The Jubilate Orchestra

David Wilson, Personnel Manager

The Jubilate Orchestra recently celebrated 20 years of service to the San Francisco Bay Area. Originally called the Magnificat Baroque Orchestra, the Jubilate Orchestra was formed in 1989 to provide period instrument ensembles to accompany Bay Area choirs and other arts organizations. In this capacity, Jubilate has performed over 200 times with dozens of professional and community choirs, churches and opera companies in public concerts, church services, and for a variety of private engagements. Under the general direction of Magnificat’s Artistic Director Warren Stewart since its inception, Jubilate has been managed since 2000 by violinist David Wilson.

The Jubilate Orchestra’s primary focus was on music of the Baroque era, but over the past two decades the orchestra has performed a repertoire ranging from Gabrieli to Brahms and even collaborated in the premieres of works by contemporary California composers. The flexibility of Jubilate was perhaps best demonstrated when they performed at the opening celebration for Pandora Radio in 2007.

Developing a close collaborative relationship with our clients has always been a primary goal of Jubilate. In addition to engaging specialist musicians with a common stylistic approach, Jubilate offers clients consultation in performance practice and repertoire. For Magnificat’s performance at the 1996 Berkeley Early Music Festival, Magnificat invited members of choirs that we had worked with to join us in our reconstruction of a Mass from the Dresden Court Chapel. Members of choirs working with Jubilate also receieve discount ticket offers for Magnificat concerts as well.

To discuss a project with Jubilate contact David Wilson at (510) 326-4916 or write to him at jubilate@magnificatbaroque.com.