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 1/2 hours, 10 weeks (Summer programme can be shorter)
Day & time: Mondays, 8.00pm-9.30pm
Membership subscription (term): £78 (concessions £55), includes all music
Rehearsal CD: £6 (please order in advance) - rehearsal tracks are provided free of charge
Venue: Malinova Room, 2nd Floor, The Polish Centre, 238 King Street, W6 0RF

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 11 January 2021 (tbc)
Time: 8.00-9.30pm
Cost: £78.00 full member or £55.00 concessions – price includes all music
Place: Malinova Room, 2nd Floor, Polish Centre, 238 King Street, W6 0RF
Half Term: Monday 13 February 2021
Last rehearsal: Monday 22 March 2021

Theme: tbc



First rehearsal: TBC please keep checking the Home page and our newsletter for information about our Summer 2020 online programme

Time: 8pm-9.30pm
Cost:  £78 (concessions £55) – price includes all music 
Place: The Malinova Room, 2nd Floor, The Polish Centre, 238 King Street, W60RF
Half-term: Monday 25 May 2020 - NO REHEARSALS/CLASSES
Last rehearsal: Monday 1 July 2020 (10 weeks)
CANCELLED-Joint Anniversary concert with Oratorio and Chamber Choirs, and Jazz Ensemble: Saturday 4 July 2020, 7.30pm @ St Peter's Church, Acton Green, Southfield Rd, W3
Music: tbc

First rehearsal: Monday 21 September 2020 (tbc)
Time: 8.00-9.30pm
Cost: £78.00 full member or £55.00 concessions – price includes all music
Place: Malinova Room, 2nd Floor, Polish Centre, 238 King Street, W6 0RF
Half Term: Monday 26 October 2020 (NO REHEARSAL)
Last rehearsal: Monday 30 November 2020

Theme: tbc

CANCELLED - Concert: Saturday 5 December, 7.30pm @ St Andrew's Fulham Fields, Greyhound Rd, London W14 9SA


New members: please enrol online before term starts by first registering here on the Addison Singers website, then purchase a Jazz Choir membership (and a rehearsal CD, if you need one)click on Checkout and choose a payment method. You will receive a confirmation email.

Rehearsal tracks: these are provided free online as downloadable files, but if you require a physical CD please order one (£6) at least a week before term starts, so there is time to produce it for you.

Existing members: To access the Members section, click on Members in the top menu bar, then log in with your email address and/or reset your password. Then choose your membership and payment method.

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.

Taster Session
Any potential new member is welcome to try a 'taster session' during either the first or second rehearsal of term to see if they would like to join a choir. Please let the Membership Coordinator know if you would like to try one rehearsal for a choir, we will arrange for you to share music with a 'buddy' who will be able to show you around and answer any questions you may have. At the end of the session we hope you will decide to join and you will be asked to complete the online enrolment and pay for the full term (or pro rata if not the first session).

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. 

Concessions apply to people who are registered unemployed or disabled, and those receiving Income Support, Working Family Tax Credit, Invalidity Benefit, Severe Disability Allowance, Jobseekers Allowance or similar benefits; also people over 60 and students in full-time education. Full-time students under 25 may also claim a further £24 discount (except for the Learn to Read Music Class). Proof is required to claim a concessionary rate.

More than one choir: if you wish to join more than one choir, you are entitled to a discount of £25 (£17 concessions). For a third choir, deduct a further £10 (£5 concessions).

Early Bird Prize Draw
A Prize Draw takes place each term at the first rehearsal from the online enrolments completed and paid for prior to the first rehearsal. The winner receives the equivalent of half their term fees.

Introduce a Friend
Current choir members will also receive a £20 reduction in their fee (for the following term) if they introduce a new member who enrols in a choir for a 10-week term, i.e. this is NOT applicable for the Summer Jazz course!

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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