For you shall go out with joy, Thomas

SATB, trumpets, organ

A celebratory anthem for choir, 3 trumpets and organ. The opening trumpet fanfare makes this an excellent choice for festival days or concert openers.

Program Note

For you shall go out with joy is a setting of the Biblical text, Isaiah 55:12. The work was commissioned by University Unitarian Church for the retirement of the Reverend Dr. Peter S. Raible. It won an Honorable Mention in the 2006 Vincent Brown Silliman Choral Anthem competition.

Notes on preparation and performance

A version with brass quintet is also available on request.


For you shall go out with joy and be led forth with peace; the mountains and the hills before you shall burst into song, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.

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About Karen P. Thomas

Karen P. Thomas, composer and conductor, is the Artistic Director and Conductor of the Seattle Pro Musica. Her compositions are performed and broadcast throughout the world, by groups such as The Hilliard Ensemble and the Vocal Consort of Brussels. Her works are published by Lucis Music and Santa Barbara Music Publishing, and have been featured at numerous ACDA and AGO conferences. A prize-winning composer, she has received grants from the NEA, The American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, and Meet the Composer, among numerous others. As a conductor, Ms. Thomas has produced nine critically-acclaimed CDs, and received the Margaret Hillis Award for Choral Excellence and the ASCAP-Chorus America Award. She has appeared as guest conductor at international festivals in Europe and North America, and the NPR radio show Saint Paul Sunday. She received the 2012 Outstanding Choral Director Award for Washington State, and currently serves on the boards of the Pacific NW Chapter for the Recording Academy (Grammy), the American Choral Directors Association (NW Division), and the Greater Seattle Choral Consortium.