REJOICE! A WORLDWIDE CELEBRATION OF SONG
SALT LAKE CITY (October 3, 2016) – “REJOICE! A Worldwide Celebration of Song” will feature
the Salt Lake Choral Artists under the direction of Dr. Brady Allred on Saturday, October 15,
2016, 7:30 pm, at Libby Gardner Hall.
Dan Forrest’s Utah Premiere of “Jubilate Deo” brings to life the global aspect of the traditional
Psalm 100 text, “O be joyful in the Lord, all ye lands”. Set in seven different languages, each
movement combines some characteristics of its language-group’s musical culture with the
composer’s own musical language. Texts include Latin, Hebrew, Arabic, Mandarin Chinese,
Zulu, Spanish, and English.
This moving work features Carol Ann Allred, soprano; Demaree Clayson Brown, alto; Wenjing
She, erhu; John Yerby, guitar, SLCA Concert Choir, Women’s Choir, Vocal Artists, and the SLCA
“Gospel Mass” opens the second half of the evening’s performance. “It is my desire to combine
centuries of old traditions of Mass settings with sounds of the contemporary Black Church. The
move from Latin to English created new opportunities for composers to express their feelings
about the texts of the Ordinary of the Mass. I wanted everyone to experience the sense of joy
and celebration that is generally felt in true African-American worship”, states Robert Ray the
composer. Ray composed the piece in 1978 while Ray was a liturgy team leader for the
National Office of Black Catholics.
Making her first appearance at the Libby Gardner Concert Hall, Roseanna Clark is thrilled to be
working with the Salt Lake Choral Artists as soloist. Joining her will be Carey Drisdom,
bari/tenor; Laurel Hendricksen Palmer, piano; Mat Wennergren, guitar; Ben Johnson, bass and
Mike Peck, drums.
Tickets for adults are $15 online, $20 at the door, and $10 for students with ID; available at
Libby Gardner Concert Hall, University of Utah, 1375 Presidents Circle, SLC 8411
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