Join Us.

We can offer the pleasure of singing in a small, expert ensemble, the challenge of learning exciting music in a wide range of styles and … a friendly cup of tea in the break at rehearsal. The choir has a strong social side and several gatherings are held during the year, which may take the form of a barbecue, attending a concert or a movie.

Here is a letter from a past member who moved overseas:

Dear Jubes,
I wanted to let everyone know how much I have loved and benefited from singing with you all this year. It has been such a bonus for me to find a choir with a united goal of getting the highest standard possible while at the same time oozing joy out of its musical seams.  I have appreciated the fantastic organisation and the close knit, caring atmosphere in the Jubes which is founded on a respect and common joy in singing and making music. This is not the case everywhere. I felt very welcome from Day 1. Thank you to everyone from my heart for that. Carol Klaus (December 2018)
 

Rehearsals
You are welcome to come to a few rehearsals without any commitment to experience the choir, before deciding whether or not to audition. Rehearsals are held on Mondays at the Music Block, St Andrew’s College, Cnr Normans and Papanui Rd, from 7.15 pm to 9.30 pm. Some additional rehearsals are also usually held the week prior to a performance.

Music Scores
Music is provided free to you on loan from the choir.  All your music will be issued with your own number, and must be returned at the end of each concert.  

Annual Subs
The annual sub for 2018 is $170, reducible to $160 if paid by the due date. Please speak to Janine, Lois or Paul if you think you may have difficulty in paying your subscription.

Concert dress
Women wear black long-sleeved top (no collars or polo necks), black skirt or trousers down to the ground, black stockings and (comfortable!) shoes – provided by you.  A green pashmina is provided by the choir and distributed at each concert. The pashmina is held with a pin – you can provide a brooch of your own, or we will give you a safety pin!  Feel free to wear jewellery – but not too distracting for the conductor!

Men (all sartorial elegance!) don a dinner suit, white long-sleeved shirt, black socks, black shoes, black bow tie – all provided by you. 

For more information about rehearsals and auditions, please contact Janine Heeringa, president of Jubes, on 021 1844 726 or email chair@jubilate.org.nz

Alternately, if you would like further information about the Choir, wish to join our mailing list or have a query or comment, contact us.