Jubilation Choir are back for more FRINGE! The acapella gospel choir with a rock & roll heart features R & B legend Rick Bryant, entertainer extraordinaire Jackie Clarke, theatre supernova Jennifer Ward-Lealand and a diverse ensemble of singers...
‘Will take your breath away’ - NZ Blues.com
“Jubilation have brought heart and soul — and a damned fine choir and soloists — to festival audiences up and down the country.” — Philip Tremewan - Director of Wanaka's Festival of Colour and Christchurch Arts Festival
“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
Born in Auckland in the year 2000, Jubilation is a virtual gospel supergroup including R & B legend Rick Bryant, entertainer extraordinaire Jackie Clarke and theatre supernova Jennifer Ward-Lealand.
This diverse ensemble includes professional musicians, teachers, actors, a yacht maker, a master builder and a lecturer in Russian.
They sing soul, blues and country-infused gospel, from the songbooks of Nina Simone, Tom Waits, Curtis Mayfield, Blind Willie Jackson and ranges from the 1800’s to the present day.
Jubilation has performed all over New Zealand to crowds large and small – from 10,000 on WOMAD’s main stage to 60 at Arrowtown’s tiny Old Cheese Factory.
They’ve sung at the openings of the Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland’s Q Theatre and performed flash-mobs on trams at the Wynyard Quarter. Festival appearances include Waiheke Jazz Festival, New Plymouth’s Festival of Lights and Wanaka’s Festival of Colour.
What’s clear is they love what they do, and audiences love them in return.
After a sell-out show last time they joined the Fringe vibe in 2017, Jubilation are stoked to be returning to TAPAC on Sunday February 24th for a one-off roof-raising night, as part of 2019 Auckland Fringe.