John Joubert

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John Joubert in 2007

John Pierre Herman Joubert (/ˈbɛər/ jew-BAIR)[1] (20 March 1927 – 7 January 2019)[2] was a South African-born British composer who worked in choral works.[3]

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A music academic at the universities of Hull and Birmingham for 36 years, Joubert took early retirement in 1986 to concentrate on composing and has remained active into his 80s.

Though perhaps his best known for his choral music, were the carols Torches and There is No Rose of Such Virtue and the anthem O Lorde, the Maker of Al Thing. Joubert composed over 160 works including two symphonies, four concertos and seven operas.

Joubert was born in Cape Town, South Africa. He studied at Diocesan College, South African College of Music and at the Royal Academy of Music.

Joubert lived in Moseley, a suburb of Birmingham, England, for over 50 years at the time of his death.[4] He died on 7 January 2019 in Moseley at the age of 91.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. Personal e-mail communication with Mr. Christopher Morley, lecturer at the UCE Birmingham Conservatoire and chief music critic of the Birmingham Post, on 13 July 2007.
  2. Full name John Pierre Herman Joubert. See MusicSack and associated references.
  3. Eyre, James. "Renowned Composer Celebrates 90th Birthday Year". B13 Magazine (August 2017). Retrieved 17 October 2017.
  4. Christopher Morley, Just the Joubert, Orchestra of the Swan, archived from the original (– Scholar search) on 28 September 2007, retrieved 3 April 2007 ; also published as Christopher Morley (2007), "Just the Joubert", Birmingham Post, retrieved 25 January 2008.
  5. "John Joubert (1927-2019)". Music Sales Classical. 8 January 2019. Retrieved 8 January 2019.)

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