The Jubila Singers are two vocal ensembles on the Central Coast of New South Wales, Australia. One meets on Tuesday nights at the Green Point Community Centre (this is a new location for us starting in 2013) and one meets Thursday mornings in Terrigal. The ensembles learn the same songs and join together for performances.
Each group has talented and friendly core group members who are welcoming and helpful towards newcomers. The combined numbers are approximately 35 with a good proportion of men. We are light on tenors and would love some more, but all voice types are welcome.
We sing music in three and four part harmony- usually a cappella – without accompaniment. However, we will be combining with instrumentalists in 2013 for some festive occasions.
Our repertoire includes beautiful lush chorales from Russia as well as gorgeous pieces from Mozart and William Byrd. We also sing some unusual Appalachian gospel, delightfully ear-bending Czech folk-songs, riveting music from Georgia, stirring African hymns and Taize harmonies. We don’t shy away from a challenge and enjoy working towards producing an excellent choral sound.
Music-reading skills and singing experience are great assets and many of our singers have those in abundance, but they are not necessary to participate. We do not have auditions.
We sing for the joy of singing rather than for performing, but may make the odd public appearance every now and again.
Jubila Singers is directed by Jane Becktel, who has founded and directed choirs in the USA, the Morningsong Choir and VIV Singers in QLD. She is also currently directing the Steiner School Choir, a parent-staff-student choir singing sacred and classical works at the Rudolf Steiner School.
WHEN: Two times are available. Singers can come to one or both (no extra fee).
Tuesday evening in Green Point: 7 pm prompt start. Session ends 8.45 pm
Thursday morning in Terrigal: 10 am prompt start. Session ends 11.45 am.
Following the morning session we often have coffee/lunch together. All welcome.
WHERE: Click on Current Sessions page for location details.
WHY: Pure pleasure
WHO: Contact Jane.
02 4339 1336 or Mobile/SMS: 0422 005 901
Email and more contact details on Contact page.
COST: First session free to try.
$10 / $8 concession
We do not want financial hardship to prevent people from singing. Please discuss your situation with Jane.