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)

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 Knox Church Hall, 28 Bealey Avenue, Christchurch, 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 subscription for 2022 is $250, reducible to $225 if paid by 30 April 2022. Full time tertiary students $110. Please speak to Steve or Brian if you think you may have difficulty in paying your subscription.

An additional cost will be the purchase of a suitable choral folder ($50).

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! For less formal concerts we tweak our uniform a little.

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 Steve French, president of the Jubes, on

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