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What can make your heart race yet bring peace to your soul at the same time? Glorious music, sung by 60 specially blended voices accompanied by a seventeen-piece chamber orchestra. These voices raised in song proclaim “Be joyful with dance and song. Be joyful and share that joy with each other.”
 
 The Chorale presents All The Earth, Sing As One with four shorter works by Palestrina, Gabrieli, Clausen, and Wilberg – all titled Jubilate Deo or O Be Joyful – followed by Dan Forrest's Jubilate Deo, a multi-movement work for chorus and orchestra.
All The Earth, Sing As One performances will take place Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 7:30 P.M.at First United Methodist Church, 15 E. First Avenue, Mesa and Sunday, March 4, 2018 at 3:00 P.M. at La Casa De Cristo Lutheran Church, 6300 E. Bell Road, Scottsdale.
Tickets may be purchased online at SonoranDesertChorale.org or by calling 480-305-4538. Advance single ticket prices are $18 for adults/$15 for seniors, students and groups of 10 or more. Ticket prices at the door are $20 for adults and $18 for seniors/students. 
All The Earth, Sing As One features a seventeen-piece chamber orchestra comprised of top classical musicians from around the Valley.  The musicians will accompany the Chorale for Dan Forrest's beautiful piece, Jubilate Deo, which brings to life the global aspect of the traditional Psalm 100 text by setting it in seven different languages and drawing from a wide spectrum of musical influences.
Each movement of Jubilate Deo combines musical characteristics of a different language and culture with the composer's own musical language. These include liturgical Latin, intertwined Hebrew and Arabic, Mandarin Chinese, Zulu, Spanish, 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!” Make your plans now to enjoy this special concert with the Chorale
“Your beautiful concert soothed my soul and brought peace to my heart. You are marvelous!” 

About the Chorale 

Sonoran Desert Chorale was founded in 1994 and is led by Music Director Jeff Harris. Since its inception, the group has become a highly regarded and sophisticated choral organization, presenting musical compositions from cultures around the globe as well as important pieces from the European and American music traditions.
Concerts frequently include guest performances and collaborations with distinguished artists and organizations in the community such as the Phoenix Children's Chorus, The Southwest Brass, Mesa Caledonian Pipe Band and the Four Seasons Symphony. The Chorale has engaged in six international concert tours, with performances throughout Europe, including Venice, Rome, Florence, Vienna, Salzburg, Prague, Budapest, Ljubljana, Bayeux, Chartres, Galway, Dublin, and Edinburgh. The Chorale was invited to perform with Broadway superstar Michael Crawford for the inaugural concert of the $150 million Mesa Arts Center. The Chorale was selected to appear at the Western Division Convention of the American Choral Directors Association in Salt Lake City, UT.

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