Addison Singers prepare for footloose Fulham concert

A lively concert in Fulham fusing jazz and classical voices is set to take listeners on a spirited tour of Europe, the UK and the United States this summer. 

The Addison Chamber Choir and Jazz Ensemble have joined forces to create a diverse concert on 2 July, with music ranging from The Beatles and Vaughan Williams to Hungarian-born composer Mátyás Seiber.

More than 40 members of the Addison Singers group will take to the stage for the Here, There & Everywhere-themed concert at St Andrew’s Church in Greyhound Road, Fulham.

Singer Morna Wheatley, who has been a member of the group for 12 years, explained the idea behind combining the classical chamber choir and the jazz singers was to ‘shake things up’.

“We first tried it a couple of years ago and it worked really well,” she said. “It is summer and this concert is light and about having fun.”

The Chamber Choir and Jazz Ensemble’s resounding voices will be interspersed with piano duets from guest pianist Joanna Korzinek and conductor Matthew Hough, including one of Manuel de Falla’s Danses Espagnoles.

Seiber’s Three Hungarian Songs will be performed by the Chamber Choir, while the Jazz Ensemble will treat listeners to favourites including the Girl from Ipanema, The Beatles’ Norwegian Wood, and Come Fly With Me.

Meanwhile, Vaughan Williams’ English folk songs and Bob Chilcott’s esoteric arrangements of Upon Westminster Bridge, Danny Boy and The Skye Boat Song will also feature in the programme.

The concert, on 2 July, starts at 7.30pm. Visit www.addison-singers.org.uk for more details and tickets.

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