Karl-Johan Emanuel (Manne) Idestrom is a gifted musician and is the
founder and director of Jubilance Ministries Inc. Manne is a talented
composer and arranger of sacred music and has been directing Jubilance
Singers & Orchestra since 1982. He has taken the choir and
orchestra on many mission tours to 50 countries worldwide.
Born in Sweden, Manne took his music degree when he was 15 being
the youngest graduate in Sweden. He married Gunvor in 1960 and they
had three children: Rebecca, Niclas and Henric. Gunvor battled cancer
for over two years and went to be with the Lord in 1992. Manne married
Yvette in 1999 and they had a son Zachariah. Yvette also battled cancer
and went to be with the Lord in 2004. Manne married his pianist Lois
in December 2006 and together they are serving the Lord through music.
At his father's urging, Manne went to architectural school and a private
business college and later had a successful furniture manufacturing
business in Sweden. The business was sold in 1973 and the family
moved to Canada and started up a furniture business in Kingston,
Ontario. After eight successful years, there was a recession and the
business went bankrupt. Many opportunities were offered to become
involved in music ministry but God did not have first place and Manne
did not listen and pray. Miraculously the Lord opened a opportunity for music ministry in churches and Jubilance was formed in 1982. In 1992 Manne took a step of faith and went fulltime with Jubilance Singers & Orchestra and today is still ministering and blessing people throughout the world through music!
Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the Lord – I will be joyful in God my Saviour!