SHOUT & NEVER GET TIRED- 20 Years of Jubilation
Jubilation is a unique beast, an acapella gospel choir with a rock & roll heart. Born in Ponsonby in 2000, the choir is turning 20 this year, with a birthday celebration gig in the 2020 Auckland Fringe to mark this milestone with passion and soul.
For two decades Jubilation has wowed crowds of all sizes, from 10,000 on the main stage at WOMAD to an intimate 65 at the Old Cheese Factory near Arrowtown. The choir has sung up a storm at the Wellington Jazz Festival, Nelson’s Opera in The Park, New Plymouth’s Festival of Lights and Wanaka’s Festival of Colour, and bringing it home to TAPAC for this Fringe birthday gig are some of New Zealand’s favourite voices.
Entertainer extraordinaire Jackie Clarke (The Ladykillers, Member of the NZOM for services to the entertainment industry) and musical theatre supernova plus champion of the performing arts Jennifer Ward-Lealand (Falling In Love Again, Delicious Oblivion, Companion of NZOM for services to film, theatre and television, 2019 Woman of Influence - Arts & Culture Award) are among Jubilation’s vocalists; singing soul, blues and country-infused gospel from the songbooks of Nina Simone, Tom Waits and Blind Willie Johnson.
With the loss of much-loved Jubilation soloists and founding members Rick Bryant and Peter Kirkbride at the end of 2019, gospel’s eternal themes of struggle, release and salvation have never felt fresher. This is soul-stirring music about life & death, pain & glory, written by master songwriters and powered by the emotion of the naked human voice.
Jubilation will be raising the roof in a celebration of good times, bad times, glory and groove for twenty years - this is a birthday you won’t want to miss.
NAME OF GIG: SHOUT & NEVER GET TIRED: 20 Years of Jubilation
VENUE: TAPAC, 100 Motions Road, Western Springs
DATE: Sunday 8 March 2020
BOOK TICKETS: tapac.org.nz
AGE SUITABILITY: 10 years and over
With support from TAPAC // presented as part of Auckland Fringe - www.aucklandfringe.co.nz // Media enquiries contact: Kate Ward-Smythe firstname.lastname@example.org / 021 764 776
*Includes a bio of choir members: Nic Beets, Karen Rutherford, Kate Stalker, Jackie Clarke, Isolde Grunwald, Fiona Samuel, James Moore, Mark Swift, Liz Fletcher, Kate Slattery, Tania Anderson, Olivia Stephens, Jean McAllister, Tim Tenbensel, Paul Gurney, Simon Clark, Lorraine Havill, Alan Jones, Patricia Hurrell, Buzz Worley, Tom Woods, Tim Dodd, Katrina Batten, Callie Blood, Mimi Lewell, Jude McIntosh, Jim Hall, Simon Pierpont and Jenny Gordon