Joy in Singing

Discover the imaginative and innovative performances of the Jubilate Singers. 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.

Upcoming Concerts

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Festive Music with the Jubilate Singers

14th December 2019

Follow us as we rove around The Arts Centre presenting 30 minutes of festive songs.

This free event is suitable for all ages. No bookings are required. Entrance is free.

Date: Saturday 14 December 2019
Time: 2.00pm to 3.00pm
Venue: Throughout The Arts Centre. Meet in the North Quad, 2 Worcester Boulevard.

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God Save the Queens

23rd May 2020

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 Eaves, organist Daniel Cooper and brass-playing companions.

Conducted by Philip Norman.

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

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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 (libretto by AK Grant and music by Philipp Norman): all about the Christchuch City Council and a certain controversial art purchase.

Venue: The Piano, 156 Armagh St, Christchurch


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Previous concerts

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  • The Orient Express
  • Swingers! – hot choral jazz from cool classical dudes
  • Simply Divine: Sacred Music through the Ages