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Auckland Fringe 2017 & TAPAC present The Jubilation Gospel Choir

Fiona Samuel from Jubilation (photo courtesy of Jane Ussher)
Olivia Stephen from Jubilation (photo courtesy of Jane Ussher)
Pete Kirkbride from Jubilation (photo courtesy of Jane Ussher)
Rick Bryant from Jubilation (photo courtesy of Jane Ussher)
3 tenors from Jubilation (photo courtesy of Jane Ussher)
Some of the voices from Jubilation (photo courtesy of Jane Ussher)
12 Mar 2017
Sunday 12 March, 630pm to 745pm (no interval)
An acapella gospel choir with a rock and roll heart.
Event type: 
Adults $25 / Concessions $22 (plus BF)
TAPAC Theatre
100 Motions Road, Western Springs Auckland 1022


Jubilation is a unique beast – an acapella gospel choir with a rock & roll heart. We sing soul, blues and country-infused gospel, from the songbooks of Nina Simone, Tom Waits, Curtis Mayfield, Don McGlashan, Isaac Hayes, Blind Willie Jackson and Emmy Lou Harris.

We're thrilled to be performing at TAPAC for the first time, as part of Auckland Fringe 2017. Strictly limited season - one night only!

The choir’s diverse ensemble includes several professional musicians, a psychologist, a builder, a maker of super yachts, a handful of actors and a lecturer in Russian.

Jubilation has performed all over New Zealand to crowds large and small - from 10,000 plus on the main stage @ WOMAD to an intimate 60-something at The Old Cheese Factory near Arrowtown.

Highlights of 2016 include: Nelson Opera in the Park @ Trafalgar Park; Kiwis On Board @ Silo Park, alongside artists such as Neil Finn (an event to welcome refugees to Aotearoa); APRA Silver Scroll Awards @ Vector Arena, with break-through singer-songwriter Campbell and Waiheke International Jazz Festival.

They can also be heard singing backing vocals behind Hollie Smith on ‘Bathe In The River’, Don McGlashan’ s Silver Scroll award winning hit from the movie ‘Number 2’.

‘This choir is probably the most versatile selection of singers in New Zealand and

Can only be described as spectacular! Sam Airy - ‘NZ Musician’ magazine

‘Jubilation have brought heart and soul - and a damned fine choir and soloists - to festival audiences up and down the country.’ Philip Tremewan – Festival Director – Wanaka, Tauranga, Taupo & Chch.

‘With voices raised to testify, celebrate, console and sound a warning, this choir will

Move you and shake you.’ Liam Ryan, Artistic Director- National Jazz Festival

We are an ethnically diverse choir of 35, with members identifying as Tongan, Samoan, Maori, Irish, Scottish, English, German, Welsh, French, American and Pakeha-fusion.

(All photos courtesy of JANE USSHER)