Consider joining our chorus
Actually we're really excited obout our April production of Mozart's The Magic Flute. Our extraordinary Director, Fraser Grant, who has now directed 19 of OSE's past 69 productions and is clearly excited about our next. Our music direction is lead by Kenneth Roberts who welcomes all new chorus members; if you are worried about your potential fit then do contact him, or best yet just join up and attend a music rehearsal and then have a chat with him afterwards.
Opera South East would be delighted to welcome new chorus members! We have a range of roles on offer so do get in touch.
Membership Fees for new chorus members: You can join free for your first six months, though you will have to pay a small (£20) performance fee for each opera you choose to perform in and pay a refundable deposit on costume hire (£50). This trial membership is intended to cover the first operatic production for new members. After that it's £75 p.a. to become a voting OSE Member, from when the performance fees are not required. (Under 18's do not need to become Members but may participate for free. Adult fees can be paid in instalments.)
2016 as an example of a typical year in OSE
Next up is our Christmas Carol Concert - would you like to join us for our Christmas Carol Concert or our next opera? Contact us with the form on the below...
OSE objectives and the role of chorus members
The top objective for chorus members is to attend rehearsals so we can get everyone up to standard. Rehearsals are generally on Sunday afternoons (or occasionally evenings). However the key final rehearsals from ‘Hell Sunday’ (Sun 17th Apr 2016 1pm-10pm:) and then every night of show week (18-23 April). It’s hard work but great fun.
Opera South East aims to:
We encourage members to participate in company business activities and currently have various sub-committees covering all aspects of business. We also like to have a good time at various social events.
We welcome you!
Past rehearsal schedules this year
Macbeth Production and other concert rehearsal dates this year
We generally meet on Sunday afternoons or evenings. For an idea of our schedule, our 2016 rehearsals & events (if you chose to join everything) are below, with music & production rehearsals are generally for Verdi's Macbeth in April unless otherwise stated:
CLASH - A tapestry of choirs, composers and poets 24 September
Rehearsal dates for CLASH with OSE, as part of the Barefoot Opera production and Hastings ROOT 1066 International Festival: