The Jubilo Society SCIO …

Jubilo Society is a registered Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation. Each year the choir supports a chosen charity with carol singing, collections at concerts and singing at charity events.

The choir is also a member of Making Music and has a Making Music representative in the choir.

History

Jubilo was formed in 1981 by some forty friends who had sung together in the Edinburgh University Savoy Opera Group. Walter Thomson was instrumental in creating the musical style of the choir and remained its Musical Director for 35 years, retiring in the Spring of 2016. Under Walter’s direction, the choir has grown in numbers and in musical capability, enabling it to perform many major works. See the Concerts page for more information about recent concerts.

Organisation

The choir is run by an elected committee of members which is responsible for all administrative and financial aspects of the choir’s operation. Many other choir members are involved in helping make sure rehearsals, concerts and social events run smoothly. The choir’s Musical Director has the final say on all musical content, rehearsal and presentation.

Funding

Jubilo is entirely self-funding.

Choir members pay an annual subscription and are also committed to purchasing a number of tickets for the two main concerts of the year. Go to the Membership page for more information.

Music

All music is provided free of charge. The choir owns a large library of choral music and borrows or hires other pieces as required.