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Jubilee Community Choir

Jubilee Community Singers meet every Tuesday in school term time from 7pm to 9pm at Politi Arts Centre, 10 to 12 Manor Rd., N16

We welcome all singers of any age and standard for practice, rehearsal and occasional performance at mainly local events.

The group sings a variety of pop and folk songs. The current set list includes a handful of 1960's pop classics, a few jazz and swing numbers, a madrigal from the 1600s, some traditional rounds and a number of Christmas songs. We're always looking to extend our repertoire and enjoy creating our own versions of well known songs as well as following more formal and traditional arrangements. There are no experts and anyone who wants to can introduce a song and teach the group.

It's pretty informal and there's no audition for new members.

So please just show up and introduce yourself. 

Recent Performances

Stoke Newington Common Picnic, September 2007

Set list

Song MP3 Lyrics Sheet music Leader
On Children On Children.mp3 (2.7MB) Lyrics (TBA) Anita
Ode To Autum Ode To Autumn.mp3 (4.2MB) (TBA) (TBA) (none)
Lollipop Lollipop YouTube - performed by The Chordettes Lyrics (none) Rosie Jones ,14-Sep-07
Java Jive YouTube by The Inkspots Lyrics (none) Sara Hall, 31-Jan-08
Plegaria A Un Labrador (Levantate) / Public Prayer to a Worker Youtube - sung by Victor Jara, the man who wrote it. (TBA) Arthur
Glenn Miller - Don't Sit Under The Apple Tree MP3 (6MB, 3mins, 13 secs) (TBA) (TBA) Anna Newman, 04-Oct-07
Silent Night (arrangement from Burma) MP3 (501KB, 1 min 13 secs) - performed by Peter & Tomoko (TBA) (TBA) Peter & Tomoko
Christmas Carols - all the Christmas carols we've been singing to date Lyrics - PDF (76KB) (TBA) Benny
Provencal Carol MS-Word 25KB (TBA) Anita, 25-Nov-07
CeMartin MP3 (tenor part by Benny) (TBA) Benny, Dec-07
All that Jazz ( from the musical Chicago by Kander And Ebb)

YouTube v1, YouTube v2, Jubilee CC

Lyrics (not third verse) - Anne, 7-Apr-08
Happy together - - Maxine, Mar-08
Baby can I hold you - - Maxine, Mar-08
Ain't gonna study war no more - - Maxine, Mar-08
Message To You, Rudy YouTube - - Maxine, Mar-08
Amazing Grace (John Newton) - Lyrics (first verse only) - -
Happy Together (The Turtles) - Lyrics - -
Since First I Saw Your Face (Madrigal) - Lyrics (first verse only) PDF -
Days (Kirsty McColl) - Lyrics - -
Chattanooga Choo Choo - Glen Miller Orchestra (Harry Warren) YouTube - Performed by Jubilee CC Lyrics - -
So Rare - Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra (Sharpe And Herst) - Lyrics - -
I've Just Seen A Face - The Beatles - Lyrics - -
Da Doo Ron Ron - The Crystals (Specter/Greenwich/Barry) - Lyrics - -

Suggested pieces

Song Original Artist Audio / Video Lyrics Sheet music Suggested by
Toxic Britney Spears Lyrics (none) John Campbell, Oct 2007
Do You Know The Way To San Jose Dionne Warwick MP3 (2.7MB) (TBA) (TBA) Anna Newman, 10-Sep-07
Don't Get Around Much Anymore Tony Bennet MP3 (4.2MB) (TBA) (TBA) Anna Newman, 10-Sep-07
If I Had Words -

MP3 (44 secs) - Performed by Cathy Saiz - first verse (all parts together) for us to to hear how it all sounds. Arranged by Andrew Emmet (email: andrewemmet at dodo.com.au)

(TBA) (TBA) Cathy Saiz 10-Oct-07

Rum and Coca Cola

The Andrews Sisters


- - Anita Vallance, May-08
The Lunatics (have taken over the Asylum) Fun Boy Three


- - Sara Hall, May-08 -
Something Inside so Strong

Labi Siffre

YouTube - - Sara Hall, Jun-08
Sweet Talkin' Guy


YouTube - - Anna Newman, Jun-08
Just My Imagination

The Temptations

- - Anna Newman, Jun-08
Black Muddy River

Norma Waterson


Lyrics and guitar tab - Annie Moreton, Jun-08

Christmas Suggestions

Song Audio Lyrics Sheet music Suggested by
That Christmasy Feeling (C&W style)

MP3 (2m13s, 2.6MB)

Jane Perrot, 14-Nov-07
(It's A) Happy Holiday (50s rock & roll style) MP3 (1m50s, 2.1MB) Jane Perrot, 14-Nov-07

Jubilee Community Choir on YouTube

Performed at Butterfield Green Fair, 18-May-08

Some post gig buzz:

  • I was walking to the cafe later in the afternoon when I was stopped in the street by a grey-haired couple who told me how much they enjoyed our singing!
     - Trevor
  • Outstanding performance everyone, we've done ourselves proud. - Benny
  • thought we sounded great. had some great reviews from my friends who said we'd improved 100% and I've got a friend who wants to join !  When and where is the next gig as I'm on a roll now ! - Amanda

Instrumental versions

Something to inspire you

Song Audio Lyrics Sheet music Suggested by
Naturally Seven's acapella version of Phil Collins' Something in the Air as sung on the Paris Metro.  Gives you goosebumps! 


(none) Cathy Saiz, Oct 2007

Bishopsgate Singers

A number of Jubilee Singers members are also members of Bishopsgate Singers, run by Gitika Partington

.One of the Bishopsgate members, Peter Sellers, maintains a great looking site

Easter 2008 material included (click on song title to listen):

Christmas 2007 includes (click on song title to listen):

Links to other Choirs

Mailing List / Contacts

Subscribe to the Jubilee Singers mailing list for information about practice etc.

Or simply CONTACT US.

Last Updated: Sun 22-Jan-2012