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 (online programme via Zoom is shorter)
Day & time: Mondays, 6pm-7
Membership subscription (term): £30, includes all music (temporary pricing, to be reviewed)
Venue: online via Zoom

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: 6 April 2020

During lockdown in the Summer term, the Jazz Choir met over Zoom for weekly rehearsals with Jill Jarman. Jill also produced video tutorials on musical theory and interpretation and holistic wellbeing for us to enjoy. Links to these will be available through the Members section.

Time: 6pm-7pm
Cost: donations
Place: online via Zoom


Performance: An audio recording of Sonnet To A Seal was produced by Jill Jarman with contributions from the Jazz Choir and Jazz Ensemble. A video incorporating the master audio recording is in production.

Music: Sass! From “All Women Sing!”, Rhythm Of Life, Sonnet To A Seal

First rehearsal: Mon 21st September 2020
Time: 6pm
Cost: £30, includes all music (temporary pricing, to be reviewed)
Place: Zoom
Half Term: Monday 26 October 2020 (NO REHEARSAL)
Last rehearsal: Monday 30 November 2020

This Autumn our online choir continues. We will learn the next section in our new Piece 'All Women Sing', join in with well known songs, and record another song together at the end of term.

There will additionally be several short participatory talks about aspects of music where we can try out things we've learnt. This online platform allows us to be together in the safety and comfort of our own homes. If you've not tried it yet, do join us!

Performance: Audio/video recording of selected songs, made available through the Members’ section and more widely through YouTube and other channels, as we decide.

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.

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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