Jules Addison – Musical Director
Leading our Music Team is Jules Addison, who started taking piano lessons aged 6. Studying with David Rees Williams at Cranleigh School, he achieved Grade 8 on the organ and piano by the time he was 15. He furthered his organ studies at Royal Holloway, University of London with Jeremy Filsell while studying for a Music Degree.
After graduating in 1996, Jules began a career in the music industry. In 2004, he set up 4 Part Music to offer professional mobile recording services to choirs and schools across the UK. Jules is Musical Director for Blue Notes Jazz Group in South Cerney and The BlueBelles Female A Capella Octet in Marlborough. He also runs Choir Workshops throughout the UK and Europe. Jules is Organist in Residence at St Thomas a Becket Church in Bath & Organist for Quorum Chamber Choir.
And amid that workload he leads our Music Team with patience and great good humour. Samples of our performances under his direction are here.
Further information on Jules is available at: www.julesaddison.co.uk
Anne-Marie Humphries – Accompanist
Anne-Marie is an accomplished and passionate musician. Like Jules she learned piano from the age of six. Then added 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.
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. She has a highly successful career in teaching music across secondary schools in Bristol and Gloucestershire.
Now Anne-Marie regularly leads, sings in and accompanies choirs in Gloucestershire. She is Head of Music at Churchdown School Academy. She enjoys sharing her passion for music with students and has directed many successful concerts including hugely popular Christmas Carol concerts at Gloucester Cathedral. Anne-Marie joined our Music Team in January 2020.