Searching for a "New Singing Experience"? Do you want to act as well as sing?
Why not join us? We are a very friendly and welcoming chorus.
Performing is a very exhilarating sensation especially in a professional theatre with scenery and lights as well as an orchestra. Rehearsals are fun as well as hard work even when, as so often in Opera, we're performing a tragedy. Our talented Music Director Sam Evans is a professional baritone as well as our conductor.
Most chorus members really enjoy listening to and observing the professional soloists as they develop a role. Learning music, words and movement takes time but is amply rewarded when you hear the applause.
Riverside Opera is dedicated to the study and performance of opera to the highest attainable standards, and we always welcome new members. Weekly rehearsals are held on Wednesdays from 7.00 to 10pm at Tiffin Boys School, London Road, Kingston-upon-Thames, KT2 6RL. We also have occasional week-end rehearsals nearer to the production.The initial subscription is £120.
Following one weekly rehearsal in late October, when the chorus was seated in a circle rather than the more usual block arrangement, one member wrote to the Musical Director that "I thought it was great working in the round last night and you did indeed work your socks off. But then again, you always work you socks off. It amazes me that three hours (which is quite long for an amateur group doing choral practice only) goes so quickly."
If you would like to audition for performing membership of the chorus click here to apply online.
Alternatively, download and complete an application form and send it to Riverside Opera, The Membership Secretary, 36 Lower Wood Road, Claygate, KT10 0EU