FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
Updated March 10, 2021
Q. What is the skill level of this choir?
A. We are an intermediate men and women’s choir.
Q. How do I join?
A. Please ring or email first.
Jubila Singers is currently only able to take on singers who can either read music or have a fantastic ability in picking up parts by ear. The reason: we now have a repertoire which extends back nearly 10 years which we still enjoy singing, and it is just too daunting for beginner singers to try and learn all the material. If you’d like to discuss this, do make contact.
There are no spaces available for Altos or Sopranos in the Tuesday evening choir.
Q. Do you have auditions or a probationary period?
A. No formal audition, but an informal probation of a month or so.
Q. Do you have to read music?
A. No. Singers can learn the music by ear or by reading music. Being able to “hold your part” (sing one part of a song while a singer next to you is singing a different part) is a basic requirement because all our music is sung in harmony. The ability to hold your part is more important than being able to read music.
Q. What do the fees cover?
Jubila Singers is a self-supporting community group. We collectively pay for venue hire, APRA/AMCOS licensing (annual fee plus a casual event licence every time we perform) music purchasing, public liability insurance, publicity/advertising, graphic design, flyer and concert program printing, paying accompanists, website and maintenance, computer etc.
Q. What is your yearly timetable?
A. We generally follow the NSW school term calendar.
Q. Do I ever have to sing a solo?
Q. Are there opportunities to sing solo?
A. There could be. Make sure that you tell the director that you would like to.
Q. Do I have to perform?
A. No. Performances are always entirely optional.
Q. I already sing in another choir – is it ok to sing with you as well?
A. Of course. We have singers from nearly every choir on the coast, and some go to three or four choirs in one week. To have such passionate singers enhances all choirs.