Please note: This year, 2021, will be the last year of Jubila Singers in its present weekly session format.  In 2022 there are plans to present some short-term choral workshops and projects. There are more details at this FAQ link.  If you would like to be notified about these workshops, please email

The majority of the singers would very much like to continue singing together.  If you know of any musician on the Central Coast who is interested in taking over the choir’s direction, please make contact through email or phone.

The prerequisites are:

  • a passionate love of unusual choral music
  •  advanced music reading skills
  • good organisational skills
  • choir conducting experience

Jubila Singers sing vibrant music from cultures which have a strong harmonic tradition. We sing in many different languages and primarily a cappella.

Jubila Singers Blackheath 2018

We also sing some music from the Western classic tradition – the classical component takes up about a third of our repertoire.   Singers learn by ear or they learn from notated music – some singers read music, some don’t

Our repertoire includes beautiful lush chorales from Russia as well as gorgeous pieces from Mozart and contemporary composers.   We also sing some unusual Appalachian gospel, delightfully ear-bending Czech folk-songs and riveting music from Georgia.  We are a non-religious group although many of the songs from Africa and southern USA are inherently religious in nature.

“Tremendous variety, full of life and fearless!”  audience member.

“I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of the happy occasion and was at times moved to tears by the sheer beauty of the voices.”  Audience member.

Jubila Singers Blackheath 2018 singing a spiritual led by Ray Wright

We have travelled to some wonderful places to sing in the last few years. We performed at the best little choral festival in Australia, the Blackheath Choir Festival in August, 2018 and performed to an enthusiastically supportive crowd.  In July 2014, approximately a third of the choir visited Hobart to sing  at the Tasmania Festival of Voices. During September 2015, over half the choir travelled to Adelaide, SA, to sing in the inspiring St Peter’s Cathedral and at a favourite venue of musicians, the Pilgrim Church.  In November, 2016, October 2017 and November 2018 and December 2019 we sang our hearts out in free concerts at the beautiful St John the Baptist Catholic Church in Woy Woy. This year, 2021, we had planned to participate once again in the Blackheath Choir Festival in the Blue Mountains but it was cancelled due to Covid for the second time.

Jubila Singers is a self-supporting community group run by Jane Becktel with valuable assistance from singers and their families.

For information please contact Jane

Mobile/SMS: 0422 005 901
Email details on Contact page.

Updated November 25, 2021.  Apologies for strange ads on this website.  When we reverted to the free version of WordPress we have no choice in what comes up.

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