Update: Singing is suspended indefinitely including our Sing by the Waters on March 24.
Jubila Singers sing vibrant music from cultures which have a strong harmonic tradition. We sing in many different languages and primarily a cappella.
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. Click here for details on the skill level of Jubila Singers and for details on current spaces available for new singers.
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.
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, 2020, we plan on participating once again in the Blackheath Choir Festival in the Blue Mountains.
Jubila Singers is a self-supporting community group run by Jane Becktel with valuable assistance from singers and their families. The choir is currently full. Please click FAQ for updates.
For information please contact Jane
Mobile/SMS: 0422 005 901
Email details on Contact page.
Updated March 9, 2020
Jubila Singers no longer maintains a facebook page.