performed by a chorus comprised of Briar Woods choral students and members of the Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) Music Department.  The orchestra is made up mostly of LCPS music faculty.  In addition to the orchestra, the performance also will include an organ. 

Nigel Tangredi is the Briar Woods choral director.