Please join us for the Hawai’i Island premiere of

Dan Forrest’s Jubilate Deo

We are so very happy to announce that the composer himself will be in attendance. This is the first performance on island of this work.
Dan Forrest’s 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 (untexted), 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!”

Chris Fraley’s Island Home (Awakening)

A commission by KCS to one of its own singers, Island Home (Awakening) was composed by Chris Fraley in celebration of their 30th anniversary season (2020-2021.) Set to his own words, the imagery he experienced on his early morning walks is incorporated directly into the music while the lyrics speak of the mountains in the sunrise, the sand and sea, and the rejoicing of living in this beautiful land and the joy of singing.



  • The State of Hawaiʻi premiere of Dan Forrest’s Jubilate Deo
  • The world premiere of Chris Fraley’s Island Home (Awakening)


  • The Kona Choral Society & Guests; Susan McCreary Duprey, Conductor & Artistic Director; Gloria Juan, Collaborative Pianist
  • 38-member professional orchestra


  • Amy Mills, Soprano
  • Wendy Buzby, Mezzo


Grand Ballroom, Hilton Waikoloa Hotel 69-425 Waikoloa Beach Dr., Waikoloa Village, HI 96738


Sunday, June 4, 2023, 4:00 – 5:00 PM


$35 General, $50 Reserved, $10 Student. Validated parking $10. Tickets may be purchased at the door or