Musicianship for Singers

Musicianship for Singers

This course has a broader remit but the emphasis is still on reading and understanding the score. Other aspects such as phrasing, listening and fitting in with the rest of the musical texture, finding first notes etc will be tackled. The music we sing will be varied in style and will depend partly on the singers who sign up for the class. We will also look at the choruses in Haydn's Creation, the autumn piece for the Oratorio Choir. It is great fun to sing in a small group where you really can hear what is going on. Lots of opportunities for questions too!

VENUE: The course is run at the Grove Neighbourhood Centre, Bradmore Park Road, W6 0DT. Nearest tube: Hammersmith. 

New members: please contact the tutor by email, in advance of enrolling (email:, to discuss your needs and suitability of the class.

Tutor: Angela Sleeman
Ability: Mixed
Duration: 2 hours, 8 weeks
Day & time: Thursdays 3.45-5.45pm (max. 16 students)
Membership subscription: £80

Musicianship for Singers

First class: Thursday 11 January 2024
Time: 3.45-5.45pm
Cost: £80.00
Place: Grove Neighbourhood Centre
Half Term: Thursday 15 Feb 2024 (NO CLASS)
Last class: 
Thursday 7 March 2024 (8-week course)

Angela Sleeman says:

The plan for M4S is for singers to gain confidence in their sight reading ability by understanding basic musical theory, using examples this term from various composers including Schubert, Vaughan Williams, Rachmaninov, Britten and Tavener. Reference will also be made to the current repertoire of AS.  The music will be provided and there will be some aural and sight reading exercises. We sing in 4 parts, SATB, and as this is a small group, singers are able to hear the other parts and to work together to produce a satisfying choral blend. We are not working towards any performances and the group is friendly and encouraging!

Musicianship for Singers

First class: Thursday 25 April 2024
Day/Time: 3.45-5.45pm
Cost: £80
Place: Grove Neighbourhood Centre
Half Term:
Thursday 30 May 2024 (NO CLASS)
Last class:
Thursday 20 June 2024 (8 weeks course)

This course runs for 8 weeks

First class: tbc
Time: 3.45-5.45pm, new members please phone tutor for consultation prior to first class
Cost: £80
Place: Grove Neighbourhood Centre, Bradmore Park Rd, W60DT
Half Term: Thursday 31 October 2024 (no class)
Last class: tbc

Please enrol online before term starts by first registering here on the Addison Singers website, then purchase a Class membershipclick on Checkout and choose a payment method.

NEW MEMBERS: prior to enrolling, please contact the tutor (email: to discuss your needs.

VENUE: The Grove Neighbourhood Centre, W60DT. After the term has started please contact us to ask about enrolling.

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 ( or via the membership Coordinator ( 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. 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. If you require a receipt for your postal enrolment, you will need to enclose a stamped self-addressed envelope.

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 please read the Gift Aid declaration 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 AS 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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