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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 32 singers. The 'Jubes' present 4-5 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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Simply Divine: Sacred Music through the Ages

6th April 2019

7.30pm, Saturday 6 April 2019, Knox Church, 28 Bealey Avenue, Christchurch 8013.

Music Director: Philip Norman

with Daniel Cooper (Knox Church organist), Matthew Harris (Double Bass) and soloists Sarah-Jane Rennie (soprano) and James Baines (baritone).

The Simply Divine music includes

Bach’s finest motet Jesu Meine Freude

Eric Thiman’s tender cantata The Last Supper

Mozart’s glorious Laudate Dominum

Antonio Caldara’s all-embracing Crucifixus  a 16 voci

David Griffiths’s soaring Beata Virgo

Two vocal versions of the orchestral masterpieces

Elgar’s ‘Nimrod’ from Enigma Variations (Lux Aeterna) and

Samuel Barber’s Adagio for strings (Agnus Dei)

And medieval musical aperitifs by

Hildegard von Bingen and Guillaume Dufay  

Advance bookings: phone Vivien Hicks 0278428236: email to order tickets.  Tickets $25 includes a post-concert light supper. Door sales (cash only).

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Previous concerts

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  • The Jubilate Singers' Singalong Messiah
  • Our first 2018 concert features guest Musical Director, Matthew Everingham, with an exciting programme entitled: 'Songs my Mother Taught Me'.
  • Jubilate Singers' 40th Aniversary Concert