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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!
Our extraordinary Director, Fraser Grant, who has now directed 20 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 members of the company and support for our administrative work and back-stage work . We have a range of roles on offer so do get in touch.
Membership Fees: There are no membership fees for helping with back-stage roles or with company administration, but there is lots of opportunity to make a difference for the company and the locality
Upcoming Rehearsal Schedule
Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin (and other events)
Rehearsals are generally held at the Taplin Centre
March-April 2018 - Set-building - relatively minor work for this production
Sun 15-Apr-18 - Hell Sunday - TBC - 4pm-10pm - plus photos for productions
Make-up assistants: -
Mon 16-Apr-18 -Theatre Get-in, set set-up, painting - 10am?
Mon 17-Apr-18 -Theatre Set - remaining set-up. Lighting...
Tue 17-Apr-18 - Technical rehearsal - White Rock Theatre - 6pm
Wed 18-Apr-18 - Dress rehearsal 1 - White Rock Theatre - 6pm
Thu 19-Apr-18 - Dress rehearsal 2 - White Rock Theatre - 6pm
Fri 20-Apr-18 - Production night 1 - White Rock Theatre - 6pm
Sat 21-Apr-18 - Production night 2 - White Rock Theatre - 6pm
Administrative roles: -
Actually we have lots of admin roles where we'd really really like help. Are you a bored husband because your wife is in the chorus enjoying performing? Have you the guts to try to help us engage with marketing outreach? Have you an eye for detail and can help point out improvements to our website? Are you good with costume stitching? Are you a natural membership secretary? There's no end of opportunities with us, and you might even enjoy it. Others do.
Regular Rehearsal Venue
John Taplin Centre, Healey House, 3 Upper Maze Hill,
St Leonards-on-sea TN38 0LQ
Regular performance venue
Watch out for our next taster session - most years
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 (sample) 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 contact a committee member by phone or email for more info - contact us...