There’s twice the variety and double the entertainment as the Addison Singers perform two concerts in a week.
The Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Choir come together on Saturday 21 March as part of the Brandenburg Choral Festival. Then on Saturday 28 March there is a classical concert.
The Addison Singers draw their membership from across west London.
All that jazz
Brilliant choral jazz is promised on 21 March, between 7.30 and 9.30pm, as the jazz choir (conducted by Jill Jarman) and the Addison Jazz Ensemble (conducted by Matthew Hough) join forces for Earth Song, a celebration of the Earth.
The programme includes songs such as Let the River Run, Africa, Big Yellow Taxi and Wonderful World, while the choir’s selection includes What About Us, I Wanna Dance With Somebody, Caribbean Blue, Heaven Help Us All and May It Be.
“The theme could not be more topical – a celebration of our Earth in a time of natural disasters and ecological concerns,” said the Singers’ Morna Wheatley.
“We swing the balance back to joy and awe at the wonders of nature and the world around us, with songs you will know and love. And, in what we think is something of an anthem for the cause, both choirs perform a Jill Jarman original composition, the heartfelt and moving Sonnet to a Seal.”
The concert at St Stephen’s Church in Gloucester Road, Kensington, is on Saturday 21 March at 7.30pm. Tickets from £5. (Use code CHOIR1 for a £3 discount on all adult tickets.)
Sing your life
Meanwhile the Addison Singers Oratorio Choir concert on 28 March (7.30-9.30pm) sees choir members join forces with the Godolphin and Latymer Junior Chamber Choir and the Brandenburg Sinfonia to perform Beethoven’s Mass in C Major (Op 86), a celebration of the 250th anniversary of the composer’s birth.
The programme also includes Cecilia McDowall’s Stabat Mater and Edwin Roxburgh’s Lament for the victims of conflict, written for oboe and strings in 2003 as a reaction to the horrors of the Bosnian conflict. David Wordsworth conducts.
For tickets and more details, visit the Addison Singers website.
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