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 – most 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, riveting music from Georgia and stirring African hymns. We are a non-religious group.
“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.
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. We participated in the festival that many consider the best little choral festival in Australia, the Blackheath Choir Festival in August 2016 and performed to an enthusiastically supportive crowd. We are planning to return to Blackheath in 2018. In November, 2016 and October 2017 we sang our hearts out in the beautiful St John the Baptist Catholic Church in Woy Woy.
Jubila Singers is a self-supporting community group run by Jane Becktel.
WHEN: Singers choose to sing either on Tuesday nights, Thursday mornings, or both. They learn the same repertoire and join together for performances and social events.
Tuesday evening in Green Point:
7 pm sharp start in the auditorium. Session ends promptly at 8.45 pm
Thursday morning in Green Point: 10 am sharp start. Session ends at approximately 11.45. Following the morning session we often go to a local cafe.
WHERE: Click on Current Sessions page for location details.
WHY: Pure pleasure
WHO: Contact Jane.
Mobile/SMS: 0422 005 901
Email and more contact details on Contact page.
Updated February 1, 2018