Consider joining our chorus?
Breaking news: OSE are performing Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin at the White Rock Theatre, Hastings. on Fri 20 April and Sat 21 April 2018
Come and join us after that for rehearsals for our Baroque Experience in October. Rehearsals for that start on the evening of Sunday 13 May 2018, after which rehearsals will be at 2:30pm until 24 June.
Our extraordinary Director, Fraser Grant, who has now directed 19 of OSE's past 70 opera 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 us, or best yet just join up and attend a music rehearsal and then have a chat with him and us 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.)
Upcoming Rehearsal Schedule
Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin (and other events)
Rehearsals are generally held at the Taplin Centre
Sun 05-Nov-17 - Chorus-only music rehearsal - 2pm-3:45pm/4pm-5pm
Sun 19-Nov-17 - Chorus-only music rehearsal - 2pm-3:45pm
Sun 03-Dec-17 - Chorus-only music rehearsal - 3:45pm
Sun 10-Dec-17 - Chorus-only music rehearsal - 2pm-3:45pm
Sun 17-Dec-17 - Chorus-only music rehearsal - 2pm-3:45pm
Sun 07-Jan-18 - Chorus-only music rehearsal - 2pm-3:45pm
Sun 14-Jan-18 - Chorus-only music rehearsal - 2pm-3:45pm
Sun 21-Jan-18 - Chorus-only music rehearsal - 2pm-3:45pm
Sun 28-Jan-18 - Chorus-only music rehearsal - 2pm-3:45pm
Sun 04-Feb-18 - Production rehearsal - 1pm-5pm
Sun 11-Feb-18 - Production rehearsal - 1pm-5pm
Sun 18-Feb-18 - Production rehearsal - 1pm-5pm
Sun 25-Feb-18 - Production rehearsal - 1pm-5pm
Sun 04-Mar-18 - Production rehearsal - 1pm-5pm
Sun 11-Mar-18 - Production rehearsal - 1pm-5pm
Weekday evening TBC - Chorus-only music rehearsals will be added
Sun 18-Mar-18 - Production rehearsal - 1pm-5pm - Nigel TBC
Sun 25-Mar-18 - Production rehearsal - 1pm-5pm - Nigel TBC
[Sun 01-Apr-18 - Easter Sunday]
Sun 08-Apr-18 - Production rehearsal - 1pm-5pm
Sun 15-Apr-18 - Hell Sunday - TBC - 4pm-10pm
Mon 16-Apr-18 - Sitzprobe rehearsal Tabernakel - 7.15pm-10.15pm
Tue 17-Apr-18 - Technical rehearsal - White Rock Theatre - 6pm-10:00pm
Wed 18-Apr-18 - Dress rehearsal 1 - White Rock Theatre - 6pm-10:00pm
Thu 19-Apr-18 - Dress rehearsal 2 - White Rock Theatre - 6pm-10:00pm
Fri 20-Apr-18 - Production night 1 - White Rock Theatre - 6pm-10:30pm (7.30pm curtain-up)
Sat 21-Apr-18 - Production night 2 - White Rock Theatre - 6pm-10:30pm (7.30pm curtain-up).
Regular Rehearsal Venue
John Taplin Centre, Healey House, 3 Upper Maze Hill,
St Leonards-on-sea TN38 0LQ
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 15-Apr-18 1pm-10pm:) and then every night of show week (16-21 April from 6pm earliest). 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 schedule of a previous year for information:
Join us in the chorus! You can join us for one production/event and duck out for others as it suits you. Please use the contact for on the right or contact a committee member by phone or email - contact us...