Joy in Singing

Discover the imaginative and innovative performances of the Jubilate Singers under the musical direction of Philip Norman CNZM. Since the choir's inception in 1977 the Jubilate Singers have earned a national reputation for high quality a cappella sacred and secular works, jazz arrangements and works with orchestral accompaniment.

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Welcome to the Jubilate Singers, a Christchurch (New Zealand) SATB chamber choir of around 30 singers. The 'Jubes' present 3-4 public concerts a year featuring a wide range of international and New Zealand choral music and is well-known for its innovative programming and consistently high standard.

Want to sing with us? We are currently looking for Sopranos, Tenors and 2nd Basses.

See our 'Join' page for more information.

Upcoming Concerts

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Dido and Aeneas and The Pleasure Garden

5th September 2020

From the sublime to the ridiculous. This event offers concert presentations of two operas – Purcell's timeliness Dido and Aeneas, and the Christchurch premiere of the sharp-witted The Pleasure Garden: all about the Christchuch City Council and its controversial purchase of a painting by Frances Hodgkins.
Music by Philip Norman, and libretto by AK Grant, this will be the Christchurch premiere.

Co-presented with The Opera Club, Christchurch.

Venue: The Piano, 156 Armagh St, Christchurch

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God Save the Queens

5th June 2021


A right royal celebration of music composed for the ruling queens of England – Elizabeth I and II, Mary, Anne and Victoria. Includes music by Purcell (Clockwork Orange), Handel (Harry and Meghan’s wedding), Britten (Gloriana Dances) and some pomp and ceremonious playing from trumpeter Thomas Eves, organist Daniel Cooper and brass-playing companions.
Includes supper.
Dressing up for the Queens will be encouraged but optional.

Conducted by Philip Norman.

Venue: St Mary’s pro-Cathedral, 373 Manchester St, Christchurch

Start: 7.30pm


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Previous concerts

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  • Echoes of Yesteryear
  • Festive Music with the Jubilate Singers
  • The Orient Express