Nova Singers to perform works of peace and joy at concerts in Broward, Palm Beach

Peace and joy is the theme of the 48th concert season of the Nova Singers, Nova Southeastern University’s community chorus made up of 140 members — from undergraduate students to older residents.

They will feature Dan Forrest’s “Jubilate Deo,” a global choral interpretation of Psalm 100 “Oh, be joyful in the Lord, all ye lands,” which includes seven movements performed in seven languages. Other works in the lineup are “Shalom,” also by Dan Forrest, “Wanting Memories,” by Ysaye M. Barnwell of Sweet Honey in the Rock, and Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah.”

The chorus is under the direction of Chuck Stanley, and accompanied by pianist Anthony Ciotti and a chamber orchestra.

The concert schedule includes:

  • 8 p.m. March 15 at St Joseph Episcopal Church, 3300 S. Seacrest Blvd., Boynton Beach
  • 4 p.m. March 17 at First Presbyterian Church, 2331 NE 26th Ave., Pompano Beach
  • 7:30 p.m. March 19 at Christ Church, 4845 NE 25th Ave., Fort Lauderdale

Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Admission is free for children 12 and under, as well as students any age with school ID. Visit to purchase advance tickets.

The Nova Singers, which holds auditions in January, March and September, is open to adult singers of all ages. The choir has performed at Carnegie Hall in New York City and Saint Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City.


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