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 conducted by Music Director Philip Norman. The 'Jubes' present 3-4 public concerts a year featuring a wide range of international and New Zealand choral music and we are well-known for our innovative programming and consistently high standard.

Read our Music Director's Report for the year ending 31 January 2021 for a summary of our recent activities. Or learn more about his upcoming premiere of 'Resilience – A symphonic diary of a difficult decade', a piece to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the February 2011 earthquakes.

Want to sing with us? We are currently looking for singers. See our 'Join' page for more information.


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Upcoming Concerts

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The Earth We Share

21st August 2021


A tribute to the diversity of life on Earth, long may it last.' A musical encounter that focusses on respect for the natural world and its creatures.With uplifting choral pieces from the French Renaissance and early 20th century Randall Thompson to Arvo Pärt and other contemporary composers.

Saturday August 21, 7.30pm

Venue: The Piano Centre for Music & the Arts , 156 Armagh Street, Christchurch

Tickets:, or at the door (cash only).

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Sir Arthur Sullivan: A musical portrait

27th November 2021

A concert that puts the spotlight on a composer who wrote much more than a string of phenomenally popular comic operas in league with the librettist with whom his name will always be linked: WS Gilbert. In conjunction with the Risingholme Orchestra.

Saturday November 27, 6.30pm

Venue: The Piano, 156 Armagh Street, Christchurch


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  • God Save the Queens
  • 5 DECEMBER: Fooling Around!
  • Dido & The Pleasure Garden