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 2023 for a summary of our recent activities. 

Want to sing with us? Now is an excellent time to apply! We are about to begin rehearsals for 'Not Tonight Josephine' – a slice of musical life in the time of Napoleon – and we have vacancies in all sections. Make our day:  See our 'Join' page for more information.


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Upcoming Concerts

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16th April to 23rd November 2024

Not Tonight Josephine

Music in the time of Napoleon. European music (Russian, German, Austrian, French and English) c.1800.

Date: Saturday, 17 August 2024, 2.30 pm
Venue: Knox Church, 28 Bealey Avenue, Christchurch

Songs of Love and War

Six hundred years of love, lust, rifts and tiffs.

Date: Saturday, 23 November 2024, 7.30 pm
Venue: The Piano, 156 Armagh St, Christchurch 


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  • Gabriel Fauré - A Centennial Celebration
  • Fit for a King
  • The Earth We Share