After 10 years of singing, Jubila Singers closed down in December, 2021.
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From Jane, the Director of Jubila Singers:
I sent out a message a few days ago to our singers in Jubila saying that at the end of this year, our 10th, Jubila Singers will not continue in its current format of weekly sessions.
It is such a joyful choir to run that I’d love it to go on forever. I’m immensely proud of our achievements.
However, it is just the weekly format which is not continuing. There will be opportunities to sing in short term or weekend workshops and projects.
These will be open to the whole community.
Here are some examples being dreamed up:
* weekend African music session
* weekend on Gospel music
* afternoon music reading session for advanced readers
* Choral works just in English
* Renaissance choral works
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Jubila Singers roared back to life last night. Well, perhaps not a huge roar since we were taking it easy on our poor, limp singing voices sidelined for a year. But it worked well outside in the community centre’s courtyard which they had adorned with festive night lights to welcome us back. The conductor, moi, had a mild battle with wildlife. After checking that the resident green tree snake was not hanging from a limb overhead, I then danced most of the night over and around the resident ant nest.
Once again we have to apologise to singers who have been wishing to join us – we still don’t have capacity for new singers and do hope that you find a choir in the area which is a match.
Preparations for the Blackheath Choir Festival in August are under way and we are very relieved and excited that it is going ahead at this stage. Very suddenly it seems as if normality is just around the corner.
Stay safe and keep humming – Jane
Warm wishes to all singers for 2020, although given our summer perhaps we should be exchanging cool, soggy wishes.
This is an update to those singers who have been on our wait-list, some for over a year. Unfortunately we can’t take any more singers as much as we’d really, really love to have you with us for the new year. Things could change at the last moment (the last moment being our first singing week in February), but so far no singer has left to create a vacancy.
There are many other choirs on the Coast, so please contact me if you are having trouble finding them. The Gosford Library also maintains a fairly up-to-date list of choirs and music groups: (02) 4304 7500
Arrangements have been completed for this alternate festival to the Blackheath Choir Festival, held at the same time, same place. It’s called Bulgamada and it looks beautifully organised.
All welcome – it’s open to anyone who loves to sing. All details and registration info on their website.
We had a tremendous time at the Blackheath Choir Festival 2018. Some of our singers had not experienced it before and were blown away with the enthusiastic response from the audience to our songs. It is quite a buzz to hear cheering and applause before the last note has died away. Here are some photos. – Jane
Senzenina led by Ron Marsh
Jubila Singers 2018 Wana Baraka
Ubuntu is a gifted group of singers, musicians and dancers who were once a part of the world-renowned African Children’s Choir. Touring the world as small children they graced the stages of Carnegie Hall and the London Palladium performing for US Presidents and Nobel Prize winners with celebrities such as Will Smith, Bob Geldorf, Alicia Keys and Annie Lennox.
Having now just graduated high school through African Children’s Choir sponsorship, these talented 18 – 20 year olds are poised to fulfil their promise by making a difference in their own villages. As they prepare to enter university on their journey to become future leaders of Uganda, they are thrilled to share with Australia how their African dreams are becoming a reality through this inspirational tour.
Ubuntu Africa is visiting the Central Coast and will present an exciting Masterclass to Jubila Singers and Friends on Tuesday evening, June 5 at 7 pm.
We have space available for extra singers. Bookings are essential and cost $20 which includes sound tracks, score if you like and a youtube of the choreography.
Bookings are through TryBooking at this link:
UBUNTU AFRICA MASTERCLASS
Let me know your email address if you book so that I can send you the sound files etc.
0422 005 901
After our hot and humid summer break, it’s time to break into song again. I’m really looking forward to our new repertoire. We’ll be singing songs in Welsh, Church Slavonic, Italian, German, Turkish, Yiddish, Romani and a new Latvian song. Oh, and English.
We have two new singers, David – bass, and Andrew – tenor, and we welcome them both. We still have not the space for any new sopranos or altos.
So warm up your voices, not hard in this weather; bring your 2018 folder list music in nicely alphabetically filed folders so that I love you forever, and we’ll see you either this Thursday February 1 or Tuesday February 6.
Ring, email or text any time you have questions.
Our annual concert is just around the corner…
We have a few performances planned to which everyone is invited: Thursday May 25 at the Green Point Community Centre for the Biggest Morning Tea. Performance starts at 11 am for 45 minutes or so.
Second performance is on Sunday June 11 in the auditorium at Peninsula Village in Umina at 2 pm. Free to all.
Third performance is Wednesday July 26 at the Coast Connect Day. Time to be announced but should be around lunch time so that our working singers can hare on over for a short lunch time sing.
Our special concert is on Sunday October 22 at the Woy Woy St John the Baptist Church some time in the afternoon, probably 3 pm. We have some lush new songs which we are really looking forward to singing in this beautiful space.
We are currently planning a charity concert for the end of Nov/beginning of Dec. Details will be given as soon as we know time and place.
Our Tuesday night choir is chock-a-block full and we can’t take a single more singer – even a tenor! The wait list for Tuesday night has also closed. There are limited spaces available on Thursday mornings. Details are in the FAQ section of this website.
Updated 9 May, 2017