Musicianship for Singers

The Musicianship for Singers classes will be interactive classes developing each singer’s confidence in their ability to read, understand and interpret music. The singers are learning the choruses of Dido and Aeneas by Purcell, working towards a complete performance, (maybe a run through!) in the Spring term. Some solos will be taken by members of the group and attention will be given to phrasing, dynamics and musical style.

Since Autumn 2021, the course has been run in person at ArtsEd, room 110.

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 6.30-8.30pm
Membership subscription (Spring 2022): £70
Venue: ArtsEd, room 110. Nearest tube: Turnham Green.
Programme: Dido and Aeneas

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

First class: Thursday 28 April 2022 (tbc)
Day/Time: 6.30-8.30pm (tbc)
Cost: £60
Place: ArtsEd
Half Term:
week beginning 30 May 2022 (NO CLASS)
Last class:
Thursday 23 June 2022

NB: 8-week course

This course runs for 8 weeks

First class: Thursday 16 September 2021
Time: 6.30-8.30pm, please phone tutor for consultation
Cost: £ tbc
Place: ArtsEd, room 110
Half Term: Thursday 28 October 2021 (no class)
Last class: Thursday 11 November 2021

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.

SPRING 2022: This class is held at ArtsEd, room 110. 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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