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John Joubert was born in Cape Town in 1927. Aged 19 he won a scholarship to study at the Royal Academy of Music in London and has lived and worked in England ever since. Joubert’s long composing career encompasses all genres from symphonic, operatic and chamber works to the ever-popular choral miniatures,
There is no rose.
The two Symphonies and three String Quartets are recent additions to a growing catalogue of recordings from across his work list. Latest major commissions include
An English Requiem
for the 2010 Three Choirs Festival and
for Cello and Chamber Orchestra
for Raphael Wallfisch as part of the 2012 Cultural Olympiad. Joubert was the featured composer at the
new music wells 73-13
festival in June 2013 which included a new mass setting and an anthem for the choir of Wells Cathedral.
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