The Addison Singers performing on stage with their conductor

Addison Singers stage two concerts in a week

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Image captionBrilliant choral jazz is promised on 21 March

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.

The Addison Singers performing a choral work on stage behind an orchestra and conductor
Image caption: The Addison Singers Oratorio Choir will perform a concert on 28 March

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.)

The Addison Singers on stage performing
Image caption: The Addison Singers

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.

The concert will be held at St Peter’s Church in Southfield Road, Chiswick, at 7.30pm. It’s sponsored by independent Hammersmith estate agents Horton and Garton. Tickets from £3.

For tickets and more details, visit the Addison Singers website.

Addison Singers at St Peter's Church on Saturday 28 March, and on Saturday 21 March at St Peter's Church
Image caption: Posters for the two Addison Singers concerts

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