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.
Read our Music Director's Report for the year ending 31 January 2020 for a summary of our recent activities.

Want to sing with us? We are currently looking for 1st Sopranos, Tenors and 2nd Basses. See our 'Join' page for more information.


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Upcoming Concerts

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Fooling Around!

5th December 2020

Fooling Around! More hot choral jazz from cool classical dudes as the Jubilate Swingers rock up to the Rolling Stone Restaurant and Bar for a second fling with swing, funkadelic folk and a cappella awesomeness. Cabaret seating ensures a companionable time out in the company of imaginatively arranged classic songs and an available compere. Bookings advised as last time both performances were full.
Two performances: 3.30pm and 7.30pm
Book your tickets online: or buy at the door.
Venue: 'A Rolling Stone' Restaurant and Bar, 579 Colombo St.
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God Save the Queens

8th May 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: 7.45pm


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Previous concerts

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  • Dido & The Pleasure Garden
  • Echoes of Yesteryear
  • Festive Music with the Jubilate Singers