Jubilate, Festival of Choirs

 

 Jubilate, Festival of Choirs was first introduced in 2004 as a workshop with choral clinicians from other countries to develop and gain higher choral standards. Instituted as a learning festival,  where renowned choral clinician like Jonathan Velasco, Arwin Tan, Avip Priatna, Christo Burger and Meng Da Peng amongst many others, offer invaluable wealth of knowledge to empowers conductors and open new ideas to choirs from their own expert experiences with their acclaimed choirs.

 

Each choir receives dedicated attention and training from different clinicians touching on a multitude of choral techniques and skills. Also providing many opportunities for performance, every choir will also have the chance to perform in various concerts: Opening Concert, Friendship Concert and Choral Presentation Concert during the festival, affording the choristers an opportunity to discover and learn new and exciting choral music from around the world through the concerts and share the joy of singing. Jubilate was also the very first choral festival to include the component of Choral Assessment by the London College of Music in 2012.

 

With all these musical activities, we hope all choirs, choristers and conductors will be able to attain a higher level of choral proficiency through days of intensive learning and singing.  

 

Jubilate VIII

Festival of Choirs

21th to 24th November 2016

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

 

Registration for Jubilate VIII now open!!

 

 

Download the Festival Information and Pricing Prospectus

Register by 31st July 2016

 

 

 

Early bird registration

31st May 2016

Jubilate 2016 Clinicians annoucment soon...

What you can look forward to:

 

Professional Masterclass

Running a choir is never the same, each choir has its own combinations that make it unique! Thats why we feel it is important to have highly trained clinicians to work with each individual choir to bring out the best in them!

 

Concerts

With concerts everyday of the festival, we provide ample opportunity for all to gain stage experience, as well as learn from others. performance anxiety, interacte with audience.

 

 

FAQ:

 

Q: Why do we need to participate in such events, when we can have normal choir practice on our own?

 

A: While practice is a crutial and essential means of improvement, past experince has shown us that choirs, when taken out of their normal routine, are more receptive to learning. The environment provides an experimental ground while encouraging a greater bond within the choir. Working with international clinician, gives them a chance to also see what it would be like to work on an international stage.

 

Q: Jubilate is a workshop series, why does it have a competition element?

 

A: Jubilate was first and foremost a workshop festival where choirs came to learn and perform and have exchanges with like minded people. The demand for a competition element was for choirs to determine their abilities by professional evaulation.

 

Q: How much contact time do we get with each clinician?

 

A: We cater to each choirs needs individually. A choir can have upto 3 individual masterclasses with 3 different clinicians.

 

Q: What does the choir need to prepare before meeting the clinician?

 

A: They must be ready to work with the clinician with a suitable degree of preparation of the repertoire that they want to work on, usually 2-3 pieces.

 

Q: What can the conductors gain from the masterclass?

 

A: Conductors can pick up skills and choral pedagogy from the international clinicians when they are working with the choirs. It is also very beneficial for choir leaders and student conductors to share and learn from clinician and other choirs.

 

Past Clinicians

 

Dr Joshua Habermann (USA)

Dr Wong Su Sun (Singapore) *

Mr Arwin Tan (Philippines)

Mr Avip Priatna (Indonesia)

Mr Christo Burger (South Africa)

Mr Jonathan Velasco (Philippines) *

Mr Johnny Ku (Taiwan) *

Mr Leon Tong (Hong Kong) *

Mr Mike Brewer (UK)

Mr Meng Da Peng (China) *

Mr Ronaldo Raz (Philippines)

Mr Reuben Lai (Singapore)

Mr Wu Shang Lun (Taiwan)

 

* Past adjudicator of the Singapore Youth Festival

 

More than 91 choirs with over 5000 choristers have benefited from their experience in previous Jubilate festivals and many of them went on to garner better results in the Singapore Youth Festival. Choirs whom have participated in Jubilate IV, 2010 and their results in the SYF 2011:

 

Victoria Junior College                      

Ang Mo Kio Secondary School          

Catholic High School                                  

Tanjong Katong Secondary School         

East Spring Secondary School              

Kranji Secondary School                       

Unity Secondary School                        

Christ Church Secondary School        

Clementi Town Secondary School        

Woodgrove Secondary School                 

 

* Improvement in results as compared to SYF 2009

 

Choirs whom have participated in Jubilate V, 2012 and their results in the SYF 2013:

 

Anderson Junior College                 

Meridian Junior College                  

St. Andrew’s Junior College             

Victoria Junior College                      

Anglo Chinese School (Barker)          

Boon Lay Secondary School            

Catholic High School                        

Clementi Town Secondary School   

Commonwealth secondary School   

Deyi Secondary School                      

Greendale Secondary School           

Jurong West Secondary School         

Kranji Secondary School                  

Tanjong Katong Secondary School  

Pasir Ris Crest Secondary School   

Victoria School                                    

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