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Carols in the Domain 2018

Ah, the Jubilation calendar is not complete without a whole lot of backstage shananigans from Carols in the Domain and this year was no exception!

Highlights (in no particular order): backstage Yahtzee, rolling a DOUBLE YAHTZEE on beginners luckĀ šŸ¤£, hangs with the Jubie family, belting out a good ol’ gospel tune with the ah-mazing Paulini, having MASSIVE stage hair (thanks to Jenn and her teasing comb!), backstage sing-a-longs, awkward (but hilarious) side-stage conversations, unobscured views of the fireworks (the poor bats!) … the list is endless!

Lowlights:Ā our performance was over too quick, not having enough Jubie time, being mozzie bait due the previous night’s downpour.

 

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Jubilation at Carols on the Beach, Avalon

Ah, one of the great joys of Christmas is being able to bring the festive cheer as part of Jubilation to Carols on the Beach at Avalon. Thankfully this year the power stayed on for the whole gig (last year the power shorted in the middle of the set and we were left to sing in the dark with only Moses on drums to accompany us – the show must go on!) and the crowd lavished us with their love and attention as we sang and danced the night away. To my fellow Jubes, love you girls to the moon and back! A massive thank you to the organisers for having us and for always putting on an amazing spread afterwards =p #bestgreenroomtreatment and last but certainly not the least, thank you to Joy and Dave for your constant love, leadership and for all that you have made Jubilation to be.

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Carols in the Domain 2016

Carols in the Domain (CITD) is undoubtedly the annual highlight in Jubilation’s performance calendar, and 2016 was certainty no exception. Not only did we get to reunite with some awesome Jubies, hang out with Leo Sayer and Georgie Parker backstage but also share the stage with the beautiful Pauline and ever amazing Prinnie Stevens in her CITD debut =)

Prinnie not only calls Joy “Aunty Joy”, but has had a deep affiliation with the Jubes family for more years than anyone can remember, having grown up with Joy’s daughter Jade and making countless appearances as a featured artist at many of Joy’s ‘Sing for Joy’ vocal camps. Prinnie even came out of her air-conditioned dressing room to come and play ‘Cards Against Humanity” the very un-PC card game with us in our tent – she’s not only crazily talented but super super down-to-earth and has a wicked sense of humour! Anyways here are a few pics from backstage, rehearsals, set plots, stage and other misc in-between moments – enjoy!

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Nothing like a little bit of Dami to get everyone in the Christmas Spirit

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Carols on the Beach (Avalon) ft. Jubilation

What a fantastic night and a beautiful receptive crowd we had at Avalon Beach on the weekend for their big annual Carols on the Beach. Jubilation were the featured artists and despite a temporary black out in the second set (where of course the singing and revelry continued, with Moses MacRae on the drums powering through as accompaniment), the crowd’s applause and cheers, in all their festiveness and glee, rang throughout the whole beach. What a privilege to share in this joyous occasion and add a little sparkle to this gorgeous community, as we celebrate the onset of Christmas 2016!

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Carols in the Domain 2015

Ah Carols in the Domain! It is always a stellar night both on and off stage, and this year was no exception. What a privilege for Jubilation to be the only featured gospel vocal group and an even bigger privilege to support two of Australia’s finest artists, Paulini and Big T (X Factor). So much fun, so many stories … enjoy! (pictures of Big T and Paulini taken from zimbio.com)

Click below for some sneaky videos taken backstage =)
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“We’re about to go on …”
Encore Big T

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It’s MICKEY! He and Minnie came all the way to OZ to revel in the festivities. #childhooddreamcometrue
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SANTA FEST feat. JUBILATION

As part of this year’s SANTA FEST Jubilation will be performing at the Palm Grove (just behind the Sydney Visitor Centre, beside the IMAX cinema), Darling Harbour Friday 4 December 2015 from 7pm. Come down for a sing and celebrate the coming of Christmas with Jubilation-infused carols; we promise you’ll be singing, shouting and stomping all things Christmasy in no time.

For more info > www.darlingharbour.com/whats-on/merry-music-mix/program/jubilation

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Jubilation at the Newcastle Jazz Festival 2015

Is Sydney getting you down? Need a break from the rat race?

Come catch Jubilation play at the Newcastle Jazz Festival this Sunday 30 August 2015, with the festival celebrating 28 years of awesome music! We’re on at 2:25pm at the Newcastle Jockey Club, Darling St Broadmeadow in the Glasshouse Marquee and if you’re keen to stick around Joy Yates and the Dave MacRae Trio will be on at 3:55pm in the Piano Pavillon… there’s sure to be plenty of love, sass and jazz. xo

For full festival details check out www.newcastlejazz.com.au

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Jubilation at the Carols in the Domain 2014

This is a little belated but nothing gets you in the Christmas spirit than the belting out your favourite Christmas carols at the Carols in the Domain. This year Jubilation had the privilege of sharing the stage with the beautiful Paulini (gosh that girl has pipes on her!) and the phenomenal Doug Parkinson in the gospel segment of the Carols. Here are some pics from Carols to keep you in the Christmas spirit for that little bit longer =)

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Some gorgeous Jubilation girls … some old some new, all Jubies

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Watching Wicked backstage on a tiny monitor …

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Ah Doug, you are amazing! (Oh and I’m just behind him!)

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“Look mum, I’m on TV”

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Not a bad view from the stage …

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