Jubilate Vocal Ensemble | 2017-2018 Concert Season
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2017-2018 Concert Season

The Jubilate Vocal Ensemble is pleased to present our 2017-2018 concert season!


Winter Light V

November 25, 2017 @ 8:00 PM
Canadian Memorial United Church and Centre for Peace
1825 W 16th Ave., Vancouver


Jubilate’s Winter Light has become a much-loved annual tradition in the Vancouver choral scene, and this will be our 5th year producing the event. This year’s Winter Light will cover four musical themes: winter’s evening, winter’s morning, favorites from the land of ice and snow, and winter’s best season. This concert will feature several much-loved works by Canadian composers, including Stephen Smith’s evocative arrangement of Land of the Silver Birch; Come Home, an original work by Donna Rhodenizer; and two works by Jubilate past-director Dr. Larry Nickel: an arrangement of Garrett’s I Dreamed of Rain, and Who Knows Where the Seasons Go. We will also feature the works of Jubilate’s in-house composition talent, including tenor Robin Salkeld’s arrangement of Song for a Winter’s Night.



Love Letters

March 3, 2018 @ 8:00 PM
Shaughnessy Heights United Church
1550 33 Ave. West, Vancouver


Love Letters will feature choral expressions of all kinds of love. We will open the concert with a famous medley from the musical West Side Story (Bernstein, arr. Thomas), followed by a set of pieces that express love for children, including Eric Whitacre’s famous and beloved Seal Lullaby. We will also feature In Concert: Carousel, written by Richard Rodgers, arranged by Roy Ringwald for choir and piano duet.  Lastly, we will close with a series of pieces that share our love for our world: 1000 Beautiful Things (Lennox, arr. Johnson), I Love You/What a Wonderful World (Norman/Stonehill, Arr. Johnson), and Let the River Run (Simon, arr. Johnson). For this event, we will partner with guest instrumentalists on percussion, bass, and piano. We will also premiere original compositions by Jubilate singers on the theme of love.




May 26, 2018 @ 8:00 PM
Canadian Memorial United Church and Centre for Peace
1825 W 16th Ave., Vancouver


Serenade to Music will feature the Western Canadian premiere of composer Dan Forrest’s Jubilate Deo, a 50-minute masterwork written in seven languages and drawing from a broad spectrum of musical influences. Languages include liturgical Latin, Hebrew, Arabic, Mandarin Chinese, Zulu, Spanish and Song of the Earth (untexted). Each movement is a combination of the language-group’s musical culture and the composer’s own musical style. The result is a stunning global celebration of joy as all the earth sings as one, “omnis terra jubilate”. To round out this concert, we will also perform Kim Andre Arnesen’s Flight Song, Dan Forrest’s You are the Music, and several other notable works.


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