Innovations on zoom for Oratorio Choir this Spring

The Oratorio Choir this term has quite a few innovations bringing us closer to singing together – first step virtually.  We have rehearsed two classical pieces – Byrd’s Ave Verum Corpus and Brahms’ Geistliches Lied along with something very contemporary, fun & funky- Ayres (arr.) ‘Every Tube Station’ referencing every tube station on the London Underground!  Another…

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Get ready for Spring 2021

Just a few days to go before our first Spring term 2021 online rehearsals! Jazz Choir and Jazz Ensemble kick off the New Year on Monday 4 January and classical choirs follow on Wednesday 6 January. Our classes start the following week. So dust off your laptop/tablet/smartphone and your microphone, plug in to test your…

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Musicianship for Singers – Enrolment time!

The three musicianship groups (on Zoom) in the Autumn term concentrated on firming up on musical theory, doing some fun exercises and learning Verdi’s Va pensiero and Byrd’s Non nobis making sure the theory can be applied!   This was followed by Xmas carols. We are always aiming at improving sightsinging, and with this comes a better…

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End of year Seasonal Celebration of Music and Readings event

To mark the season, and the ending of this difficult year, we staged a Zoom event for singers from all our classes and choirs – and their family and friends.  Over 150 people zoomed in for the event to sing along to carols ranging from the traditional from King’s College, to the Albert Hall, and…

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Schedule for Spring 2021

Choir/Class Start date HALF TERM (no choir/class) Last rehearsal/class Vocal Technique Monday 11 Jan, 7-8.45pm (incl. 15 min break) Monday 15 Feb 2021 Monday 22 March 2021 Vocal Development Tuesday 12 Jan, 6-6.45pm Tuesday 16 Feb 2021 Tuesday 23 March 2021 Jazz Ensemble Monday 4 Jan, 6.30-7.30pm Monday 15 Feb 2021 Monday 15 March 2021…

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Oratorio Choir has a busy Autumn term online

The Oratorio Choir has continued to be engaged this term by our MD, David Wordsworth.  His presentations and interviews have continued, and most recently we have been singing familiar repertoire under his baton. David has continued his series of fascinating presentations on the history and performance of iconic choral works such as Haydn’s ‘Creation’ and Walton’s…

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Chamber Choir @St Paul’s Grove Park

With the backing of a solid risk assessment, masks at the ready and a rota of dedicated cleaning volunteers, Chamber Choir singers were delighted to have 3 live but socially distanced choir rehearsals for Rachmaninov Vespers and Josquin des Prés before half-term. The socialising can wait but the singing can’t! Those shielding were able to…

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NEWS – Autumn 2020 programme and schedule

We missed you! In the light of government advice regarding amateur music making and singing in enclosed spaces, the board of Trustees together with our dedicated teaching staff have worked hard to design an exciting online/virtual programme covering the Autumn term. You’ll find those details in the website pages and you can display a summary…

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Updated diary: Addison Classical choirs 2021 provisional concert dates

Spring 2021 Classical concert: Saturday 20 March 2021 @ St Peter’s Church, Southfield Road Summer 2021 Classical concert: Saturday 10 July 2021 @ St Peter’s Church, Southfield Road Autumn 2021 Classical concert: Saturday 27 November 2021 @ St Peter’s Church, Southfield Road NOTE: we are following government advice in the light of the coronavirus crisis.…

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Summer programme – UPDATE

Dear Friends, For the duration of the confinement, we have decided to deliver a Summer programme online for our Members. This different/reduced programme will be advertised via our regular Newsletters. If you are an Addison Singers Member and not currently receiving our newsletter, please email addisonadmin@gmail.com to register so you can be up to date.…

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