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 (Spring 2022 - under review)
Membership subscription (term): £55
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
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

What About Us, Mean to Me, Caribbean Blue, Heaven Help Us All, Sonnet To A Seal, May It Be.

Joint concert: Saturday 2 April 2022, 7.30pm

First rehearsal: Monday 25 April 2022
Time: 6.30-8pm (tbc)
Cost: £55 (under review)
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)

Music: tbc
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 (tbc)

First rehearsal: Mon 13 September 2021
Time: 8.00-9.00pm
Cost: £55, to include all music
Place: POSK, Malinowa room, 2nd floor
Half Term: Monday 25 October 2021 (NO REHEARSAL)
Last rehearsal: Monday 22 November 2021

Our Jazz Choir Director, Jill Jarman says:

This term is a 'get back to singing together' term; Jazz choir songs will be arranged in an easy-to-learn and fun way, with parts for altos, mezzos, and sopranos, so we can finally experience the harmony of singing together! (Don’t worry, the parts will be straight forward to allow us to get singing together as quickly as possible).
We will be singing a varied program with some numbers from our online sing-a-longs to include 'Mean to me, with vocalise', 'blue velvet', 'Stand by me', 'Sentimental journey', 'Blue Skies'.
Expect a joyful, and exciting sing! Looking forward to seeing you all.

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
If you wish to join more than one choir, the following discounts will be applied directly in your shopping basket:
2 choirs = £15 discount
3 choirs = £25 discount
4 choirs = £35 discount

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.
  • 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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