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.


COVID-19 Update

Unfortunately we had to cancel our "The Earth We Share" concert for this year. We will be reimbursing for all tickets sold. Use the newsletter subscription box below if you want to stay in touch with us. Thank you for your understanding.


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Upcoming Concerts

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Sir Arthur Sullivan: A musical portrait

20th February 2022

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.

Sunday, 20 February 2022

Venue: The Piano, 156 Armagh Street, Christchurch


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Previous concerts

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