The choir is led by Musical Director Jules Addison who joined us in 2014. Our accompanist, Anne-Marie Humphries was appointed in January 2020.
Jules Addison – Musical Director
Jules first started taking piano lessons from the age of 6 and was soon working his way through the ABRSM syllabus. Studying with David Rees Williams at Cranleigh School, he achieved Grade 8 on the organ and piano by the time he was 15. He then furthered his organ studies at Royal Holloway, University of London with Jeremy Filsell whilst studying for a Music Degree.
After graduating in 1996, Jules embarked on a career in the music industry. In 2004, Jules set up 4 Part Music to offer professional mobile recording services to Choirs and schools across the UK. In addition to Cirencester MVC, Jules is Musical Director for Blue Notes Jazz Group in South Cerney and The BlueBelles Female A Capella Octet in Marlborough. Jules also runs Choir Workshops throughout the UK and Europe. Outside of his work with choirs, Jules is Organist in Residence Ju St Thomas a Becket Church in Bath & Organist for Quorum Chamber Choir for their bi-annual Cathedral Visits.
On the one day a year when Jules is not working or involved with some musical activity, he will either be asleep or drinking gin!
Further information on Jules is available at: www.julesaddison.co.uk
Anne-Marie Humphries – Accompanist
Anne-Marie is an accomplished and passionate musician. From an early age she developed a keen ear for music, learning the piano from the age of six. Soon after this she began learning the cello and clarinet, performing within a variety of ensembles. She was also an enthusiastic member of a chamber choir, performing at St. Paul’s cathedral and Notre-Dame, Paris (before the damage!).
Anne-Marie studied both cello and piano at the University of Sheffield under the direction of Yolanda Wrigley and Kathryn Harris. After graduating she moved to the south-west of England, to complete a PGCE at the University of Bristol graduate school. From here, she began a highly successful career in teaching music across secondary schools in Bristol and Gloucestershire.
Anne-Marie regularly leads, sings in and accompanies choirs in Gloucestershire. She is currently Head of Music at Churchdown School Academy. She enjoys sharing her passion for music with students and has directed many successful concerts and school productions, including hugely popular Christmas Carol concerts at Gloucester Cathedral.