Thursday, July 25, 2024

Community Chorus looking for new members

DO you love singing? Do you bellow in the bath or warble over the washing up? Would you like to learn how to sing with other people and perform in concert? Then the Royal Opera House Thurrock Community Chorus needs you.

On Monday 15 October an open rehearsal takes place for anyone interested in finding out more about the Chorus. The open rehearsal is at the Backstage Centre on the High House Production Park in Purfleet and begins at 7.15pm. No need to book, just come along and discover a new world of singing.

The Royal Opera House Thurrock Community Chorus recruits new members just a couple of times a year so that the Chorus can focus on developing and learning singing skills and repertory. Led by Chorus Master Jeremy Haneman, the Chorus sings a wide ranging repertory of classical, opera and modern music and performs several times a year.

The Thurrock Community Chorus has been established for 18 months and has grown to more than 80 members of all ages and all abilities. Rehearsals are on Mondays during term time from 7.15pm-9.30pm at the Backstage Centre, High House Production Park . It is lively group but everyone takes the music very seriously and is open to anyone living in Thurrock aged 8 and above. Experienced singers are welcome but there is no need to have any previous singing experience to join the Chorus. If you want to sing, the Chorus wants you. The open rehearsal is free to attend and open to all. Come along and find you voice.

The Thurrock Community Chorus’s next concert will be with the Royal Opera Chorus at the Backstage Centre, National Skills Academy in Purfleet on Saturday 13 October at 7.30pm. On Sunday 14 October at 4pm, the two Choruses will sing at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden . Tickets for both performances are £8, with £5 concessions and can be purchased from the Royal Opera House Box Office on 020 7304 4000, or in person from the Royal Opera House Education Office at the High House Production Park .


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