Musicianship for Singers

In this class we are looking at how to tackle a new piece of music and how to speed up the learning process!
After preparing Dido we will now be looking at a variety of musical styles, with a new choral piece (or part of) each week. The pieces chosen will include music from the 13 to the 20 century in different languages and in differing musical styles There will be some theoretical content, some analysis but lots of singing! Singers are encouraged to build their confidence by sitting in mixed seating, getting used to and benefitting from the musical lines of other parts. 

The course is run in person at ArtsEd, room 110.

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

Tutor: Angela Sleeman
Ability: Mixed
Duration: 2 hours, 8 weeks
Day & time: Thursdays 6.30-8.30pm (max. 24 students)
Membership subscription: £70
Venue: ArtsEd, room 110. Nearest tube: Turnham Green.

First class: Thursday 20 January 2022
Time: 6.30-8.30pm
Cost: £70.00
Place: ArtsEd, room 110
Half Term: w/c 14 February 2022
Last class:  Thursday 17 March 2022 (8-week course)

Performance: Thursday 17 March 2022 @Holy Innocents Church; Purcell Dido and Aeneas

Musicianship for Singers

This Summer term we are asked to provide a few minutes of music in the Addison Singers Anniversary concert on July 9th but otherwise there is no pressure to perform!

First class: Thursday 5 May 2022
Day/Time: 6.30-8.30pm
Cost: £70
Place: ArtsEd
Half Term:
week beginning 30 May 2022 (NO CLASS)
Last class:
Thursday 7 July 2022

NB: NO CLASS on Thursday 19 May (8-week course)

Joint Anniversary concert involving Jazz and Classical Choirs, plus members of the Musicianship for Singers class: Saturday 9 July 2022 @
St Peter's Church, Southfield Rd, London W4 1BB

This course runs for 8 weeks

First class: Thursday 15 September 2022
Time: 6.30-8.30pm, please phone tutor for consultation
Cost: £ tbc
Place: ArtsEd, room 110
Half Term: Thursday 27 October 2022 (no class)
Last class: Thursday 10 November 2022

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: addisonadmin@gmail.com) to discuss your needs.

VENUE: This class is held at ArtsEd, room 110. After the term has started please contact us to ask about enrolling.

Concessions
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.

Refunds
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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