One of Cheltenham and Gloucestershire’s foremost chamber choirs
Jubilate draws its members from Cheltenham, Gloucester and the Cotswolds. The Conductor and Artistic Director is Ian Higginson and the choir rehearses at Francis Close Hall, University of Gloucestershire, Swindon Road, Cheltenham on Monday evenings from 7.30 – 9.30pm
Experienced singers, particularly those with good sight-reading ability, are always welcome. The choir’s repertoire encompasses sacred and secular music from the 16th century to the present day. Jubilate has sung in many of the country’s cathedrals and abbeys, including St. Paul’s Cathedral, London, Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral, St. Giles, Edinburgh, Bath Abbey, Westminster Abbey and Hereford Cathedral.
It has enjoyed highly successful tours to Scotland, Holland, Belgium, Liverpool, Chester and in August 2007 to Paris where the choir gave a Recital in Eglise Saint-SÃ©verin and sang Mass in CathÃ©drale Notre-Dame de Paris.
In January 2008 the choir will be making a recording of Christmas music in Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral.
“The chamber choir Jubilate and their conductor Ian Higginson put together a programme containing music from Purcell to Porter which showed tremendous versatility. Accompanied or a capella everything was first class, and with the cathedral’s acoustic perfect for this sort of ensemble, we were treated to a musical feast…… Three beautiful motets by Stanford stood out, but Porter’s Let’s Do It and an arrangement of Teddy Bear’s Picnic were also first class…. Add to that a glorious Kyrie from Vierne’s Messe Solonnelle and that was plenty proof that this choir are at home in any form of music….”