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 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

A concert of Purcell’s evergreen opera Dido and Aeneas and the Christchurch premiere of The Pleasure Garden, a witty, artful operatic romp

by Philip Norman and A. K. Grant.

Conducted by Philip Norman


The Piano (156 Armagh St)
7.30pm Saturday 5 September 2020


With soloists from The Opera Club of Christchurch including Samantha Warhurst as Dido, Fernand Kenel as Aeneas, Sarah-Jane Rennie as Belinda, Peter Hind as an Art Critic, and Erin Callanan as the ‘spectrally dismayed’ ghost of Frances Hodgkins.

Accompanied by top Christchurch musicians Amandine Guerin, Jonathan Tanner, Sharon Baylis, Tomas Hurnik, Matthew Harris strings and Daniel Cooper keyboards


Tickets $30, supper included


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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