Jazz Choir

The Jazz Choir is a non-auditioned, all female group who explore well-known jazz songs from the 1930s onwards.

The Jazz Choir is a non-auditioned, all-female group of approximately 50 singers who explore well-known jazz songs from the 1930s onwards, plus other popular music in published and original arrangements. Harmony, jazz musicality and performance skills are developed throughout our rehearsals, leading to termly concerts in a variety of venues.

Conductor: Jill Jarman
Ability: Mixed
Duration: 1 hour, 10 weeks
Day & time: Mondays 6.30-8.00pm (under review)
Membership subscription (term): £61
Venue: POSK, Malinowa room, 2nd floor

Recent repertoire includes jazz standards, numbers from favourite musicals, rock'n'roll, soul and pop classics, such as:

Feelin' good, Norwegian Wood, Now's the time, As time goes by, Chatanooga Choo Choo,  These boots are made for walkin', Rock around the Clock, The sound of silence, Moondance, Heatwave, Too Darn Hot! 

First rehearsal: Monday 17 January 2022
Time: 6.30-8.00pm (NOTE NEW TIME SPRING 2022 - rehearsal will end at 7.55pm sharp)
Cost: £55 (includes all music)
Place: Malinowa Room, 2nd Floor, Polish Centre, 238 King Street, W6 0RF
Half Term: Monday 14 February 2022
Last rehearsal: Monday 28 March 2022

Sing the New Year
Jill Jarman says: ....we are revisiting our wonderful spring program from 2020!
Sonnet for a seal....will be great to finally sing it live!
Mean to me
What About Us  
Caribbean Blue 
Heaven Help Us All 
May It Be.
Additionally we will sing our vocalise in the number Mean to me. Some great tunes and plenty of  time to have fun with some jazz exercises and vocal techniques.
If we have time we might improvise/write our own 'ditty'!
Looking forward to seeing you all, have a lovely festive season.

Joint concert: Saturday 2 April 2022, 7.30pm @ St Andrews, Greyhound Rd, Fulham, London W14 9SA

Note: Jazz Choir members are required to wear a mask at all times during rehearsal, including whilst singing

First rehearsal: Monday 25 April 2022
Time: 6.30-8pm
Cost: £55
Place: Malinowa Room, 2nd Floor, Polish Centre, 238 King Street, W6 0RF
Half term: Monday 30 May 2022 (NO REHEARSAL)
Last rehearsal:
Monday 4 July 2022 (10 weeks)

Jill Jarman says
In the Summer, there will be a concert with all the Addison choirs, so a special event to celebrate 50 years of Addison! Always exciting when we all get together.
We will be singing Sonnet to a Seal  with both Classical choirs and the Jazz Ensemble so should make a big old sound!  
 The Jazz Choir will also sing four numbers, two of which were voted for by our members: Frim Fram Sauce, and Rum and Coca Cola, both recorded with the Andrews sisters. The other two I’ve picked as we sing them really well; Hallelujah, and Feeling good. 
1-Monday 25 April
2-Monday 2 May (bank holiday)
3-Monday 9 May
4-Monday 16 May
5-Monday 23 May
6-Monday 6 June
7-Monday 13 June
8-Monday 20 June
9-Monday 27 June
10-Monday 4 July
-Joint Anniversary concert Jazz and Classical Choirs: Saturday 9 July 2022 @ St Peter's Church, Southfield Rd, London W4 1BB

First rehearsal: Mon 19 September 2022
Time: 6.30-8pm (under review)
Cost: £61, to include all music
Place: POSK, Malinowa room, 2nd floor
Half Term: Monday 24 October 2022 (NO REHEARSAL)
Last rehearsal: Monday 28 November 2022

Music: TBC
Jazz Choir and Ensemble Autumn Concert: Saturday 3 December 2022, 7.30pm

NEW MEMBERS: Please enrol online before term starts by first registering (click on Register in the top menu bar and fill in the form with your details, choose a password). You can then login as a member (click on Members in the top menu bar) by entering your email and password.

Once logged in the Members section, you can purchase a Jazz Choir membership (click on Purchase your memberships), go through Checkout, choose a payment method and confirm. You will receive an email confirmation.

Please contact us to ask about enrolling after term has started.

EXISTING MEMBERS: To enrol you need to first access the Members section - click on Members in the top menu bar, then log in with your email address and/or reset your password. Choose your membership(s), go through Checkout, select a payment method and confirm. You will receive an email confirmation.

Alternatively if there are still places available, you can enrol at the first meeting of the term – but you may have to queue. After the term has started, please contact us to ask about enrolling.

Multichoir discount (not applicable to classes)
If you wish to join more than one choir, the following discounts will be applied directly in your shopping basket:
Join any 2 choirs = £130 (£65/choir)
Join any 3 choirs = £180 (£60/choir)
Join any 4 choirs = £220 (£55/choir)

We do not offer concessionary rates currently but if you are on a low income and would like to request a discount, please apply to the Chair of The Addison Group of Singers directly (chairaddison@gmail.com) or via the membership Coordinator (addisonadmin@gmail.com). All requests are confidential.

Payment methods
You can pay by:

  • bank transfer online (BACS) to CAF Bank Sort code 40-52-40, Account 00016259. Please put your last name, choir/class and term as the payee reference (eg SMITH OC VT SPR14). This is our preferred method of payment, it doesn't cost you or us anything.
  • cheque, please add your bank card number on the reverse of your cheque, made payable to The Addison Group of Singers. Please include a SAE if you wish us to send you a receipt.
  • credit/debit card. We are now able to offer a card payment option. A small fee is payable to cover the cost of the transaction. Please select Debit/Credit Card payment on the Checkout page and follow instructions. You will receive an email confirmation.

If a choir rehearsal has to be cancelled, for example, due to bad weather conditions, refunds will not be given, as we will try to arrange an alternative date. If a class has to be cancelled and cannot be rearranged, the fee will be refunded based on the number of cancelled sessions.

If a member does not take up a place or complete a term for any reason (other than the above) there is no entitlement to a refund. You can however opt to transfer your fee to the following term, but we do ask you to return the current term's music before this is confirmed. If you wish to transfer to another choir or class you need to consult our Membership Coordinator, and any difference in the fee or subscription must be paid or be refunded.

Gift Aid
If you are a taxpayer, current legislation allows us to reclaim basic rate income tax on your membership subscriptions (however not on CDs, class fees or tuition elements). When enrolling online, please read the Gift Aid information and tick the box if you are happy for us to do this. Remember to notify us if you no longer pay an amount of income tax and/or capital gains tax equal to the tax we can reclaim on your donations.

Members Website
Once you have enrolled in a choir or class, you will be eligible to access the Members' area on the AGS website and added to the mailing list to receive e-mail information about choir activities, social and other events. An online resource only, you can access information sheets, publicity posters, the Newsletters, Committee Minutes, photos of concerts, additional trips and social events. This helps us reduce postal costs and speeds up communication about choir events. The Administrator will send you an email with an invitation to join and give you a pre-selected password that you can change to a more memorable version once you are logged in.

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