Jubilate came into being in the early 1990s when a few friends got together to sing Christmas songs and carols at Gaunt's House near Wimborne in Dorset. Since then, our numbers have grown and we have extended the repertoire somewhat.
We often give concerts around Dorset and Hampshire - and we have sung several times in northern France as guests of the twinning associations for Blandford (singing at Mortain) and Verwood & Three Legged Cross (singing in the Champtoceaux region) - and in southern France (near Cahors) for a music festival.
Over the years, Jubilate has been involved in raising funds for various charities, churches and other institutions through concert performances and has also sung at garden parties and other many venues.
We have performed at the annual "Festival of the Voice" since its inception in 2000 at Stourhead Gardens (National Trust - sadly discontinued in 2015), many church and
village hall venues around the local area and
at Kingston Lacey House near Wimborne.
Jubilate concerts often include a few pieces by individuals or small groups to give a variety of performance styles and content.
Much of the music is arranged in four part harmony - soprano, alto, tenor and bass - sometimes splitting into more parts - and generally unaccompanied.
Jubilate sings under the controlling eye and ear of Ray Tower - a brave, very talented and unbelievably patient man who has led the group since the mid-1990s.
The group performs in a very relaxed style which seems to be appreciated by the audiences - making concerts rather less formal than some might be ... but, hopefully, no less enjoyable for everyone.
Come along and meet us - we'd love to see you.