THE Royal Opera House Thurrock Community Chorus was once again flying the flag for Thurrock on Sunday 10 September when it took part in Out Loud, the Royal Opera House’s celebration of opera.
The ROH Thurrock Community Chorus performed alongside professional singers and non-professional groups from both the Royal Opera House and beyond. The dedication and quality of the ROH Thurrock Community Chorus performance was again recognised as it joined an unparalleled programme of performances by The Royal Opera Chorus, Jette Parker Young Artists and took part in a short scene on stage directed by Head Staff Director, Amy Lane.
Amy said : “The ROH Thurrock Community Chorus performed live in the Piazza at Covent Garden on Sunday, and the sunshine and passion they radiated is likely to keep me warm right through the winter! This group is the ultimate tribute to showing how singing can bind people together: all sung from memory, in four part harmony, in several different languages, and every word sparkling and alive with drama. If you thought singing wasn’t for you, then this is the group to change your mind.”
The performances gave visitors to the famous Covent Garden piazza the chance to experience for free the magic of opera up-close. ROH Reimaged performances – short reworked extracts from major ROH productions – were also included in the day’s programme. These were first seen at High House Production Park in July’s week of celebrations for the Royal Opera House’s tenth anniversary of working with communities across Thurrock.
Taster sessions for those wanting to find out more about joining the ROH Thurrock Community Chorus take place on Monday 18 and Monday 25 September at 7.15pm at Palmers College. To find out more about the Chorus or to sign up for a taster session, please go to www.roh.org.uk/communitychorus or email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01708 891200.